Sedona has a special place in my heart because not only is it gorgeous, it has this incredible healing energy. If you look at photos of Sedona next to images of the terrain of Mars, you might not be able to tell the difference. …And that is part of the appeal — the otherworldly, amazingly gorgeousness of this incredible place. Often referred to as “America’s third eye”, the canyon where Sedona sits possess four energy vortexes, which are special confluences of electromagnetic good vibes that well up from the ground and many claim to be able to feel.
The vortexes and red rocks were the top reasons Jeff and I went to visit for the first time when I was 33 weeks pregnant. We’ve been back to visit twice since then, and since this blog is all about wellness (and beauty and style), I have to share Sedona’s magic with you. It’s just fitting, ya know?
The wellness culture in Sedona informs every aspect of life. From local, organic, and beautiful restaurants/food, to endless trails leading to beautiful red rocks to the energy vortexes. Sedona’s beauty also brings touristy spots, BUT if you know where to go, Sedona will reward you with that enlightening energy.
Here all all of the inspiring spots that are musts…
The cutest Airbnb that has all the good vibes and is close to so many fabulous spots.
This spot is perfect if you’re looking for a romantic getaway. Love that they have a shower outside to truly immerse yourself in nature while you get ready in the morning! There is a creek next to the property that is so peaceful – you can enjoy a meal next to the water and it is really just so blissful.
This place is amazing. Some reviews of the restaurant say it’s the best Mexican food in the US! It’s more upscale Mexican AND they have a kids’ menu, which is the best of both worlds…a nice place that is kid friendly.
For the best smoked ribs you’ll ever have, go here. Seriously, so good. On our most recent trip to Sedona, we picked food up here for dinner and brought it back to the Airbnb to enjoy outside. The restaurant is kid friendly too, so if you prefer to eat out, this place is great for families too.
Handcrafted donuts that are delicious. Make sure you get there early, before they sell out!
This is our go-to spot for coffee in the morning. My favorite is the Rose Vibes Latte with Macadamia milk.
The main strip in Sedona is cute, but very touristy. We love visiting Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village instead and the vibe is right. The cobblestone streets and mosaic fountains provide an inviting old-fashioned atmosphere.
This place is mesmerizing. If you’re looking for a very easy walk with a view, this is your place. Very kid friendly too. Designed by architect Richard Hein, the chapel has been there since 1956.
This is one of my favorite places to go hiking in Sedona and I knew that Zyla would enjoy it, too – even as a 1.5 year old. There is not a long walk to get to the highlight of the hike and Bell Rock is so stunning, especially at sunset. You’ll have incredible 360 views. Bell Rock is also one of Sedona’s most known Vortex Meditation sites. It is an Upflow area (also referred to as Electric or Masculine) that is best for serenity and solving problems from a higher (spiritual) perspective.
We stopped for a wine tasting at D.A. Ranch on the way to Sedona during our last visit and it was so nice. This coming from a California wine snob! We loved that this spot is kid and pet friendly, too. The property is beautiful and perfect for a picnic with wine. It’s about 25 minutes outside of Sedona.