Arizona October 19, 2016
The One Enchanting Place In Arizona That Must Go On Your Bucket List Immediately
When the word “Sedona” is spoken, there’s a host of images, words, and phrases that pop into everyone’s mind: red buttes, energy vortexes, hiking trails, expensive, a chance to reconnect with your spiritual self, etc. It’s a wide range of descriptions but if there’s anything that proves true, it’s that Sedona quite easily captures the heart of everyone who strolls its streets and takes the time to hike the red buttes that surround the city. If, for some reason, you haven’t managed to take the time to travel to this charming city that possesses a touch of mystique, here are 13 reasons you need to do so!
1. Let's start with the easy part: entering town.
After passing rolling hills and short shrubs, this is the view you get as you drive into town.
2. The vistas here are incredible!
3. Summer in Sedona means swimming, hiking, and other fun activities.
Slide Rock State Park, for example, is one incredible spot that acts as a natural waterslide.
4. Fall is especially beautiful since the tree leaves around here change colors.
The perfect and most popular place to witness this? The West Fork of Oak Creek Canyon.
5. It's even a beautiful spot in the midst of winter, when the red buttes are coated with layers of snow.
6. There's plenty of fun, physical activities to do here with what seems like endless hiking trails.
7. Sedona is home to the Pink Jeep tours, a unique chance to experience the rugged side of the city's surrounding wilderness.
8. Sedona is home to many natural arches and bridges but its this set of turquoise arches that piques curiousity.
Why were the golden arches painted turquoise? Evidently, the city thought yellow would clash with the surrounding red landscape.
9. Or you can tour an older side of the area's history. Honanki and Palatki (pictured below) feature the stunning remains of ancient Puebloan architecture.
10. There's also this stunning beauty, the Chapel of the Holy Cross.
Designed to appear as though it were emerging from the rocks, this church draws in thousands of visitors every year.
11. You can also do some of your shopping here, such as at the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.
A collection of galleries, shops, and restaurants, you can find a good selection of items to bring home with you.
12. It's a place to wind down, take a deep breath, and relax from all the stress in your life.
Sedona is popular for its New Age crowd but it's pretty easy to find a sense of inner peace when you just sit to admire these kinds of views.
13. But, no matter when you visit or where you come from, Sedona will always be one of the most beautiful places you will find here in Arizona.
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our article that features Flagstaff, which is perfect for visiting on a crisp, fall day.