Best Grand Canyon Airplane Tours for the 4th of July Holiday Week

fYou should use this year’s first major summer holiday, July 4th to the best advantage possible. You will enjoy flying over Grand Canyon and exploring its beauty if you will be visiting Las Vegas. As tickets are selling like hot cakes, it’s better you make bookings within the next few days so that you don’t miss out!

You can fly from the South Rim and also the West Rim. If the weather is clear on July 4th, you will enjoy the breathtaking views from the flights which serve all through the day’s daylight hours.

Flight Departs From Las Vegas

The reservoir of Lake Mead and the marvelous structure the Hoover Dam are the first things you get to see as you fly out from Vegas. If you think your excursion trip starts off with a kick, be ready for the best which is yet to come. Upon reaching the canyon you get to execute a spectacular and picturesque flyover before returning to Vegas. My personal recommendation however is to opt for the landing tour which gives you a chance to find out all about the West Rim and whatever it has to offer.

It’s worth having a look at some for the sensational observatory points or explore some of the walking paths once you land. The Grand Canyon Skywalk, which is well-known for its glass and steel stand situated more than 4000ft above the Canyon’s bottom.

According to my judgment, the Canyon base is where you experience the most excitement.Tickets for a landing helicopter journey from the top of the West Rim all the way to the base and right next to the Colorado River are available. This is where you can pack for a picnic and enjoy a riverboat stint. As long as you make the right plans which work for your pocket, you will enjoy exploring the many opportunities West Rim has to offer.

South Rim Trips

There is a direct flight you can take from Las Vegas to Tusayan in Arizona. This brings you exactly outside South Rim’s entrance, which is Grand Canyon National Park’s entryway.

You have many options to choose from here, just like West Rim. If you select the bus trip inside the park, it will take you to all the important landmarks and places of interest.

There is an additional lengthy airplane ride to enjoy 50 minutes of wondrous sightseeing at South Rim. The trip spans all the way to North Rim from Tusayan and even extends to the eastern borders of the park premises. This tour thus gives you a scenic view of more than three-quarters of the expansive National Park!

Don’t Delay Bookings!

It is better to make ticket bookings as soon as you read this guide as in my opinion, tickets should be booked two weeks prior. These trips are so famous that you have to make advance bookings. As these tickets sell like wildfire, you don’t want to miss and not get your tickets. You are assured of confirmed rates and the cheapest tickets if you make your bookings online using your credit card. Even if you can’t book tickets immediately, make it a point that you do not book your tickets much later than 5 days from your expected date of departure. You will have to pay a fee amount in addition to the basic ticket rates as last minute reservations do not get concessional rates.

Things About Las Vegas You Should Know Before Visiting

adIf it is your first time to travel to Las Vegas, there are some things you ought to know.

If you plan to walk the Strip, you cannot walk just anywhere. You have to take several walkways over the street.

The hotels are actually farther apart than they look. Technically, the whole Strip is more than four miles long and it takes at least 15 to 30 minutes to walk from your hotel to another. Before Sunday ends, you would have taken a number of cabs.

However, you need to walk part of the Strip at least once. You can use the outdoor elevators and enjoyable elevated walkways, as well as take many photos. However, never do this in your 4-inch heel shoes – leave them at home.

You can bring your drinks in a to-go cup and drink outside.

If you are not yet finished with your drink but need to leave for another club/restaurant, you can request for a to-go cup. Classy establishments also allow you to take your drink outside, provided that you use a disposable cup rather than their fancy glass.

Bring Enough Cash. ATM fees are exorbitant.

Bring cash unless your bank ATM is nearby, since the standard fee at most ATMs in Vegas is too high at $5.99, which high rollers may not mind at all. To others, the charge is exorbitant.

Notice all the ART surrounding you.

Many people go to Vegas so they can drink, party and gamble. There is more to that, though, like art on the Strip.

Sculptures created by renowned artists can be seen in hotel lobbies, behind check-in desks and along the street. In fact, some hotels like The Cosmopolitan and Bellagio come with their own galleries that showcase touring collections from places across the globe.

People smoke everywhere.

People are allowed to smoke inside casinos in Vegas. To neutralize the smell, casinos try to cover up the odor by using so-called “signature scents”.

The smell is quite bearable (especially in a nice hotel), but if you are allergic to smoke from cigarettes, you will probably want to transfer to a non-gaming room.

The Food is Great

Though Vegas is not popular as a foodie city, nearly all single Vegas hotel restaurants on the strip are exceptional, from the sports bars to 3-star Michelin establishments.

A lot of these big hotels have fantastic relations with supplier of seafood and produce, plus, they make their own breads and prepare their meat in-house.

To be allowed inside a club, men have to buy tickets (or drinks).

Though Vegas is bachelor-party centered, guys will only be able to get into a club if they buy tickets, bottle or table service. That’s the rule.

You should either chip in for bottle or table service, buy a ticket to watch a DJ show; else, better don’t go or you will just be upset.

Ladies, you can just enjoy since you probably won’t have to spend anything for entering.