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Destination(s): Sedona

Grandview Trail

Grandview Trail

  • P.O. Box 170
  • tel:520-638-7888
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  • Grand Canyon, 86023

The Grandview trail offers a challenging hike through steep, rocky terrain beginning on the South Rim. Experienced hikers should take this trail, which is not maintained, and plan to reach Coconino Saddle in 2.2 miles and Horseshoe Mesa in 6.4 miles. Don't let the steep trail deceive you. The hike back up will take twice as long. Trail conditions are much tougher than the Bright Angel and South Kaibab trails. A good set of hiking boots with ankle support is recommended, as it is easy to twist an ankle on this rocky trail. The Grand View Trail begins on the canyon side of retaining wall at Grandview Point on Desert View Drive, which is 12 miles east of the village. There is no water available on this trail, so bring plenty. read more about Grandview Trail

Hualapai Hilltop

Hualapai Hilltop

  • 8 miles above the village of Supai, about 90 miles northwest of Seligman
  • (Havasupai Indian Reservation)
  • tel:+1 520 448 2141
  • Grand Canyon, 86023

Here is where you'll find the trailhead to Havasupai Falls and the Havasupai Indian Reservation. This trail begins with a steep descent into the yellow and red dusted Havasupai Canyon. This is the main road for the Havasupai people to transport supplies, so it is very well traveled. Give mules the right-of-way and, particularly on the switchbacks, keep your back to the canyon wall as they pass. After an 8 mile walk through the canyon, mostly walking on the bed of the wash beneath towering canyon walls, hikers will begin to see lush green cottonwoods surrounding the clearest blue-green river you've ever seen, signifying your arrival at the Village of Supai, the campgrounds, and the beautiful falls that lie beyond. The Hualapai Hilltop is north of Peach Springs, off old Highway 66. read more about Hualapai Hilltop

Bright Angel Restaurant

Bright Angel Restaurant

  • Bright Angel Lodge
  • P. O. Box 699
  • tel:(928) 638-2631
  • Visit website
  • Grand Canyon, 86023

Bright Angel Restaurant, located at Bright Angel Lodge, is a full-service dining room on the South Rim. The breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus favor hearty Southwestern dishes, perfect to fuel up for a full day of hiking and sightseeing. Also on site are the Bright Angel Fountain, a snack bar and ice cream fountain, The Bright Angel Bar and Lounge, and the Canyon Coffee House, offering a full coffee menu and a selection of continental breakfast items. The Restaurant and Bar are open year-round, while the Bright Angel Fountain and Canyon Coffee House maintain seasonal hours.
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Phantom Ranch Canteen

Phantom Ranch Canteen

  • Phantom Ranch
  • P.O. Box 699
  • tel:+1 928 638 2631
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  • Grand Canyon, 86023
Café Tusayan

Café Tusayan

El Tovar Dining Room

El Tovar Dining Room

  • El Tovar Lodge
  • P. O. Box 699
  • tel:+1 928 638 2631
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  • Grand Canyon, 86023
The Coffee Pot

The Coffee Pot

  • 2050 W State Rte 89A
  • (north side of Hwy 89A)
  • tel:928 282 6626
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86336

If you want to eat where the locals eat, head straight to The Coffee Pot, a down-home breakfast and lunch diner that is famous for its breakfasts and notably generous large servings. Named for the imposing coffee pot-shaped rock formation located behind the restaurant, the "home of the famous 101 omelettes" also happens to serve up a mean lunch platter. Choose from a large selection of sandwiches, salads, and Mexican specialties. The Coffee Pot  has been a local Sedona landmark for decades, and recently expanded a bit with an outdoor patio and kids menu. There is also a gift shop stocked with knick-knacks.
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Oak Creek Brewing Company

Oak Creek Brewing Company

  • 2050 Yavapai Drive
  • (Off Coffee Pot Drive, north of State Route 89A)
  • tel:928 204 1300
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86336

Oak Creek Brewing Company is a must stop for thirsty travelers interested in drinking local ales. The brewery offers a wide selection of ales, though the Oak Creek Nut Brown and Pale Ale are regional favorites. Don't miss happy hour during the week from 4-7PM and be sure to check out the live music every Friday and Saturday, beginning at 8PM. Located on Yavapai Drive (just west of HWY 179 on 89A), simply look for the large white malt silo branded, "Oak Creek Brewery." read more about Oak Creek Brewing Company

Oaxaca Restaurant

Oaxaca Restaurant

  • 321 N Highway 89A
  • (P.O. Box 00)
  • tel:928 282 4179
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  • Sedona, 86336

Healthy, fresh Mexican food gives your taste buds something to sing about at this scenic uptown restaurant in Sedona. The large, comfortable patio provides some of the best canyon vistas you'll find at at any restaurant in town, and the carefully prepared food adds to a great dining experience. Smoky salsa and an extensive tequila list make this a good place for a long lunch or leisurely dinner. Oaxaca owner Carla Butler is a registered dietitian who does not use lard or cholesterol-rich oils in the dishes, making this a health-conscious foodie's dream come true, and the gluten-free menu items provide choices for those with food sensitivities and allergies.
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L'Auberge de Sedona

L'Auberge de Sedona

  • 301 L'Auberge Ln
  • (at L'Auberge de Sedona)
  • tel:928 282 1661 / 800 272 6777
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86336

The sumptuous dining room--all white linen and polished silverware--is located creekside at the ritzy L'Auberge de Sedona resort property. This is one of the most  formal, elegant, and scenic dining rooms in town, and it's easy to see why it's a favorite spot for special dinners, romantic dates, and Valentine's Day. Chef David Schmidt has crafted a menu that fuses contemporary and classic American cuisine with a strong French influence. For can't miss house favorites, choose the filet mignon with mushroom risotto or the spinach and leek chicken crepes. With a wine cellar brimming with over 1,200 bottles, this is a perfect spot to enjoy a four-course wine-paired tasting menu.
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Troia's

Troia's

  • 1885 West State Route 89A
  • (South side of State Route 89A)
  • tel:928 282 0123
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  • Sedona, 86336
T. Carl's

T. Carl's

  • 1752 South State Route 179
  • (At Radisson Poco Diablo Resort)
  • tel:928 282 7333 / 800 333 3333
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  • Sedona, 86336
Chompie's Delicatessen

Chompie's Delicatessen

  • 3202 East Greenway Road
  • (northeast corner of Greenway Road & 32nd Street)
  • tel:1 602 971 8010
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  • Phoenix, 85032
Original Pancake House

Original Pancake House

  • 4200 Paseo Verde
  • tel:(702) 614-7200
  • Visit website
  • Las Vegas, 89152

With multiple locations throughout Nevada, Original Pancake House is a beloved favorite.Traditional American breakfasts are served, with a variety of pancakes that might be even better than mom used to make. Try to apple pancake: a thick pancake with cinnamon-glazed apples. read more about Original Pancake House

Golden Steer Steakhouse

Golden Steer Steakhouse

  • 308 West Sahara
  • tel:702 384 4470
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  • Las Vegas, 89102
Canyon Ranch Cafe

Canyon Ranch Cafe

  • 3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South
  • The Venetian
  • tel:702 414 1000 / 702 414 3633
  • Visit website
  • Las Vegas, 89109
Brandy's Restaurant

Brandy's Restaurant

  • 1500 E Cedar Ave
  • (In the Cedar Hills Shopping Center)
  • tel:+1 928 779 2187
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  • Flagstaff, 86004
Lowell Observatory

Lowell Observatory

  • 1400 W. Mars Hill Rd
  • tel:(928) 774-3358
  • Visit website
  • Flagstaff, 86001

Lowell Observatory, located atop Mars Hill Road just outside of downtown Flagstaff, is one of the leading astronomical research facilities in the United States, and one of the city's true must-see attractions. The observatory offers a compelling glimpse to universe--even bored teenagers will be amazed by what they see on the other side of the telescope. Day visitors are treated to guided tours, multimedia exhibits, and a viewing of the Sun with a specially equipped telescope. But the real action starts at dusk, when (weather permitting) the staff opens up the telescopes for viewings of Jupiter, the Moon, star clusters, and other incredible celestial sights. Rain or shine, visitors are also invited to experience the Observatory's interactive presentations at their portable planetarium, and tours of the Universe inside the 3-D movie theatre. If you happen to be looking for a great place to take a date, the Observatory, which is surrounded by walking trails and great  views of the dark skies over Flagstaff, is surprisingly romantic.


