From Scottsdale To Sedona AZ
If you’ve had enough golfing in Scottsdale and pampering at a day spa to tide you over for a day or so and are ready to experience the beauty of Arizona in style, take a side trip away from Scottsdale and head north about 95 miles to Sedona AZ.
The red rocks of Sedona will win you over the moment you first lay eyes on them. This is a stunning landscape that mesmerizes and enchants. As you cruise through this charming town, you might experience a feeling of calm and peace. This is a spiritual place revered by many healers and spiritual guides. You’ll find Sedona a perfect place for yoga, meditation, and finding an inner harmony within your soul.
While you’re touring the area, be sure to head up to some of Sedona’s best overlooks. The Chapel of the Holy Cross is built right into the rocks overlooking the valley. From below, you’ll see the large cross that dissects the building standing guard over the town below. Wind your way up the road past the million dollar homes and you will find a beautiful example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture. This small chapel boasts one of the most breathtaking views you will find anywhere. While tourists are welcome and plentiful, you’ll find that the crowd here is a hushed one.
The Sedona Airport is a small airport on a mountaintop that offers incredible 360 degree views of Sedona. While you may not be planning to hop on a private jet, you’ll want to visit this overlook to soak in the sights and get the lay of the land.
Sedona features more than just its spectacular setting. You’ll find the town loaded with charm complete with one-of-a-kind art galleries, shopping, spas, and restaurants. Surrounding the town you’ll find fantastic hiking and adventures galore.
Coconino National Forest features extensive hiking trails and the fantastic Slide Rock, a natural waterslide that will cool you down and get your heart pumping at the same time. The Oak Creek Canyon area just north of Sedona is one of the most scenic drives you’ll find in Arizona - or America for that matter. Wind your way north to Slide Rock State Park and plan on getting wet. A natural waterfall gently traverses through the red rocks creating a natural waterslide that you can hop in and slide down into pools throughout its descent.
Indian ruins are plentiful around the area including cliff-side dwellings and the fantastic Montezuma’s Castle. Sedona is rich in history. From the early civilizations that date back as far as 8000 BC to today’s thriving New Age and spiritual mecca, Sedona continues to be history in the making.
Sedona is a place to soothe your soul and find inspiration. If you have time to spare during your vacation in Scottsdale, you owe it yourself to plan a day trip here. Even if you don’t have time to spare - make time! Sedona is that good.
Staying overnight in Sedona? Choose a Sedona Hotel.