Visiting the Grand Canyon

 
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Two weeks ago, I traveled to Las Vegas for the Electric Daisy Carnival festival that is held every year. This was my second time going to this festival so I decided to go a few days earlier to do some sight-seeing. 

Two things that were on my immediate West Coast bucket list was to see Jennifer Lopez at her "All I have" show which is ending this upcoming September (highly recommend you see it if you're in Las Vegas) and visiting the Grand Canyon. I decided to treat my mom for Mother's day and bring her along on the beginning leg of my trip. 

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We, along with my best friend, booked a tour with Viator which was the best decision we could have made. The price of the tour was $150 and included breakfast, lunch and round-trip transportation to and from the Las Vegas strip. The buses had multiple hotel pick-ups, one being Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, where I stayed for two days. There were several options for breakfast and lunch which I was pleasantly surprised by the food - it was really good!

We chose this Grand Canyon tour because it was the only one that got us back to the strip early enough to enjoy the rest of our day. We visited Eagle Point, Western Town, and Guano Point with a stop at the Hoover Dam Bridge. Not to mention, we had about 3 1/2 hours to explore the Grand Canyon on our own without following a tour guide or being with a group which was nice. Our tour guide was amazing! She was funny and extremely knowledgeable on all things Vegas - sharing a bunch of restaurants and bar deals. She was also very honest on what was worth the extra dollars for the excursions that weren't included in the tour like the Skywalk and the helicopter ride. 

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All in all, I highly recommend the Viator tour, you can find more information here. So glad I was able to knock the Grand Canyon off my bucket list with two of my favorite people. Bringing my mom with me was just the cherry on top!

 
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