Your First visit to Sedona



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This trip guide is designed for the first time visitor to Sedona, particularly those not on a budget. This guide highlights the best of what Sedona has to offer in terms of the best resorts, the most satisfying restaurants (from fine dinning to pub fare), art galleries, and picturesque hikes and camping adventures. This guide is packed to the brim, allowing visitors to hone in on the vacation experience that best meets their expectations for the perfect trip to Sedona.

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Oak Creek Terrace Resort

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Location:

4548 North State Route 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336

Contact:

tel: 928 282 3562 / 800 224 2229 Toll Free
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Energy Vortexes

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Location:

AZ-179 & Bell Rock Blvd
(Location of Bell Rock, Visitor Centers offer further information)
Sedona, AZ 86351

Contact:

tel: 928 282 4119 (Visitor Information)
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ChocolaTree Organic Eatery and Marketplace

Location:

1595 W. Highway 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336

Contact:

tel: 928 282 2997
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D'Lish Very Vegetarian

Location:

3190 W Hwy 89A, at Dry Creek Rd
Sedona, AZ 86336

Contact:

tel: 928-203-9393
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Red Rock State Park

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Location:

4050 Red Rock Loop Rd
(South of Highway 89A, take Lower Red Rock Loop Road)
Sedona, AZ 86336

Contact:

tel: 928 282 6907
fax: 928 282 5972
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Day 1 - Sedona


Your first day in Sedona is all about familiarizing yourself with the town and the landscape. Take a trolley tour of the town and gain an understanding of the cultural and historical significance of the area. Hike the short trail to the monumental Cathedral Rock, where spectacular views of Red Rock State Park await. And finish you day off with an elegant dinner at Sedona's premier fine dinning establishment.


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Sedona Trolley

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Location:

201 North State Route 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336

Contact:

tel: 928 282 5400 / 928 282 4211
fax: 928 282 2200
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Oaxaca Restaurant

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Location:

321 N Highway 89A
(P.O. Box 00)
Sedona, AZ 86336

Contact:

tel: 928 282 4179
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Cathedral Rock

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Location:

Lower Red Rock Loop Road
Sedona, AZ 86336

Contact:

tel: 928 282 7722
fax: 928 282 3916
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L'Auberge de Sedona

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Location:

301 L'Auberge Ln
(at L'Auberge de Sedona)
Sedona, AZ 86336

Contact:

tel: 928 282 1661 / 800 272 6777
fax: 928 282 2885
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Enchantment Resort and Mii Amo Spa

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Location:

525 Boynton Canyon Road
Sedona, AZ 86336

Contact:

tel: 928 282 2900 / 800 826 4180 Reservations
fax: 928 282 9249
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Day 2 - Sedona


While yesterday you got a good lay of the land, today you'll hike to ruins illustrating the history and the mystery of the people that originally inhabited this land. Though the hike is easy, you'll want a good breakfast to get you going, and a filling, yet gourmet meal to fill your stomach upon your return.

Go back to the resort, lay in the hot tub, and then head to Arizona's famous microbrewery, Oak Creek Brewery and Grill for a few rounds.


1

Spices Restaurant

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Location:

2545 Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336

Contact:

tel: 928 204 9117


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Palatki

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Location:

250 Brewer Road
Sedona Ranger District
Sedona, AZ 86336

Contact:

tel: 520 282 4119 (Ranger Station)
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Honanki

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Location:

250 Brewer Road
(Address is the Sedona Ranger District; take Red Rock Canyon Road off highway 89A)
Sedona, AZ 86336

Contact:

tel: 928 282 4119
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Picazzo's

Location:

1855 W. Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336

Contact:

tel: 928 282 4140
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Day 3 - Sedona


Today the plans are a layered combination of fantastic food, art, nature, and exciting nightlife. The Coffee Pot is a local favorite, where visitors can build omelettes of any size and variety under the sun. Tlaquepaque is the area's most well known location for art galleries. One can easily spend the entire afternoon gazing at artistic representations of the beauty found just outside the walls of this artisan village.

Oak Creek Canyon, is a very relaxing, enjoyable area, where one can fish, have a picnic, wade in the river, fish, hike, or just sit along the river and catch up with old friends. It serves as a great meeting place from which to journey through the West Fork Trail, an easy hike along the river.

Unwind at the Cowboy Club, a lively place that won't mind you walking in with your dusty boots.


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The Coffee Pot

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Location:

2050 W State Rte 89A
(north side of Hwy 89A)
Sedona, AZ 86336

Contact:

tel: 928 282 6626
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Tlaquepaque

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Location:

336 State Hwy 179
Sedona, AZ 86336

Contact:

tel: 928 282 4838
fax: 928 282 4805
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Shugrue's Hillside Grill

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Location:

671 State Route 179
(At Hillside Sedona)
Sedona, AZ 86336

Contact:

tel: 928 282 5300
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4

Oak Creek Canyon

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Location:

Highway 89
(From Sedona, drive north on US Highway 89A)
Sedona, AZ 86339

Contact:

tel: 928 282 3034
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West Fork Trail

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Location:

P.O. Box 300
250 Brewer Road
Sedona, AZ 86339-0330

Contact:

tel: 520 282 4119
fax: 520 282 4119


Day 4 - Sedona


Day four begins early with a hearty breakfast at Cafe & Cattle Company. Be sure to fill up, and pack up those left-overs because the Secret Canyon Trail awaits. This is a strenuous trail that is not to be taken lightly. Bring lots of water and wear sun screen. Your exerted efforts are not without reward on this beautiful journey through the Red Rocks Wilderness.

A filling dinner at Junipine Cafe is just what the doctor ordered after a long hike. Have a steak and take care of those blisters. Tomorrows hike, though much easier, will offer visitors an entirely different perspective of the Wilderness area.


1

Cafe & Cattle Company

Location:

771 North State Route 179
(At King's Ransom Quality Inn)
Sedona, AZ 86336

Contact:

tel: 928 282 1662


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Secret Canyon Trail

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Location:

P.O. Box 300
250 Brewer Road
Sedona, AZ 86339-0330

Contact:

tel: 520 282 4119
fax: 520 282 4119


Day 5 - Sedona


Bagel Talk is specifically recommended because one can purchase a good breakfast as well as a packed lunch for the trail ahead. Order twice or three times what you think you'll want for breakfast, and pack the rest for the trail to Wet Beaver Creek.

Wet Beaver Creek is a secluded area, an oasis if you will in the vast wilderness. It is a local favorite because few people venture out here.

The campgrounds have more amenities than most, such as restrooms. And wood is even available for sale at a reasonable cost ($15 for three bundles). This trail is pretty easy most of the way, but might force hikers to walk through water from time to time, so a good pair of waterproof sandals is recommended. Set up camp and enjoy your evening under the stars, with the sound of the creek babbling at the foot of your tent.


1

Bagel Talk

Location:

30 Bell Rock Plaza
(in the Bell Rock Plaza)
Sedona, AZ 86351

Contact:

tel: 928 284 3111
fax: 928 284 3222


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Wet Beaver Creek

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Location:

P.O. Box 300
250 Brewer Road
Sedona, AZ 86339-0330

Contact:

tel: 520 282 4119
fax: 520 282 4119


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