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Sedona itinerary in 3 days

Hotels

Sedona:

The Cozy Cactus Bed and Breakfast

♥♥♥

This cute and rustic bed and breakfast was very comfortable. We had a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit with a large living room and kitchen. While it's not modern, it is clean and cozy. The hosts are very friendly and knowledgeable and they serve a delicious breakfast. It also backs onto some beautiful hiking trails.

Guides and Tours

Sedona:

Noteworthy Restaurants

Sedona:

  • Elote Cafe. A bustling restaurant which is considered the best Mexican cuisine in Sedona. They don't take reservations so get there early as there are line ups.

  • Cucina Rustica. Nice Italian restaurant serving Tuscan inspired cuisine. The food was very good in a nice atmosphere with live music playing in the background.

  • Dahl and DiLuca. Italian restaurant by the same owners as Cucina Rustica. Very good Italian cuisine.

Itinerary Add-ons

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I love the desert and Arizona is a great destination to get some sun during the dreary winter months. Although we had a couple of rainy days in Sedona, we still managed to have some outdoor fun in the beautiful red rocks of Sedona - hiking, touring and exploring. 

This trip was done in combination with Scottsdale in three days.

Day 1

Afternoon

It takes approximately two-hours to drive to Sedona from Scottsdale. Unfortunately for us, it was very rainy which made it difficult to enjoy the views.

We arrived at our Bed and Breakfast, The Cozy Cactus and settled into our room. This cute and rustic bed and breakfast was very comfortable. We had a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit with a large living room and kitchen. While it's not modern, it is clean and cozy. The hosts are very friendly and knowledgeable and they serve a delicious breakfast. It also backs onto some beautiful hiking trails.

Evening

We went to the Elote Cafe for dinner - which is a bustling restaurant and considered the best Mexican cuisine in Sedona. I don't think they take a reservation so you should get there early as there are line ups.

 

 

Day 2

 

Morning

After our delicious breakfast made fresh by the owners of the Cozy Cactus, we met our tour guide for the day.

We booked a hiking tour with Sedona Red Rock Tours. Our tour guide picked us up at our hotel and we headed toward the beautiful red rocks. We did some hiking, and she pointed out the different plants and told us the history of the areas we were visiting. 

Sedona is known to be a centre of spiritual energy and has several Spiritual Vortexes (powerful energy centres). Our guide took us to a couple of these and showed us a medicine wheel as well as a buddha at the Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. She was a lovely guide and took us on trails that we would not have found on our own. Highly recommended.

Afternoon

We went for lunch and a walk through the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village in Sedona. This is a charming complex designed to look like a Mexican-style village with cobblestone paths leading to galleries, restaurants and shops. 

 

Evening

For dinner we went to Cucina Rustica, a nice Italian restaurant serving Tuscan inspired cuisine. The food was very good Italian fare in a nice atmosphere with live music playing in the background.

 

 

Day 3

Morning

This morning was a bit rainy but we decided to drive over to the Chapel of the Holy Cross, which is a Roman Catholic Cathedral up on a hill and built into the red rocks of Sedona. It was designed by Marguerite Brunswig Staude, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. We parked in a lot at the bottom of the hill and followed the path up to the cathedral. It's a stunning site.

From there we drove along Route 179, toward the town, stopping at small, private art galleries along the way.

 

Afternoon 

Since Sedona is known for its spiritual energy it is a hub for people practicing meditation, yoga, as well as psychics. We decided to have some fun and book a session with a psychic and see what the future holds. 

As the sun cleared up we drove over to an upscale resort, called Enchantment, to have lunch on their patio with stunning views of the canyons and red rocks followed by a walk around the resort and some of the trails.

Evening

We had dinner at Dahl and DiLuca Italian restaurant. 

 

 

 

Day 4

 

Morning

We departed the Cozy Cactus and headed to the Phoenix airport for our flight home.

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