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Las Vegas to Grand Canyon with kids????

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Las Vegas to Grand Canyon with kids????

Planning a trip to Las Vegas this July with our kids ages 8 & 10. How long is the drive to Grand Canyon? Is there things to see to break up the ride? We will probably stay over one night, are there any good places to stay? How hot is it in July there??? Any other advice?

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1. Re: Las Vegas to Grand Canyon with kids????

July temps will be in the 70s-low 80s. The first thing you MUST do is book your lodging for the night.

www.grandcanyonlodges.com

The drive takes about 5 hours each way. No need to break it up for more than gas, snacks and potty breaks. get to the GCNP as quickly as you can to maximize the quality time there.

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2. Re: Las Vegas to Grand Canyon with kids????

Once you arrive at the Grand Canyon your children might enjoy the Junior Ranger Program www.nps.gov/grca/forkids/beajuniorranger.htm

It would also be fun to have them read ahead of time the book, Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry. It's full of history and suspense. It would help put your children in the mood for your trip and anticipate what they will see and do while there. Have a great trip and make some wonderful photos and memories to last a lifetime.

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3. Re: Las Vegas to Grand Canyon with kids????

To spend as much time as possible I'd also drive straight from Las Vegas to south rim but just in case.....There are Hoover Dam and the new bridge 30 minutes from Las Vegas off us93 and there's R66 between Kingman and Seligman. Maybe follow I40 all the way and just stop in Seligman. The kids and you will love this R66 icon.

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4. Re: Las Vegas to Grand Canyon with kids????

How much time can you spend on this? Are you truly limited to just one night? If not, maybe think about coming up to Lake Powell and spending a night or two there as well. Page (the gateway community to Lake Powell) is about 2.5 hours away from Grand Canyon South Rim and has a lot of fun kid-friendly activities you might enjoy, such as the half-day float trip on the Colorado River, boat tours and/or rentals on Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon safari jeep tours, tours of the Glen Canyon Dam, just to name a few. Here is a short video that describes the area and its activities ->: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgA2TWxGir0

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5. Re: Las Vegas to Grand Canyon with kids????

Our new plan is to drive from Vegas to Grand Canyon with a stop at Hoover Dam. Stay a night ot two in Grand Canyon then drive to LA. I hear it is an 8 hour drive to LA?? am I correct?

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6. Re: Las Vegas to Grand Canyon with kids????

8 hours yes, not countings stops or traffic delays.

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