Post # 16
I second day trips to Jerome (old mining town) and Arcosanti (hard to describe, but it’s like a futurist experimental city from the 60s that was only partially completed; people still live there and run tours of it, and I think travelers can even camp there).
Sedona itself is kind of sleepy, but beautiful for hiking. The main part of the city is fairly small, and then there are a series of strip malls throughout the area with more businesses. I’d recommend the Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, which is a cute complex of shops and restaurants in the center of town. There are also a lot of spa resort places around Sedona – from very high end spas to more normal ones – if you want to spend a day or part of a day getting massages and relaxing.
For local food, some of the best tamales I’ve ever had were from a little casual spot in Sedona called Tamaliza. It’s nothing fancy but it’s delicious.
Post # 17
Eh don’t worry about Sassygrn
. I’m pumped about this trip! This pink jeep thing really keeps popping up everywhere! Im totally in!
Post # 18
Honey, I was looking for recommendations on things to do, not people’s opinions on whether they liked the state or not. Unless you have suggestions, I don’t think this is the thread for you. It was a pretty straight forward post.
Post # 19
I keep hearing about Jerome, so now its on my radar of things to do. I’m in the sourcing stage right now of finding whats’s out there, then going to make plans soon. I would love any notes on what people who live around there do for fun/dining/etc.
Post # 20
We rented an AirbNb thats near Indian Gardens Cafe. All those link you posted are super helpful, thanks so much! I’m not really sure what tantric yoga is, but I will certainly look into it. I know Sedona is a very spiritual place, and we are looking to dive into that!
Post # 22
I will be on the look out for ivy! I keep hearing about Oak Creek too, so I’ll have to check that out more. What level would you say these hikes are?
Post # 23
- Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle
Definitely go see this church built into the red rock. The view is amazing! Sedona is beautiful, have a great time!
Post # 24
Oak Creek is a drive, actually. It goes from Sedona to Flagstaff and Slide Rock is en route. The other hike was long but I don’t recall it being difficult. I’m no professional hiker here. And regarding Jerome, there isn’t a lot there – we just walked up and down town and then left for other things. It’s a mining town that became a ghost town that became an artist community, in essence. Quirky stores, don’t recall the restaurants at all. Not a big place, right on the side of a mountain – really dumb place to build. For fun, look up BareNakedLadies Jerome… I don’t know why they were ever there, but they wrote a song about it and it’s spot on.
Post # 25
Wow, lots of bad info here. Oak Creek is not just a drive. It’s also a canyon. Beautiful & easy hiking!!
Post # 26
I’m actually surprised at some of these comments because I LOVE Sedona and am actually planning a trip to go back. I find it magical. Look up all of the vortexes, beautiful hikes and views from each one. There are a few restaurants downtown that are amazing, and surprisingly a pizza place also downtown had great food.
We actually spent a day trip and drove to the Grand Canyon which I highly recommend if you have never been there before.
There are many local artists that make beautiful work so stopping in the galleries is nice as well.