Travel Tips by Marilyn Miller
Sedona is about a 2 hour drive North of Phoenix.
As you approach the curving roads you begin to see the red rocks.
There are tons of Bed & Breakfasts, galleries, boutiques and many hiking trails. Be sure to stop by the Visitors Center (signs will lead you) and get a Red Rock Pass so you can park off the Highway to get to hiking trails. Traffic gets very heavy on the weekends, mostly made up of Arizonians playing for the weekend. The tourist areas turn in relatively early.
We stayed at the Hilton Spa & Resort in the Village of Oak Creek. This was one of the more economical places we found; it was very nice! (with a fireplace, kitchenette & balcony to watch sunset)
You may also want to check:
www.visitsedona.com , www.bbsedona.net , www.sedona.net
The only "breakfast joint" we found (Scots speciality) was The Hitching Post on Main Street in Up-Town Sedona. They open early 7 days a week offering you basic "diner" breakfast. Try the "Green Chili Eggs"; be prepared for an abundance of chilies.
Javalina Cantina - Mexican Restaurant
Wild Toucan on Hwy 179 in the Village of Oak Creek (www.wildtoucan.com), offers good, fresh, economical Mexican Food. This was one of the best!
Rosebuds Fine Food (320 N. Hwy 89A, Sinague Plaza, 928.282.3022) specializes in Steak, Prime Rib & Seafood, but also offers what they call American comfort foods (Roasted Chicken, Barbecue Ribs, Pork Loin & Braised Lamb), with a view!
To do: Hikes
The south rim of the Grand Canyon is about 2 1/2 hours from Sedona. Or you can take the Grand Canyon Railway from Williams to The Grand Canyon.
Jerome is a charming mining town built on cliff edges over mines and not to be missed. It is only 37 miles southwest of Sedona.
Take the Verde Canyon Railroad from Clarksdale, along the Verde River to Sycamore Canyon (520.639.0010)
Montezuma Castle National Monument between Phoenix & Sedona. One of the oldest & best preserved cliff dwellings in the southwest (520.567.3322)
Fishing, Tennis & Golf are big in this area.
Also availabe are Jeep Tours, Horseback Outings, & Helicopter tours.
Sedona Jazz on the Rocks (www.sedonajazz.com or 520.282.1985) headlines Jazz greats in their 3 day jazz festival
The Sedona Arts Festival in October each year supporting youth arts in Sedona, offeres works by over 100 artists, kids acitivities, food, raffles & entertainment.
Sun to Moon Gallery
1515 Levee Street
Dallas, TX 75207