Before our trip to California part of my baycation was to include a stop in Arizona. This was my second time here but my husband’s first so I had to take him to see the Grand Canyon! Oh my, do I love the Grand Canyon.
This great wonder of the world is immensely massive and picturesque. The Canyon is silent yet it says so much about the earth, about nature, about God. I was quite surprised at how many Californians have never been there to say they live so close.
Let’s talk about the route to the Grand Canyon. You can access different points of the Canyon through different methods. We were staying in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Andaz Hotel and Spa (that place is so gorgeous that it deserves a post to itself) so being we were staying in Scottsdale we were nearest to the South Rim. You really can not go wrong with your desired method of transportation to the Grand Canyon – the drive there is stunning with rolling mountains and a scenic route (it took us 3.5 hours driving time… lots of bonding opportunity :-)). The first time I went with my family we took the train ride which was also beautiful! If you’re daring enough you can also get there via helicopter :-).
If you’re not too adventurous (like us :-/) you can actually visit the Grand Canyon in one day (like we did) and just sight-see and take lots of marvelous pictures (and also live bi-curiously through the other visitors who sit and take pics at the edge of the cliffs :-0) I felt the day trip was not too much or overwhelming. We were able to get back in Scottsdale before it became too dark around 7 pm. If you are adventurous then you might want to consider staying there a couple of days at one of the hotels outside of the park. There’s hiking, donkey rides, and water rafting – so there’s plenty to do.
Well enough said on the Grand Canyon. Words can only express so much. If you’ve never been it’s one of those places that you’ll just have to see it to believe it.