Grand Canyon Vacations
The Grand Canyon is one of the most fascinating natural wonders in the world. Its amazing natural beauty and wonderful cultural sites draw more than 5 million visitors every year. The Grand Canyon is located in Northern Arizona, and is easily accessible by car or bus.
There are a lot of interesting things for vacationers to do and see at the Grand Canyon National Park. While some people prefer to spend some quiet and relaxing time taking in the immense beauty of the canyon, others may want to indulge in outdoor activities such as hiking, mule-riding, camping, rafting, and rock-climbing.
There are a lot of hiking trails within the park that lead to scenic points offering spectacular views of the canyon area, as well as other points of interest such as unique geological features, waterfalls, and cultural sites. Some of the more popular attractions in the Grand Canyon National Park are Desert View, Hermit’s Rest, Yavapai Point, Phantom Ranch, Point Imperial, and Cape Royal.
Most of the accommodations, restaurants, and other amenities in the Grand Canyon National Park can be found in the South Rim area. The choices of accommodations within the park area are rather limited, but there are more comfortable hotels in nearby places. The Canyon View Information Center is also located at the South Rim, and it is the place where visitors can get all the information they need about the Grand Canyon. There are tour operators in the South Rim area that offer many different types of tours, including hiking tours, helicopter tours, Jeep tours, and river tours. The North Rim area is more suitable for those who enjoy vacationing in the outdoors.
For a hassle-free vacation in the Grand Canyon National Park, vacationers can also opt for Grand Canyon vacations packages that include transportation, accommodation, meals, and guided tours. Some of these packages are specifically designed for certain types of vacationers, such as those unfamiliar with the Canyon itself, budget minded travelers or those that just want everything included.