By Tracy Greer
When most people think of Arizona, the Grand Canyon comes to mind. What they don’t realize is that it’s a four-hour drive up into the mountains to get there from Phoenix! Not really a day trip.
Known for its incredible red rock formations, Sedona has a reputation as an artistic, spiritual retreat. There is hiking, shopping, art, hiking, yoga, golf, spas, hiking and off-road touring with the Pink Jeep Tours. Oh, and hiking.
Get directions to a meditation site, visit the Chapel of the Holy Cross built into the mesa, or catch a presentation on the physics of Sedona’s famed vortexes.
But whatever you’re doing, be sure to find a good western view at about 8:30 p.m. so as to not miss the desert sunset.
The Sedona area is also home to vineyards and the self-guided Valley Verde Wine Trail, and there is no shortage of restaurants for all tastes. My personal favorite is Cafe Elote, serving amazing Mexican food inside the Kings Ransom Hotel.
If you’re staying the night you can camp, cozy up at a bed and breakfast, rent a cabin or check into one of several resorts. Be aware that prices will be at a premium in June so be sure to book early.
June 20-23: If you haven’t signed up for AWSM’s convention, don’t delay — register today.