ANTELOPE CANYON WALKING TOUR
Antelope Canyon has been on my bucket list for years! I am so mad at myself that it has taken me so long to visit Antelope Canyon, considering that I live only 4 hrs away. O well, better late than never!
There are two different parts of the canyon available for walking tours, Upper Antelope Canyon, and Lower Antelope Canyon. After lots of research, I decide Upper Antelope Canyon would be a better choice for our group. My family and I booked an 8:00am tour through https://www.antelopecanyon.com/sightseers-tour/. In my opinion, the tour was so crowded, it almost felt like they were herding cattle. Our guide encouraged us to take pictures of the canyon itself, but every time I wanted to be in the picture, she looked stressed and irritated. If I were to go again, I’d splurge and book the Photography tour. https://www.antelopecanyon.com/photographic-tour-2/ Aside from being claustrophobic, Antelope Canyon really is breathtaking, and is something everyone should see at least once during their lifetime!
ANTELOPE CANYON BOAT TOUR
Many people do not know that Antelope Canyon can also be viewed by boat! I love the boat tour option, because I found it more relaxing than the walking tour. I booked the 9am Canyon Adventure Boat Tour with https://www.lakepowell.com/things-to-do/boat-tours/canyon-adventure-boat-tour/. The tour was $80 and was 2 and a half hours long. What a deal! The tour took us to the Glen Canyon Dam, Antelope Canyon, Navajo Canyon and Castle Rock. The only disadvantage is, the canyon is not as narrow, so you won’t get nearly as good of pictures as you would on the walking tour. It’s still beautiful, just a different kind of beautiful, if you know what I mean?
I’ve seen so many pictures of Horseshoe Bend on Instagram and all over the internet, but honestly those pictures don’t do it justice. Horseshoe Bend is so big, it is very difficult to fit all of it in the picture (without special lenses). It was pretty crowded, but unlike Antelope Canyon, there is enough room to take lots of pictures, and enjoy viewing the canyon in a peaceful manner. Be prepared for a short hike to and from the canyon’s view point. It is 1.5 miles round trip, but it’s worth it!
Food is my favorite subject to talk about because lets be honest, who doesn’t love food?!
EL Tapatio Mexican Restaurant– My family and I ate here our first night. The food was decent, but nothing to write home about. There are so many delicious Mexican food restaurants in Phoenix that I’m used to, so poor El Tapatio didn’t stand a chance. http://tapatiorestaurants.com/
Driftwood Lounge- I ate lunch here after booking my boat tour at the Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas (located in the same building). Driftwood has tasty cocktails and serves a variety of pub/lounge food. The restaurant has big windows with views of gorgeous Lake Powell. The servers bring the food out on a covered tray, which gives the restaurant a more upscale vibe. The food was very delicious. I recommend the Eggplant Parm Hoagie with fries. https://www.lakepowell.com/lodging/dining/driftwood-lounge/
Big John’s Texas BBQ– I highly recommend eating at Big John’s Texas BBQ. The food is delicious and reasonably priced. There was a country band playing, and a dance floor available for guests to two step if they wanted. Big John’s has a strong Texas vibe, that I absolutely love! http://bigjohnstexasbbq.com/
If you are not renting a house boat, Airbnb is the way to go, while staying in Page. I loved the Airbnb house my family and I stayed at. The house was clean for the most part. There was a couple stains on the carpet, but it wasn’t a deal breaker. I instantly felt at home in this house. Check it out right here https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/18626953?location=Page%2C%20AZ&adults=6&children=0&infants=0&check_in=2018-12-13&check_out=2018-12-14&s=6KRLZx0F