Since the Grand Canyon's high season is in the summer, many people do not consider it a New Year's Eve destination. However, the El Tovar hotel, located right on the rim of the Grand Canyon, is the one place where you can spend a unique and spectacular New Year's Eve overlooking one of the world's most exquisite natural wonders. The El Tovar's New Year's Eve package starts at $140 per person and includes a hotel room, a gourmet four-course dinner and complimentary champagne, and a night of revelry and dancing complete with live big band music.
The South Rim of the canyon, where the hotel is located, is open all year to visitors. Before or after the New Year's celebration, take a trip down to the actual Grand Canyon National Park. At 7000 feet above sea level, the South Rim will be cold, but not excruciatingly so. In fact, looking out over the snowy wintertime canyon is an experience worlds away from seeing the canyon at the crowded park during the summer. A wintertime visit to the Grand Canyon can be an unusual, peaceful, and undeniably unique experience. Please contact the El Tovar hotel about this year's New Year's celebration - rooms do book up far in advance, so reserve early.