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Plan a Day Trip from Sedona to the Grand CanyonSedona Hotel Day Trip to Grand Canyon

Against the backdrop of azure blue Northern Arizona skies lies the Grand Canyon National Park, artfully etched into the landscape by the Colorado River, ushered by the hands of time. Standing like silent sentinels guarding the winding path of the river, a mile below, are majestic rock formations, a maze of ever changing splendor. One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon leaves visitors awestruck by its testament to the power and beauty of Mother Nature. The IMAX Theater in Tusayan offers an informative and unforgettable 360 degree experience about and through the Grand Canyon.

Just a pleasant 2.5 hour drive from Sedona through the scenic Oak Creek Canyon the Grand Canyon is always at the top of the list for Arizona tourists. Many visitors prefer the drive to take full advantage of the many vantage points along the east rim, a favorite of photographers, in route to the South Rim.

Sedona Hotels Grand Canyon at SunriseThe South Rim is also accessible by train from Williams, Arizona, aboard the Grand Canyon Railway, a delightful and entertaining journey the entire family will enjoy. The Grand Canyon Rail Road departs Williams every morning following a lively Wild West show and the "All Aboard" for a fun-filled day at the Grand Canyon. Enjoy lunch at the historic El Tovar Lodge and be sure to visit the gift shops for souvenirs, authentic Native America art, pottery and jewelry.

Our concierge can also arrange guided tours in comfortable luxury coaches that include many other interesting sites and photo opportunities and shopping at the Cameron Trading Post on the Navajo Nation. This is a photo opportunity for sure.

The Grand Canyon is the perfect day-trip from the BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Sedona.

   
Grand Canyon Experience Tour Package

Grand Canyon Experience Tour Package

Our Grand Canyon Experience Tour is a visit to the most spectacular of the 7 Natural Wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon! Travel in comfort and style with the world famous Pink Jeep Tours in a luxurious coach for an educational and entertaining day-long adventure. Tour includes scenic Oak Creek Canyon, the majestic Grand Canyon, lunch at the El Tovar Lodge, panoramic vistas on the South and East Rims, a drive along the Little Colorado River Gorge and the Painted Desert and a stop on the Navajo Reservation with Shopping at the Historic Cameron Trading Post. Departure from and return to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Sedona.

  • Save 20% on the package
  • Save up to 15% on additional nights
  • Day Long Narrated Grand Canyon Tour in a Luxury Coach
  • Two Night's Lodging and Free Full Hot Breakfast Daily

   

The Grand Canyon Skywalk

Sedona Arizona Grand Canyon Skywalk Glass BridgeBecome one with the Grand Canyon at the newest main-made attraction, the unbelievable Grand Canyon Skywalk glass bridge. An absolutely wondrous architectural masterpiece that juts out from the canyon wall, suspending visitors 4,000 feet above the canyon floor on a horseshoe shaped glass bridge. This breathtaking experience provides views perhaps only seen by the legendary Thunderbird soaring the canyon ... amazing, astonishing, and yours to enjoy!

The Grand Canyon Skywalk glass bridge is on the Hualapai Tribe Reservation, approximately a tow hour journey west, from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Opened in 2005, this one-of-a-kind attraction is a memory maker that few adventurous travelers have experienced. Become one with the canyon.
   

     

The Grand Canyon Railway

Grand Canyon RailwayThe Grand Canyon Railway allows everyone to enjoy the two-hour entertaining train ride to the most visited South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Listen to cowboy folklore and sing along with the traveling troubadours, playing your favorites. The fun begins with a humorous "Wild West Shootout" then you'll hear the familiar "All Aboard" for a memory making day of adventure. Capture the moment with a group photo of the vintage trains about to depart.

There are several venues at the South Rim for dining, but the historic El Tovar Lodge is the crowd favorite and after lunch, souvenir time beckons visitors to several galleries and shops for authentic Native American arts and crafts. You'll have three hours to experience the Grand Canyon, but listen for the "All Aboard" once again as the train begins the journey back to Williams. And just maybe, the Wild West Gang will try to rob the train, just for fun of course, and another chance to video and ear-to-ear grin with a Cowboy!

Don't miss the opportunity for that last minute gift or souvenir at the Grand Canyon Railway Gift Shop before returning to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Sedona. Time to unwind, relax and plan another Sedona adventure for tomorrow!

     

Williams Arizona

Sedona AZ day trip to Williams AZKnown as the "Gateway to the Grand Canyon", the town of Williams is a unique community with a storied past spanning from the early 1800's to the present day. Named for the famed "Mountain May", Bill Williams and situated in one of the world's largest stands of Ponderosa Pines, the town's past secrets come to life as you stroll the restored shops along the main thoroughfare, once Route 66.

 

Route 66, America's Mother Road

Sedona Hotels on Historic Route 66 ArizonaThe fabled Route 66 is a historic highway that stretched from the windy City of Chicago to the Pacific Ocean's Santa Monica Pier in California. Nicknamed the "Mother Road", this famous asphalt ribbon has become a national icon and the longest drivable stretch in Arizona is just a few miles west on Interstate 40, running from Seligman to Kingman, Arizona. There is a bit of nostalgia in the Burma Shave signs that dot the famous route with their rhythmic phrases and memorable prose. Along the way, you'll find restored landmarks and eateries.

Route 66 has become America's Memory Lane ... enjoy the trip!
   

 

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