I have not yet been, but in planning my trip for 2012, Sedona and environs jumped to the top of my list. In fact I'm looking forward more to Sedona than GCNP! That says something given that before I started researching, I wasn't going to Sedona at all!
Lodging hardest to get at GCNP. Check http://www.grandcanyonlodges.com but also call them 888.297.2757 as availability is likely tight for May 2011.
In the area: Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff; Walnut Canyon Natl Mon, Flagstaff, unusual cliffhouse ruins; Wupatki NM, N of Flagstaff, native pueblo ruins; Sunset Crater NM, N of Flagstaff, volcano; Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff; Jerome, S of Sedona, interesting old mining town on side of mountain; Tuzigoot, S of Sedona, native pueblo ruin.
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Start by booking your lodging at the Grand Canyon, inside the park if possible. There are six lodges there, and I just checked and found scattered availablity of rooms at midweek in early May: Maswik Lodge, May 4-7 (3 nights available); Yavapai, May 10-12 (2 nights available). There are likely others. You can check on the webiste at
www.grandcanyonlodges.com but it you don't see anything there give them a call.
Two nights at the Grand Canyon would be good; you could spent the rest at Sedona and maybe a night or 2 at Page.
But start with the Grand Canyon as lodging there is the hardest to find. It is well worth staying inside the park. I was actually sprprised that there is anyting available, as they usually book up nearly a near in advance.
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