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When you think of the perfect racecation, what do you think of? Great scenery, adventure, great dining, wineries? Sedona has it ALL!
You obviously already know that it goes above and beyond in the scenery department. Jaw dropping vistas with red rocks in cool formations. Throw in a quaint creek running through town, and come on! I can’t take much more beauty.
It would be a shame to come up to Red Rock country and not go hiking. There are dozens of trails from easy/family friendly to technical and challenging. Or you could take a signature Pink Jeep tour through the rugged beauty of the rocks. Or horseback riding! We chose to go hiking after the 10k last year at Cathedral Rock. There were stairs in some sections, flat in some sections, and just incredible to see. We may go back to the same spot or check out a new one. We just stopped in the tourism office on the main road. They were very helpful with recommendations!
Sedona has a number of fine dining restaurants with world renowned chefs as well as casual fun places. Last year we had seen a few restaurants featured on the PBS show “check please”. They featured Elote and Page Springs Winery. We went to both! Elote is a gourmet southwestern restaurant and it is out of this world! There are number of wineries within a 30 minute drive from Sedona. We visited Page Springs winery for dinner/drinks. It was off season, so there is no lush greenery, but still a cool atmosphere. Lots of unique local wines to sample and flatbread pizzas to eat. Yum! I wonder what kind of trouble we will get into this time??!
Sedona is a tourist destination, so there is no shortage of cool souvenirs to shop for! One of the biggest places to shop is Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village (easy for me to say, right)? It has a collection of unique shops and restaurants in a picturesque setting by the creek.
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Hi, I'm Emily! I'm an avid runner in Arizona with a passion for travel and racing around the country!