How to Spend a Weekend in Sedona, Arizona

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Need an escape? A weekend in Sedona, Arizona is perhaps just what you’re after. Heading north from Scottsdale AZ via the I 17 highway, I was ridiculously excited for a brief escape to Sedona. After hearing so many good things about this little desert oasis, I arrived with high hopes – none of which weren’t met and exceeded. This is perhaps my favourite place in all of Arizona, and here’s why…

Devils Bridge Arizona

How to Spend a Weekend in Sedona

Hiking Trails

First things first: get outdoors. Sedona is a city that is literally surrounded by natural beauty everywhere you look. And for that reason, there’s no excuse for not getting outdoors and exploring your surrounds by enjoying the many hiking trails in the area.

Don’t miss: Devil’s Bridge (pictured above); Bell Rock Trail; Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon.

Outdoor Adventure Activities

Hiking doesn’t tickle your fancy? In search of something a little more adventurous? There are a great range of activities to busy yourself whilst in Sedona. Consider the following: Mountain biking; Motorcycles; ATV; off-road buggies.


After all those activities, you’re bound to be in need of a little relaxation. So, where are the best spas in Sedona? There are a few options, but arguably the best in Sedona is Mii amo Spa inside the Enchantment Resort.

Where to Eat Around Town

Sedona is bursting with great eats so fear not, you won’t be going without!

If you’re after some healthy vegan/vegetarian food – try ChocolaTree Cafe.

1595 State Rte 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

For something fancy, try Che Ah Chi.

525 Boynton Canyon Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336

For great Mexican, try El Rincon Restaurant Mexicano.

336 State Route 179, Ste A-112, Bennali Outdoor Gear, Sedona, AZ 86336


Over to you! What are your favourite things to do in and around Sedona!?

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    Sarah s
    October 22, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    I live in Prescott, Arizona and take weekly visits up to Sedona. The best thing to do while in Sedona would definitely be taking in the natural scenery whether it be hiking or a roadside stop taking in the spectacular red rock views. Chocola Tree is an incredible place to eat and they have an amazing outside seating area/garden. Hiking, horseback riding, four wheeling and pink jeep tours are all must do’s while in Sedona. Also, the shopping in Sedona is not to be missed!

    Victoria Kristine (BlasianGurl)
    May 30, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Sedona!! This post takes me back 🙂

    May 28, 2015 at 2:32 am

    This makes me nostalgic for the time when I was younger and my family and I roadtripped around the west side of US. Arizona’s such a naturally beautiful place!

    Brittany Stopa
    May 27, 2015 at 4:50 am

    This is wonderful…I always hear such great things about Arizona and I see Sedona will have to be on my itinerary when I get out there!

    the cape on the corner
    May 26, 2015 at 11:24 am

    sedona is one of my favorite places. we rented our own off roading jeep instead of doing any of the tours, and it was so scary and adventurey. there were times that nothing but the seat belt was holding us in the car as we traversed the rocks. did you go to the shopping village of tallequepaque? gorgeous stuff.

    May 26, 2015 at 2:43 am

    Deserts are so magical! Sedona sounds amazing 🙂

    May 26, 2015 at 2:24 am

    Never missed a chance to go to slide rock, in Sedona. Best in the summer time, water is really great and fast moving. Great scenery and red dirt everywhere.

    Saakshi Kumar
    May 25, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Hadn’t heard of this place until now. But sounds like a great pitstop. 🙂

    P.S: The Devil’s bridge? Can’t think of a reason why it’s called so 😀

    May 25, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Sedona is a place that I love. When I returned to California and I’m next, I always try to do a 2-day stop.

    Johnny Explores
    May 25, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Sedona is beautiful and definitely worth a pit stop for some hiking if anyone is driving from the Grand Canyon down to the Phoenix area.

    May 25, 2015 at 2:52 am

    I’m not much of a hiking girl but it looks so beautiful that I’d have to reconsider if I ever found myself in the area.


    May 25, 2015 at 1:51 am

    Sedona is amazing- Arizona has so many hidden gems, I fly south and visit a few times a year!

    May 24, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    never heard about this place before! thanks for sharing! Amazing photo~ 🙂

    May 24, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Stayed at Canyon Wren cottages with best friend several trips. Enjoyed an Oscar party at the Sedona Hlton, visited suggested key points, stretched out on some beautiful rocks in known vortex areas for a little mediation and soul searching, had the best massage ever, visited some funky little shops that featured relaxing bell tones, are fantastic food at a vegetarian deli and took in a week of incredible panoramic views of what seemed to be a continuous slide show of sunrises and sunsets in rich hues of red, orange, & pink. Sedona proves to be the most serene location I have ever visited.

    May 24, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Loving the food list!! haha x

    May 24, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    I’ve never been but it looks gorgeous and sounds incredible!


    Happy Hazel
    May 24, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Ahh Sedona is so peaceful and beautiful! I would love to visit one day soon! <3<3<3

    May 24, 2015 at 12:45 pm


    May 24, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Chocolatree Cafe sounds like a good idea! and of course all the outdoorsy stuff as well :p

    May 24, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Really looking forward to see your vlog in Arizona <3 <3 <3

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn
    May 24, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Sedona looks gorgeous, and it sounds like there’s quite a few things to keep you busy there too! Adding to the list 🙂