Last weekend, Michael and I escaped to Sedona for a little R&R. It was the perfect getaway to recharge and disconnect. For being a pretty small town, there’s quite a bit to do in Sedona and its surrounding areas, but here are my three favorite things…
You can’t mention Sedona without hiking; the two are pretty much synonymous, and there’s no shortage of trails amongst the red rocks. Luckily, that also means there are hikes for just about every skill level, including many that are family and pet friendly. And the views, seriously!
In addition, Sedona is home to numerous vortex sites, and while these energy centers are hard to explain, I can attest to the feeling you get when you’re at one. It’s incredibly interesting and leaves you with an overall positive/uplifted feeling. I highly recommend selecting at least one hike that will allow you to experience a vortex!
2. Take a Day Trip to Jerome
If you caught my casual kimono look earlier this week, you may have an idea just how much I love the quirky little town of Jerome. Seriously, it’s one of my favorite places period! In addition to being home to a variety of wine tasting rooms, it’s filled with tasty little restaurants, interesting and artsy shops…and it’s apparently haunted.
This old copper mining town does have a pretty eerie vibe, especially at night, and it definitely lives up to its reputation as a bit of a ghost town. Only about 450 people live in Jerome, but because of its proximity to Sedona (it’s about 30 minutes away), it does get quite a few tourists. It’s definitely worth the drive up the mountain!
3. Visit Arizona’s Many Wineries
Perhaps you’re seeing a trend here: I love wine. And surprisingly to a lot of people, Arizona is home to many vineyards and wineries, most of which exist in the Sedona area. While you can taste many of Arizona’s best wines while in Jerome, there’s also an opportunity to visit the wineries themselves throughout Arizona’s Verde Valley. There are six wineries total, so be sure to plan to visit a few! They include Alcantara Vineyards, Chateau Tumbleweed, Clear Creek Winery, Javelina Leap Vineyards, Page Springs Cellars and Oak Creek Vineyards.
Have you visited Sedona? If so, what are your favorite things to do there?