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Sedona, Arizona Travel Guide: Beyond The Red Rocks & Spirituality; Places To See

Travelers Today       By    Jacq Evans

Updated: Jan 10, 2017 08:24 AM EST

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Sedona in Arizona, Red Rock State Park, Airport Mesa, Old Creek Canyon, Sedona Rouge
Sedona Arizona: My #1 Recommended Travel Spot
Discover Sedona, Arizona and be one of the 3,000,000 visitors each year captivated by the bursting spirituality and positive vibes of the place.
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There are 3,000,000 recorded visitors every year on the average at Sedona, Arizona. Aside from being the new-age center, here are other things you can do at this spiritual place.

For those who want something magical, take Highway 89A northeast into Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona, Arizona. It will be an unforgettable drive. In this area, the canyon is at its finest and the red, orange and white precipices at their most dramatic. Massive cottonwoods filled the creek sides, giving a picturesque shady backdrop for trout fishing and swimming. You can stop over at the Grasshopper Point swimming hole located about two miles to the drive. There is also a great spot for picnic called Slide Rock State Park. To witness the sun setting the rocks ablaze in psychedelic red and orange against the purple and bright pink sky, take the Airport Road.

You may also visit Red Rock State Park. This is a 286-acre park, comprised of an environmental education center, picnic areas and five miles of well-marked, intersecting trails in a riparian habitat surrounded by the gorgeous red rock. Lonely Planet notes that the place has trails variety comes from flat creekside strolls to moderate climbs to picturesque ridges. There are ranger-led activities in the park like nature walks and bird walks.

For those are seeking places bursting with spiritual energies, visit Airport Mesa in Sedona, Arizona. It is known to be one of the earth's vortexes. It is said to exude great electromagnetic energy. The place is also a great location for witnessing the remarkable red-rock sunset.

For lodging, you can visit L'Auberge de Sedona with room rates starting from $270, which consists of luxury cottages and lodges, with traditional spa offerings and an outdoor creekside massage. Guests are invited to put their feet in the river and squish mud between their toes, washing off the dirt with creek water scented with flower petals. In addition, you may try Sedona Rouge which is a ranch-inspired boutique hotel adjacent to Coffee Pot Rock. The hotel posts over western Sedona and offers visitors of morning poolside yoga sessions prior to their turmeric-tofu breakfast scrambles.

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