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 luxuriate in some picturesque hikes and adventures with the fam. It was our first time taking Maisey on trip with us and she or he was an enormous fan. I believe she’s satisfied that each automotive trip is an epic journey.
(Her first puppaccino and she or he was into.it.)
We left on Friday morning and site visitors.was.insane. Normally it will probably get fairly congested, however this was next-level dangerous. 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 glorious) 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 undoubtedly missed the comfort and opulent vibe, our Airbnb was tremendous cute and gave us a whole lot of flexibility with our journey.
After we’re in Sedona, we usually rotate between three requirements: outside adventures/hikes, purchasing, and consuming. What extra do you actually need, proper?!
A few of the outside adventures we loved:
– Slide Rock. Slide Rock is a must-do if in case you have kiddos (or in case 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 bounce off cliffs. The water is FREEZING however when you get in, you get used to it pretty rapidly. Liv and I went on the large rock slide collectively a minimum of 10 occasions haha. Professional tip: put on water footwear. 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.
– Mountaineering! We did three beautiful hikes whereas we have been there: West Fork Path (we’ve accomplished 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 probabilities to cross water. (Your ft will get moist!!) It’s a straightforward, 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 house to 4 vitality vortexes, that are frequent climbing spots. The vortexes are believed to advertise vitality and therapeutic, and a few individuals really feel tingling of their our bodies as they grow to be nearer to the vortexes, or extraordinarily calm and relaxed. The vortexes can even 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 desires! 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 in a position to get! The children needed to maintain going however I vetoed them after we bought 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 secure 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 personal path to get increased.
Little Horse Path is a straightforward out-and-back with lovely views (heads up that it doesn’t have a whole lot of shade). It was scenic and dog-friendly; we’ll undoubtedly be going again!
We additionally shopped a bit – love the outlets at Tlaquepaque and the Heart 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 constantly 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 all the pieces is gluten-free. It’s principally 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 glorious 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 Crimson Rock Cafe
(peep the three lb cinnamon roll aka the most effective restaurant cinnamon roll I’ve ever had. Who knew that walnuts and raisins take issues excessive.)
Thai Spices (takeout on the way in which house. It was INSANELY superb and recent. I extremely suggest the inexperienced curry hen.)
It was the proper little getaway full of 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 will verify them out subsequent time we’re on the town!