The spectacular colors, views, and clear air of the Grand Canyon will give you ample reasons to agree on its designation as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Officially protected as a National Park in 1919, the Grand Canyon is home to unique flora and fauna, and is a fascinating geological site. Take in the awe-inspiring views at the South Rim and witness the work of the Colorado River, which is responsible for carving the deep canyon we see today. Give your legs and lungs a workout with a scramble on the South Kaibab or Bright Angel trails, or escape some of the crowds with an excursion to the equally scenic North Rim. For easier, kid-friendly adventures, give the Cape Royal Drive or flat Rim Trail a try. The sunset vistas from Lipan Point are justifiably famous, and early birds won’t want to miss the sunrise from Yaki Point. Grand Canyon Village provides a hub for dining and shopping in the area, and a range of historic buildings are situated close by. The Mary Colter-designed Hopi House, Lookout Studio, and Desert View Watchtower all provide appealing opportunities to escape the desert sun. Intrepid sightseers may wish to charter a flight from the Grand Canyon National Park Airport or visit the glass-bottomed Skywalk, which is operated by the Hualapai Tribe and allows you to stand directly over the canyon walls. After a long day experiencing one of America’s natural treasures, kick back in your IHG hotel and enjoy comfort, amenities, and friendly service. With so much to see in the Grand Canyon, your simplest choice for great value is to book with IHG hotels.