The Grand Canyon is one of those places that everyone should see at some point during their lifetime. Even those who visit the area multiple times find something new on each visit. Whether you're new to the Grand Canyon or have visited before, many excellent reasons exist to make it a road trip destination this year. Following are five of them.
This one may seem like a no-brainer, but the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon can't be emphasized enough. The Grand Canyon also experiences visual changes during certain times of the year. For instance, if you plan your visit for early autumn, it will look significantly different than if you visited during the middle of spring.
Like other national parks, the Grand Canyon offers substantial educational opportunity. You and your family can learn about area wildlife, native vegetation and the unique history of the region.
It's Great Exercise
Visiting the Grand Canyon offers abundant opportunities to get out in the fresh air and get some exercise. You can go hiking, horseback or burro riding, rafting, swimming, or simply go for a leisurely walk if strenuous activities aren't on your agenda.
The Weather is Usually Fabulous
The weather at the Grand Canyon is almost always dry and sunny, so there will be little chance of your vacation being ruined by lousy weather. Even summer rainstorms are brief, leaving the air fresh and clean.
It Makes an Excellent Day Trip
Residents of apartments in Flagstaff, Arizona, can drive to the Grand Canyon in a matter of several hours, making it an ideal road trip for those seeking an excellent experience but are short on time. You can pack a picnic lunch to enjoy when you reach your destination, or you can dine at one of the fine restaurants near the Grand Canyon.
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