Collected by Lara Dalinsky, AFAR Local Expert
1185 Airport Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336, USA
Escaping the lower elevation heat of a southern Arizona summer, my wife and I headed up to the mile-high red-rock country around Sedona. This was the view from our hotel: red rocks all around... Sky Ranch Lodge is perched on the summit of...
771 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ 86336, USA
After a hard day of hiking the myriad trails through Sedona's gorgeous red rock country, my friend and I earned a dining experience where calories did not count. Everyone recommended Elote Cafe. Thank you, everyone, for one of the finest meals...
336 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ 86336, USA
273 AZ-89A M & N, Sedona, AZ 86336, USA
We took this photo during a wonderful hot air balloon tour during the early morning hours over the Red Rocks in Sedona, AZ. With blue skies surrounding us and the rocks blazing a fiery red in every direction as the sun rays hit them, it was an...
136 Main St, Jerome, AZ 86331, USA
The charming and scenic Jerome, Arizona is tucked on a mountainside 30 miles southwest of Sedona. Once a thriving mining town, it survives today as a tourist destination and artist community. One surprise highlight among the shops on Jerome's...
Montezuma Castle Rd, Camp Verde, AZ, USA
As Anglo settlers arrived in the 19th century, several sites throughout the Southwest desert were named, erroneously, for the Aztec emperor Montezuma (Moctezuma). The most famous one—and the one to keep this name officially—is Montezuma Castle...
10 Main Street, Supai, AZ 86435, USA
This gem is well worth the trek in. Lower Navajo is one of 4 (ish) falls that you can enjoy when you make it past the village. This particular waterfall is perfect for a jumping jump off into the pristine waters. Once inside the canyon, this is...
S Roosevelt St, Tempe, AZ, USA
Every year in early November, you might find yourself artsy Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix, buying a $10 sampling ticket and tasting pie after pie after pie baked by chef after chef after chef. Personally? I love this idea - a community...
2502 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016, USA
When I heard Smeeks was moving from their downtown Phoenix location I thought I might lose it until I heard about the hip new concept they were becoming a part of thanks to the opening of Union at Biltmore Fashion Park. It is a one-stop shop for...
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