Photo: Courtesy of Enchantment Resort
With its majestic Red Rock formations, upscale resorts, creative cuisine, and varied activities, Sedona is the ultimate Southwest honeymoon destination for pleasure-seeking and adventurous couples alike.
El Portal Sedona Hotel is situated in the heart of Sedona, adjacent to the famous Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. It boasts twelve unique suites that include natural building materials and features such as an adobe corner fireplace with river rock stone, French doors, arched windows, and hand-painted detailing. The Governor's Suite is a honeymoon favorite with second-story Red Rock views and wood beamed vaulted ceilings.
Consider a more secluded stay at Enchantment Resort. Set on 70 acres in Boynton Canyon, their exquisite landscape and Red Rock views are tough to beat. Tee off on the Seven Canyons golf course; pamper yourself with a signature stone massage at the renowned Mii amo spa; or spend the day soaking up the views and the sun at Enchantment Resort's heated pool. No matter what activity you choose to fill the day, cap it off with a famous prickly pear margarita on the View 180 verandah.
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Skip breakfast at your hotel and head north to Indian Gardens Cafe & Market in beautiful Oak Creek Canyon. This historic establishment was built in 1947 to meet the needs of the growing community. It has served as a general store, gas station, bar, ice cream parlor, antique store, and sandwich shop — just to name a few. Southwest breakfast options include the breakfast burrito, chorizo and egg tacos, and Chilaquiles — two fried eggs over tortilla chips, tossed with traditional red chile enchilada sauce, melted cheese, avocado, and lime-cilantro crema.
Treat yourself to an exclusive dining experience at Cress on Oak Creek at L'Auberge de Sedona. The outdoor patio set along the banks of babbling Oak Creek will take your breath away. The dinner menu features seasonal dishes created from locally-sourced and thoughtfully selected ingredients. This rare and refined dining experience is one you will never forget.
There is no shortage of adventurous activities in Sedona, but a Pink Jeep Tour is a must for everyone. See the area's famous Red Rock formations like Submarine Rock, Chicken Point and Mushroom Rock on this thrilling off-road 4x4 ride in a pink Jeep® Wrangler. Keep it simple with a two-hour Broken Arrow Tour or book a full day with a Jeep and Horseback Ride Combo Tour!
Indulge in a day of Arizona wine tasting and history on the Verde Valley Wine Trail. Choose from a number of wineries and tasting rooms as you ride through the countryside and canyons surrounding the cities of Sedona, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Cornville, and Jerome. In addition to wine, Cottonwood is home to Desert Diamond Distillery and THAT Brewery. Be sure to choose a designated driver, or book door-to-door transportation through Sedona Wine Adventures.
Your mini moon is not complete without a shopping trip to Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village — the art and soul of Sedona. You will find everything from Native American art to handcrafted jewelry and Southwestern home décor.
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