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Night time activites @ GCNP ?

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Night time activites @ GCNP ?

Entertainment ..etc

Good place to eat, not pricey..

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1. Re: Night time activites @ GCNP ?

There is no nightly "entertainment" other then watching the night sky and the stars!! You can also check the schedule to see if there will be an evening Ranger talk and enjoy that! The Rangers do a great job and are very knowledgeable about the subject they are talking on.

There is a bar inside at the Bright Angel Lodge but don't expect a rip-roaring time!! Most people have hiked and are only there for a quick drink then bed!!

For dinning you have El Tovar (which requires a reservation for dinner), Arizona Room, Bright Angel Resturant, Maswik cafeteria, the pizza pub inside the Maswik cafe and Yavapai cafeteria

SJG

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2. Re: Night time activites @ GCNP ?

If "not pricey" is the rule for your dining, I suggest the Maswik and Yavapai cafeterias. Nothing special but adequate. Or buy sandwiches and other stuff at the Market.

But, entertainment, no.

Edited: 10 February 2014, 22:44
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3. Re: Night time activites @ GCNP ?

Read the Top Questions on the right hand side of this page as well as the park website.

At night you will want to sleep. Watch some stars, but at 7,000 feet asl and in that fresh air and darkness, sleep will come easy. Plan to wake up early to get to the rim for sunrise.

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Thanks All

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5. Re: Night time activites @ GCNP ?

Bright Angel restaurant has OK food, and not pricey. We have seen a singer/guitar player at the bar at the Bright Angel Lodge also.

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6. Re: Night time activites @ GCNP ?

My most favorite thing to do is stand on the rim near the lodges and just stare off into the deep dark across the Canyon...it is usually pitch black, but that is ok...the night sky is spectacular, might see a shooting star, the quiet is amazing. Day trippers have all gone home and there is just a special feel to it like no other. Bring a small flashlight of your walk back to your room is away from the rim, really dark .

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7. Re: Night time activites @ GCNP ?

When you are there look at the schedule of events....it varies. You usually have some ranger talk. On weekends you can have a guest speaker. On some days (usually weekends) you will have some astronomers there (professional, or serious amateur ) for star gazing.

For photos you really want to get up near sunrise and do some early sunlight morning pictures so you want to look to go to bed early.

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8. Re: Night time activites @ GCNP ?

Yup... food inside the park is overpriced and mediocre in my opinion. Breakfast at El Tovar being the exception (still overpriced, but worth it!).... There is zero night life. That sports bar in Bright Angel looks like it's in my grandparents basement in the 1970s... It's surprisingly dark inside the park at night. So if you intend to walk anywhere- be sure to pack a headlamp or flashlight.

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