I’ve heard so much about Las Vegas and how much fun it is, however, I got slightly disappointed and it’s for sure the least favorite out of all the cities we visited so far. Grand Canyon, on the other hand, was the highlight of our visit to Las Vegas alongside our amazing hotel.
We decided to dedicate the entire day and drive out to the Grand Canyon. We didn’t want to purchase tickets online and just decided to drive out. You have two options from Las Vegas which is the 2.5h drive to a more accessible and touristy part of the Grand Canyon as well as 4.5h drive from Vegas to the wilder side of the Canyon. We opted for the more accessible side just because we wanted to come back to our hotel in time for dinner. We made frequent stops on our way as we wanted to take pictures in and of the desert. The whole terrain is so picturesque with the long winding road and cactus plants along the way. We had a lunch break at the White Hill, which is the Grand Canyon Info Centre as well as a ticket sales office. It’s actually advisable to buy tickets here as there are no waiting times unlike at the actual Canyon where you need to wait at least 30mins to purchase your tickets and then additional 30mins to hop on the shuttle bus.
They sell 3 packages, the basic, which gives you entry to all of the 3 drop off points, but it doesn’t include the entry to the Sky Walk or lunch and it cost 50 dollars. This also includes parking and shuttle rides. I actually recommend you guys go for this ticket as you only need 2 hours to explore all 3 points and there are few cafes which allow you to buy food if you are hungry. However, I don’t recommend you eat here as it’s quite unhealthy. I also don’t recommend the Sky Walk since they actually don’t allow you to use your own camera to avoid any potential damages to the Sky Walk. They can take your pictures on the Sky Walk as there is a professional photographer but it will cost you to purchase the pictures.
It really is the best option to buy the basic package and just walk around as you please hopping on and off the shuttle at stops that interest you the most. My favourite was definitely the last stop where you can follow the little trail and climb up the small hill to fully take in Grand Canyons beauty. It’s one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited and really take your time with it.
Although I must warn you that it is a real tourist attraction and therefore there are so many people around you trying to take a picture so don’t get discouraged if you get photo bombed.
What do you think of my Grand Canyon experience?