Oasis | Sedona, Arizona
If you find a chance to go to Arizona (regardless of any reason) definitely give Sedona a try. Although some may feel that is is mostly just "rocks" and whatnot, it is a really gorgeous place to view all the various rocks. Definitely go to the Chapel of the Holy Cross which will give you an entire view of the Sedona Rocks. It was so breathtaking in a different way that nothing in the world would be able to change how I feel about Arizona. I haven't been to Grand Canyon, but just the ability to know that the rocks are surrounding me as opposed to me looking down is really a big difference.