Wanderlust: Sedona

I love these Wanderlust Wednesday posts because they allow me to relive all of the amazing experiences and adventures I’ve had while on vacation! As you probably already know, we went to Sedona about 5 weeks ago and stayed at the fabulous L’Auberge Resort (see my full hotel review here). Sedona is a small town located in the middle of the desert (close to Flagstaff) that’s surrounded by red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls and pine trees! Sedona has so many wonderful things to do:

HIKING

Whether you’re into hiking or not, you will love Sedona! The mild weather & insane views will steal your heart.

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(Cathedral Rock, bottom vs  top- must do! Insider tip: start early in the day to beat the heat & allow at least an hour at the top to take in the breathtaking views)

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halfway up Cathedral Rock!

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If you’re not up for a major hike, try Slide Rock! It’s such a fun (kid friendly) environment, built around a creek to wade in! It’s not a true “hike”, but it’s a great place to take in some fresh mountain water and enjoy the natural water slides.

**A few hikes we wanted/were recommended to do but didn’t have the time were Devil’s Bridge, Bell Rock & Dome Rock. On the list for next time!

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EATING

We decided to spend our one dinner in Sedona as major tourists and eat at the Silver Saddle at the Cowboy Club. It’s ridiculous but fun- the servers are dressed as cowboys & the whole place is western themed. I, however, spotted a REAL cowboy inside- it was awesome! This guy was head to toe in leather, chaps, spurs, boots & real cowboy gun. I wanted to take a picture soooo badly, but it would have been way too obvious! Just take my word for it and go see yourself 😉

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(His & Hers: buffalo tenderloin & roasted chicken with demiglaze)

Fun fact: the mister ordered a sampler platter which included rattlesnack (ahhh!!!), buffalo skewers, and cactus fries…(I only tried the cactus!)

DRINKING

Another place we enjoyed was the Oak Creek Brewery. I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite ways to explore a new town is to hit up the local brewery. People are always really nice & it’s fun to try local brews.

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(Check out this beer flight!)

My only regret with Sedona is that we didn’t stay long enough. I would love to spend 3-4 days there, hiking more & exploring all that Sedona has to offer. There are so many spas, restaurants, shops and outdoor activities we would have liked to do. Next time!

FYI–> To keep up with all of my adventures, follow me on Instagram (southendstyle) and SnapChat (Alexisf19)- major travels coming over the next 14 days!

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