Arizona Stories and Tips

Sedona & Red Rock

Sedona Trip Photo, Arizona, United States

Sedona, Arizona, is a fascinating town that appears to have literally grown out of the crags of the red-rock mountains in north-central Arizona. About a 2-hour drive from Worldmark Bison Ranch and (I would guess) more than a hour from Phoenix, Sedona seems to be a world away.

Of all the places we visited in Arizona, Sedona was the only one where we could understand why people want to move out there. In addition to the breathtaking scenery (and vertigo-inducing angles), the influence of the local art community is visible in the homes, restaurants, and many unique shopping venues around town.

One small caveat - when you enter town, you may be tempted to stop at one of the "visitor centers" for the promised maps and reservations for jeep tours. All but one (the ONE deep in the center of town) are actually timeshare reservation centers. They do provide maps and reservations, and also appointments for a sales presentation. If you have the time and inclination, go for it. The gifts are great, and it may be just what you are looking for. If not, drive on.

We took a Pink Jeep Tour while here (we had no prior reservation - they had space and it ended up as a private tour). We had a great meal (see Vista Cantina). We loved Sedona.

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