Multimedia Shows

Computer-generated imagery meets the exciting music of Mannheim Steamroller in our 30-minute widescreen show Heavy Astronomy: Marvels of the Cosmos.



Join us in the evenings for telescope viewing, widescreen multimedia shows, and tours of the Universe with our 3D space theatre – all while enjoying the clear mountain air and dark skies over Flagstaff.

 
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Volcanoes And Ruins Loop

Volcanoes And Ruins Loop

  • 5075 N. Highway 89
  • tel:+1 928 526-0866
  • Flagstaff, 86004
Macy's European Coffee House & Bakery

Macy's European Coffee House & Bakery

  • 14 South Beaver St
  • tel:928 774-2243
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  • Flagstaff, 86001
Charly's Pub & Grill

Charly's Pub & Grill

  • 23 North Leroux St
  • tel:928 779 1919
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  • Flagstaff, 86001
Beaver Street Brewery and Whistle Stop Cafe

Beaver Street Brewery and Whistle Stop Cafe

  • 11 South Beaver St
  • Suite 1
  • tel:928 779 0079
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  • Flagstaff, 86001

Located one block south of the train station in downtown Flagstaff, Beaver Street Brewery & Whistle Stop Cafe is a local favorite brewery and restaurant with a bright, family-friendly pub atmosphere. The menu is heavy on reliably tasty dishes, including hefty sandwiches with generous servings of fries on the side, fresh salads, yummy fondues, and their popular wood-fired pizzas. Try the Enchanted Forest pie, loaded with Brie, roasted red peppers, spinach, Portobello mushrooms, and artichoke pesto on a chewy, warm crust. Watch the flames fly from your table as chefs prepare meals in the open kitchen, or take a gander as the brewer creates handcrafted ales. Time your visit for late spring and summer, and sit outdoors in the comfortable beer garden. If you're looking for a casual, fun dining spot around downtown, Beaver Street Brewery & Whistle Stop Cafe is always a solid choice.
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Black Bart's Steakhouse Saloon

Black Bart's Steakhouse Saloon

  • 2760 East Butler Ave
  • tel:928 779 3142 / 800 574 4718 (U.S. Toll Free)
  • Visit website
  • Flagstaff, 86004

Western kitsch abounds at this bright, boisterous cowboy palace near downtown Flagstaff. This meat-lover's paradise specializes in cowboy steaks, prime ribs, and barbequed chicken, so if you're set on getting a full service of vegetables for dinner, best steer elsewhere (the deep-fried zucchini and mushrooms probably don't count towards your daily nutritional content). Live entertainment is provided by the Northern Arizona University musical theater students, who regularly put down their trays to hop on stage and belt out classic show tunes. Although definitely not the most sophisticated place to eat around downtown, curious (and hungry) diners will certainly get an eye- and earful at Black Bart's. The Wild West decor, solid steakhouse offerings, and singing waitstaff definitely make this one of the more unique places to have dinner. Perfect for families and anyone with a good sense of humor.
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Tacos Los Altos

Tacos Los Altos

  • 3650 Historic U.S. 66
  • tel:(928) 714-1012
  • Flagstaff, 86004

Arriba!  Hands down, this is the best Mexican in town, unless they're compared to their original sister restaurant, Los Altenos (on Milton Road) or their spin-off, Tacos Los Altos (on the west side behind Wal-Mart).  TLA is own and run by the Jose Rodriguez family and known for their fresh ingredients (no MSG) friendly service, and tasty food.  As well as the regular menu, there are daily specials, and menudo on Saturdays and Sundays.  Have a decadent strawberry, watermelon or vanilla/cinnamom orchata during or after dining.  In a hurry?  They even have a drive-thru! Ole!
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Hummer Affair

