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{sedona | travelogue}

๐Ÿ“sedona, az you showed us a damn good time. Hiked devils bridge + airport mesa and watched the sunset + cathedral rock at sunrise. Cory was like a kid again smashing the can-am ๐Ÿ through the trails. We ate rattlesnake ๐Ÿ and I found bud light lime ๐Ÿบ #iykyk. fave food: chicken scallopini @thehudsonsedona. fave bar: @cowboyclubsedona ๐Ÿน unreal views that you just have to see for yourself!!

5 Things: Sedona, Arizona |

Less than a 2 hour drive from Scottsdale, the central Arizona city of Sedona combines all the things….

Outdoor adventures like hiking and 4×4 excursions // spa treatments // art galleries // restaurants with views of the areaโ€™s red rocks. Sedona is surrounded by red-rock buttes + steep canyon walls + pine forests. I cannot explain it in words, you laterally MUST see it to believe it!

You can easily shift from an active vacation to a relaxing escape and back again when you visit Sedona.

After 2 very relaxing days in Scottsdale, we followed it up with 2 day in Sedona. Mainly for the hiking + views.

Grateful for Benny’s “you so ugly” jokes to pass the time….

Alcantara Vineyards | a little hidden gem in the middle of nowhere.  Great chardonnay and bathroom pit stop.

EAT |

Cowboy Club | Rattlesnake brats – taste like chicken ๐Ÿ™‚ Spicy margs + cold ass chard for Cory – we like it so much we came back, I think 3 times…ha!

Oak Creek Brewery and Grill | Grab a beer on the patio.  Located inside Tlaquepaque Village

The Hudson | We had my birthday dinner here.  Start with the Cold Brew Martini – trust me.  Cory and I both ordered the Chicken Scaloppini and it was the best meal I had in Sedona.

Mooney’s Irish Pub | If you’re into dive bars, like us ๐Ÿ™‚

Nicks On The West Side | Quick + easy diner style breakfast. Feels like home, ya know?

Fiesta Mexicana | We may or may not have had one too many tequila shots here.

*you MUST make reservations wayyyy in advance. We learned the hard way. And many of the “preferred” restaurants are first come, first serve. So depending on how long you want to wait *

SHOP |

Tlaquepaque Village | Lots of artsy fartsy shops but still fun to check out.

Downtown Sedona | ALL the souvenirs + tchotchkes your heart desires.

* We personally did no shopping during this stay. It’s not really a shopping place.

STAY |

Green Tree Inn | Not my most favorite place we’ve stayed, but we had zero complaints.  Very inexpensive, clean, complimentary breakfast, free parking, comfy beds, and a pool.  Checked all the boxes, but if I were to go back, I’d want to be a little more centrally located spot.

Arabella | This is where I wanted to stay.  Since we booked very last minute, it was booked.

PLAY |

You know the song…”Let’s skip to the good part?” Insert that here!!

Outback ATV | Rent a Can-Am! Do a 1/2 day it’s just enough time to explore. Not cheap, but 100% worth it! This was by far Cory + Bailey’s highlight of Sedona. They still talk about it.

Airport Vortex Trail | Easy walk with (with wine in hand) to watch the sunset. Another must! We sat there in awe for over an hour.

Devils Bridge | You can drive the cam-am in about 1/2 way to save time.  

Diamondback Gulch | Fun place to rip on the can-am

Cathedral Rock | At sunrise.  There was ice on the ground at 7am when we started and it was sketch af!

Tlaquepaque Village | Super cute shops + restaurants

PACK |

Sedona wasn’t even on my must see list. It was just kind of a “pit stop” on our Arizona trip. Funny to say that now, as I would definitely call it a MUST-SEE to believe. If you’re headed to Arizona, put this on your to-do list!

xoxo stacyb

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