For its sheer beauty and awesome scale, there are very few holiday destinations that beat the Grand Canyon. People talk about the majestic grace of the Grand Canyon. But in truth, no description, video or photo can do real justice to one of nature’s best pieces.
The Grand Canyon is high on the list of most family and kid friendly vacations. Different points offer varying views of the canyon’s splendor. You can watch the play of colors against the rock as they change with the different times of the day. More importantly, the Grand Canyon offers some of the most affordable vacation packages in the country allowing you to enjoy an amazing family vacation without breaking the bank.
There are many things that you can do with the family on a Grand Canyon vacation. Some of these include;
- Explore the Bright Angel Trail: Looking for a challenge? Head out on the Bright Angel trail. Exploring the Bright Angel trail is a great way of soaking up the beauty of the Grand Canyon. The trail runs for about six miles and may take several days to complete. The trip is a challenging but safe. It’s a good option if you’re travelling with teenagers who may be able to withstand the occasionally grueling phases of the trail.
- Visit the Grand Canyon Village: Vacation at the Grand Canyon would not be the same without a visit to the Grand Canyon Village—the major entry point to the park. The Grand Canyon village offers some of the best view points of the canyon such as the Yavapai points. You can also visit the Grand Canyon Railway depot with your family and learn more about the history of the canyon. At the Hopi house, you can shop for genuine native American souvenirs while a visit to the Kolb and lookout studio will reveal interesting works of art
- Stop by the North Rim: If you’re looking for a less crowded area to spend time with your family, then the North Rim is a good choice. There are several attractive viewpoints worth visiting such as the Point Imperial and the Bright Angel point which offers a great view of the Roaring Springs.
- Havasu Falls: Havasu Falls is sometimes described as the most beautiful sight at the Grand Canyon. That alone is worth the visit. Boasting startling clear blue water, Havasu fall is a beautiful oasis. You can enjoy the view and get great many memorable vacation shots by visiting the falls. Close to the Havasu falls is the village of Supai where you can buy snacks and souvenirs.
Outside its beauty, one of the reasons why the Grand Canyon is listed among top kid friendly vacations is that most of the sights can be visited for free. Most families choose the more affordable option of staying at the different camping grounds located at the park. However, depending on the season, for a little extra, you may find affordable vacation packages that allow you lodge at hotels located within the Grand Canyon village.