Sedona Arizona is located 110 miles north of Phoenix. It is a popular resting spot for visitors exploring the Verde River, the Coconino National Forest and the Oak Creek Canyon. Its setting among stunning red rock canyons has inspired some travel industry experts to name Sedona Arizona as the most beautiful place in America.
Sedona Arizona is situated at the base of the Mogollon Rim. This intriguing geological structure is composed of limestone, sandstone and mudstone. The area is surrounded by fascinating natural monoliths whose names are similar to the objects they resemble. For example, there is Cathedral Rock, Coffee Pot and Bell.
Some people believe that Sedona is home to many vortexes, which are specific focal points of the earth's energies. For that reason, many people plan a Sedona vacation for health and energy renewal. The Angel Valley Ministries and Spiritual Retreat Center is a holistic health resort that explores these vortex experiences.
Yoga enthusiasts also have many Sedona vacation options. At Sedona Sprit Yoga, you can enjoy either a 5-mile adventure hike or a three hour gentle hike, followed by yoga and meditation. However, even if you are not a yoga or New Age enthusiast, a Sedona vacation will give you plenty of opportunities to commune with nature. At Red Rock State Park, you can hike, bike, fish or go birding. Are you looking for a bit of adventure on your Sedona vacation? Check out the natural water slide at Slide Rock State Park.
If you prefer activity that is a bit more organized, you can plan your Sedona vacation at any one of the many Sedona resorts. Sedona has resorts for every interest and every budget. For example, you can expect to be enchanted at the Enchantment Resort, where weekly activities include nature walks with a U.S. forest ranger, pottery and art classes, wine tasting, vortex lectures, narrated star gazing, and Native American guest performances.
For a romantic vacation at a Sedona resort, book a room at L'Auberge de Sedona. Travel and Leisure Magazine named L'Auberge as one of the best romantic getaways in the world. Likewise, Conde Nast Magazine claims that L'Auberge de Sedona is among the best places to stay in the whole world. A highlight of this resort is the romantic private dining experience, where gourmet chefs and formal attired wait staff serve you in the location of your choice. You also have the option of being serenaded by violin or guitar.
The Sedona Springs Resort is another romantic Sedona vacation option. Each unit has its own fireplace, kitchen, patio fireplace and private whirlpool. Sedona Springs Resort amenities include a game room, health club, playground and sauna. The resort is also a perfect place to stay if you plan to visit the nearby Sedona attractions.
Boynton Canyon is one of the most beautiful Sedona attractions. Several of the cliff dwellings from hundreds of years ago can still be seen on the canyon walls. If you are interested in ancient petroglyph sites, visit the V Bar V Pass.