Your Guide to Visiting the Grand Canyon for Spring Break

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.

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Should I Drive to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas or Take a Guided Tour?

Las Vegas is one of the closest major cities to the Grand Canyon, so the question for Vegas visitors isn’t “should I visit the Grand Canyon?”, it’s “should I drive myself to the Canyon, or take a guided tour?”.

Whether you drive yourself to the Canyon or take a guided tour is ultimately up to you, your travel needs, and what kind of Grand Canyon experience you want to have. Driving yourself and taking a guided tour both offer a number of advantages and disadvantages, so we’ve outlined both for you to make planning your Grand Canyon experience a little smoother. Read more