For your stay I recommend Tusayan at the entrance to the south side of the Grand Canyon or if you want something less touristy Williams (about 60km) from the south entrance. Tusayan is comfortable because it is very close to the entrance and the beginning of the trails, but it is a small touristic factory. Williams is the typical American village (on route 66), nothing in the middle … but typical of the area. In Williams you can find the best “cinammon rolls” in the US.
There are all kinds of excursions. Not to be missed is the Kaibab trail, wanting to get to the Colorado River and back up to the North Side. It is not advisable to do it on a day especially in the summer (we did it but we are very experienced trail runners). If you want to get to Colorado you should either have a sleeping bag, book a backpacking permit to sleep in the canyon and go back in the morning, or book at the Phantom Ranch. The other trail not to miss is the “hermit trail”, initially does not look spectacular but then …
The most popular and attended, at least in the first part, is the “Bright Angel Trail”, if you have time you can do this, you will not be disappointed.
Returning to Vegas, you can go to Page, disturbing town with sunny streets, but with at least three things to see: the Glen Dam, Horseshoe Bend, and the Antelope Canyon. For Antelope Canyon there are guided tours and you can do the three things in one day.
I recommend you to bring as much water while hiking! It’s very important!!!
Http://oakcreekbrew.com/ excellent beers and local food
http://www.elotecafe.com/ very good Mexican
Http://coffeepotsedona.com/menu.htm great for a breakfast before a hike (they have more than 100 types of omelettes)
For any info on hiking go to the hike house, the boy is very kind and explains everything. Let’s say, however, that the level of the hike is quite affordable if not easy and in general it tends to frighten people, I think to prevent inexperienced people from getting hurt.
We did the bear mountain trail (the most demanding) and the oak creek canyon (a nice walk) but there are a lot of them !!!
http://www.elotecafe.com/ buonissimo messicano
http://coffeepotsedona.com/menu.htm ottimo per una colazione prima di un hike (hanno piu di 100 tipi di omellettes)
Per qualsiasi info sugli hiking andate alla hike house, il ragazzo ‘e gentilissimo e vi spieghera tutto. Diciamo pero che il livello delle camminate e’ abbastanza abbordabile se non facile e lui in generale tende un po a impaurire le persone, penso per evitare che persone inesperte si facciano male.
Noi abbiamo fatto il bear mountain trail (piu esigente) e l oak creek canyon (una bella passeggiata), ma ce ne sono moltissimi!!!