Sedona is only a 2 hr drive from Phoenix, so I visit quite regularly. It’s the perfect getaway to escape the heat for a weekend, while exploring fantastic views of the red rocks. Here is a list of my top 10 favorite things to do while visiting Sedona!
EAT DELICIOUS MEXICAN FOOD– Every time I visit Sedona, I am always down to try a new Mexican restaurant. My Fiancé and I, ate at 89 Agave Cantina last time we were there. The Funky Cacti (prickly pear) margarita was delicious. 89 Agave is also known for their guacamole. We tasted their fruit guac. which included pomegranate seeds, mangoes and almonds. We both agreed it was probably the best guacamole we’ve ever had! https://www.89agave.com/
DEVILS BRIDGE HIKE- Devils Bridge is my favorite hike in Sedona. It’s 4.2 miles long, so it can be a bit time consuming if you have a lot planned during your Sedona stay. But the view of the bridge is worth it!
BRUNCH– Back to food! I love a good brunch spot. During my most recent trip, I came across the cutest restaurant called Pump House Station. The decor was a rustic farmhouse theme. The restaurant had a nice patio as well. The coffee and food was delicious and reasonably priced. http://pumphousestation.com/
PINK JEEP TOUR– The Pink Jeep tour is so much fun! The views I saw during the tour was unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. The jeep takes you up close and personal with iconic rock formations. My Fiance and I went on their most popular tour called, Broken Arrow. https://www.pinkadventuretours.com/tours/sedona-tours
EXPLORE UPTOWN SEDONA- Every time I go to Sedona, I always find time to walk around Uptown. It’s always fun to get some ice cream, check out the souvenir and art shops, while observing the beautiful red rocks.
GET A PALM READING- Sedona is a very spiritual town, so you will see psychic businesses, and Vortex tours almost everywhere you turn. I’m not saying you should get a reading every time you visit Sedona. However, I find it interesting to get a couple readings a few years apart from each other, so you can compare. I had a reading done about 7 years ago and it was interesting to see what they were right about, and where they steered me wrong.
TLAQUEPAQUE– Tlaquepaque reminds me of that scene from Beauty and the Beast, when Belle is walking around the town singing Bonjour to everyone. Tlaquepaque is the cutest outdoor market featuring several art galleries, beautiful fountains, decorative arches and cobblestone paths. https://www.tlaq.com/
PAGE SPRINGS CELLARS- Page Springs Cellars is probably the most beautiful vineyard I have ever been to. It’s just 15 miles south of Sedona in Cornville. I like to sit on the patio while observing the gorgeous vineyard, and explore the creek on their property. Their wine selection is top notch! They also serve delicious salads, sandwiches and pizza, so you don’t have to worry about drinking on an empty stomach. http://pagespringscellars.com/
CHAPEL OF THE HOLY CROSS- Chapel of the Holy Cross is on the way back to Phoenix, so this is usually the last place to see on my itinerary. This is the only church I’ve seen built into a rock, which makes it very unique. I’ve been inside the Church once. It’s not that much different from any other catholic church, other than having a small gift shop inside. https://chapeloftheholycross.com/
SLIDE ROCK STATE PARK- In my opinion Slide Rock can be a tourist trap, so I don’t go there every time I’m in Sedona. However, it’s worth visiting a couple of times, especially if you have kids! https://azstateparks.com/