Post # 1
Going on my official honeymoon to Sedona, AZ, and I need your suggestions as to what to see, do, taste, and all experiences! We are going at the end of February. My husband and I love hiking and biking, but are novices, love trying new local/traditional food, and not so much into the city life. We would love to do a day in the city itself, but are more focused on nature and relaxation.
All fo your help is super appreciated!
Post # 2
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.
Post # 3
Haha suggestion noted! Not too sure it’ll be warm enough for water activities, but will have a suit in tow, just in case!
Post # 4
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
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!
Post # 6
My husband and I live in “the city that never sleeps”, so were not concerned with having less to do! Actually it sounds pretty great! What we don’t get a lot of in NYC is nature, and air, and silence, so we are going to indulge! Where in Arizona did you go and what did you do?
Post # 7
The star tours sounds amazing! I will have to look into that. I keep hearing about Pink Jeep Tours too. If you remember the name of the old west town, please let me know. That sounds like a silly fun evening!
Post # 8
😂🤣😂🤣 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
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…
Post # 10
Not everyone likes every state!!
Post # 11
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
Oh my gosh, one of my favorite places in the world! We had an awesome breakfast at this place
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.
Also great with amazing views
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!
Post # 13
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.
Post # 14
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
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.