My family of 5 (2 adults + 3 kids between 7-14) will be driving from Orange County, CA to Vegas next Wednesday 4/16 for one night before heading to Page the next afternoon. Google map indicates the drive will be about 5 hours from Vegas so I planned on leaving Vegas at around 10am so we should be in Page by 3 ish. Is there anything we can do on the way there or possibly see in Page around that time before dark? Can we visit Horseshoe Bend that same day? Our plan is to hopefully visit Horseshoe bend or another scenic place before retiring for the night, then start out next morning to do the 1/2 day rafting at Lake Powell then spend the rest of the day exploring by renting kayak. For Saturday, we plan on visiting touring Antelope Canyon before heading back to home to Orange County. I heard that it's better to go Upper Canyon to see the sunlight peaking through the canyon. Is that correct? My husband love photography thus this would be something he would enjoying capturing. Is this something doable and will the weather be warm enough for activities on the lake? I have not book any hotel in Page yet but from what I can see, there seem to be plenty of accommodation still available. Which hotel would be best for a family & centrally located?
Appreciate all the help!