January 24, 2022, Tours & Attractions
The Top 10 Ways to Relax in Sedona
Welcome to the one and only Sedona, Arizona, where red-rock buttes, pine forests, and steep canyon walls surround a town brimming with coffee shops, spas, art galleries, and outdoor adventure options. It’s also one of the most relaxing and rejuvenating places in the world, thanks to the energy of the vortexes and the dedication to health and wellness. So here are the best ways to kick back, unplug, and recharge in Sedona.
One of only 20 certified Dark Sky communities in the world, Sedona has a low light pollution and countless viewing spots, making it a stellar destination for seeing the Milky Way and dozens of constellations and nighttime sights. Book with Evening Sky Tours, and you’ll have a chance to see not only planets, galaxies, and space station passes, but also red super giant stars and planetary nebula
It’s become more important than ever to rediscover ourselves, and SpiritQuest in Sedona, among other retreat companies, designs itineraries to raise consciousness and provide the balance and serenity for a richer life. Day packages offer a way to experience the best of local guides’ knowledge in a shorter timeframe.
Sedona’s New Day Spa
This is where you go for desert nature body treatments, massages, and other spa rituals guaranteed to leave your mind as loose and limber as your muscles. Indulge in a Prickly Pear Pomegranate treatment before losing track of time in the outdoor lounge.
Sedona Soul Adventures
If your personal life, your love life, or your physical life are on the rocks, there’s no better place than red-rock country for healing. Sedona Soul Adventures customizes programs for singles, couples, and virtually anyone to discover long-lasting solutions for fulfillment, in the most stunning of settings.
Biking and Hiking
The opportunity to hop on two wheels or lace up a pair of hiking shoes is irresistible in Sedona, where 89 named trails surround the town. Local maps allow you to venture on your own, at a relaxing pace, to find your own piece of paradise.
Verde Valley Wine Trail
Verde Valley boasts 24 commercial vineyards and 11 different wineries, making Sedona an ideal basecamp for oenophiles. Among the top picks are Winery 1912, Arizona Stronghold, Alcantara Vineyard, and Oak Creek Vineyards.
Sedona Meditation Experiences
For anyone who’s “tried” to meditate and given up, meditation guides such as Michele Mattix can turn the practice into a truly transformative experience. Sessions are typically an hour to 90 minutes, set among the most spectacular of Sedona scenery.
Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
There’s nothing like retail therapy when on a wellness vacation, and this oasis on the banks of Oak Creek has more than 50 speciality shops and galleries. You’ll feel as if you’ve stepped back decades in time by spending a day here.
What is the meaning of life? What are you doing here? How can you change the world? The big questions deserve big answers, and this company’s guides are educators of philosophy, science, and religion who adore helping people explore their intersecting circles in the naturally inspiring landscape of Sedona.
Synergy Organic Coffee Lounge & Elixir Bar
If you’re looking for organic, vegan, and low-glycemic drinks, this is the place to get your fix while lounging on velvet sofas, soaking up the aromas of house-made chocolate and gazing at the work of 50 local artisans.