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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“If you're headed to visit Grand Canyon, we highly recommend hiking or biking while you're there. It's such an enormous sensory overload with so many people that you really won't comprehend what you're looking at unless you take the time to see more of it. Biking is the ideal way with shorter time and people who may not be in shape for hiking. The trails are pretty flat, offer incredible views, and are suitable and fun for almost everyone! ”
  • 223 locals recommend
Park
  • 3 locals recommend
Hotel
“Excellent Dining, with huge Windows overlooking the Beautiful Grand Canyon! Fantastic food, gift shops, and information on the points of interest surrounding the Canyon! Only 70 miles from my Airbnb in Fredonia. Take the trip it is so worth it! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
National Park
“A must see if you are in the area. A little more than an hour north of Flagstaff. Perfect day trip. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“The short 70 mile drive to the North Rim is breathtaking! If you haven't been this is a must see! I have been several times and it is always so worth the ride out to see the beautiful canyons! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
“Few people make the long trip, but worth it. No crowds and very peaceful part of the Grand Canyon. 3 hour drive time.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Premise
“It's worth the trek up. Pictures don't do it justice so make to go and see the real thing if you are in Arizona. I recommend staying over in Flagstaff for the evening and popping over to Grand Canyon early in the am.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Locality
“Hey, its the only natural wonder of the world inside the United States. Flagstaff is the launching off point for seeing the canyon.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Café
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“If you're headed to visit Grand Canyon, we highly recommend hiking or biking while you're there. It's such an enormous sensory overload with so many people that you really won't comprehend what you're looking at unless you take the time to see more of it. Biking is the ideal way with shorter time and people who may not be in shape for hiking. The trails are pretty flat, offer incredible views, and are suitable and fun for almost everyone! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Premise
“One of the world original Seven Wonders. Incredible views of natures one of a kind display. Walk the paved trails to the fenced edge of the high topped valleys. Enjoy learning about spectacular information at the visitor center. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“ Grand Canyon Railway to take you to the Grand Canyon or the Polar Express in the holiday season.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“If you leave Shiprock at 6am, you'll be able to get to the south rim of the Grand Canyon before lunch time!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Historic restaurant at the park. Book a reservation months out as this is a popular destination.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Your best option for a quick hike into the Grand Canyon from the South Rim. We're both somewhat experienced hikers, and on a fine late April weekend it took us 2 hours or so to hike the 3 miles round trip to Cedar Ridge and back, the perfect vantage point for experiencing the Canyon up close. Can't wait for next time, with more time, when for sure we'll descend further into the Canyon on South Kaibab Trail.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Bucket list destination!! Truly amazing natural wonder!! Approximately 5 hour drive North”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“If you're headed to visit Grand Canyon, we highly recommend hiking or biking while you're there. It's such an enormous sensory overload with so many people that you really won't comprehend what you're looking at unless you take the time to see more of it. Biking is the ideal way with shorter time and people who may not be in shape for hiking. The trails are pretty flat, offer incredible views, and are suitable and fun for almost everyone! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Historic restaurant at the park. Book a reservation months out as this is a popular destination.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Big windows facing the canyon set the scene for modern steakhouse fare, plus burgers & BBQ at lunch.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Quick stop for grabbing organic, shade-grown coffee drinks, pastries & fruit in a resort lodge.”
  • 1 local recommends
American Restaurant
“Bustling cafe serving up standard American comfort food and no-frills entrees in a basic setting.”
  • 1 local recommends
American Restaurant
“Stone-accented watering hole offering regional craft beers, specialty cocktails & a pub-grub menu.”
  • 1 local recommends
Gas Station
“Stop at the Inn to get sandwiches, snacks and especially their delicious cookies - just the thing to take to the North Rim or anywhere you're hiking.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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