It’s no surprise that in addition to being designated as an International Dark Sky Park, the Grand Canyon was named one of the World’s Best National Parks by Travel + Leisure. But visiting by day is just half the adventure. With a remote location far from light pollution and grounds open 24 hours a day, this iconic park is ideal for stargazing. You might even be lucky enough to have a front-row seat to one of three highly anticipated meteor showers: Quadrantids (January), Perseids (July/August), or Geminids (December).

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An exterior of the Under Canvas Grand Canyon hotel, a large tent-style accommodation with a peek inside the common area.



Operating April 17 - Oct. 28, 2024, the accommodations here, sprawled across 160 acres of forest, exalt glamping to the next level. Choose between three different styles of tent accommodations, including grand suites, with all the tents boasting private bathrooms with spa-level products. And where else can you tie back your tent flaps and sleep in a cushy bed in full view of the night sky? In fact, for stargazing trips, Under Canvas is especially perfect. You can lounge in a luxe setting that’s free of the light pollution of most hotels — and just about anywhere on Earth. Spend a day in the Grand Canyon, with the South Rim entrance about 25 minutes away, and then toast the day (and some marshmallows) at your wood-burning stove.
The rustic, desert-style interior of a hotel suite at El Porta Sedona hotel.



The name of this boutique hotel is especially fitting, as it’s a gateway to a different time. The low buildings and the gorgeous adobe walls draw their inspiration from historical haciendas, with the hotel imagined as a luxe Sedona inn from 1900. But that’s not to say you’re skimping on luxury, as the El Portal earned the coveted AAA Four Diamond designation for its upscale amenities and service. The 12 spacious and posh suites boast fireplaces, private entrances, and balconies to soak in the sweeping vistas. With whirlpool baths and fireplaces, the atmosphere is especially inviting for romantic getaways, and the highlight of your trip might be evenings in the moody and vine-wrapped courtyard.


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