Bryce Canyon is a great national park to explore because you can go through and see its stunning vistas in four hours or four days and still never get enough. When you are after a break, Bryce Canyon is the perfect option, especially for those that love the outdoors. There are so many hikes that you can partake in, from easy walks to multi-day backcountry hikes.
Enjoying a great weekend in Bryce Canyon is easy, given how much there is to see and do, so follow our guide to help take the planning stress out of the equation. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the canyon.
The Best Places to Stay in Bryce Canyon
There are some great places for you to stay during your weekend in Bryce Canyon.
Camping and RVs
If you want to enjoy the open wilderness, then camping is definitely the way to go. For $20 a night, you can reserve a tent site, and for $30 per night, you can reserve an RV spot at the campsite. If you are looking for more established accommodation options, then there is a rustic lodge, which is operated by the park, that offers cozy cabins and suites within easy distance of everything you can do in Bryce Canyon.
Hotels and Lodges
Outside of the park, there are many great options to enjoy your stay, from Ruby’s Inn and The Grand to Bryce Canyon Pines and Stone Canyon Inn. These hotels offer great amenities for those looking for a luxurious stay in the area.
The Best Places to Eat
You have a lot of great options when it comes to dining in Bryce Canyon. Enjoying a homemade fireside meal is always recommended, but when you want to just enjoy a sit-down meal you have great choices including:
- Cowboy’s Buffet & Steak Room
- The Pines Restaurant
- Canyon Diner
The Best Places to Shop
The two biggest places you are going to want to shop at are Old Bryce Town and Ruby’s Inn General Store. These old western-style shops have everything you need to stock up for cooking at the campgrounds.
The Best Vistas in Bryce Canyon
You can actually drive to many of the best viewpoints in Bryce Canyon, so while you should absolutely go on a few hikes, you don’t need to tire yourself out trying to race to see them all in one weekend. To help you narrow your focus further, try to see these views on your trip above all else:
- Sunrise and Sunset View Points
- Farview Point
- Rainbow and Yovimpa Points
- Bryce Point
- Natural Bridge
The Best Activities in Bryce Canyon
There is a lot to enjoy about Bryce Canyon, but honestly, the best thing you will do is simply sit and take in the otherworldly views of sights like the Bryce Amphitheater. That’s why on your weekend trip to Bryce you will want to try to consider:
- Horseback Riding
These are three great ways to see the canyons up close, so head on out and remember to take your time (and plenty of water). Photos are encouraged, just don’t get too close to the edge!