The friendly little town of Tusayan, situated 1 mile south of the park's South Entrance along Hwy 64, is basically a half-mile strip of hotels and restaurants. The National Geographic Visitor Center & IMAX Theater is a good place to regroup– and buy your park tickets – before arriving at the South Entrance. In summer, you can catch the Tusayan shuttle from here into the park.
As you drive into Tusayan from the south, you'll pass the airport. The southernmost hotels are the Best Western Grand Canyon Squire Inn on your left and the Grand Hotel on your right. In quick succession are Seven Mile Lodge, Red Feather Lodge and the National Geographic Visitor Center & IMAX Theater, all bordering the west side of Hwy 64. We Cook Pizza & Pasta and Sophie's Mexican Kitchen are across Hwy 64, just south of Grand Canyon Camper Village.