Sedona, with all of its majestic tranquility, is one of the most unique places to visit in the United States. The stunning beauty of the Red Rocks against the quaint town and abundant desert landscape quietly beckons adventurers from all walks of life to explore it’s natural splendors.
I had the most amazing getaway to Sedona with my big ol’ crazy family this past weekend. Originally, I had planned to embark on this mini weekend road trip solo, but I’m glad that everyone decided to join me (for this trip at least hehe 😉 ) After all, what good is fun times and making wonderful memories if there is no one to share them with?
If you have never visited Sedona, this is another place you need to circle on your map as a must-see destination. I think I speak for everyone who jumped in our huge rental van and made the 7 hour journey through the desert from San Diego to Sedona at night when I say, you will remember Sedona forever and dream of when you can go back.
There are so many things to see and do in Sedona. So, where do you start? We started with a tour to get better acquainted with our home for the weekend. From jeep tours to helicopter tours, and trolly tours to good old walking tours there are tons of ways to be introduced to what Sedona offers. We took the Sedona Trolly tour which took us all around the town and around to some of the trail heads leading to where you can hike the the red rocks. I recommend this tour if you have explorers in your group who prefer less thrilling and more leisurely adventures.
One of the stops on this tour took us to one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen: The Chapel of the Holy Cross. This church blends so smoothly with it’s surroundings that it almost seems as if it emerged naturally from the rock. It is a great place to go to for inspiration or to just sit and ease your mind.
For me personally, my church is Mother Nature and she welcomes you with open arms in Sedona.
My favorite way to explore Sedona was hiking. There are so many trails to choose from and it will take multiple trips back to Sedona to conquer them all. Right beside me the whole time was my family! What troopers they were for climbing all the way to the top to one of the vortex locations with me!!
We also took a short but beautiful hike to the Palatki Heritage site to see the amazing petroglyphs left behind by the Ancient Pueblo Peoples. My dad and uncle really loved it! Don’t miss out on seeing this when you are in Sedona.
For me, the most beautiful thing about this Sedona trip was spending quality time with some of my favorite people in the world. It really made this trip one to remember forever.
The true beauty in our visit to Sedona was how it ignited my sense of wanting to get closer to things that matter in life like Nature, family, and my spirit. I did a lot of planning because I had a big group and I wanted to ensure a seamless vacation and good time for all ( hint hint : if you need help planning your vacation, I’m your girl), but you don’t need to do a lot . Just get there. Once you see Sedona you’ll know what to do.