The spring season is finally upon us so make the most of the incredible weather and plan for the perfect road trip. You can find that and so much more when you plan for a road trip to beautiful Sedona. Our Northern Arizona community offers some incredible spring activities and majestic views of the Red Rock Mountains nearby. A road trip lets you have the option to get out and explore the wonderful area surrounding us. Here is how you can plan for the perfect road trip to Sedona:
Find the Popular Outdoor Attractions
One of the best reasons to book a spring road trip to Sedona is to escape the traffic from other popular times of year to visit. Sedona is one of the most beautiful locations in Arizona and is frequented by travelers looking to see all of the beautiful attractions in person. During your road trip you can get to attractions that are often crowded in the summer with ease such as Devil’s Bridge. This natural bridge offers some of the best photo opportunities around. Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock are two natural attractions found just outside of Sedona and provide some incredible hiking trails along the way.
Take the Red Rock Scenic Byway
Road trips call for long drives along the highway that showcase the beautiful views around you. Sedona is also home to the Red Rock Scenic Byway. This 8-mile-long stretch of Highway 179 will take you along some of the most famous landmarks in the area. Visitors can hop on the Red Rock Scenic Byway in between mile markers 302.5 up to 310.0. Expect to travel along Oak Creek, Bell Rock, and more with a nice cruise on this highway. What a perfect road trip activity!
Take the Oak Creek Canyon Scenic Road
Another great stretch of highway you can enjoy incredible views on is Highway 89A also known as Oak Creek Canyon Scenic Road. This scenic byway takes you North of Sedona as you twist throughout Oak Creek Canyon. This byway takes you away from the Red Rocks that Sedona is known for and instead takes you into a shaded canyon that is full of life. Some fun hiking trails can be found just off the road including a trek up to Oak Creek Vista. You can easily see all of the incredible views that Northern Arizona is known for!
Visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
If you are in the mood for some vacation shopping look no further than Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. This exquisite shopping center is a collection of pueblo style buildings that house over 50 different boutique shops and restaurants. The cobblestone streets and beautiful sculptures make the village an artistic masterpiece on its own. Local favorite restaurants found inside Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village include Oak Creek Brewery and El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano.
Hit Up Slide Rock
Another popular attraction just outside of Sedona that you need to visit during your spring road trip is Slide Rock. This state park offers a shallow pool of water where you and the kids can jump in and go swimming. The water might still be chilly from the winter temperatures but the natural rock slide that is over 80-feet long will be sure to change your mind. We highly recommend going early in the morning before the park gets too crowded and there is a wait to get inside. Local tips: bring water shoes with you as the algae on the rocks make everything slippery!
Hit the Verde Valley Wine Trail
The Verde Valley Wine Trail is a local celebrity on its own being a stretch of some of the best wineries that Arizona has to offer close by each other. Make sure to stop by a few of these celebrated locations during your stay so you can see that Arizona wine is just as good as the rest. Page Spring Cellars provides a gorgeous patio area and vibrant tasting room where you can enjoy a tasting flight. Additional wineries in the area include Javelina Leap and Arizona Stronghold. Local tour companies can even take you around to the different wineries so you do not have to worry about driving!
Find the Perfect Vacation Rental
Of course any stay in Sedona would not be complete without finding the perfect vacation rental, like one of these Sedona villas. Luckily for you we offer a variety of private homes right here in the area. Each property features luxurious features such as high end amenities and much more. You will enjoy spacious rooms and open floor plans. Many of the vacation home rentals in Sedona, AZ also overlook the mountains themselves. If these properties sound perfect to you make sure you book today. Your spring road trip to Sedona is just around the corner!