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  solitude at the Grand Canyon? yup
by richiecdisc

Everyone has their own style of traveling and certainly everyone has different expectations about what they want to see and do in a particular place. One person just has to do that carriage ride around Central Park in NYC and another snickers at the absurdity of paying so much when a walk would accomplish "the same thing." I've certainly spent my life in the latter category but if everyone did the same thing, we'd all be traveling in a very crowded place with the result that we would all be subjected to a huge tourist trap.

Unique Suggestions: As with most things in life, the earlier you get somewhere, the less crowded it is. Plain and simple: most people want to sleep in when on vacation so if you get up early, you'll have even the most crowded places sometimes all to yourself.

Fun Alternatives: Look for a spot perhaps a little bit away from the "main" viewing area. Even in the Grand Canyon, just a few hundred yards can mean the difference between a scrum and a relatively peaceful sunset.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 20, 2010
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