The spectacular red rock formations of Sedona, Arizona represent the city as a natural beauty while its man-made enhancements flood the town with eclectic attractions. There is something for every traveler in this unique Southwestern town, where simply existing against the picturesque backdrop is worth the journey. Hiking is the perfect way to be immersed in all of Sedona’s splendor. There are plenty of hiking trails at all levels of difficulty, and many of them start at the edge of town, so long drives to escape the city are not necessary. The region can also be explored via horseback, bike, Jeep, or even balloon ride. The mild climate allows participation in these activities year-round.
For those that wish for some mind-body healing, holistic or not, Sedona offers an abundance of luxurious spas. Some are situated in hotels while others are standalone, and the standard treatments such as massages, facials, and mud wraps are available along with many specialty treatments unique to the desert. For a more exceptional encounter, many spas recommend outdoor treatment areas to meld the relaxation with the calming scenery. Some of Arizona’s best menus are found in Sedona’s large collection of independently-owned restaurants. For quick bites, the streets are loaded with small bistros, bakeries, and specialty food shops.Sedona’s four main Vortex locations are a rare spiritual treat, surging energy through the area. This uplifting power makes these sites the ultimate destination for yoga, meditation, and just experiencing a new sensation. This energy can be experienced anywhere in the vicinity, from the base to the peak, and has attracted many holistic services to Sedona. Psychics, reiki practitioners, and dedicated yogis are just a small sampling of the alternative healers available.
The gourmet dining scene includes nearly every type of cuisine, and outdoor seating is abundant to enjoy the views while satisfying each delicious craving. Several local wineries and vineyards offer tastings, and the wines are also served at the popular eateries around town. Sedona is an artsy city, and it shows in its boutiques, art galleries, and festivals. Instead of tacky souvenirs, one-of-a-kind handmade items fill the store shelves. Native American crafts are popular, as are pieces related to the ever-so-popular holistic healing methods. The art is quirky and comes in every form from photographs to musical instruments.
The Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village is an excellent shopping stop, not only for its wares, but also for its romantic replication of Guadalajara, Mexico. Lodging in Sedona consists of the usual RV parks, hotels, and motels, but the city shines when it comes to spa resorts and bed and breakfasts. Most of these accommodations are surrounded by Sedona’s natural environment, so views may be of lush greenery, flowing streams, or the town’s signature red rocks. The resort amenities are endless, and the bed and breakfasts are quaint with attentive and personalized service.
As one of the most beautiful locales in the world, Sedona is a place to just be. With its distinct twist on city life and large expanse of breathtaking land to explore, it is a wonderful getaway for both relaxation and adventure.
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