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The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River and is Arizona’s most unique landmark. It is truly one of the natural wonders of the world that you have to see for yourself. Postcards and photo of the Grand Canyon are nothing compared to seeing the actual thing. Planning in advance is crucial if going to the Grand Canyon to secure accommodations. Book your Grand Canyon holiday with Budget Travel USA.
Most ground tours take you to the Grand Canyon's main entrance on the South Rim, while others will take you to the North Rim. Its western edge, home to Havasupai Falls and the town of Supai, is also accessible via roads on the Hualapai Indian Reservation. The South Rim is open all year-round, weather permitting. The North Rim is generally open mid-May to mid-October. Test your courage and take a walk on the Skywalk at Eagle Point and stand 4000 feet above the Grand Canyon. Don’t forget to look down.
There are numerous of outdoor activities visitors can do during their Grand Canyon holiday. From cycling to fishing, there is something for every adventurer. You could rent a helicopter for a tour of the canyon with an insightful tour guide. If you are looking for something that will get your adrenaline pumping, why not raft along the Colorado River? You can choose for full to half canyon trips.
Grand Canyon is famous for its clear and dark skies at night which makes it the perfect spot for stargazing. You could stargaze at the Yavapai Point which is on the South Rim. It is recommended to go over around November and December as the skies are a lot clearer.
You can find a number of eateries around Grand Canyon National Park that serves simple cafeteria food to a more elaborate American dish. One of the popular restaurants is the El Tovar Dining Room. It is so popular that it is recommended. If you are looking for something upscale, there is the Grand Canyon Lodge Dining Room on the North Rim of the canyon. This restaurant fills up quickly especially during dinner hours.
To have the ultimate Grand Canyon experience spend at least one night inside the national park at one of seven lodges/hotels on the South or North Rim, or one at the bottom of the canyon. If you want to spend your nights on the South Rim inside Grand Canyon National Park, choose from six different lodging experiences. Reservations open 13 months in advance and for some places, rooms can sell out in the first month of booking, therefore early booking is essential. On the North Rim, find the luxurious Grand Canyon Lodge with a grand patio overlooking the Rim. There are also campgrounds at the South Rim, the North Rim and down in the canyon.
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