FYI, just had the best short vacation. I had a conference in Vegas Monday-Wednesday so decided to take my sons along. It was an awesome time and thought some others might enjoy similar: Flew into Phoenix on Thursday, got a rental car (to be dropped off in Vegas) for $50 after putting on ~ 1,000 miles Drove to Sedona after making a quick stop at Montezuma's Castle. Hiked two days in Sedona...Arizona Checked out Meteor Crater, which is the largest impact crater in the world (?). On the way, saw three dudes skate boarding at 40 mph coming the other direction down a hill on a windy road in Oak Canyon. Instead of driving back to Flagstaff and going up to the Grand Canyon, we drove East and up through Hopi reservation country (route 87 and 264 to Tuba City). This was surprisingly scenic with some awesome vistas and a great learning experience. We then entered Grand Canyon from the East, stopping at a few places along the way. We did the GC, then drove down to Williams for the night. Next morning, we drove the 3.5 hours through Kingman and Boulder City to the Hoover Dam. Again, awesome vistas and views all along the way. Not unusual to drive 50 miles see nobody and nothing. We then did the Hoover Dam (passing lake Meade). I dropped off the rental car ($90 after all of the add ons) and checked into the Cosmo on the strip. My two millennial son's realized, as we took an uber from the airport car rental to the Cosmopolitan, that we never turned on the radio all week. We hit Phoenix at 10:30am on Thursday and checked into the Cosmo at 6pm on Sunday. Sedona, $300. Car rental, $90. Grand Canyon, $400....ten hours in the car with two grown sons, priceless.