Hummer Affair

  • 273 N HWY 89A
  • Suite C
  • tel:928 282 6656
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  • Sedona, 86336
Planet Hollywood

Planet Hollywood

  • 3500 South Las Vegas Boulevard
  • The Forum Shops At Caesars Palace
  • tel:702 791 7827
  • Visit website
  • Las Vegas, 89109
Grand Canyon Caverns

Grand Canyon Caverns

  • 25 miles west of Seligman, AZ
  • (On Route 66)
  • tel:928 422 3223
  • Visit website
  • Peach Springs, 86434

In 1927, a heavy rain widened the natural funnel-shaped opening to the upper level of an unknown system of caverns in western Arizona. Inside the deep cavern, two human skeletons were found and thought to be cavemen. However, it was later discovered that the bodies were two members of the Hualapai tribe who were secretly buried there. During the Great Depression, a wooden staircase was constructed, plunging visitors 15 stories into the cavern. Today, visitors are lowered to the bottom with an elevator. The original natural entrance is a sacred burial ground. Fossils of prehistoric clams, scallops and evidence of sea turtle remains have been found lithified in the limestone walls. Also found were the remains of a giant ground sloth, which went extinct 11,000 to 20,000 years ago. From I-40, take Rt. 66 about 25 miles northwest to the Grand Canyon Caverns exit. read more about Grand Canyon Caverns

Fountains at Bellagio

Fountains at Bellagio

  • 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South
  • Bellagio Hotel Casino
  • tel:+1 702 693 7111
  • Visit website
  • Las Vegas, 89109

The Bellagio's Fountains sound like a simple concept: shooting jets of water timed to music. But what sounds simple is actually a complex choreography of technology, sound, and water. Designed by WET Design, an international company that specializes in elaborate water displays, the Bellagio's Fountains are spread over the nine-acre lake in front of the Bellagio. Over 1,200 nozzles and 4,500 lights work together to shoot water 400+ feet in the air—but that's not all the fountains do. They sway, they dance, and they wow the crowds that gather to watch them.

Shows start in the afternoon, but the best time to see the fountains is at night. The combination of music and the illuminated dancing water is enchanting. Many people have already seen the fountains on television shows or in movies (most famously, the George Clooney remake of "Ocean's 11"). Romantic, spectacular, and iconic, the Bellagio's Fountains are a free Las Vegas attraction that's appropriate for anyone of any age.

An underground well supplies most of the water for the fountains. Prior to the Bellagio, the Dunes and its golf course were located here—thus, the well, which watered the golf course. The Dunes was imploded to make way for the Bellagio.
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Montezuma's Castle

Montezuma's Castle

  • (exit 289 from 1-17 and drive 3 miles east)
  • tel:928 567 3322 / 928 567 5276 (Headquarters)
  • Visit website
  • , 86322
Tlaquepaque

Tlaquepaque

This open-air shopping center is modeled after a picturesque Mexican village and named after the artisan suburb outside Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. In Sedona, Tlaquepaque happens to be one of the top tourist attractions in town, drawing a steady stream of visitors to the sprawling, hacienda-like structure lined with cobblestone and decorated with whimsical statuary and fountains. You'll find dozens of high-end galleries, jewelry stores, boutiques, restaurants, and a small chapel. The stucco walls are covered over with crawling vines and flower pots are tucked into every corner and decorative terrace. Undoubtedly one of the more romantic shopping centers in town, Tlaquepaque is also a working artisan community where you may catch a glimpse of artists at work.

