Frommer's lists exact prices in the local currency. However, rates fluctuate, so before departing consult a currency exchange website such as www.oanda.com/currency/converter to check up-to-the-minute rates.
Most places of business accept credit cards, and ATMs are common throughout the gateway towns. There are only a couple ATMs within Grand Canyon National Park, however.
The two ATMs on the South Rim are at Chase Bank, in Market Plaza next to the Canyon Village Marketplace, and at Maswik Lodge. Both charge a $2 fee for non-Chase bank users. On the North Rim, an ATM is available at the General Store and in the Roughrider Saloon at Grand Canyon Lodge. Due to the limited availability of ATMs, it is best to make sure you have sufficient cash on you before arriving at the park.
Credit cards are widely accepted in and around the Grand Canyon. Beware of hidden credit-card fees while traveling. International visitors should check with their credit or debit card issuer to see what fees, if any, will be charged for overseas transactions. Recent reform legislation in the U.S., for example, has curbed some exploitative lending practices. But many banks have responded by increasing fees in other areas, including fees for customers who use credit and debit cards while out of the country -- even if those charges were made in U.S. dollars. Fees can amount to 3% or more of the purchase price. Check with your bank before departing to avoid any surprise charges on your statement.
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What Things Cost in the Grand Canyon (in US$)
Prices in and around the Grand Canyon tend to be very reasonable compared with many destinations in the United States. The National Park Service mandates that its concessionaires keep prices down so ordinary citizens from across the United Sates and abroad can come enjoy this magnificent place without depleting their savings accounts. Prices are moderate at most lodging and dining facilities within the park and at many of the gateway towns listed in this guide; an exception is Tusayan, which has expensive gas and food.
Taxi from Grand Canyon Village to Tusayan 10.00
-- (1 or 2 adults)
Mule day trip to the Abyss 121.00
7-day park admission (per car) 25.00
Deluxe room at El Tovar Hotel (expensive) 273.00
West room at Yavapai Lodge (moderate) 114.00
Room at Hotel Weatherford (inexpensive) 89.00
Site at Grand Canyon Trailer Village 35.00
Three-course dinner for one without wine, moderate 20.00-30.00
Bottle of beer 5.00
Cup of coffee 1.50-3.00
1 gallon of gas 4.00
Admission to most museums 10.00
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.