Sedona. 

A travel destination to refresh, renew and invigorate yourself in its spiritual surroundings. Why not bring some friends along and make it the perfect girlfriends getaway? While we adore our families, sometimes it’s smart to refuel our souls with Sedona’s picturesque views of the Red Rocks paint the town that has founded itself on tourism.

Day 1

Start a journey in Sedona by exploring their holistic vibe, indulging in a massage at Sedona’s New Day Spa. Experience their prickly pear massage, made from a local cactus juice.  Or, indulge in their Turquoise Sage Mountain Arnica.  A massage that starts with the lighting of sage and taking deep breaths to release any negativity. The smell of sage illuminates the room to tranquility that signals your body to relax and embrace serenity.  After rejuvenating with their spa treatments, regroup with your girlfriends in the patio area to indulge in a variety of teas and delicacies.

Next, it’s time for some adventure and sightseeing in the Verde Valley region of the Red Rocks. Arizona Safari Jeep Tours is the perfect way to get up close to the red rock formations. This isn’t just any tour, this is an off road Jeep ride! Buckle up as it is bumpy. Don’t worry they make plenty of stops along the way for picturesque views like a postcard for that perfect trip photo.

After building up an appetite, visit one of the Top 100 Al Fresco Restaurants in the United States by Open Table, Cress on Oak Creek at L’Auberge de Sedona. The view alone is one of the best seats in Sedona. Oak Cress restaurant is nestled on winding Oak Creek. Chef Michael O’Dowd serves up delicious meals with his personal take on his favorites, such as gazpacho soup with his bistro style menu. Try out different menu options to taste and share with your girlfriends!

 

Day 2

After you and your girls have driven through the Red Rocks, it’s time to get around town via Segways. Sedona Segway Tours offers a fun way to see the awe-inspiring view. Segway through back roads to Lazy Bear Estates where viewing the Red Rocks a completely different experience! How many people have photos on a Segway with the Red Rocks in the back?

Slide Rock State Park was named one of the top 10 Swimming Holes in the United States by the Travel Chanel, a must see. Within the canyon is ½ mile of swimming areas and an area you can slide down through the canyon like a water ride. Experience a rush that’s faster than a lazy river as the decline from top to bottom is 7%. A must on the to do list!

Devil’s Bridge Trail

Devil’s Bridge is the largest natural sandstone arch in the area per the USDA Forest Service. If you read online reviews of Devil’s Hike, it seems like no problem! For those scared of heights it is breathtakingly, beautifully high! It’s a hike of less than a mile each way from parking your car to get to the arch area.  Then, a 400-foot climb to the top of the trailhead elevation of 4,600 feet. You can walk over the arch once you get to the top. This may be the time when you need a girlfriend’s encouragement to make it to the top!

 

Day 3

Taking a road trip to Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend by tour service is the easiest route. Horseshoe Bend is actually part of the Colorado River, aptly named because it is shaped like a horseshoe. To access it, park and take a short walk to the cliff that overlooks it, a jaw-droppingly beautiful view with colors that light up in the water from your perch high above.

Next, take a short drive to Antelope Canyon with Navajo Tours. It’s a ten-minute or so drive in what feels like the middle of nowhere in open-air buses with sand in the wind. Suddenly at the end of your drive, the view turns into the most magnificent canyon. The Navajo guides ask that you take photographs on the way through the canyon, but on the way back no photos so that visitors can enjoy the canyon fully.

 

Sedona is a travel destination unlike any other. It is the perfect city for an adventurous and relaxing girls trip.