Life has always been a busy proposition. Life in 2017 isn’t necessarily busier than in past generations but finding the time to disconnect and relax is becoming more difficult. The devices we carry and the apps we download to help order every minute of every day keep our minds focused on “what’s next”. It begins from the time our smart phones wake us in the morning to the reminder that it is time to relax and prepare to go to bed. While the devices we possess and the apps we download help us order our days, keep in touch with friends and family, they also keep our lives in constant motion.
Do you long for a break? Do you want to get away for a few days? Are you longing to unplug, relax and renew your spirit, recharge your body? Sedona, Arizona is the perfect getaway for those living in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Just two hours north of Phoenix you will feel as if you’ve travelled much further afield. Majestic red rock formations rise from the lush valley floor to greet you. The contrast of green juniper and pine trees, deep red rocks and blue sky immediately melt away the stress. A magical peace that many experience but it is a peace that defies description.
Visiting can be as simple as camping in Oak Creek Canyon in the warmer weather, enjoy a luxury hotel such as L’Auberge or book a stay at Sun Cliff.
Enjoy the sounds of Oak Creek as it meanders past the numerous campgrounds or take advantage of the many hiking trails in the area. Garland’s Indian Garden and Market is a must if you chose to spend time in the canyon. Breakfasft and lunch is served in a historic location.
Many visitors find relaxation in outdoor adventure. Choose a guided Pink Jeep tour into the red rocks or rent a MYE Jeep and make your own expedition. Rent a trail bike from Trail Sports and explore the numerous trails on your own or book a guided street bike adventure with Self Propelled Tours. Fly high in a balloon in the early morning hours or let Guidance Air take you on a helicopter tour through the red rock canyons.
Sedona is the perfect destination for spontaneous exploring. Wine enthusiasts can explore wineries along the Verde Valley Wine trail, stop for a lovely lunch along the creek at Up The Creek Café. Tlaquepaque and the Uptown Art district provide opportunities for discovering local artists. Journey a bit further to discover Jerome, an old copper mining town with incredible mountain top views of the valley below. Enjoy the local art galleries and dining options. Visit Montezuma’s Castle or Tuzigoot National Monument, ancient ruins of the Native Americans that lived along Oak Creek and Verde River. Return from your explorations to enjoy a customized massage at A Spa for You Sedona or book a session at your hotel spa before you head out for the day.
End your day with numerous fine dining options. Mariposa Latin Grill astounds guests with their expansive red rock views. The Hudson, at Hillside Shopping Center, is nestled among art galleries and provides amazing food in a chic urban atmosphere. Elote’s chef Jess Schmedstead will please with his unique Mexican cuisine. Rene at Tlaquepaque provides visitors a quiet, romantic dining experience. Cress at L’Auberge provides romantic Creekside dining for the discerning guest.
Looking for something a bit more casual? Picazzo’s Organic Kitchen is a popular destination for locals as well as visitors. Gourmet pizza and salads at Pisa Lisa are the talk of the town. Enjoy dining and live music at Vino de Sedona or Sound Bites grill. Whole Foods offers a hot and cold food bar if you just want to go back to your accommodations and relax.
Whether escaping for adventure, romance or relaxation why not consider Sun Cliff, Sedona’s only luxury resort for two. Situated on 24 private acres, Sun Cliff offers unparalled Cathedral Rock views.
Spending a weekend getaway at Sun Cliff will provide you with the break you need and deserve. The magical views and peaceful ambiance will have you returning again and again.