Things to Do in Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is one of the world's most inspiring landscapes and Arizona's most recognizable landmark. It's a natural wonder that you have to see to believe. No picture does it justice. It was carved out of the rock over the centuries by the winding Colorado River. There are lots of things to do in Grand Canyon for travelers of all tastes.
Unique Grand Canyon Attractions
The most popular Grand Canyon attractions are the tours that let you see this natural wonder in ways you never imagined. There are train tours, helicopter tours, airplane tours and even hot air balloons that take you over the canyon. No two views of the Grand Canyon are exactly the same, and it even changes throughout the day as the shadows shift. The Colorado River still roars through the canyon and there are rafting tours that take you down it.
There are breathtaking overlooks and hiking trails that give you a view from the canyon's rim. Backcountry hiking trails take you down into the canyon to see its hidden parts. The South Rim is easily accessible but for a quiet and more tranquil trip, the North Rim offers its own unique wonders. Every type of camping option is available at the Grand Canyon, everything from rugged backcountry camping to KOAs with all the amenities.
Grand Canyon Restaurants
In addition to getting inspired, you'll also get hungry. There are lots of eateries located throughout the park that include everything from nice restaurants to cafeterias and snack bars for a quick bite. The Canyon Village Marketplace is a general store where you can buy what you need for camp as well as unique local edibles and drinks.
Grand Canyon Shopping
No trip is complete without enjoying Grand Canyon shopping and bringing back something unique to remember your trip. The area is full of old-time trading posts selling unique local goods, tourist items, curios, books about the Canyon and one-of-a-kind Native American handcrafts.
The Grand Canyon Calendar of Events
With so many people visiting the park, the Grand Canyon calendar of events is full of things to do all year round. You can experience the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art, concerts on the South Rim, exhibits that show the history of the area, and Native American arts, crafts and culture festivals.
Enjoy a Round at Grand Canyon Golf Courses
There's a good selection of Grand Canyon golf courses for all levels at affordable prices throughout the area. Courses include Dinosaur Mountain Course, Sidewinder Course, and Mountain Brook Golf Club. Your Grand Canyon accommodation is also a great launching off point for all the golf courses in Flagstaff, Sedona, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and other golf destinations in Arizona.
But the best thing to do in Grand Canyon is to just stand and watch the light show as shadows move across the canyon walls. To see such a natural wonder awes and humbles you. The Grand Canyon is on everyone's 'must see before I die' list and for good reason.