April 10, 2019
The Perfect Romantic Weekend in Sedona
Posted by: Lori Reinhold
Sedona is the perfect choice for a romantic weekend getaway with that special someone in your life. From our breathtaking red rock landscapes to our world-class restaurants and bars, Sedona offers everything you need for the perfect mini-vacation with your sweetheart. Just don’t forget to book a stay at the Alma de Sedona Bed & Breakfast, the most romantic B&B in town!
Day 1: Red Rocks & Restaurants
No trip to Sedona is complete without a journey into its magnificent red rocks. Hiking is a great way to connect with your sweetheart amongst the awe-inspiring beauty of nature. For a peaceful and romantic morning, we recommend exploring one of the off-the-beaten path trails in the Coconino National Forest. Though there are countless incredible trails in the region, we recommend the Baldwin Trail to Cathedral Rock for low crowds and unbeatable surroundings.
If you really want to sweep them off your feet, consider taking a helicopter tour of Sedona with Guidance Air. Their excellent tours take you above Sedona’s stunning canyons, spires, buttes, and red rock formations. This fun and unique adventure is guaranteed to create lifelong memories you’ll never forget.
After your day exploring the natural beauty of Sedona, enjoy a romantic dinner for two. Many of the restaurants in town offer great views of the surrounding red rock cliffs, not to mention delicious food. The Hudson serves simple yet hearty American cuisine in a sophisticated industrial-chic setting. They have a beautiful patio with a fireplace and panoramic vistas plus a swanky indoor bar serving up some of the best cocktails in the area. Dessert options include a deconstructed banana cream pie, chocolate chunk avalanche, and cherry cobbler.
Afterwards, grab a glass of wine at Vino da Sedona. There serve a variety of national and international wines and feature live music every night.
Day 2: Shopping & Spa Day
Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village is considered by many to be the “heart and soul of Sedona.” Nestled beneath the shade of sycamores on the banks of Oak Creek, Authentically modeled on a Mexican village, Tlaquepaque (pronounced T-la-keh-pah-keh) is one of the most distinct shopping experiences in the American Southwest. The moment you walk through its arched entryway, you’ll be delighted by the sounds of bubbling fountains, the bright colors of flowers and traditional crafts, and the beauty of its vine-draped walls and meandering cobblestone paths.
Tlaquepaque means the "best of everything" in the ancient Aztec language, and that is truly what you get when you visit. You can easily spend hours shopping for jewelry, clothing, art, home goods, toys, Native American crafts, and so much more. Be sure to stop for lunch at one of the many wonderful restaurants located on the grounds.
Sedona’s New Day Spa has been voted the best day spa in Sedona for eleven years in a row. Their extensive spa menu features a variety of treatments with a specifically Southwestern twist, such as the Desert Moon Deep Healing Massage or Nature’s Desert Flower Rejuvenation with Prickly Pear and Pomegranate. They specialize in all kinds of massage, including deep tissue massage, desert stone massage, shiatsu massage, prenatal massage, and more
End Day Two with a fun and exotic dinner at Mariposa, our go-to spot for upscale Latin-inspired cuisine and drinks. They serve a variety of meats, fish, and vegetarian mains as well as mouth-watering appetizers like empanadas, grilled octopus, and shrimp ceviche. For drinks, they specialize in port wine, sherry, and madeira. Their dessert menu includes specialities such as prickly pear cheesecake, maple coconut flan, tres leches torte, and churros. Did we mention the marvelous views?
Planning a romantic weekend for two in Sedona, Arizona? Book a stay at the beautiful Alma de Sedona Bed & Breakfast for warm service, gorgeous views, and breathtaking sunsets.