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4 days/3 nights Vegas to GCNP to Anaheim. Suggested places?

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4 days/3 nights Vegas to GCNP to Anaheim. Suggested places?

Hi. Family of 5 ( kids 7,12 and 15) coming mid April 2017. Hiring a car from Vegas then spend next 4 days driving to Anaheim via GCNP.

My idea is to have one night somewhere between Vegas and GCNP, maybe flagstaff or seligman ?, then 1 night at GCNP then drive through Sedona, Prescott etc to Anaheim stopping sfor 1 night on the way. Not sure where the best place for this night would be?.

Any suggestions on places to stop, stay on these routes appreciated.

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1. Re: 4 days/3 nights Vegas to GCNP to Anaheim. Suggested places?

The drive from Vegas to the GC is only about 4.5 -5 hours. No real need to stay overnight in between, unless you get out of Vegas in the late afternoon. If you do overnight, Williams is about an hour from the canyon and has more to do than Seligman.

You could do one night GC,(make reservations inside the park) one night Sedona, then drive from Sedona to Jerome, Prescott, Yarnell, then drop down to I-10 and spend the night in Palm Springs. You need to be careful on timing though, as three weekends in April are set aside for two Coachella concerts and one Stagecoach concert near Palm Springs in Indio.

Edited: 11 October 2016, 04:24
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2. Re: 4 days/3 nights Vegas to GCNP to Anaheim. Suggested places?

There really is no place between LV and the Grand Canyon that's worth spending one of your previous nights at. Better to just drive straight there.

An alternative on the way back from the canyon would be a night in Kingman, then a detour on old route 66 through Oatman. But Sedona and Prescott might be more interesting.

Edited: 11 October 2016, 08:15
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3. Re: 4 days/3 nights Vegas to GCNP to Anaheim. Suggested places?

Not sure I'm 100% clear on how much time you have, exactly. Four nights to get to Anaheim? Or four nights to split between GCNP and Anaheim?

If the former, I would say stopping in Williams or Flagstaff would be better than Seligman. Seligman is good for Route 66 for about an hour. There are a couple of older motels there, but the kids will be quickly bored. Williams has a delightful section of Route 66, plus a few other kid-friendly attractions such as Bearizona, the Grand Canyon Deer Farm and a zip-line (of sorts - you ride in a little car).

Flagstaff has multiple attractions including Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Park (ropes course), Riordan Mansion State Historic Park (historic home tours), Walnut Canyon National Monument and the Flagstaff Aquaplex (indoor pool complex) to name a few.

But as was already stated, you could stay in the GCNP or at Tusayan.

Things I find interesting and worthwhile outside of GCNP are Sedona, Old Town Prescott and Jerome is a kick.

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4. Re: 4 days/3 nights Vegas to GCNP to Anaheim. Suggested places?

Was 4days/3 nights going Vegas to Anaheim via GCNP. Hopefully will stay 1 night in the canyon but looking at where to stay for the other 2 nights.

Thanks for the information.

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