I had a lovely getaway in Arizona over the weekend. I did the trek from Los Angeles to Tucson to Sedona and then back to California. It was a lot of driving, but absolutely worth it! I had never been to either of the cities before, but went with a friend from Colorado that travels there all the time and she showed me around.
Tucson was hot and sunny like your typical desert climate. We were basically just there to hike and eat dinner so we had to make the most of our time. Once I arrived, I went on a magical hike in Sabino Canyon on the eastern foothills of the Santa Catalina mountain range. Sabino Canyon is a world of natural beauty. Stunning vistas, the freshness of the winter air, the tranquility of running creek water, and the rugged backdrop of Thimble Peak make this place so unique.
We ate dinner with her family and then headed north to Sedona. On the way to Sedona, we stopped in Rock Springs for the famous pie – a definite must if you’re driving through the area!
Sedona is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. It nestles among a geological wonderland. Multi-hued stone formations jut upwards from the high desert floor creating a vivid, mesmerizing setting, full of textures and colors. In addition to being a beautiful and serene place, Sedona has long been known as a spiritual power center. There are several energy centers, or vortexes of subtle energy, located in the Sedona area. I hiked a few of them and meditated with some crystals and could feel the healing power. My two favorite vortex hikes were Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock. When you aren’t adventuring the outdoors in Sedona there are cute galleries, wine bars, and spas to relax and explore. Already looking forward to my next visit!