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6 Essential To-Do's When Visiting the Grand Canyon

photo: Adam Szafranski for The Venue Report
We’ve been Grand Canyon spamming you since our epic trip last month. Can you blame us? From dining under the stars to picnicking on the canyon rim, it was a trip for the books. Beyond just showcasing the beauty of the canyon (it being one of the 7 wonders of the world and all), we want to share as much as we can with you about creating your own bucket list adventure in the Grand Canyon.

Sit tight, read on and get ready to start planning. Here are 6 essential things to do in the Grand Canyon.
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Rent a RV

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
First things first, you need to get there. If you roll deep with your group (say 10 people and a dog, like us), then a RV is your best bet. One vehicle, plenty of space for luggage, humans and dogs alike. Plus, the fridge comes in handy for cool beverages without stopping. Read more about finding an RV →
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Stay at Under Canvas Grand Canyon learn more

Good news: Under Canvas Grand Canyon just opened complete with West Elm decorated interiors. Bad news: They are closed for the season but that just means you have until spring 2019 to design your trips of all trips. The natural surrounds are stunning, the tents warm and cozy, and the stargazing is unparalleled. Read more about the new Under Canvas →
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Hike the Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Of course, no trip to America’s biggest hole in the ground is complete without a hike. From pro-level, switchback filled hikes to more scenic, leisurely options (what we opted for), there is something for every type of hiker. Prepare yourself to be stunned speechless by the majesty in front of you.
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See Desert View Watchtower

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
A visit to this watchtower provides some of the most breathtaking panoramic views of the south rim. Perfectly placed to see endless facets and levels of the canyon, this spot also provides some great photo opps, just mind the guardrail separating you from the canyon.
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Bike the South Rim

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Feeling adventurous? Book a private bike tour of the south rim to go beyond where the public is allowed. Accessible by permit, these roads trace the rim for an exhilarating, bucket list adventure that is just you, the road and the canyon.
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Have a Picnic

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Last but not least, wrap up your adventure with a sunset picnic at any of the south rim lookouts. Wear layers to keep warm and bring blankets to sit on to get ready for the show of a lifetime. The canyon transforms minute by minute as the sun slips behind the rocks. Inside tip: the farther into the park you drive, the better chance of finding a “private” lookout for your crew. Read about our sunset picnic →

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