Finally a recap of our weekend in Sedona! John and I decided to take a last minute trip to Sedona. It was originally going to be a day trip until we realized it’d be more fun to make it a weekend getaway! So we stayed in Flagstaff at John’s aunt and uncle’s house the first night, then drove down to Sedona early the next morning. The drive from Flagstaff to Sedona is incredible. The road takes you through Oak Creek Canyon which is an entire experience in and of itself.
There are so many areas to stop in and explore…the cutest little cabins, restaurants and shops. But my favorite part is when you start to see the red rock…that’s when you know you’re getting close to the city limits of Sedona. Our first stop was the Sedona airport which has the most epic scenic view!
And can I just say…if Sedona was an outfit this is what it would look like. There’s something about wearing a beautiful flowy dress in the most scenic place that makes you feel so good. I got this dress right before my trip from one of those trendy boutiques online. But really, PinkBlush has cute dresses for women that are perfect for spring and summer, check em out!
Dress: PinkBlush Boutique
After I was done frolicking around, we went into town and had lunch at our favorite Sedona lunch spot, Canyon Breeze. We really go for the view, but the chicken strips, pizza and beer are pretty worth it too.
The shops that are in town are so unique! You can get your fortune told or your aura read. They’re all about stones and crystals and oils, anything that brings good energy and I just love that. One of my favorite stores is “Sedona Crystal Vortex” (yes that’s really the name). They have so many stones and each one has it’s specific healing properties. This time I picked up a pink opal stone which “awakens vital energy, creativity and enhances imagination”, perfect for blogging right?!
And of course I had to keep on with my travel tradition of getting a pressed penny. In case you’re wondering…yes, I do have my very own collector’s book for all my pressed pennies.
Next we were ready to hit up my favorite Vortex! (wait what?) Ok let me back up. So I’ve already mentioned Sedona is all about good energy and crystals and this and that. But that’s because Sedona is actually known as a “spiritual power center” (throwing some knowledge at you right now). This is because there are several energy centers, or vortexes of subtle energy and the energy from these vortexes saturates the whole area in and around Sedona. The energy you take in can stay with you and affect you positively for days afterwards. If you actually go to one of the vortex sites, which is where the energy is strongest, it can be a very uplifting experience. You can even see where “the energy” is strong by looking at the juniper trees which grow in a spiral effect.
We went to Bell Rock which is one of the four main energy vortexes. And whether you believe this to be true or think I’m completely insane right now…I will still be the first to admit that there truly is a magical energy about Sedona. It really does have an uplifting energy about it which makes it the perfect getaway. It feels like you’re on a different planet and I find that I really get to clear my mind and find inspiration. I took the time to reflect on my blog, thinking about what I want it to be and found the clarity I needed. Sometimes you just need a little meditation to feel inspired again!
We ended the day at The Hudson, thanks to a recommendation by a friend!
They had the best drinks, in huge glasses I might add, and delicious food. We tried the bruschetta and I got the BBQ pork tacos which were ?
And let’s not forget the patio view which is a must-have in Sedona!
If you’re still reading, I hope I’ve convinced you to take a trip to Sedona. It’s like nothing else you’ve ever seen! And if you do, here’s a list of my favorite places!
Best Hotel in Sedona: Sunset Chateau
Cheapest Hotel in Sedona (tested and approved): Kokopelli Days Inn
Favorite Sedona Hike: CoffeePot Rock Trail (Teacup Trail)
List of Vortex Locations: http://bit.ly/1pO8lbi
Things to Do in Sedona: Slide Rock, Pink Jeep Tour, Church of the Holy Cross
Until next time!