Last month I shared five reasons to run Sedona but this month I want to share some of my favorite activities in and around Sedona! My husband and I would regularly drive down to Sedona as we used to live just a few miles north and it's one of my favorite places ever.
1. VISIT OAK CREEK CANYON.
Just a short drive out of downtown Sedona, you won't want to miss these views! February isn't the peak season for Oak Creek Canyon but it's still beautiful in the winter. Take my advice and skip Slide Rock, it's a tourist trap.
2. SHOP AT TLAQUEPAQUE AND EAT AT OAK CREEK BREWERY.
Sedona is known for art and this is an easily accessible shopping area that really has it all. I really enjoy just wandering from shop to shop and working up an appetite for Oak Creek Brewery. Definitely try their Nut Brown Ale and a burger.
3. GET A MASSAGE.
My mom and I love to go stay at the hotels in Sedona and get massages, especially following a race! One of my favorite places is Sedona Rouge which also happens to be one of pick-up locations on race morning. Think about how relaxing the spectacular views of the red rocks can be!
4. CARB LOAD AT CUCINA RUSTICA.
Absolutely amazing Italian food with the most lovely atmosphere. One of my favorite places!
5. VENTURE UP TO FLAGSTAFF.
I could write a whole post on what to do in Flagstaff, but just trust me on this one. It's less than a 30 minute drive north of Sedona. You can check out the amazing mountain views, grab a bite to eat at Pizzicletta, and finish the night at one of the local wine bars (try Wine Loft) or breweries (try Motherroad).
If you have any questions, don't be shy!