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Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“A must see if you are in the area. A little more than an hour north of Flagstaff. Perfect day trip. ”
  • 243 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“The Skywalk is a 45 minute drive from the ranch and in addition to the glass skywalk which is a bit pricey, has lovely hiking trails. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
  • 3 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“The short 70 mile drive to the North Rim is breathtaking! If you haven't been this is a must see! I have been several times and it is always so worth the ride out to see the beautiful canyons! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Hotel
“Few people make the long trip, but worth it. No crowds and very peaceful part of the Grand Canyon. 3 hour drive time.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Absolutely beautiful waterfalls & trails, actually has turquoise water! From May - Aug you need a pass which is only available in the spring. Definitely worth it if you can get one.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Take the free shuttle to visit the different look out points and enjoy the amazing views of the canyon. Challenge yourself and hike Bright Angel Trail down to the Colorado River.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Premise
“It's worth the trek up. Pictures don't do it justice so make to go and see the real thing if you are in Arizona. I recommend staying over in Flagstaff for the evening and popping over to Grand Canyon early in the am.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Tour Provider
  • 2 locals recommend
Locality
“This is one of the 7 wonders of the world and can be a day trip from Sedona; about 3 hours there and three hours back. It is fantastic for photographers and painter. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The Kaibab National Forest surrounds the Grand Canyon, many picnic places and walking trails.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Book a tour and see it all from the Air! I love seeing the Grand Canyon & Lake Powell from the air, It gives you a whole knew perspective!!! Amazing pictures too!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Nature
“Fantastic view of Grand Canyon. 1 1/2 hour drive on washboard road. HIghly recommended if you have plenty of time and sturdy vehicle or street legal OHV.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“ Grand Canyon Railway to take you to the Grand Canyon or the Polar Express in the holiday season.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Diners sit at picnic tables while sampling this basic eatery's Italian standards & salad bar.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“If you're headed to visit Grand Canyon, we highly recommend hiking or biking while you're there. It's such an enormous sensory overload with so many people that you really won't comprehend what you're looking at unless you take the time to see more of it. Biking is the ideal way with shorter time and people who may not be in shape for hiking. The trails are pretty flat, offer incredible views, and are suitable and fun for almost everyone! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Western-style steakhouse pairing its meats with drinks & entertainment including a magician & music.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A must see when your in the Gand Canyon National Park. Gourmet dining in an atmosphere of historic and casual elegance describes this world-class dining experience. Located in the historic El Tovar Hotel, this celebrated and majestic Dining Room is constructed of native stone and Oregon pine. The murals on the walls reflect the customs of four Native American Tribes – the Hopi, the Apache, the Mojave and the Navajo. The ambiance is rustic but classic and traditional.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Local Mexican chain serving classic dishes & margaritas in a casual, traditional setting.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Big windows facing the canyon set the scene for modern steakhouse fare, plus burgers & BBQ at lunch.”
  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Stone-accented watering hole offering regional craft beers, specialty cocktails & a pub-grub menu.”
  • 1 local recommends
Coffee Shop
“Quick stop for grabbing organic, shade-grown coffee drinks, pastries & fruit in a resort lodge.”
  • 1 local recommends

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