Hello associates! How’s the week going? I hope you’re having a stunning morning. We’re again on the town after a magical lengthy weekend in Sedona. Sedona is considered one of my favourite spots in the entire world, and I’m all the time grateful for the chance to get away and revel in some picturesque hikes and adventures with the fam. It was our first time taking Maisey on trip with us and he or she was an enormous fan. I believe she’s satisfied that each automotive experience is an epic journey.
(Her first puppaccino and he or she was into.it.)
We left on Friday morning and site visitors.was.insane. Normally it could possibly get fairly congested, however this was next-level unhealthy. As a substitute of taking 3 hours and 45 min to get there, it took 8 1/2 hours! AHHHHH. The women are journey champions however we have been all SO able to get out of the automotive. We picked up Picazzo’s on our means into city (it was wonderful) and crashed on the Airbnb. In an effort to strive one thing new, this was our first time not staying at L’Auberge de Sedona. Whereas I positively missed the comfort and opulent vibe, our Airbnb was tremendous cute and gave us quite a lot of flexibility with our journey.
Once we’re in Sedona, we sometimes rotate between three requirements: outside adventures/hikes, purchasing, and consuming. What extra do you really want, proper?!
Among the outside adventures we loved:
– Slide Rock. Slide Rock is a must-do you probably have kiddos (or should you’re only a kiddo at coronary heart). Pure slides are constructed into the rocks within the creek and there are a number of alternatives to slip, swim, and soar off cliffs. The water is FREEZING however when you get in, you get used to it pretty shortly. Liv and I went on the massive rock slide collectively at the least 10 occasions haha. Professional tip: put on water sneakers. Most of the rocks are coated with algae, which may get slippery. We additionally pack up a cooler with snacks, drinks, sunscreen, and many others. They’ve a cute market which sells meals and comfort gadgets, but it surely’s nearer to the doorway than the precise park. You possibly can try extra pics and recommendations on Slide Rock right here.
– Mountain climbing! We did three attractive hikes whereas we have been there: West Fork Path (we’ve carried out this one earlier than), Bell Rock (new to us!), and Little Horse Path (additionally new to us).
West Fork Path is lush and shaded, with a number of possibilities to cross water. (Your toes will get moist!!) It’s a simple, pretty flat hike, surrounded by wildflowers and bushes, and pet and kid-friendly. That is a must-do as a result of the surroundings is so distinctive and beautiful.
Bell Rock path goes up into the Bell Rock vortex. Sedona is residence to 4 vitality vortexes, that are widespread climbing spots. The vortexes are believed to advertise vitality and therapeutic, and a few folks really feel tingling of their our bodies as they turn out to be nearer to the vortexes, or extraordinarily calm and relaxed. The vortexes also can have an effect on sleep! I’ve discovered that my first night time in Sedona, I all the time sleep tremendous evenly and have bizarre goals! After the primary night time, I sleep extraordinarily effectively. It was our first vortex hike and I used to be stunned how excessive we have been capable of get! The children needed to maintain going however I vetoed them after we obtained to a sure level. If it have been as much as them, we’d go to the very prime!
(Heads up that some these pics seem like we’re standing near the sting, however we’re a protected distance away. I’m too paranoid lol.) This path is dog-friendly and well-marked, however when you get to the steeper parts, you need to make your individual path to get larger.
Little Horse Path is a simple out-and-back with stunning views (heads up that it doesn’t have quite a lot of shade). It was scenic and dog-friendly; we’ll positively be going again!
We additionally shopped a bit – love the outlets at Tlaquepaque and the Middle for New Age – and ate all.the.issues. Sedona has some unimaginable eating places; many with patio choices and breathtaking views.
The place we ate:
Creekside (informal spot and the meals is persistently nice)
Additionally they have a canine menu. Maisey had steak tartare with egg and can by no means be the identical.
Chocolatree (vegetarian cafe with a housemade chocolate part and the whole lot is gluten-free. It’s mainly my dream come true.)
I had an adaptogenic tea with chaga and reishi, a vegan brownie, and a inexperienced goddess salad
Dinner at Javelina Cantina. Very cute patio and wonderful service, however the meals was so-so. Simply go for the chips, guac, and margaritas.
Dinner at Secret Backyard – all the time recent and good. We shared the hummus appetizer, I loved the salmon for my entree, and we devoured some chocolate mousse cake for dessert
Takeout breakfast from Pink Rock Cafe
(peep the three lb cinnamon roll aka the perfect restaurant cinnamon roll I’ve ever had. Who knew that walnuts and raisins take issues excessive.)
Thai Spices (takeout on the best way residence. It was INSANELY superb and recent. I extremely suggest the inexperienced curry rooster.)
It was the right little getaway stuffed with all of my favourite issues. Although I’m again to the standard work and life craziness, I really feel refreshed. 🙂
Have you ever been to Sedona? Any favourite climbing trails or eating places? Please shout them out within the feedback so we are able to examine them out subsequent time we’re on the town!