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Sightseeing in Sedona

by: Editor on 1/9/2016

You can go with a reputable tour company or create your own—there’s plenty to see and do in Sedona! Make sure you check out Cathedral Rock, a beautiful climb and/or great view. It’s ranked as the number one sightseeing destination on Trip Advisor and is a great place to start out your tour of Arizona’s stunning natural beauty. The Red Rock Scenic Byway is another option, letting you take in the beauty from the comfort of your car.

Chapel of the Holy Cross is a gorgeous chapel tucked into the Red Rock Mountains. It’s a testament to how the beauty of manmade destinations and Mother Earth can sometimes work harmoniously. Bell Rock is another favorite hot spot, offering distinct landmark features (and it’s great for photo opportunities!).


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Oak Creek Canyon offers stunning views and is a top choice for picnics year-round. Broken Arrow Trail is an off-roading vehicle hot spot, so if you plan to rent an ATV or four-wheeler, make sure to choose a company that offers trail rides at this spot. The West Fork Oak Creek Trail is another top choice, but with hiking and biking trails too.

Sedona star gazing is a must, whether you DIY or choose a tour company to guide your way. From Airport Mesa to Doe Mountain Trail, Sedona is an outdoor lover’s dream come true.

Best Trip Advisor Adventures in Sedona

by: Editor on 10/18/2015

Can’t decide what to do first in Sedona? Let Trip Advisor lead the way. Thousands of travelers just like you have already detailed the good, the better, and the can’t-be-missed. At number one is Cathedral Rock where you’ll find breathtaking views and numerous trails. It’s the perfect introduction to Sedona’s outdoors—and the ideal spot to take your next social media photo.

The Red Rock Scenic Byway is the perfect drive (especially if you rented a convertible!) and lets you take in the beauty of Arizona from the comfort of your car. Chapel of the Holy Cross is an architectural achievement dubbed, “Spiritual—even if you’re not!” Oak Creek Canyon offers up another gorgeous drive as well as walking and biking trails.


Top Sedona Trips

Bell Rock, aptly named, is a beloved destination for climbers of all levels. The Devil’s Bridge Trail is an incredible natural rock formation area with various trails for different skill levels. Broken Arrow Trail is another option, or head to one of the 50+ spas in the area for some pampering and TLC.

Sedona stargazing is absolutely mesmerizing, and can be done from virtually any outdoor location. Make your trip special by checking out the view from Sedona Airport Overlook, day or night, located just a few minutes from your Best Western hotel.

Best Sedona Mom and Pop Joints

by: Editor on 10/12/2015

Sedona does grub right, and there are ample mom and pop restaurants to try out. The Golden Goose Cafe doles out some of the most delicious breakfasts dishes, all with generous portions and cooked with love. Dahl & Di Luca Ristorante is a classic Italian restaurant that features authentic cuisine in a family-friendly environment. Oaxaca Restaurant cooks up some of the best Mexican fare you’ll find in Arizona—and that’s saying something!

At Javelina Cantina Sedona, Mexican dishes blend with great cocktails to make Javelina a favorite dinner hotspot on weekends. Takashi Japanese Restaurant offers an East meets West vibe, and is the perfect antidote to comfort food and Mexican dishes. At Heartline Cafe, you’ll find unique dishes with amazing views, the perfect pairing for a romantic dinner.

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Good Grub

Judi’s Restaurant and Lounge is the go-to surf and turf restaurant in the area, renowned for service that matches the quality. Mesa Grill is a little off the beaten path, and the perfect short drive for an intimate dinner. Creekside is a new Americana bistro that offers views of the red rocks, ideal date night fodder.

From Wildflower Bread Company to Sedona Memories Bakery Cafe and everything in between, you never have to go far for delightful meals in this part of Arizona.

Explore Sedona

by: Editor on 7/14/2015

Explore SedonaIf it is your first time visiting with us here in Sedona, we want to welcome you and encourage you to explore Sedona the vast beauty surrounding this amazing place. If you are looking for a few ideas to help you explore Sedona we have just what you are looking for.

If you prefer self exploration, enjoy a few of our scenic routes that take you up and around to overlook the beautiful red rocks and the various formations around town. Grasshopper Point and Red Rock Scenic Byway are two fantastic drives to try. Not feeling like driving? Just check out a Jeep tour of our area. Jeep tours are the perfect way to get off the beaten path and see Sedona from a new perspective. Kids and adults alike love the adventure and rugged off-road experience. Looking to see more of the town itself? The trolley ride through town is an excellent way to explore Sedona and its local establishments. Enjoy the town on your own schedule, hopping on and off as you see fit. Enjoy shopping and dining throughout Oak Creek Village or seeing just what our great town has to offer.

We invite you to join us for a fun weekend getaway and see why so many keep coming back. Reservations for your Sedona hotel can easily be made online with our online reservation system. We look forward to having you as our guest as you explore Sedona and the amazing beauty we have here.

Summer Vacation

by: Editor on 5/28/2015

Summer VacationIt is time to start planning your summer vacation. School is officially out and before you know it, summer will be long gone. Sedona is the perfect getaway for your summer vacation. Located in the heart of Arizona, Sedona has beautiful views, fun atmosphere, plenty of things to do and is located within driving distance of just about anything in Arizona that may peak your interest.

Stick around for a day or two and explore the amazing red rock views with a hike or scenic drive. Take a jeep tour and see Sedona from a whole new perspective. Pink Jeep Tours is so much fun even the manliest of men will love riding around in a bright pink jeep! Take a day trip up to the Grand Canyon. Just a short drive North, you can be at the South rim looking into one of the most amazing views you will ever see. Head over to Montezuma Castle and see ancient ruins of the Sinagua Indians.

Book your Sedona hotel today before summer passes before your eyes. With villas located right along Oak Creek, you can relax after a long day of exploring to the trickle of the water as it flows by your window. We look forward to having you as our guest and hope to make your summer vacation even more enjoyable.

Grand Canyon

by: Editor on 3/6/2015

Grand CanyonOne of the best things about Sedona, aside from the fantastic climate and amazing views,  is the excellent location. Sedona is  the perfect getaway that allows you many getaways in one trip. Just a short ride from Phoenix, Jerome, Flagstaff, and the best yet, the Grand Canyon. Just a short two hour ride, the Grand Canyon is one of the most majestic views on the face of this earth and you can’t turn down an opportunity to visit the Grand Canyon.

There are a number of things to do at the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. Inside the Grand Canyon National Park, you will find beautiful walking trails throughout the forest and along the rim. Stop in the Grand Canyon Visitor Center and see the interesting displays and exhibits explaining all about the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River and the history of the area. Take a nature walk with a park ranger and learn interesting facts from their experiences and time within the park.

Get a little exercise, see more of the Grand Canyon and have fun doing it on a bike. You can rent a bicycle for the day or join one of the bicycle tours that gives you more knowledge and beautiful sights than you can imagine. If you want to go it alone, take off on foot along the rim and read the signs posted at various points to learn as you take in the beautiful surroundings. Bring your camera and a few snacks for this unbelievable day trip from Sedona.