Although it is good to approach every new year with optimism, it is better to act instead of overlying on false hope. 2023 gives you chance to start on a clean slate as you lay a lasting foundation for your future. If traveling across the globe is one of your resolutions, a trip to the desert city of Sedona has never made so much sense. From the city’s majestic Red Rock views to the green vegetation, there is a lot for you to explore in the Arizona wild. Here’s why Sedona is the perfect 2023 travel destination for you, and how we have the best vacation rentals Sedona AZ area has to offer for that vacation.
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Red Rock State Park
Red Rock State Park is a crucial component of your Sedona vacation. It is a 286-acre park whose key purpose is to be a conservancy for the riparian habitat along the famous Oak Creek. The small size of the park means you can explore it within the first few hours of your visit and make time for other special features in the region. However, if you want to explore it in detail, there are numerous hiking trails to get you going. Inside the park is a theater where you can go to relax before embarking on the rest of your adventure.
While you might have arrived in Sedona by car, the terrain and landscape of this place are not favorable for ordinary cars. Same way, there are a lot of areas to cover that your legs can hardly cope with. It is due to these inconveniences that off-road tours were introduced, so you can hire a Jeep to maneuver the rocky terrain. These tours make it easy for you to access areas that would be otherwise unsafe when on foot. Also, it helps you concentrate on the fun side of the Sedona visit instead of worrying too much about the rocks.
Are you obsessed with bikes and cycling tracks in general? The Arizona wild gives you a chance to have the best of it albeit not in your normal setting. Sedona is among America’s leading biking destinations for a reason. Biking trails are accommodative to all classes of riders. Whether a beginner, intermediate or expert biker, there is a lot of potential to be explored and exploited on the trails. The biking experience in Sedona is more than just a normal ride. It has more to do with the mountain scenery than the actual ride. Most biking trails in the area lead you past some of the region’s popular attractions.
Scenic Gondola Rides
Scenic gondola rides give you an alternative way of touring the vast Arizona desert. Instead of over relying on jeep tours and on-foot hikes, gondola rides are an exciting option to explore the region’s scenery even better. These rides are part of the luxurious side of your Sedona vacation. Once the ticketing has been done, you are left to roam freely up there in the sky with all the beautiful views to feast on.
Experience a Sedona Spa Experience
The 2023 Sedona experience is not limited to the rocky outdoors alone. The indoor setting in Sedona also harbors a lot of potential for you to explore. One key activity that shouldn’t miss from your to-do list is attending full body massage and spa sessions. Such kind of activity is best suited for the last day of your adventure. After spending the last couple of days out there in the bush, you will start feeling those bruises on your feet and sharp pain in your joints. The Arizona desert is home to popular massage parlors offering the rejuvenation your body needs as you sign out of your vacation rental.
Visit Verde Valley Wine Trail
What comes to mind when you hear of a wine country? California, Texas, Oregon, or Washington? Arizona is the last place to think about when looking for an incredible wining experience while on vacation. To your surprise, some regions of Arizona are involved in the mass cultivation of grapes. The Verde Valley particularly has the perfect weather-climate combo for grapes to survive. To believe this, take a tour of the Verde Valley Wine Trail. This trail is punctuated by multiple wineries all with tasting rooms. Make stopovers when need be to sample some of the wines produced in the area. Also, you can drop deep into the vineyards and enjoy the scenic views.
Bell Rock Tour
Named after its shape and appearance, Bell Rock is among the crucial natural sites you need to explore. It is among the most iconic rock formations in the area. If you are approaching Sedona from the South, you are sure of incredible views of the rock from a distance. Even for those arriving from other directions, there are easy routes to get to Bell Rock. Depending on the kind of adventure you are after, you can decide to view it from the highway or best still hop out of your car for a better experience. The hike to the top of this rock is fairly difficult but still kid friendly. If you are interested in rock climbing, then there is no better place to be.
Enjoy a Trip to the Grand Canyon
After you have had enough of the desert experience in Sedona, the time is right for a new challenge. Approximately 2.5 hours away from Sedona is the legendary Grand Canyon. This natural wonder is encompassed in the vast Grand Canyon National Park, which covers approximately a 1.2-million acres. The story of the Grand Canyon is tied to the Colorado River which slithers through it. The fast-flowing river has dug a trench averaging 4,000 feet which has since been named the Grand Canyon. This site is a geological wonder with nature taking much of the credit for it. The higher sections of the canyon have dense forest cover while the lower parts are made of a desert basin. Spending a day in the Grand Canyon makes you appreciate the ecological and geological diversity that Arizona has to offer.
Where to Stay in Sedona, AZ
The challenging terrain in Sedona requires you to have a cozy place to rest and rejuvenate for the night. Our team at I Love Sedona is here to make your stay in the Arizona Desert worthwhile. Our long list of Sedona holiday rentals means you have a higher chance of finding a property that matches your vacation goals. Enjoy our luxury amenities which also come with traveling tips. Call us today to book a place to stay during your vacation, or browse our 2023 condos or vacation homes.