Sedona is the perfect place to go when you want to get away but don't want to go too far from home. I love going during the winter because we can usual enjoy some snow and we can still hike. Plus, Flagstaff isn't too far, if you want to really take advantage of the snow this time of year.
Have I eaten at every place in Sedona, no. Have I stayed at every place in Sedona, no. This is a compilation of the spots I've tried, that I love and the place I keep on going back to, to stay.
Stay: Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock
When you're coming in from Phoenix, you'll hit this resort first, it's the South part of Sedona and near Bell Rock for easy hiking access. They have a restaurant on site and Starbucks, plus a spa, a couple pools, tons of fire pits for s'mores in the evening or just keeping warm, while sipping on a cocktail. They have games outside to play and on Friday evening, they had a professional brought in with his telescope who showed us galaxies and Mars and so much more! They also have a variety of activities and entertainment including tennis, fitness classes outdoor Cross Fit style fitness course and an 18-hole championship golf course with an award-winning clubhouse.
The rooms are comfy and perfect for families. Our room had a separate room for us and the kids stayed in the other space. We had a kitchenette, a cozy fire place and a beautiful view. Each morning we went downstairs and grabbed breakfast, I had the same thing each day, it's my fav. The salmon avocado toast, topped with a poached egg. The hubs got the same thing too, the Hiker's Benedict, which was delish! A poached egg, pimento & smoked cheddar biscuit, house maple sage sausage, skillet gravy, hash browns and smoked sea salt. The kids had the breakfast buffet, which had an array of food. One of them prefers to eat all things bacon and eggs, the other wants all things fruit with a side of bacon and muffins.
For dinner, we would hang out inside and eat but after we were done, we'd head out to the fire pits. For dinner, might I suggest trying the bison meatloaf or the fish & chips, followed by the s'more skilled or just firing up some s'more outside. Once outside we could warm up by the fire pits and watch the kids play foosball and other games. I got a little into the foosball game too and stayed the champion, during our time there!
Looking for spots to try outside of the resort? Here are a few of my go tos:
Firecreek Coffee for your morning fix!
Elote Cafe, prepare to wait for good food, they do not allow reservations.
Mariposa has one of the best views and some pretty stellar food to go along with it.
The Hudson casual and cool spot with legit food.
Dellepiane Sedona Burger Joint has my fav burgers in the area, you need to check them out! Pictured at the top of the page.
Sedonuts, can't go anywhere without trying the donuts.
Black Cow Cafe for ice cream, it's a staple in the main tourist area, They have hot dogs that are pretty stellar too.
The Sedona Fudge Company for another sweet treat because you can never have too many.