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Flying visit to Grand Canyon or drive and stay?

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Flying visit to Grand Canyon or drive and stay?

Hi there,

We are going to be staying in Vegas and also want to visit the Grand Canyon. Are the trips to the canyon from Vegas good? Do you get to see much? Are we better to hire a car and drive there and stay a couple of nights so we can explore?

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1. Re: Flying visit to Grand Canyon or drive and stay?

Option B: hire a car, drive there and stay for a couple of nights so you can explore. Even just one night is OK if that's all you can swing. In any case, by driving there yourself you'll have more freedom and flexibility to see more of the park than you could on any Las Vegas Grand Canyon day tour. For the most part, these just "scratch the surface" of all there is to see at the Grand Canyon.

The most pressing thing to do right now is to find Grand Canyon lodging. Staying at one of the 6 hotels inside the park is always most desirable. For these visit www.grandcanyonlodges.com or call 888-297-2757 (303-297-2757 if you're calling from abroad).

If nothing is available inside the park, then Tusayan aka Grand Canyon Village South just outside the park is your next best option. Info re: Tusayan hotels ->: http://bit.ly/U6kL7G

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2. Re: Flying visit to Grand Canyon or drive and stay?

Thanks for that, we would want to stay for 2 nights.

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3. Re: Flying visit to Grand Canyon or drive and stay?

Absolutely agree with K-Bot. Rent a car and drive to the Grand Canyon. That is the best way to tour any of the National Parks, IMO.

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4. Re: Flying visit to Grand Canyon or drive and stay?

If you stay longer you also can take some extra time to see some of Hoover Dam and R66 on the way between LV and GC.

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5. Re: Flying visit to Grand Canyon or drive and stay?

Yes. Book lodging at the GCNP right now so that you can drive and stay there for 1-2 nights.

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