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Romantic Grand Canyon Getaway: 5 Ways To Surprise Your Valentine

Posted by GrayLineLasVegas on February 8, 2022

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Whether you’ve been to the Grand Canyon before or not, there’s always something new to see with views that never fail to completely take your breath away. This year, surprise your special someone with a romantic getaway in one of the most spectacular settings imaginable! Read on for some inspiring ideas on how to show that special someone just how much it means to have them in your life.

1. Take a Scenic Grand Canyon Drive

Do you feel like you need to get away for a breath of fresh air? Hop in your car and create your own adventure for the day. There’s no shortage of showstopping drives around the Grand Canyon. Stop as much or as little as you want, and take time to snap some great photos at unforgettable viewpoints.

If you don’t feel like driving and would rather soak up the scenery than concentrate on the road, take advantage of Grand Canyon luxury vacation packages. Let someone else show you all the sights while you sit back, relax, and sneak in a snuggle with your special someone.

Some must-see drives include:

Desert View Drive: Starting near Grand Canyon Village, this drive takes you on a scenic road to the Desert View Services Area.
Point Imperial Drive: This road takes you to the highest point in the canyon.
Cape Royal Drive on the North Rim: Offers the most expansive panorama view of any other overlook in the Grand Canyon.

Looking to take a romantic trip to the Grand Canyon? We can get you there. Book your adventure today!

2. Stay in Unique Lodging Near the Canyon

There is no shortage of cabins near Grand Canyon, both inside and outside the park. Whatever your sleeping preference is, you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your romantic getaway. 

Rustic and Remote

Feeling adventurous? Want a hotel overlooking Grand Canyon? For some unique places to stay Grand Canyon style, why not trade in the luxury resort and private hot tub for some time to bond with nature and each other. Check out these one-of-a-kind canyon experiences:

Under Canvas Grand Canyon: Go glamping! Sit around a romantic fire pit and roast marshmallows at night while gazing at the stars. 
Phantom Ranch: Sleep at the bottom of the Canyon after a day of mule or horseback riding.
Grand Canyon Nation Park Lodges or Bright Angel Lodge: Cabins that get you up close and personal with nature.

Grand Canyon Lodging With a View

If you prefer a little less nature and distinctly different places to stay, such as canyon lodges, check out one of these hotels overlooking the Grand Canyon:

Tovar Hotel is one of the most popular places to stay in Arizona that overlooks the Canyon.
The Grand Hotel has bright accommodations with open fireplaces.
Yavapai Lodge guest rooms at the South Rim are memorable and convenient.

Most of these accommodations offer Grand Canyon vacation packages for couples that save you money the longer you stay, so be sure to ask about what they offer.

3. Plan a Dinner With Views of the Grand Canyon

Within the National Park, you’ll have plenty of dining rooms to choose from with excellent food to sample. Many places offer rustic yet romantic dining experiences with incredible views of the Canyon—no matter what time of day you visit. Be sure to make reservations ahead of time as they are extremely popular and book up quickly.

Two of the most popular places inside the park are:

The Tovar Hotel on the South Rim: Rustic yet one of the most romantic places in Arizona with incredible views
The Grand Canyon Lodge on the North Rim: Panoramic views and regional cuisine

4. Pack a Romantic Picnic and Take a Hike

With ample trails and sights to choose from, you can get close to the wildlife and test your limits. Take a tour to some of the lookouts, or head out on a hike at the South Rim for an immersive look at the canyon. Be sure to check ahead with the Visitor Center and make sure all paths are open and operating before you go.

Here are some of the top-rated trails:

West Rim Trails

Grand Canyon West Rim Trail
Highpoint Hike at Guano Point

South Rim Trails

South Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail
Hermit Trail
Grandview Trail

North Rim Trails

Bright Angel Point Trail
Cape Royal Trail
Point Imperial Trail
Transept Trail

5. Book a Las Vegas Getaway With a Grand Canyon Tour

Something you might not know is that the Grand Canyon is only a few hours drive from Las Vegas! Why not get the glitz of a night on the town in Vegas and also book a day trip to the Canyon Canyon that will pick you up right from your Las Vegas hotel.

With so much to see around the Grand Canyon, you want to be sure you don’t miss anything while making the best use of your time. Let a seasoned tour guide take you to all the premium places. Here are some of the most awe-inspiring ways to get a different perspective on one of the world’s greatest wonders during Grand Canyon tours from Las Vegas.

Skywalk Bridge: The Skywalk at the West Rim tests your nerves as you walk out directly over the canyon with views right under your feet.
West Rim Luxury Limo: Sit back and relax as a luxury limo takes you to all the sights. If you’re staying in Las Vegas, shuttle bus pick-up at most hotels is available.
Helicopter Ride: Take a ride like no other, all the way down to the floor of the Canyon!
Pontoon Boat: Jump on a pontoon boat for a relaxing ride down the Colorado River.
Mule Rides: Mules rides to the bottom are also an option for those who still want the experience but with a little less sweat.

Book a tour to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas! Contact us today to learn about our sightseeing tours you’ll remember forever.

Whether you’re in town for a Grand Canyon anniversary trip, a Grand Canyon honeymoon trip, or to celebrate the love in your life, book a Grand Canyon weekend vacation and surprise your sweetheart.

From the laid-back, slower style to the hard-core adventurer looking for more, there is something for everyone. Take advantage of the breathtaking beauty and get in some spectacular photos to commemorate that special person in your life with a Gray Line tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon.


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