Location, Climate: Grand Canyon is one of the top tourist destinations in the United States. It is situated along the Colorado River in northern Arizona. The climate of the South Rim and North Rim area varies wherein the South is warmer than the North. Hiking may be dangerous between July and August because of the possible flash floods during those months. Book online to get big discount on Grand Canyon hotels. Brief History: Grand Canyon was inhabited by the ancient Pueblo peoples before the Christian period. Several indigenous tribes settled in the Grand Canyon area during the Christian period. The Spaniards explored Grand Canyon in 1540, but it was not successful. The Americans built a good relationship with the Grand Canyon natives during the 19th century. Events, Landmarks, Activities: Grand Canyon hosts several festivals annually, but the most significant include the Memorial Day in May, Fourth of July Parade in July, Peach Festival and Festival of Lights Boat Parade in August, and the Grand Canyon Chamber Music Festival in September. Most tourists head to the Grand Canyon National Park to enjoy the natural attractions and activities in that area. Other must-see sites in the Grand Canyon include the Grand Canyon Railway, Grand Canyon Deer Farm, Grand Canyon Rim Drive, Tusayan Museum and Ruins. Transportation: There are excellent transport facilities within the Grand Canyon National Park. For short distance trips, you can hire a taxi. Renting a car gives you the freedom to explore the area. There are buses and trains that travel to farther destinations.