Set in Northern Arizona, the Grand Canyon makes a perfect getaway for those following their favorite Cactus League teams. The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is only a 3 ½ hour drive from the Phoenix metro area. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles in length, 10 miles wide and a mile deep and is home to hundreds of bird, reptile and animal species. The geology of the Grand Canyon displays hundreds of millions of years of natural history and there is nowhere else where the Earth’s geologic timeline can be seen so readily. The Grand Canyon was designated a National Monument in 1908 and a National Park in 1919, thus preserving the Grand Canyon South Rim, North Rim and surrounding area in a natural state for the enjoyment of all who come to visit.
From the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park, and from the community of Tusayan, a Grand Canyon experience can be anything desired. From hiking, trail rides, camping and river rafting, to helicopter or ground tours by jeep, from Grand Canyon National Park visitors can truly experience all the Grand Canyon has to offer.
The Grand Canyon Visitor’s Bureau – at Your Service
The Grand Canyon Visitor’s Bureau is a great place to start planning a Grand Canyon vacation. The website contains maps, photos, answers to often asked questions, a full business directory, events calendar and so much more.
The community of Tusayan is only 1 ½ miles from the entrance to the National Park. Lodging is available both in Tusayan and inside the park and advance reservations are highly encouraged. Accommodations inside Grand Canyon National Park include the historic El Tovar hotel and the Bright Angel Lodge among others. In Tusayan, The Best Western Grand Canyon Squire Inn, the Grand Hotel, Holiday Inn Express, Red Feather Lodge and the Canyon Plaza Resort all offer a comfortable and convenient place to stay.
The Grand Canyon Chamber & Visitor's Bureau assists visitors by offering reservation services for Grand Canyon lodging, air and ground tours. This reservation service can be reached by calling the Grand Canyon Chamber and Visitor's Bureau at (928) 554-3944 or (928) 638-2901.
Tusayan offers other activities around the Grand Canyon’s South Rim
Visitors should be sure to spend enough time to really experience the canyon so that they will not be disappointed they didn’t allow more time to really take in this one of a kind location. Aside from spending time on the rim gazing at the most breathtaking view in the world, a visit can include air, jeep, and rafting tours. Additionally, no trip to the Grand Canyon would be complete without viewing the amazing IMAX movie at the National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitors Center. If that isn’t enough, coming soon to Tusayan is a new Western Discovery Museum. Additionally, there are many dining choices in and around Grand Canyon National Park; anything from fine to casual dining is available.
The Grand Canyon is a year-round destination. Each different season brings a unique look and feel to the crown jewel of the National Park system. Spring at the Grand Canyon means less traffic, easy parking and cool crisp weather. The Grand Canyon Chamber & Visitor’s Bureau encourages Arizona’s Cactus League fans to spend some time at the ballpark and to also make the short trip to enjoy Grand Canyon National Park. From America’s national past-time to America’s only Wonder of the World, spring in Arizona is a grand slam!
(Brought to you by The Grand Canyon Visitor’s Bureau)