Sedona Journals

Week in Sedona

A March 2004 trip to Sedona by Vicki Wilson

Quote: Our week in Sedona was so relaxing. It is such a beautiful place and we had wonderful weather. We would love to spend time there again and bring our kids.

Sedona Pines Resort

Hotel | "Sedona Pines"

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Each condo is an individual unit that sits alone. There are lots of pine trees around each unit to block out the next one. There is a babbling brook that runs behind each unit that you can listen to from the bedroom. Each unit has a deck with BBQ. The bathrooms have a jacuzzi tub. They are small but the space is used very efficiently to seem larger. All the ceilings in each room are high with half-moon windows up high in every room. It is very quiet and peaceful there.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 25, 2004

Sedona Pines Resort
6701 W HWY 89A
Sedona, Arizona 86336
(928) 282-6640

Red Planet Diner

Restaurant

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This is a fun family restaurant decorated like it's from outer space. They have great burgers and salads. The waiters and waitresses were very friendly and the food was really good and low cost.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 25, 2004

Red Planet Diner
1655 West State Route 89A
Sedona, Arizona 86339
(928) 282-6070

Pietro's

Restaurant

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The service was great. The food was a little high-priced, but excellent. The portions were very large, so you can expect leftovers or split a meal between two. It is a very warm, romantic place.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 25, 2004

Pietro's
2445 West State Route 89A
Sedona, Arizona 86336
+1 928 282 2525

Oak Creek Canyon

Attraction

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Highway 89A between Flagstaff and Sedona winds through Oak Creek Canyon. It is great driving down it during the day. There is a wonderful lookout point at the start where local Native Americans sell their goods and the views are spectacular. It is only about 20 miles in distance, but most of the trip inludes many 15mph, 300-degree corners with a steep drop-off on one side. It is so beautiful as you drive down and then wind through the canyon to Sedona.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 25, 2004

Oak Creek Canyon
331 Forest Rd
Sedona, Arizona 86336
(928) 282-7722

Cathedral Rock

Attraction | "Hiking or just looking"

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Cathedral Rock is the most photographed rock formation in Sedona. All the old Western movies have this rock formation in the background. You can hike up and around it or hike through the park located beneath it with Oak Creek running through it. Fun to photograph at different times of the day.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 25, 2004

Cathedral Rock

Sedona, Arizona 86336

Chapel of the Holy Cross

Attraction | "Sight-seeing"

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Chapel Hill was amazing. It is very serene and beautiful. Lots of great opportunities for taking pictures. The history behind its building of the structure was very interesting, and the gift shop was very quaint.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 25, 2004

Chapel of the Holy Cross
780 Chapel Road (east Of State Route 179)
Sedona, Arizona 86336
(928) 282-4069

Grand Canyon National Park

Attraction | "Grand Canyon sightseeing"

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This is almost indescribable. My first impression was - there must be a God. It is so extremely beautiful and majestic. We hiked 5 miles and saw so many interesting things. The California Condors have been released in the canyon and we took video of many of them while they were resting on some rocks. We talked with some biologists who were there tracking and studying the birds and were given a lot of info about their comeback as a species. You could spend many days in the canyon sightseeing and hiking. There is so much to see. The free buses you can use inside the park are great.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 25, 2004

Grand Canyon National Park
P.o. Box 129
Grand Canyon, Arizona 86023
(928) 638-7888

Town of Jerome-National Historic Landmark

Attraction | "Sight seeing"

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Jerome has an old copper mine with a museum and park. It sits up on a mountain and the streets of the city literally wind back and forth along the side of the mountain. You can see the red rocks of Sedona and the mountains in Flagstaff from there. There are many gift shops, art shops, and antique stores to spend lots of time and money in. It was a fun day trip and only about 30 minutes from Sedona.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 25, 2004

Town of Jerome-National Historic Landmark
Top of Cleopatra Hill
Jerome, Arizona

Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village

Attraction | "Tlaquepaque"

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This is a must-see. You drive through small gates in the wall on cobblestone pavers. It contains many wonderful artist shops and unique shops that you will not find anywhere else. There are musicians playing instruments, wonderful restaurants, and lots of good picture opportunities. Very unique gifts to be found here.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 25, 2004

Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
336 State Route 179
Sedona, Arizona 85339
(928) 282-4838

About the Writer

Vicki Wilson

Vicki Wilson
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin