My girlfriend and I are driving from Massachusetts to the Bay Area in California next week. The purpose of the trip is that we're moving out there but we figured as long as we're close by we would like to visit the Grand Canyon. My current plan is to take the "middle rout" that avoids being up north and also not all the way down threw that big stretch of Texas.
My question is what is the best way to visit the Grand Canyon? We're not looking to make a whole day of it or anything, just find a way to swing by on our way stop on the side of the road and take it all in for a bit.
There is nothing I hate in the world as much as a tourist trap, and we're trying to keep this trip cheap.
any recommendations on how to visit quick and easy and cheap? Keeping in mind our current rout has us going west on i40. Any advice is appreciated