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Weekend Itinerary: Visiting Sedona, Arizona

Sedona is known as a mecca for spiritual enlightenment. It boasts a beautiful landscape, a vibrant arts community, and a serene vibe. Whether you want to hit the hiking trails, visit the artisan shops, or just sit and stare at the iconic red rocks while sipping some tea, Sedona is a getaway that will leave you feeling centered. Here’s how to make the most of Sedona during a weekend getaway.

Where to Stay:

Sedona’s lodging options are numerous. There are plenty of comfortable hotels in the central part of Sedona, like the Sedona Hilltop Inn or the Bell Rock Inn.

If you’re looking for lodging with more of a camp feel, just 25 minutes from Sedona is BOHO BaseCamp with several tiny houses and townhomes. The property has two saltwater hot tubs, outdoor fire pits, and a game area.  

Where to Eat:

Breakfast at the popular Coffee Pot Restaurant includes eggs Benedict, Belgian waffles, and huevos rancheros. Or fuel for your day hike with a cup of coffee, a pastry, and some snacks at Sedona’s Whole Foods Market. Dinner at the award winning Elote Café in the heart of Sedona features authentic margaritas and cuisine inspired by the markets of Mexico.

What to See:

  • Chapel of the Holy Cross is a beautiful church that sits high above the red rocks of Sedona in the Coconino National Forest. This architectural marvel was commissioned by local rancher and sculptor Marguerite Brunswig Staude.   
  • Slide Rock State Park features a natural waterslide with opportunities for swimming, fishing, hiking, nature viewing, and picnics.  
  • Visit a vortex site and learn about the swirling energies thought to be conducive to healing and meditation. 
  • On the banks of Oak Creek, visit galleries and shops at Tlaquepaque arts and shopping village. Home to 50 specialty shops, you’ll find unique art pieces, clothes, jewelry, and dining establishments. 

For more tips: Experience Sedona

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