Sedona is a travelers delight. Its sunny skies, incredible scenery, local artist colonies and laidback vibe make it the perfect place to escape the chaos of daily life, recoup and recharge. Whether it’s taking it easy on the city streets or tackling the challenge of one of Red Rock National Park’s steep ascents, three days in this stunning southwest town will rejuvenate even the most stressed-out travelers.
Hike the Hills
Spend a day navigating the challenging 2,000 vertical-feet ascent of Sedona’s Mt. Wilson. Its rugged trails are lined with unique wildflowers and lead to stunning views that are truly worth the exertion. Travelers can catch their breath while they take in some of the area’s most impressive landscapes. Visitors warn this moderate climb will keep even the most experienced hiker on his toes, but a trip to the top of Mt. Wilson will offer unmatched photo ops and surely create lasting memories of the area’s great outdoors.
Shop the Shop
After a strenuous day tuck into the relaxing, laid back vibe of Tlaquepaque. This popular shopping destination is home to some of the area’s most unique finds. Visitors can wander the shops, tuck into a fresh and healthy lunch, then spend some time talking with local artisans at work in their studios. Tlaquepaque is the perfect place to get a taste of Sedona culture and to pick up hard-to-find and one-of-a-kind handcrafted mementos.
Explore the Red Rocks
The hike to the top of Mt Wilson may give travelers a taste of Sedona’s scenic red rocks, but visitors and locals both agree there’s still plenty more to take in on a trip to this southwest destination. Whether it’s checking out Snoopy Rock or taking in the impressive views from Oak Creek Vista, a day spent driving, walking and wandering through the countryside and Red Rocks National Park is a perfect way to round out any trip to Sedona.