A Grand Family Adventure



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It is the Grand Canyon, need more be said. Bring the entire family, have a great time, that is what you do at the Grand Canyon.

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Author: njacobson


Day 1 - Tusayan, Grand Canyon


It is only too fitting that the hotel you are staying at is Grand and boy is it ever. The Grand Hotel is one of the newest hotels in the area and is only a mile from the park entrance. Once you check in head to Cafe Tusayan for some hearty breakfast before you head out for the South Rim of the majestic Grand Canyon. Before you head out onto the trail stop by the South Rim Visitor Center and check out the exhibit about the human activity and brief walk through of local flora and fauna, it comes in handy. The South Rim trial is a great first adventure into the Canyon, it gives a brief overview of a the canyon and it is easy enough for the whole family. When you get back you might want to grab a bite to eat at the Bright Angel Restaurant. It is a full service family restaurant that serves everything from breakfast to ice cream to pork entrees. There is something for everyone in the family. After lunch head to the Grand Canyon Village where you can explore this National Landmark District. Go discover for yourselves. When it is dinner time shower up at The Grand Hotel and put on some nice clothes for your meal at El Tovar Dining Room. Be sure to have a reservation because this place is worth the wait.


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Café Tusayan

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Location:

110 Hwy 64
Tusayan, AZ 86023

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tel: 928 638 2151


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South Rim Visitor Center

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P.O. Box 170
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Contact:

tel: 520-638-7888


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Rim Trail- South Rim

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Location:

South Rim
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

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tel: 928 638 7888


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Bright Angel Restaurant

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Location:

Bright Angel Lodge
P. O. Box 699
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

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tel: (928) 638-2631


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Grand Canyon Village

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Location:

South Rim
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Contact:

tel: 928 638 7888


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El Tovar Dining Room

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Location:

El Tovar Lodge
P. O. Box 699
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Contact:

tel: +1 928 638 2631


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The Grand Hotel

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Location:

State Highway 64
PO Box 3319
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

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tel: 928 638 3333
fax: +1 928 638 3131


Day 2 - Grand Canyon


Wake up everybody there is an adventure to be had, and it starts with a quick bite to eat at The Grand Hotel. From here mount your trusty Mule and begin your descent to Phantom Ranch. This 10 mile journey will be awesome and there is an oasis at the bottom, however along the way there is a ton of things to stop and look at. When you arrive at Phantom Ranch reward yourself with a big hearty breakfast at the Phantom Ranch Canteen where you can also get sack lunches and steak meals as well as try the hiker's stew. Again be sure to have a reservation. The Grand Canyon is a huge place that cannot be covered in a month let alone a packed weekend trip. The South Kaibab Trail offers great views and hikes ranging in distance and difficulty. If you have time and a desire to be amazed stop at Tusayan Ruins and Museum to travel back to the 1100's to an Anasazi village. This place is an awesome stop and even better it is free. For a well deserved dinner head to Masawik Cafeteria for a casual dinner. Take a load off, and relax at this dining destination and bar, then when you are ready head back the The Grand Hotel for a grand night sleep.


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Mule ride to Phantom Ranch

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Phantom Ranch
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023


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Phantom Ranch Canteen

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Location:

Phantom Ranch
P.O. Box 699
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

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tel: +1 928 638 2631


4

Grand Canyon National Park

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Location:

Apache Street & Center Road
(P.O. Box 129)
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Contact:

tel: 520 638 2631


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South Kaibab Trail

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Location:

Along the side road to Yaki Point
(Short distance from East Rim Drive)
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Contact:

tel: 928 638 7888


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Tusayan Ruins and Museum

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22 miles west of Grand Canyon Village,
(Near Moran Point, South Rim)
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Contact:

tel: 928 638 2305


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Maswik Cafeteria

Location:

Maswik Lodge
P.O. Box 699
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Contact:

tel: 928 638 2631
fax: +1 928 638 9810


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