Sedona lies about halfway between Phoenix and the Grand Canyon, making it the perfect place to stop on your trip. Known for its many art galleries, vineyards, and spa retreats, Sedona is also said to have a unique energy that attracted the earliest Native Americans and continues to amaze people today. You’ll know you’re approaching Sedona when you see the spectacular red rock formations that make the town one of the most beautiful and romantic spots in the country.
Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa
For an exquisitely comfortable stay, book a room at Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa. The Mediterranean style of the luxury rooms and suites gives way to views of Sedona’s sandstone formations right outside your window. The Wine & Dine package is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one. Enjoy a two night stay in a deluxe room with a welcome package of fruit and sparkling water, a $100 dining credit to enjoy delicious comfort foods at REDS, and a wine tour to local wineries and tasting rooms with a fun picnic lunch.
The largest sandstone arch in the area, Devil’s Bridge can be reached via a hike on the Devil’s Bridge Trail. The hollowed-out arch makes this rock formation look like a bridge, and when you reach the top, you can walk all the way across! Bring your camera to take pictures of the great views along the entire hike.
Relax among the views of Oak Creek Canyon at Grasshopper Point Picnic Area. Enjoy a quiet lunch and splash around all afternoon at the swimming hole. End the day with a glass of wine and watch the sunset paint the rock formations red.
For some refreshment after your outdoor adventures, head to Trailhead Tea to enjoy one of 130 types of teas from all over the world! Check out the daily samples and grab something to go from the “tea bar.” The friendly owners will help you decide which tea is right for you, so you can bring it home or buy it from their online store.
Sedona Star Gazing
They say the starts are closer in Sedona because of its high altitude and low pollution. Sedona Star Gazing tours are perfect for a romantic night out together. With professional astronomers and equipment, you’ll see and learn about stars, constellations, planets, galaxies, and more! Plus, they supply chairs and blankets so you can cozy up under the night sky.
Verde Canyon Railroad
Located just outside of Sedona, Verde Canyon boasts some of the area’s most impressive views and is only accessible by train. Take the Verde Canyon Railroad, a four-hour trip through 20 miles of the canyon. At the depot, learn about the canyon you’re about to journey through and the history of the railroad. On board, passengers are served appetizers and champagne as they enjoy the views of the Coconino and Prescott National Forests from the rail car. Venture out into an open-air car to get a look at the wildlife of the canyon. Keep an eye out for the bald eagles that make their home in the canyon.