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3 day itinery from vegas

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3 day itinery from vegas

could anyone help me we are looking at hiring a car and getting away from vegas for a few days . want to see grand canyon, hoover dam and more. any suggestions on an iteinery would be great. ie places to see and stay.

thanks in expectation

Paul

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1. Re: 3 day itinery from vegas

what time of the year, how many days do you have and do you have a budget? Are you going to have small children with you? Remember its about 5 1/2 hrs from LV to GC S rim and thats just one way. So 10 hrs of your trip is gone just for driving.

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Also have a look at this interactive map. Click on the green dots for more info.

www.americansouthwest.net/arizona/map.html

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3. Re: 3 day itinery from vegas

dragon we are travelling end of september. will be spending 3 days away from vegas. not really tight budget, but not rich either lol.

all help gratefully received.

not really big hikers just see some sights during day.and in evening good bars and nice food. we are a group of 4 in our mid 40s

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You could take the long way to Flagstaff and do a Rt 66 drive. I'd do an over night stay at the GC if you can get a room inside the canyon. Theres all kinds of outdoor activities to do around Flagstaff. The Museum of N Az has cultural days on the weekend durring the summer which means you can get a Navajo Taco there (Yummie fried flat bread with either beans& meat or honey). You can do an evening viewing from Lowell Observatory, Riordan Mansion, and downtown Flagstaff can all be done in one day. You can drive out to Wupatki Indian Ruins/Sunset crater which is about a 40 min drive north from flagstaff on 89 twards page and give 2-3 hours for walking and viewing the ruins they have a nice little museum out there too, bring a picnic lunch. If after 5m you can have dinner at Horsemans Lodge which is on the way back from Wupatki it will be on the right hand side coming back, great food and salad bar. Charlies on Leroux st downtown is great eat outside if available.

I'd give hoover Dam no more than an hour 2 at best if you are going to do one of the tours. Keep an eye open for big horned sheep on the mtn sides they are usually near the road.

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5. Re: 3 day itinery from vegas

My advice to the exploring the Hoover Dam is get there...EARLY....soon after the doors open to the Dam. Otherwise you'll be faced with the crowds and traffic whereas, you'll be done with the Dam Tour already! The Hoover Dam is a HUGE DRAW....

We paid $5.00 to park in the 4 story parking arena next to the restaraunt, gift center. Too you could park in the Overlooks, yet you'll have to walk clear across the Dam to get to the Tour Center.

TIckets are about $25.00 a piece....BUT...well worth it as you get to go into the Dam itself with a Guide. No other options but to have the Dam Guide with you at all times! The other option is the Power Plant Tour as well, their tickets may be much less, BUT you don't get to go into the dam itself.

You really not that far from the STrip in Las Vegas into Boulder City onto the Hoover Dam. 45+ minutes.

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