If there’s one thing you can be sure to expect when you visit the Grand Canyon, it’s breathtaking views—sweeping landscapes and jaw-dropping vistas lurk around every corner. If you’ve never been to the Grand Canyon, knowing what else you can expect to experience during your stay can help you plan and prepare for your visit, leaving you with more time to brush up on your Canyon history, research viewpoints, and explore the Rim.
Did you know that 14 of the world’s top 25 hotels are located on the Las Vegas Strip? With a cumulative total of more than 62,000 rooms up for grabs on this four-mile stretch, choosing the right homebase for your Las Vegas adventure can feel as risky as going all-in with a pair of twos.
Each casino-resort on the Strip offers its own unique ambience and set of amenities. If you’re having trouble narrowing down your choices, start by asking yourself one question: What are your priorities? Do you just need a place to crash between adventures or nights on the town, or are you looking to kick back in the lap of luxury? Keep reading to get our tips for booking right hotel for your Vegas vacation.
Every year, thousands of thrill-seekers descend deep inside the Grand Canyon to raft the white waters of the Colorado River. If you’re one of these lucky intrepid adventurers, the last thing you want is to be caught unprepared!
Multi-day rafting excursions take a lot of advanced planning and preparation – the National Park Service permits a very limited number of non-commercial rafting expeditions each year, awarded by lottery up to a year in advance. If you don’t want to wait a year or more to ride the rapids or if you aren’t quite ready to rough it inside the Canyon for multiple nights, single-day rafting trips offer more flexibility and are often ideal for first-time rafters and fledgling adventure-seekers.
Summer is fast approaching, with sunshine and soaring temperatures hot on its trail.
The Grand Canyon is usually a little cooler than the dry desert heat of Las Vegas because of its higher elevation, but the mercury still skyrockets along the Rim and inside the Canyon during the summer. In some areas, average temperatures regularly reach (and exceed) 100 degrees:
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Despite the heat, the summer months are peak tourism season thanks to summer break and the influx of family vacationers. So don’t let a little weather deter you from visiting the Grand Canyon!
Spring break is right around the corner! Whether you’re planning a college getaway or a family vacation with your kids, the Southwest is the perfect place to escape from the blustery winds and frigid temperatures many face every winter.
Las Vegas is a common starting point for the well-travelled Grand Canyon-Bryce Canyon-Zion Park loop. This loop is a popular route for Southwest roadtrippers, but if a single week isn’t enough time for you hit all three locations, Las Vegas is a perfect home base for exploring a number of iconic Southwest landmarks, like the Grand Canyon, Death Valley, the Hoover Dam, and Red Rock Canyon.