The Grand Canyon is a popular destination within the United States that offers breath taking views and a long list of activities. A holiday rental home near the Grand Canyon will allow you to explore this national treasure at your leisure. Your well-appointed rental will serve as home base for all of your Grand Canyon adventures.
The Grand Canyon is a delight for those who enjoy spending time in the out of doors. Cycling, white water rafting, excursions on mules and even overnight backpacking adventures are just a few of the options. Keep in mind that some activities, such as the overnight backpacking, require a permit. Helicopter tours are also available and provide a bird’s-eye-view of the Grand Canyon.
The Grand Canyon is one of the most popular places to visit in the entire country. Visitors flock from all over to see the beauty and majesty of this geological wonder. Along with the canyon itself, there are some interesting places to visit. The Tusayan Museum and Ruin is a reminder that the Grand Canyon was once inhabited by native Americans. The museum pays homage to the daily life of the Pueblos who lived here 800 years ago. The Yavapai Museum of Geology and the Grand Canyon Visitor Centre are two more popular choices.
The weather in the Grand Canyon varies greatly depending on the time of day. Even during the summer months it is not uncommon for the night temperatures to dip down below 6° C. During the winter months the average low temperatures are between -8° and -4° C and the average highs are 7° to 12° C. In the spring the average lows are 2° to 6° C and the average highs are 16° to 22° C. During the summer, the average lows are 6° to 11° C and the highs are 28° to 30° C. There is between 8 and 61 mm of rain per month. The most occurs in July and August and the least in May and June.
The nearest international airport to the Grand Canyon is Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport (PHX) which is 354 km away. Another option is Las Vegas McCarren International Airport (LAS) which is 423 km from the Grand Canyon. From those airports you can fly to the Grand Canyon National Park Airport (GCN) which is located just a few kilometres away. You will need a car for use during your stay.