Sedona, Arizona: What to do, Where to eat, and Where to Stay
As The Roaming Boomers website continues to evolve, and as we persevere in our quest to find our voice in the very crowded travel industry, we continually remind ourselves of our mission:
“To provide discriminating (a person with refined taste or good judgment) baby boomers a trusted travel resource to determine what to do, where to eat, and where to stay when they travel.”
Further, our intention is to actually take you there with our videos, photography, and textual recounting of our experiences. In so doing, we hope that we might build a life-long relationship with you and your friends/family through our website’s social media tools like Facebook and Twitter.
Carol and I have been very busy forging relationships with industry partners like Heather Hermen with the Sedona Chamber of Commerce/Tourism Bureau. It is relationships of this nature that will help us to bring you cool stuff. And we all know that cool stuff is…well…cool!
As we were nearing Sedona, Arizona from highway 179, we were immediately greatly pleased to see that all the road construction has yielded one of the most beautiful city gateways we have ever encountered.
As you near the city’s famed red rocks, the highway splits into divergent one-way thoroughfares that provide a great many scenic view stops. Furthermore, all traffic lights have been replaced with traffic circles, and the streets are now lined with beautiful landscaping and red rock sidewalks. It’s stunning!
Clearly the City of Sedona has been very hard at work to live up to its billing as the #1 Most Beautiful Place in America (USA Today Travel).
Unfortunately, the weather (strong winds/cloudy skies) prevented us from doing a couple things that we had planned to shared with you. But, fortunately, we live only 90 minutes down the road from Sedona and will be back soon. The strong wind kept us from a kayak trip on the Verde River, and the cloudy skies kept me from showing you my most favorite place to photograph the town of Sedona.
To me, its nearly a crime to shoot photographs in Sedona with cloudy skies. Those majestic red rocks simple beam in the morning’s early light, and if the skies happen to be overcast, the incredible light is gone. Ah…the life of a picky photographer.
Nonetheless, we do have some incredible things to share with you:
- Where to Stay:
- Where to Eat:
- What to Do:
We spent three nights in Sedona on this particular journey, and as I mentioned above, our “what to do” section is pretty light. We promise to fix that in another journey “up the hill” to Sedona in the very near future.