Archive for the ‘Sedona Activities’ Category

5 Great Eco-Tourism Options in Sedona

by: Editor on 12/31/2013

When staying at the BEST WESTERN Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas, you will get more than luxurious rooms and great customer service.  You will also have an excellent location close to numerous eco-tourism attractions.

Red Rock State Park: Sedona is famous for its beautiful red rocks, so a trip to this area wouldn’t be complete without exploring all the beauty of this novelty at the Red Rock State Park.  Plan a day to take a hike through the park’s trails, and don’t forget your camera!

Secret Mountain: Sedona’s Secret Mountain Wilderness is the perfect place for an adventurous camping trip.  Located in the northwestern portion of Sedona at the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau, this mountain area lives up to its name with high mountains, deep forests, large canyons, red rocks, natural arches and the west fork of Oak Creek.  See if you can discover what the secret of the mountain is and enjoy a trip like no other.

Sycamore Canyon: Red Rock Country’s second largest canyon provides a perfect backdrop for photo opportunities with its rare and beautiful scenery.  With colorful rock formations, numerous varieties of desert plants, rare wildlife and a lush riparian habitat along Sycamore Creek with secluded blue pools, you can spend days just exploring all the different and spectacular scenic spots. Don’t be surprised if you catch a glimpse of a black bear, mountain lion, ringtail cat, rapture birds and other amazing wildlife while hiking through this area.

Vortex Tour: Vortex refers to an area of concentrated energy. The vortexes of Sedona are believed to be sacred.  These sites have powerful spiritual significance, and are a popular place for people to visit who are seeking vision, wisdom, support and meditation.  There are a number of these vortex sites in the Sedona area, including upflow and inflow vortexes.  Make sure you take some time to visit these sites while in Sedona.

Oak Creek: Home to the rare desert riparian habitat, this creek is a must-see while in the area.  Take a hike along the creek and discover numerous species of lizards, amphibians, fish, insects, beavers and birds.  This is an excellent spot for the budding scientist and will make a great addition to your wildlife photo album.

5 Great Romantic Date Ideas in Sedona

by: Editor on 12/31/2013

Whether you are here in Sedona for your honeymoon or just a romantic getaway, there are plenty of options for special date nights that will always be remembered when staying at the BEST WESTERN Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villa.

Hot Air Balloon Tour: There is nothing more romantic than trying something brand new together for the first time, and a hot air balloon ride not only gives you a spectacular experience, but a superb view of the beautiful red rocks of Sedona. With a slower pace than planes and helicopters, a balloon ride provides the perfect atmosphere for conversation and thrills.

Trail Horse Adventure Tours: Guided horseback tours are a wonderful choice for a casual romantic date.  If you’re not an experienced horse-person, you won’t have to worry about making a bad impression on the horse. These are experienced trail horses, and the guide is there to make sure nothing goes wrong. So you can relax and enjoy the spectacular landscape up close from the back of a horse, and make a special memory for your scrapbook.

Vortex Tours: The incredible energy that surrounds Sedona is something that can’t be missed.  With special vortex tours available, you can choose what you want for your tour, whether it is native teachings, medicine wheel ceremonies guided meditations or nature walks with dyades. For an unusual date that makes for great conversation afterwards, this is an excellent choice for couples to learn more about each other and themselves.

4WD Jeep Adventure Tours: For a different type of date that provides both adventure and a touch of romance, take one of the jeep and hummer off-road tours in Sedona.  You can experience the beauty of the red rocks up close and take great pictures to remember your special date. Afterwards, enjoy a special meal at the Heartline Cafe, an excellent choice with a romantic ambiance.

Verde Canyon Railway Tour: For a special date that provides a bit of romance and nostalgia, take a ride on the railway to visit Sinagua Indian dwellings, the S.O.B. trestle and a riparian sanctuary with glimpses of wildlife.

Great New Year’s Eve Activities in Sedona

by: Editor on 12/31/2013

If you are lucky enough to be visiting the beautiful town of Sedona on New Year’s Eve, you won’t have to worry about traveling to a big city to ring in the New Year because there is plenty of fun happening right here in this quaint little town.  You can spend the day of New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day by taking an amazing tour of the beautiful Red Rocks with Sedona’s Pink Jeep Tours, and you can find plenty of souvenirs to remind you of this special New Year’s trip by browsing through the shops of Tlaquepaque

If you’re looking for a special event to ring in the New Year, check out the New Year’s Eve Package at Reds Restaurant in the Sedona Rouge. If you’re looking for something a little larger, the Poco Diablo Resort is a great place to dance the night away with that special someone.  Host DJ Kevin will be playing songs from the 70’s, and admission includes snacks, party favors, and the required midnight champagne toast, providing a festive environment to ring in the New Year.

Another great option is the VOCA New Year’s Eve Party at VOC in Sedona, which also includes great music with a DJ, champagne toast, hors d’oeuvres and dessert. Comedy and dinner at Los Abrigados Resort is another excellent choice.

Surrounded by red-rock monoliths and vortexes, Sedona is popular for spiritual and metaphysical retreats.  If you are looking for a different type of activity to celebrate the New Year, sign up for the Conscious Evolution Insight Retreat: Be Your Own Shaman on New Year’s Eve or take the New Year Meditation Retreat with Sarah McLean & Friends at the Sedona Life Center.

No matter what activity you choose to start the New Year with, you can relax afterwards knowing you’ll get a great night’s sleep at the nearby BEST WESTERN PLUS Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas.  So enjoy a great New Year’s Eve Celebration in the red rocks of Sedona for a trip that you will always remember.

 

National Day of The Cowboy

by: Christy on 7/26/2013

Get ready for a day filled with cowboy fun in Uptown Sedona. The free event will be held in the Uptown Sedona area on Saturday, July 27th from 10am-8pm. Feel like you’re in the ‘Ol West with gunfights, roping, music, and re-enactments. It will be a fun filled day the whole family can enjoy!

Be sure to reserve a room at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas. Located in Uptown Sedona, it’s the perfect place to stay where you can walk to all of the action!

Hummingbird Festival

by: Christy on 6/26/2013

 

The Sedona Hummingbird Festival returns on August 2-4, 2013. Hummingbirds abound in red rock country and what better back drop can you have for such a marvelous little wonder? Make plans to see a variety of gardens, hummingbird spots, and Sedona in general. Visit www.hummingbirdsociety.org for more information.

Summer in Sedona!

by: Christy on 5/15/2013

As the school year comes to an end, the race is on to keep the kids entertained for over 2 months! Sedona offers a variety of activities for families to enjoy that include: Slide Rock State Park, Jeep Tours, Out of Africa Wildlife Park, Kayaking Tours, and more! While you’re in town, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas has some great on-site activities from in & outdoor pools and whirlpools, game room, racquetball, and tennis! The front desk staff is looking forward to hearing from you and will be happy to recommend some fun options that your family will be sure to love. For reservations, please call 800-773-3662!