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Desert View Visitor Center

Desert View Visitor Center

  • P.O. Box 170
  • tel:520-638-7888
  • Visit website
  • Grand Canyon, 86023
Grand Canyon Skywalk

Grand Canyon Skywalk

  • Eagle Point
  • tel:+1 702 878 9378 / +1 877 716 9378 (Toll Free)
  • Visit website
  • Grand Canyon, 89146
Stratosphere Thrill Rides

Stratosphere Thrill Rides

  • 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S
  • Atop Stratosphere Las Vegas
  • tel:702/380-7777
  • Visit website
  • Las Vegas, 89109
Sunterra Sedona Summit Resort

Sunterra Sedona Summit Resort

Tusayan Ruins and Museum

Tusayan Ruins and Museum

  • 22 miles west of Grand Canyon Village,
  • (Near Moran Point, South Rim)
  • tel:928 638 2305
  • Visit website
  • Grand Canyon, 86023

Step back in time in the ruins of a small Anasazi village, dating back to the late 1100s. The Tusayan Ruins give visitors a brief history on the lifestyles of some of the early settlers. Historians speculate that this settlement numbered about 30 people and was in occupation for only a quarter of a century. Although there is an abundance of nearby Anasazi sites, the Tusayan site is the only one with easy access. Paved walking paths wind through the pueblo excavation and there is a small museum. Estimated walking time is 30 minutes. Admission is free. read more about Tusayan Ruins and Museum

The Venetian

The Venetian

  • 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S
  • tel:888/2-VENICE (283-6423)
  • Visit website
  • Las Vegas, 89109
CART Driving 101

CART Driving 101

  • 6925 Speedway Boulevard
  • tel:+1 702 651 6300 / +1 877 227 8101
  • Visit website
  • Las Vegas, 89115
Gondola Rides at the Venetian

Gondola Rides at the Venetian

  • 3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South
  • Venetian Hotel
  • tel:+1 702 414 4500
  • Visit website
  • Las Vegas, 89109

The Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian Hotel Casino are a Vegas-ized version of Old Venice. St. Mark's Square is filled with swanky restaurants like Wolfgang Puck's Postrio or upscale Italian food at Canaletto. Upscale retailers like Dooney & Bourke, Kenneth Cole, and Banana Republic fill the village-like mall. Here you'll find "Streetmosphere," the Venetian's term for the wandering, costumed street performers who sing and imitate statues. But without canals and singing gondoliers, Venice would be incomplete.

The Las Vegas Venice's canals travel through the Grand Canal Shoppes and emerge outside in front of the Venetian. Two rides are offered: one inside, one outside (outside dependent upon the weather). Rides are $16 for adults, and be sure to look your best for your photo opportunity (extra for pictures at the end of the ride). Rides last 10 to 15 minutes.

Inside the Grand Canal Shoppes, you can watch the gondolas to get an idea of what the ride is like. Stop at the area next to the Taqueria Canonita (or go inside the restaurant and ask for a table "outside" on the patio, overlooking the canal) and you'll have a great view of the gondoliers singing to their passengers before they turn around to head to the dock.

A special wedding gondola is available for wedding ceremonies. Old Venice inspires romance, and the Venetian Las Vegas hasn't missed this. It's the perfect Las Vegas resort for the Las Vegas production of "Phantom of the Opera," an abridged version of the original production.
 
A gondola ride may be romantic, but it's also fun for families. Rides are free for children under two. The Grand Canal is fun for kids, especially the "Streetmosphere." Whatever your age, the faux architecture, ever-changing sky, and charming little bridges across the canals are fun to look at.
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Honanki

Honanki

  • 250 Brewer Road
  • (Address is the Sedona Ranger District; take Red Rock Canyon Road off highway 89A)
  • tel:928 282 4119
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86336

Succumb to the natural curiosity brought on by the mystery of ancient rock writings and pictographs. Similar to Palatki in terms of style, and history, the ruins at Honanki are larger. While the rock writings and pictographs are inspiring, they are less accessible than those at Palatki. A good pair of binoculars, therefore, would serve visitors well. To get to Honanki, drive beyond the Palatki Ruins, continuing on Forest Road 525 for another 10 miles. Like at Palatki, visitors will need a Red Rocks Pass to park and should call ahead. The site closes daily at 6PM. read more about Honanki

Canyon Plaza Resort

Canyon Plaza Resort

  • 406 Canyon Plaza Lane
  • Grand Canyon, 86023
Penn and Teller at the Rio Suite Hotel and Casino

Penn and Teller at the Rio Suite Hotel and Casino