Honeymoon in Sedona, AZ

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Post # 2
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Helper bee

Granted last time I was in Sedona I was a teenager, but I remember the city itself being nice but there wasn’t much to do. You’re much better off doing the nature thing, hiking, national parks, etc. Definitely hit up Slide Rock. I tore up my jeans on that thing but it was worth it.

ETA: Seriously, don’t be me. Bring a swimsuit to Slide Rock.

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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hotsytotsy :  While I haven’t been to Sedona, we just went to Arizona a few weeks ago and felt there was not a whole lot to do.  I honestly felt like Arizona is really more for the Snowbirds (which is why we down there, my parents are Snowbirds this year)  A lot of things are geared for more of an older/retired age. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

LOOOOVE Sedona. Last couple times stayed at Sedona Rouge.

There is a guy who used to work for NASA, designed his own telescope, and does “Star Tours” at night. Whatever constellations are out, he will show you up close, explain them and their travel, tell you the mythology behind their naming. He brings chairs and blankets and sometimes cocoa.

Pink Jeep Tours are fun to get up and into the rocks and take beautiful photos!!

Obviously hiking and enjoying the vortexes.

There was another thing we did once, there’s like an old west town… i forget what its called. But they put on dinner shows and have a whole town with characters in costume.

There are tons of new agey fun things to do, like get your aura photo taken, meditate/yoga in the mountains, etc.

There is definitely lots to do!

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Sugar bee

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Sassygrn :  😂🤣😂🤣 you didn’t get out much then, huh? 

Don’t listen to that, OP!! There’s ALOT to do in AZ!!! Sedona is cold this time of year. Might even be snowing. So be prepared. Slide rock will be out of the question. Oak Creek Canyon is nice, and I like visiting the shops (my favorite is the Tlaquepaque shops). Pink Jeep tours seem cheesy, but they’re pretty fun & the guides have good suggestions on hikes and places to eat. So I’d recommend that for the first day. Sorry I don’t know more about good hiking there!

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
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mrsaime :  Actually we got out quite a bit but Arizona is not my cup of tea other than differ types of cacutus.  I rather go somewhere else… 

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Sugar bee

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Sassygrn :   Not everyone likes every state!!

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I’m from Northern Arizona, and know all the little places. Are you planning on doing any day trips? Jerome is amazing. For hiking, I love the West Fork of Oak Creek. This time of year you might need to get some neoprene socks to keep your feet warm with the little creek crossings. Arcosanti is always a really interesting little detour. The Pink Jeeps are fun!! Feel feee to PM me for more info about that area! 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Oh my gosh, one of my favorite places in the world! We had an awesome breakfast at this place 

https://mesagrillsedona.com/

There were lots of really nice pulls off with incredible views that are just short walks off the road on the drive there from the town. 

https://www.mariposasedona.com

Also great with amazing views 

https://www.lauberge.com/

I am dyinnnnnng to go here, even if just for the awesome brunch. It would be an amazing place to go for a honeymoon. We stayed st the Hilton reset while we were there, though, and it ended up having really beautiful views and a pretty cool restaurant.   

ETA: we also did a couples tantric yoga class out in the desert in a yurt and it was such an intimate experience! Don’t know if you’re into that kind of stuff but if you are I’m happy to recommend! And you should schedule a couples massage- there are some amazing therapists there! 

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Busy bee

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Sassygrn :  it’s cacti. Also, you went to spend time with your retired parents. I’m sure a young couple on their honeymoon will find there is a lot to do. The state is oozing so much culture and history. You’d rather go somewhere else but OP is going to Sedona 🤷🏽‍♀️ Your comment felt a little pointless. 

I’ve never been to Sedona, OP but the views in northern AZ are breathtaking. It’s the complete opposite of NYC I hope y’all have fun. 

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peekaboobs : Right?! Seems ridiculous to write off an entire state based off a visit with older people 😂 They probably live in a retirement community 😂  There’s SO much to do in AZ, and a lot of variety. Desert, city, mountains, lakes, etc. 

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

From Sedona, places like Montezuma Castle or Tuzigoot aren’t far away. We also did a neat hike, starting in junipers and heading down the canyon until we reached the bottom; looked like an Appalachian stream made of red rock (watch for poison ivy!). It was such a neat change of climate. That’s Fossil Springs (we didn’t spit fossils)

Drive through Oak Creek Canyon to Flagstaff for further food, museums and shopping, Walnut Canyon, Sunset Crater and Wupatki. 

Mom actualky not a huge fan of Sedona itself… a bit too crowded and weird for me. But even if you feel the same, there’s so much to do all around that it really doesn’t matter. 

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