There is so much to know when visiting the Grand Canyon with kids and LiLand Pang from Trekaroo shares where to go, how long to stay and tips for your trip.
ON THE PODCAST
00:30 – Tamara’s time in Italy
10:33 – Talking with LiLing Pang about her time at the Grand Canyon
14:38 – Road trip
15:42 – North Rim vs. South Rim
19:33 – Drive between both Rims
20:55 – Best time to go
22:07 – Lodging around the Canyon
25:00 – Mule ride down into the Canyon and other activities
30:40 – Grand Canyon in a day or spending more time!?
32:50 – Safety tips
35:10 – Family photo spot
35:26 – Horseshoe Bend
36:05 – Favorite gear
27:33 – App of the week
41:44 – Giveaway from National parks episode
ABOUT LILING PANG
LiLing Pang is the Founder and CEO of Trekaroo. The Trekaroo website and iOS App is powered by a community of real families sharing their inside scoop on kid-friendly adventures. Savvy traveling families use Trekaroo to connect, get honest recommendations, build custom trip guides, and store a record of their family’s adventures.
TIPS FOR VISITING THE GRAND CANYON WITH KIDS
- There are two main areas for visiting the Grand Canyon — the North Rim and the South Rim, and they are a few hours drive apart by car. Most families visit one or the other.
- Some of the sites you have seen pictures of are actually outside of the National Park For example, the iconic sky walk is actually just outside of the park.
- The North rim gets a fewer visitors because there aren’t as many viewpoints or places to stay, and it is harder to get to.
- The South Rim a lot more popular, and the better choice for those who have not been before.
- The drive to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas is about a six-hour drive, but you can also fly into Phoenix.
- Spring and the Fall are the most beautiful times to go to the Grand Canyon when considering the weather.
- Keep in mind when booking where to stay: a lot of the lodging options in the park don’t have air conditioning.
- Hiking the Canyon is a great way to see the earth’s history with the layers of different rocks and dirt.
- Make sure to come prepared with supplies like sunscreen, water, the right shoes, etc.
- The East and the West of the canyon are not run by the national park service, they actually rest on tribal lands.
BEST PLACE TO TAKE FAMILY PHOTO
Yaki Point and an Mather Point are both popular places to take a family photo.
FAVORITE TRAVEL GEAR
LiLing is a big fan of ‘Keen’ shoes, which she brings on every trip.
APP OF THE WEEK
If you have an iPhone you can download the Trekaroo app.
Uber is not allowed in Italy so ‘App Taxi’ is a great app that operates just like Uber, but with official taxis.
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