The Grand Canyon Skywalk lets you stand right over the canyon itself and take in the spectacular panorama. You can stay just less than 10 minutes away at Hualapai Ranch, with quaint cabins facing the canyon, letting you bask in the sunsets and sunrises. Other pads within driving distance include:
To really immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Grand Canyon National Park, you could opt to stay in one of the cozy lodges dotted throughout Grand Canyon Village and its immediate surroundings. A prime example is Yavapai Lodge, which puts you within steps of local markets and amenities. Or, check out Maswik Lodge, set amid acres of pine trees yet just a leisurely walk from the canyon rim. Kachina Lodge offers contemporary guestrooms, some with views of the canyon itself, while Thunderbird Lodge is a family favorite right on the Rim Trail.
As well as the canyon itself, this legendary part of the US is also dotted with cultural attractions to discover. One is the Hopi House, designed by pioneering architect Mary Colter back at the turn of the 20th century in the style of traditional Hopi abodes. Here, you can browse authentic Native American arts and crafts. The Kolb Studio, once home to a pair of photographer brothers, is worth seeing both for its art gallery and for the views over the canyon. And then there’s the Desert View Watchtower – climb to the top for more jaw-dropping views.