Located in the northwest corner of Arizona, the Grand Canyon is a landmark you have to see to believe. At one mile deep and 277 miles long, the canyon attracts about 5 million visitors each year.
To Do: Hike the Bright Angel Trail, the most popular route into the canyon and—since it's equipped with water, rest rooms and lots of shade—the most comfortable path in the summertime.
To See: The sheer size of the canyon is awe-inspiring; one look over the edge and you'll see why it's worth the trip.
To Eat: Forego restaurants and experience the beauty of the canyon with a sunset picnic on the Canyon's rim.
To Stay: There are plenty of lodging options inside Grand Canyon park, but plan ahead! Rooms fill up six to 12 months in advance. To save money, stay outside the park in the cities of Williams, Flagstaff or Cameron.
For more information, visit the Grand Canyon's official website.