If you need to see Sedona’s most memorable sights in one day, get up early and stretch your legs before breakfast on a short hiking trail near your resort or hotel. The concierge will help you find one that best fits your abilities. In Arizona, it’s a good idea to get your hike in before the heat of the day.
After your short hike, have a typical local breakfast, like eggs with green chilies and cheese, and then get ready for the Jeep tour guide you asked to swing by the hotel to pick you up.
Since there are so many different flavors of Jeep rides — vortex tours, guided trips to ancient ruins, red rock crawling rides, etc. — a little advance research is in order. It’s a good idea to reserve your trip online before you arrive in Sedona.
After the tour, have lunch in uptown and get a bit of souvenir shopping in. Go back to your hotel to shower the dust off, and then follow up with a relaxing massage. Hopefully your resort offers body treatments in an outdoor cabana for the full-on Sedona experience.
Now that you’re fully relaxed, drop into a pub for a Sedona brew or Arizona wine. Then head to one of Sedona’s many fine-dining establishments. We recommend L’Auberge de Sedona‘s Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Cress Restaurant on Oak Creek, where you can dine alfresco near the babbling creek, enjoy a refined prix fixe menu and talk over all the memories you have made in one amazing day.