If ever there was a must-do holiday excursion, the Grand Canyon, Arizona must be it. And there is no shortage of people aching to take you there be it to get married, drink champagne in a wigwam or whatever.
We opted to fly from Las Vegas on a small fixed wing plane, drop down to the canyon floor by helicopter, take a boat along the Colorado River, helicopter back up and then take a coach trip around the sites with All Las Vegas Tours. All incredible value at just $289.99 each (and they throw in lunch). Other options include driving off road in a Hummer through a 1,000 year old Joshua Tree forest, but that seemed a little excessive.
The Grand Canyon itself was snow capped when we turned up, which made it all the prettier and there are fly-bys of Boulder City and the Hoover Dam, which provides Las Vegas with its emission free electricity.