I am starting to make plans for a June 2011 family vacation. The kids (8 and 10) decided that they wanted to go to the Grand Canyon this year. We will probably have 5 or 6 days to spend. My initial thought was to fly to Las Vegas and rent a car. Some ideas were a day in Vegas, Hoover Dam, a day or two at the Grand Canyon (try to stay in the park), then some other stuff around AZ (Flagstaff, Phoenix ?).
Like I said I'm really just starting to plan so any help, advice, suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
When I was a kid my family did a few day driving trip from the Grand Canyon to Nogales. We had a blast and I wanted to give my kids something similar (although I don't think going into a Mexican border town is as good of an idea as it was back then).