Howdy! Welcome back to Small Town Saturday! Today we are exploring the beautiful red rock country, Sedona, Arizona.
Did you know Sedona has been ranked as one of the most beautiful places on earth by Good Morning America? The natural beauty you are surrounded by is absolutely breathtaking. No matter what type of vacation you are looking for, Sedona has it!
When you think of Arizona you might imagine desert like lands with one season-hot. But Sedona is actually a four season destination, albeit mild. Sedona sits in the states Goldilocks Zone, 4500 above sea level, where its not too hot and not too cold. Summer is when you can expect the majority of the 18 inches of rain she receives. Sedona also receives an average of 3.5 inches of snow annually. Don’t believe me that Sedona is just right? Check out these average temperatures throughout the year:
- Winter- High 60/Low 34
- Spring-High 76/Low 45
- Summer-High 95/Low 73
- Fall-High 74/Low 48
Sedona is also centrally located. Sedona is 90 minutes north of Phoenix, 2 hours from the Grand Canyon and 30 miles south of Flagstaff. With such easy access to some of Arizona’s best, you can be sure to have the vacation of a lifetime-right here in the US!
Things to Do
So we already told you how close you are to the Grand Canyon-an absolutely MUST SEE if you ever visit Arizona, but there is so much more to do!
Sedona is the perfect destination for whatever experience you are looking for. You can have outdoor adventures, family fun, golfing, spiritual and wellness and even wineries and wine tastings!
Outdoor adventures are in for a real treat! Sedona is surrounded by 1.8 million acres of national forest land.Forests are carved by a network of trails you can hike and or bike. You can also scale Sedona’s world-famous red rocks! They offer sport routes all the way up to seriously tough aid routes. Man of the newer routes include bolts where necessary ensuring a more safe climb.
If you have an avid angler in your life, fishing is a must in Sedona! Oak Creak is one of the most beautiful classic trout streams. The stream is stocked year round with Rainbow trout, but you can also find wild Rainbows, Brown Trout and even Zone Grey.
For the ultimate wellness retreat experience the mysterious forces that are said to emanate from the red rocks; also known as Sedona’s vortexes. They are thought to swirling centers of energy that are conducive to healing, meditation and self-explorations. Many people feel inspired, recharged and/or uplifted after visiting a vortex because the are seemingly alive with energy.
You can also take advantage of Sedona’s healing therapies. Connect with psychics, massage therapists, spiritual counselors, reiki masters, life coaches and shamans! And don’t forget to visit any of the metaphysical shops, bookstores, and educational centers so you can continue your spiritual journey long after your visit to Sedona.
Where to Stay
Sedona provides just about any stay you can imagine. From hotels and resorts to bed and breakfasts, cabins and camping and RV sites you are sure to find your perfect stay.
The Arroyo Pinion Hotel is a newly renovated boutique hotel. Arroyo Pinion is also an eco-friendly hotels, in line with Sedona’s promise for sustainable tourism. Located in the west Sedona is conveniently located n the heart of Red Rock Country. Rooms come complete with 49 inch flat screen televisions with cable, a refrigerator and microwave. Some rooms even feature a whirlpool bathtub along with a fireplace and patio.
At the Sky Rock Inn, their spacious rooms are nestled into the landscape. Some of their rooms even walk out to a spectacular shared communal terrace perfect for viewing the sunrise. You can also enjoy the sunset at happy hour, or even take a yoga class right under the stars. The Sky Rock Inn is also pet friendly so you can enjoy your Sedona adventure with your best friend.
The Red Agave Adventure Resort offers two story chalets and studios with incredible views. It is the perfect resort for any adventurer. Hiking and biking trails are easily accessible from the resort. The Resort has a heated swimming pool and two hot tubs to relax your muscles after a day of hiking. In the evening, gather around the fire pit where you can meet new friends! Rooms have kitchenettes, where you can have Clark’s Market stock your chalet or studio to ensure no one goes hungry!
What Are You Waiting For?
Contact your Travel Guru today! They can help curate your perfect Sedona vacation! They can provide you with price points and even create the perfect itinerary to ensure you see all of the incredible sites you are surrounded by. For more information on Sedona, don’t forget to check out our video here. Oh, and if you need a payment plan to fund your next travel adventure-we got those too!