We went to Arizona to explore the Grand Canyon. We spent the first night at Andaz Scottsdale. It's a beautiful hotel with a good restaurant. I was surprised that it is primarily a business hotel. The next morning, we drove up to Williams, Arizona. We had a great lunch at the Grand Canyon Brewing Company. The included buffet in the Grand Canyon Railway package is pretty good. I loved the pasta station and the enthusiasm the chef had in making the pasta.
The next morning, we went to the Wild West show and then boarded the train. We booked the luxury dome car. It was fantastic! The staff was great. A guitar player came through. We arrived at the Grand Canyon. We took the bus tour including lunch. Then we checked in the Maswik Lodge. It's a simple, clean hotel close to Grand Canyon village. We went to El Tovar for dinner. The setting was gorgeous. The food was average. The next morning we got up and hiked a bit of the Bright Angel trail. The elevation is no joke. We were careful not to get dehydrated. We took the train back to Williams and then drove to Scottsdale. I do not recommend take the local roads as it's quite windy. We checked into the Best Western Inn of Sedona. The shuttle driver took us to a local bar for dinner.
The next morning, we were amazed at the view right outside our window. We took the Pink Jeep tour to explore the landscape. It was a lot of fun and very bumpy. All in all - a great trip!