LifeinAsia - 5:54 pm on Jan 10, 2011 (gmt 0)
Grand Canyon - disappointing for me, but we didn't go down the canyon
If you don't hike into the Canyon itself, it's probably not even worth visiting. If/when you go, you MUST hike into the Canyon. Even if you don't go all the way, go at least a few miles down the trails. It's a completely different perspective.
I also second Death Valley- had wanted to go for years and ended up going twice last year. Still need to go back for a t least a 3rd trip. Definitely visit Artist's Drive and Zabriske Point.
You Americans should be really proud of your National Park Service. They do a great job in those parks you have down there.
Yes, serious kudos for the NPS! Every time I visit a new (for me) park or revisit an old one, I am always amazed at the work they do. The NPS is about the only government agency I don't complain about. :)