We arrived in AZ around 7pm from Santa Fe, and left the next morning so I can’t exactly call this #adayin, BUT we were able to see the beautiful red rocky mountains and stop by a great juice shop on our way out! Not to mention staying at an amazing hotel. I think Kimpton hotels have officially made it to the top of my favorites list of hotels i’ve stayed at. Every single location is incredible and so well tailored to the cities they are set in.
Besides the scorching heat, Sedona was something special and I’m glad I don’t live too too far because another road-trip/long weekend getaway is definitely in order.
Where we stayed: Amara Resort & Spa We went night swimming under the stars with some friendly visits from the local bats…more cute than scary!
Where we ate: Dinner was leftover road trip snacks but the next morning after working out we headed downstairs and ate breakfast at the hotel. Great omelettes and they even serve fresh green juices! We ended up at this juice shop to grab some goods for the road. It was so cute and so up my alley! Not to mention having all the on-trend juices/wellness powders/nut milks and great cold brew! Their packaging and entire layout/design was perfect.
What we saw: If I had to choose my favorite part of Sedona, I’d have to put the drive in within the top 3 on that list. Coming from Santa Fe, we took the scenic 89A route around dusk time and wowwwww. That time of the day, with that light and the way it hit those red red rocks was somethin’ else.
Before we headed out the next day, I’d heard about the amazing views from their local airport, which at first sounded weird but everyone seemed to rave about it, so we decided to check it out. And let me tell ya, it was very much worth it. You just drive up a road, park in the gravel lot, walk a few feet to the lookout and there it is! So for anyone not up for a hike it’s perfect.
P.S. I got a lot of my Sedona tips and recommendations from this article. So many other places I need to come back and see!