Stay at the Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast (from 9; thebarninn.com), and be sure to ask if there's a village festival happening nearby.
For those who travel alone, the warmth of the natives is as important as the sites.
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The children's museum has an indoor wilderness-themed playground perfect for littles who've been cooped up in the car.
And try the city's famous chili con carne, served atop spaghetti; Camp Washington Chili has dished it up since 1940.
Order the avocado pie with candied lemons—you won't regret it.
movie will be fascinated by the free dinosaur exhibit at Big Water (UT) Visitor Center.
Book a one-hour tour of the canyon; a guide is required to visit it (from ; navajotours.com).
Stay overnight at Cliff Dwellers Lodge (from ; cliffdwellerslodge.com), originally a 1920s trading post, with a delicious on-site restaurant.
It's known as a slot canyon for its narrowness (3 feet wide by 100 feet deep in spots!