Why The Grand Canyon Is A Must See Attraction
If you are looking for a fun family trip that will reconnect you with natural beauty, then the Grand Canyon is just the place for you and your family!
Have you ever gone to a place where you have a lot to say to describe it but you’re left so speechless? Even a photograph can’t describe it well because of its beauty? Well, the Grand Canyon is one of those places which you must visit. Aside from it being one of the seven wonders of the natural world, it is indeed a treat for our eyes, plus there are a lot of things that you can do and visit in the place. It is also rich in both history and wildlife, so families can really enjoy the activities and wondrous sights and learn something at the same time.
Since it is one of the best attractions of the world, a lot of summer tourists visit the place. The best time to go to the Grand Canyon is March through May because there are few people visiting because of the temperature, and September through November because it's autumn and many people are still busy with their kids going back to school. But no matter what season you choose to visit, it is highly recommended to plan your visit and the things that you want to do. You have to know the directions inside and the different places to go to. This is to save time wandering and for budget purposes.
North and South Rim
You can either go to the North rim or South rim of the Grand Canyon. You can go on a hike or ride a bike to roam/cruise inside and journey through the forests on the Greenway Trail. You will surely love the scenery while riding a bike with your loved one.
Inside the South rim village, Yavapai Geology Museum lets you have a quick overview of the past by viewing the 3D maps and exhibits about the geologic story you see through the windows. The Verkamp’s Visitor Center has one of the oldest buildings in the Village and lets you explore more than 100 years of community history.
On the Desert view, you can look into the past and present lives of thriving American Indian communities through the Tusayan Museum and Ruin. There’s also a guided bus tour that has experienced tour guides which will share the history of the Grand Canyon as you sit back, relax, and enjoy. It will stop at scenic viewpoints so you can take a good look and take a picture of it. Just make sure you bring your camera loaded with full battery. If you feel like the place is too crowded to enjoy your vacation and the scenery, the Grand Canyon Skywalk will help you venture away from the crowds of the Grand Canyon Village to Grand Canyon West which is a five-hour drive from the South Rim.
If you want a full experience of nature and want to camp in the park, try the Mather Campground or Trailer Village. It is recommended to make reservations to avoid inconvenience. You may also opt to stay in lodging in their parks and resorts. There is also some lodging outside the park like hotels or inns if you don’t want to stay within the park, but again, reservations are highly recommended. Food and beverages are also available inside the parks, but if you want to save money, cook at home and bring your own food.
For an ultimate adventure, you can try ewhite-water rafting at the Colorado River which has the Havasupai falls, in which you can view the very beautiful and astonishing waterfalls and crystal blue waterways that is certainly a memorable sight to see. It will allow you see its beauty while having the adrenaline rush of the adventure. Or you can go hiking on the spectacular land formations and see nature’s amazing vivid colors that lead you to venture the Grand Canyon’s rocky depths. Just make sure you prepare and bring equipment necessary for hiking.
Bring your maps, food, first aid kit, survival tools, and what not. Sunrises and sunsets can also be expected as more natural beauty to enjoy. Surely the sight while hiking will definitely capture your heart and will leave a lasting impression that will make you want to go back for more. However, hiking to the Colorado River and back in one day is highly discouraged since it’s dangerous during the summer heat that can cause fatalities or even hypothermia during winter. Again, plan your trips and include hiking experience in your planning.
Going on trips are really fun, especially with your family. Just give your family plenty of time to stay at the Grand Canyon to enjoy the natural beauty of the place and its ancestral history, as well as for a great bonding experience.
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