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36 Hours in Sedona, Arizona

Sedona, Arizona is a destination for peace and relaxation. It is so many outdoor adventures to satisfy any traveler. I choose this location as a quick getaway to refresh and recharge my mind. This was my solo trip. It I didn’t know much about the city besides how beautiful it was. I planned nothing with this trip but just the hotel reservation. It was Great! Great People! Great Activities!

Moondance room

I love boutique hotels. I stayed at Casa Sedona Inn off the main roads of Sedona. It is in a quiet location offers mountain views in their shaded garden areas with their soothing fountains. There is an outdoor Jacuzzi and other amenities to enjoy, including an on-site restaurant that serves breakfast. The well-appointed rooms were clean and have its own distinctive character. I took the opportunity to have a glass or two if wine on my personal balcony. Customer service made the experience worth coming back for.

Once settled in, I did what any other person who likes the outdoors. HIKING!! Sedona is home to two state parks and red rock formations are breathtaking. Since I am solo, I found a short trail that has views of various desert sceneries. Upon entering, I found a local resident that gave me a quick tour and history of Sedona. It was still early but sunlight was limited. The resident recommended Pink Jeep Tours (website www.pinkjeeptourssedona.com) to explore more. It was last minute and the Broken Arrow Trail Tour was available. It was the only tour that offers four-wheeling on the red rocks. It was a fun tour. Recommend bringing cold water, a hat, sunglasses, and handkerchief to cover your mouth in dusty areas. Also, have a mental preparedness for a bumpy ride in some areas.

 

A view of Cathedral Rock

Towards the evening, I decided to explore was the main street (Route 89A) has to offer. Every block of downtown had views of Sedona’s infamous red rock formations and sculptures to reflect the local cultures. The town is full of boutique art galleries, restaurants, craftsmen shops, and healing center. I suggest visiting Divine Olive Oils & Vinegars. The oil and vinegar tasting was better than expected. Friendly staff. Sedona has multiple claimed vortexes. So, there are many local spiritual guides in town.

Entrance to chapel

The bed at the Casa Sedona Inn was heavenly. Unfortunately, I had to leave in the afternoon. The on-site restaurant breakfast options are made with local, organic ingredients. So delicious! Before I left Sedona, I stopped at the Chapel of the Holy Cross. The infrastructure was built on a hill. The views of Sedona and the many red rock formations were phenomenal. Nice ending to a quick getaway.

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