Daily Adventure Planning
Maximize your experience and make the most of your Sedona adventure. From the miles of robust hiking and biking, to our vibrant art and cultural history to our local cuisine and wineries, this 5-day adventure guide is packed with the best of red rock country.
DAY 1: ADVENTURE
Take a scenic drive up to Oak Creek Canyon and embark on a self-guided tour of the canyons, or opt for a nearby scenic hike of famous Bell Rock. Learn more about Sedona’s best hiking trails by visiting the Hike House.
With the sun high in the sky, a paddle down the Verde River is a must. Try your hand at canoeing or kayaking, or jump on a Pink Jeep tour of the Sedona landscape.
Combine relaxation and adventure on a hot air balloon ride, anywhere from the heart of Sedona to the Grand Canyon. Return to Hilton Sedona and recover from a full day of adventure around our cozy fire pits at ShadowRock Tap + Table. Enjoy live music in the outdoor garden porch and our signature S’more and Pour pairing, in addition to a full menu.
DAY 2: ART & HISTORY
Start at the Sedona Arts Center with exhibitions, workshops and more before heading to the center’s fine art gallery for a live demonstration.
Hop in a car and visit historic landmarks such as the Chapel of the Holy Cross and Cathedral Rock. Be sure to visit Hononki and Palatki for some of the nation’s best-preserved cliff dwellings and rock art.
As night falls, the place to be is Sound Bites Grill in Uptown Sedona – a music-themed restaurant with live entertainment and an impressive collection of signed guitars.
DAY 3: RELAXATION
Rise at dawn and watch the sunrise over the red rocks with your loved one. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading to the Eforea spa for a swim or a signature Sedona body treatment or feel Sedona’s healing energy during one of our Energy Rituals.
Spend a few hours on the golf course at Sedona Golf Resort or enjoy a picnic in Red Rock Crossing or Red Rock State Park. Explore the vortexes of the area before attending a meditation workshop or psychic reading at the New Age Center.
Head over to Airport Mesa for spot of dinner – picnic-style – before watching the sunset over the western horizon. Lay back and wait until the stars come out for a truly phenomenal experience.
DAY 4: EAT & DRINK
Head downstairs to Hilton Sedona’s breakfast and coffee bar for specialty breakfast items to go, or enjoy a delectable American breakfast at ShadowRock Tap + Table.
Enjoy a romantic Parisian lunch at Rene at Tlaquepaque or savor delightfully fresh house-baked breads and pastries at Wildflower Bread Company.
Arrive early and take advantage of our $5 Happy Hour in the ShadowRock lounge, daily from 3-6 PM. Enjoy specialty $5 margaritas, $5 local beers and wines, in addition to a delicious menu of chef inspired small plates. Wander down to the Sedona Collective and taste the Mediterranean with authentic Italian dishes at Cucina Rustica.
DAY 5: SHOPPING
Start off in uptown Sedona, the central hub full of upscale galleries, gift shops and an eclectic mix of shops.
Continue the day on the banks of Oak Creek at the famous Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. Explore the collection of Spanish-style buildings and cobblestone walkways before browsing the unique galleries and shops.
The Arizona 179 Corridor, also known as Gallery Row, is the perfect end to a day of retail therapy. Lined with upscale galleries, small plazas, malls and restaurants, the vibrant stretch offers superb views of landmarks.
CREATE YOUR OWN
You may have some of your own ideas, so feel free to swap in things that align with your interests, and swap out things that don’t. For further inspiration and to get a feel of the place before you arrive, check out our handy brochure and list of ‘Top 100 Things To Do”.
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