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Family Trip to Arizona: Grand Canyon and What Else?

I'll be traveling with my family to Arizona this summer, and we're wondering what there is to do there.  We'll be spending about a week there and we're renting an RV for the trip; we're going to stop for the Grand Canyon because my brother hasn't ever been to see it, but what else should we try to see or do in our time there?

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Hi Leslie, Grand Canyon area has so much to explore that you'd find a week short. 

There are the famous waterfalls Havasu Falls that are in the vicinity although you do need to hike to reach them . Try to look up some photographs and they are absolutely worth a visit if you can. 

Then there is Page which has Lake Powell and the sandstone canyons (aka slot canyons) called Antelope Canyon - an absolute must if you are in the area. I am a photographer and Antelope canyons are one of the world's most photographed canyons. If you've seen the light beam photo in the sandstone canyons, chances are that photo was taken here. 

Near Page you also have Vermilion Cliffs National Monument - absolutely gorgeous and fun place for kids.

Since you have a week, I'd not recommend going to Utah to Zion National Park or Bryce Canyon National Park, but if you can fit it in, that's going to be outstanding. 

There is a lot to explore. Not sure how tight or easy going your travel style is. 

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answered by
Felcity from Tucson

Another place you should go while visiting the Grand Canyon National Park is come visit Tucson and go to Mt Lemmon very fun place to go to and a lots of nature!

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answered by
Chuck from Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park is a must, I suggest the train from Williams, AZ.  Also, if you are traveling in an RV, a drive through Sedona is a must.  Sedona is just south of Flagstaff and Is a hidden jewel.  Slide Rock State Park is a very popular "natural water park" in the summer, and one of the prettiest places in AZ.  I would skip Phoenix unless you have something specific to see, or want some high quality golf!

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answered by
Michael from Mesa

You'll want to stick to northern Arizona (Grand Canyon National Park, Flagstaff) if you're going in the summer--higher elevation, forests, and cooler temperatures. There are lots of things to see in AZ depending on what you like. Native American ruins, meteor craters, Havasupai Waterfalls, camping. Of course, if your family wants the experience of feeling 110 degree temperatures, come down to the Phoenix area, just make sure you find a pool!

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