A Weekend in Sedona

​A Weekend in Sedona

Have you ever seen photos of beautiful red rock mountains that look larger than life? If so, they are most likely in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. Those magical mountains can never be captured to their full potential. You have to be standing amidst them to feel the magic creep up over your shoulders.

Set the date to stand amidst the beauties and then open the gift below: 

Your Guide to a Weekend in Sedona

Let's start with the top things to do in sedona, the top places to eat, and the most romantic places in town. Then we share our recommend itinerary for a guaranteed romantic weekend. Click one of the tabs below to get started.

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L'Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek

  • Summary: Heaven on Earth. This is "our spot" where we go every October and celebrate our love.
  • Address: 301 L'Auberge Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday from 7am-10pm | Sunday from 9am-10pm
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  • Tips: Make a reservation for breakfast or lunch at Etch Kitchen & Bar (because dinner is pricier) and request a table by the creek. They usually feed the ducks around 9am so the earlier the better to see more ducks on the creek. After eating, you can roam around the property, relax in the chairs along the creek, and watch the ducks more. Don't forget to enjoy a mimosa!  PS- it's within L'Auberge hotel which is an expensive but wonderful hotel if you want to splurge.
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Page Springs Cellars

  • Summary: A nearby winery to sit back, relax, and sip on some vino. What a rough life.
  • Address: 1500 North Page Springs Road, Cornville, AZ 86325
  • Hours: Sunday-Wednesday from 11am-7pm | Thursday-Saturday from 11am-9pm
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  • Tips: Only 20min from Sedona, stop by for a tasting and snacks at the bar during the day so you can take in the views! They have live music Tue-Wed from 3-6pm too.
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Psssst..... did you checkout the "EAT" and "LOVE" tabs too?

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Our Recommended Weekend Itinerary

2 1/2 days in Sedona

FRIDAY NIGHT

On your way to Sedona, stop at the Chapel of the Holy Cross for a quick visit and to scope out the Red Rocks. Afterwards, check into wherever you're staying (hotel or Airbnb).

Then head into town and grab a late lunch or early dinner at The Hudson.​ They've got great cocktails there too!

Want to do something else before going to bed? Consider grabbing a beer at Oak Creek Brewery or Dessert at Sedona Fudge Company.​

SATURDAY

Today is a day full of romantic adventures. Start it off right with a heavenly and breathtaking experience as you eat breakfast along the creek at L'Auberge's restaurant. Save a little piece of bread to throw to the ducks!

Then drive out to Page Springs Cellars Winery for some tasting and snacking! Once you've got a little buzz going on, you're ready for the adventurous (and kinda scary) part of the day- a Jeep Tour! Be ready for a little craziness!

Afterwards, clean up and head to dinner at Mariposa for some Latin food and more beautiful views.

SUNDAY

Start the morning off with a super early hike to Cathedral Rock and afterwards you'll be ready to jump into the freezing water at Slide Rock Park. 

Then clean up, check out, and head to Downtown- Main Street for a well-deserved lunch and some shopping. There are lots of lunch options along Main Street. Shop til you drop!

Later, if you're in the mood for Mexican food, get to Elote Cafe by 5pm to grab a Margarita while you wait for a table. And maybe a few more during and after dinner too!

Get your Sedona Hotel or Airbnb ahead of time! Search for Sedona AZ hotels here:

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We hope you enjoy Sedona as much as we do!

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Hello, we are Zach (@zachdorworth) and Steph (@stephdorworth). We are Mr & Mrs traveling the world one romantic city at a time while perfecting obsessively organized travel.

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(37) comments

Looks so scenic and so many choices of adventures! Thank you for the story and pictures. I’d love to go there someday.

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    Yes, lots of adventures here and very relaxing! Hope you get to visit sometime.

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Oooh! Not made it to Arizona yet, but these photos look amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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    OH you’ve gotta visit out here! We live in AZ and love it.

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I hadn’t heard of Slide Rock State Park before, but I’m dying to go now! It sounds so refreshing in the hot Arizona summer!

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    It’s wonderful! Definitely check it out!

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Loved this guide, especially because you broke it down into a perfect itinerary!!
I spent a few hours in Sedona last year, and cannot wait to go back for longer!

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    Thanks for checking it out!! Sedona never gets old. It’s magical each and every time.

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Great photos! Sedona looks incredible. One day I hope to road-trip the USA so i’ve saved this for future reference 🙂

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This place is ridiculously beautiful! I love hiking but I have never seen red rock mountains like this other than in pictures. Clearly another visit to the USA is in order.

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Taiwo

Love this post! I’ve never been to Sedona — I live in the east coast so i haven’t even been to Arizona but I’ve heard such great things about Sedona and your post definitely adds to that!

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    Definitely make a west coast trip sometime then.

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Anisa

I lived in Phoenix for awhile and Sedona was one of my favorite weekend getaways. It is just so pretty. I would love to go back and do more hiking.

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    That’s where we live now! Love it, especially the hikes!

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Such a great guide! I love how you present the idea into tabs so I could read it easier. The place looks beautiful and there are many things to do here!

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Sedona is such a magical place. Naturally gorgeous and with such a spiritual heartbeat. It’s been years since I last visited and reading your article makes me want to back again soon. Great itinerary and photos!

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    Yes, it is very magical there. That’s why we go every year to relax!

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So, I was supposed to go to Sedona this month…sigh. Life happens and I had to change my plans. But I love that you bright Sedona back to me even though I couldn’t go.

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    Aw, hope you get to go sometime soon! It’s beautiful there in the Fall.

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Slide Rock sounds very cool, I just went to a river in Colombia where you can slide into the pools there, it was so much fun! Sedona looks like a great place to visit, with a lot to do!

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    Oh that sounds so awesome!! Yes, go sometime!

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We’ve never been to sedona but would love to explore it someday. It’s so cool that you added a couple of restaurants in your guide, because we’ve always found it difficult to find a good place to eat close to Nationals Parks in the US! So we’ll definitely save this for later! Thank you!

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    You definitely should go! It’s awesome. So beautiful and lots to see and do.

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Sedona really is a magic destination. The red rocks are such an unreal color – especially in the early morning and late afternoon. In addition to the hikes you mentioned I love the hike up to Devil’s Bridge though there is so much good hiking in the area you could debate for hours about the best trails. Never been to Page Springs Cellars but I am going to have to check it out on my next visit! Thanks for putting together such a detailed guide.

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    Nick, yes it is. We have heard great things about Devils Bridge so we plan to hike that one next time we go. Good recommendation!

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I went to Arizona years ago to hike and have been dying to visit to hike the Sedona area. Now even more so after reading your post. With all your helpful tips and guide, I no longer have an excuse not to go!

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Carol Colborn

I recommend Bell Rock and the Sedona Airport Overlook!

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    Carol, oh yay thanks for those! We go all the time so we will hike those next time!

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Other than a quick day trip to the Grand Canyon, I haven’t seen much of Arizona, but I want to! It looks incredible and so full of interesting adventures and things to do.

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    Adelina, you should totally go! It’s absolutely breathtaking and hard to capture in pictures.

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Megan Jerrard

I love Sedona – was fortunate to live in Arizona for a year and made it down for a couple of weekends that year – Cathedral Rock is the most stunning for sure, and there’s so much hiking, I fell in love with the red rock scenery. Some very cool wellness retreats which I’ve heard about since having moved back to Australia, so would love to plan another trip and spend a full week maybe 🙂

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    Megan, oh cool! Glad you got to go. We love it so much.

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