It’s July and summer is now in full swing! But with all the
rules of social distancing, your family vacation might feel a bit different
this year. Instead of cancelling that yearly trip, take a trip to the outdoors!
Take a road trip to your favorite national park and see the beauty of the
National Parks that America has to offer! One of our favorites, The Grand Canyon, has just recently
opened The South Rim for 24 hours while the North Rim is now open for day use.
Mark this landmark off your bucket list this summer and collect a premium
souvenir magnet while you’re here!
Planning a trip?
The free official Grand
Canyon App (iOS or Android) from
the National Park Service provides detailed information about things to do,
lodging, campgrounds, and the many services offered throughout the park. Be
sure to download the app before you enter the park as you lose a lot of service
once inside the park! Before you plan your trip, check the status of the national parks you might want to visit here!
Beat the Crowds
Staying away from big crowds this year? Fortunately, the park
offers plenty of ways to navigate and avoid the congestion of the crowds to
make the most of your time at the park, especially during the time of COVID and
- Purchase an entrance pass in Tusayan at any
one of these locations (follow link)
- Annual and Lifetime Park Passes
- Arrive early
(by 9am) or show up later (after 4pm)
- The North Rim is harder to get to, but also more
Prepping for the
No matter where you go, it’s always important to study a bit
of the climate so you can properly prepare when you arrive. From terrain for
your automobile to what shoes you should wear, make sure you know what the
forecast looks like and the common temperatures you are likely to experience
when visiting the Grand Canyon. You can learn more about the climate of the
While some campgrounds in the park are close due to COVID
concerns, it’s also important to note that there are still available places in
other areas of the park! While it’s recommended that you make a reservation,
certain NPS camping spots are open all year long! To make a reservation, you’ll
need to choose your campground and call the National Recreation Reservation
Service at 1 (877) 444-6777, or, you can visit them online at www.recreation.gov.
Commemorate the Trip
Whether you’re an avid traveler or you’re taking the family
on a trip, don’t forget to preserve your travel memories! Pick up a “Discover
National Park Grand Canyon” magnet from our online store Classic Magnets! See other places you’ve
been? You can pick up the entire set, or,
you can purchase the parks as you visit them!