We spent one day at the Grand Canyon. I would highly recommend setting aside at least one whole day, if not 2 or 3. We started at the visitors center, picking up the kids’ Junior Ranger Booklets. Our group was made up of 8 adults and 9 kids under the age of 12. We knew that we would not be making any long treks to the bottom, and pre-planning our trip revealed that there are a series of shuttle buses inside the park that will take you almost anywhere you want to go in the park for FREE! The shuttles allowed us to travel as a group and saved our little ones’ feet from having to walk everywhere.
The cost for our trip: packed lunches, $30 park entrance per car, $15 ice cream cones for our family of 5. Not too shabby considering all of the views!
A day at the Grand Canyon:
completely manageable, completely affordable, completely magnificent!