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Family-Friendly Sedona

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When someone says vacation, most people automatically think of being outside, eating out at a nice restaurant, or simply relaxing. In an age when busier is always better until you barely have room to breathe, the idea of taking a vacation can feel both impossible and crucial. In the end, downtime is important not only for our sanity, but for our physical health as well. How much rest you get will make or break your attention span, your skin complexion, and your overall energy levels. So vacations are important, but setting aside the time to do nothing is easier said than done. There are hotel rooms to book, tours to research, and restaurant reviews to read. And, on top of all that, many of us have kids. Children make vacation planning a logistical nightmare. Being out in nature is great until someone has to pee, nice restaurants are amazing until the appetizers end up on the floor, and simple relaxing is a completely foreign concept to a high-energy six year old.
Location is everything…

Upcoming Events in Sedona

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The holidays are an amazing time to get together with family. Spending time at home catching up and eating good food has always been important this time of year.  But this month can include a multitude of different types of family time. Weekend trips to Sedona can be full of amazing adventures but during the winter months, sometimes the best adventures are not hikes or nature walks. While the Sedona area is known for its natural beauty, the city of Sedona also puts on an amazing variety of events throughout the year. The holidays are an especially busy time in Sedona. The variety of holiday events includes performances, movie showings, and candle lighting. The Tlaquepaque Village hosts two different events every year and both are incredibly popular with locals and visitors alike.

One of the most highly anticipated events this year in the Sedona area is the The Nutcracker. Put on by the Sedona Chamber Ballet, this performance is coming up soon. On Dec 2nd and 3rd The Phoenix Ballet will…

Sedona Marathon

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Running is an important part of life to many people. Even people who are not professional athletes can benefit from a weekly run. Of course, not everyone can run and most people certainly can not run a marathon.
Marathons have been an Olympic event since 1896, although the distance was not standardized until 1912. The 42.195 kilometres or 26.2 miles that we now recognize as an official marathon comes from the story of a Greek soldier’s run from the Battle of Marathon to Athens. While this story is now considered more of a fable, the event remains. There are over eight hundred official marathon events worldwide, and one of them is here in beautiful Sedona.
February 3rd, 2018 will be the 13th annual Sedona Marathon. The course takes runners through the scenic Coconino National Forest District, known for its magical scenery and rock-formations. There will also be an Event Expo for spectators, supporters and participants. The Expo will feature local artists and live performers.
Does the idea…

Looking forward to Winter in Sedona

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There is something magical about winter. Snow on the ground, dark quiet nights, and days spent with family and friends are all things to look forward to when winter rolls around. Sedona is especially beautiful when the season changes. Snow on red rocks makes for unbelievably picturesque views and photographs. As winter approaches, now is a good time to start thinking about planning a family vacation to Sedona. The plethora of things to do in Sedona only begins with winter sports and indoor dining, although there is plenty of that too. There are also a good many kid-friendly events throughout the winter season.
The Tlaquepaque Arts and Craft Village offers an amazing abundance of events throughout the month of December. First of all, the entire village is decorated with lights. The streams of twinkling holiday lights sets the festive atmosphere that carries on for the rest of the month. Last year the holiday month was kicked off by a tree lighting in Tlaquepaque center. Past events have…

Shopping in Sedona

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If someone asked you to summon a mental image that you associate with Sedona, Arizona, what would you think of? You are most likely imagining red rocks, vibrant forests, or stunning landscapes. If you know Sedona more intimately, you might be thinking of Cathedral Rock or Oak Creek Canyon. Sedona is of course known for it’s breathtaking beauty but the people of Sedona also create their own beauty. Handmade crafts in Sedona range from wearable art and home decorations to everything edible. There are also hundreds of other products for sale in the many diverse galleries and shops in and around downtown Sedona.
One of the largest shopping centers in the area is Gallery Row.The collection of plazas are set in a beautiful location, surrounded by Sedona’s signature red rocks and stunning views. Hillside Sedona is one of these plazas.  Home decor is easy to find here, including luxury rugs and bronzework, as well as clothing handmade by local artisans. Hozho Plaza is another, known for the di…

Southwest Inn At Sedona Winter Special

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Book now from Nov to Jan 2018 and receive 30% off your stay. Simply use promo code is "winter30" when you book here: http://www.swinn.com/special/sedona-hotel-special/
Best rates are found on SWINN.com


How to get to Sedona faster? If you are traveling from Phoenix take the cottonwood exit, Hwy 260.

Family Fun in Sedona

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When someone says vacation, most people automatically think of being outside, eating out at a nice restaurant, or simply relaxing. In an age when busier is always better until you barely have room to breathe, the idea of taking a vacation can feel both impossible and crucial. In the end, downtime is important not only for our sanity, but for our physical health as well. How much rest you get will make or break your attention span, your skin complexion, and your overall energy levels. So vacations are important, but setting aside the time to do nothing is easier said than done. There are hotel rooms to book, tours to research, and restaurant reviews to read. And, on top of all that, many of us have kids. Children make vacation planning a logistical nightmare. Being out in nature is great until someone has to pee, nice restaurants are amazing until the appetizers end up on the floor, and simple relaxing is a completely foreign concept to a high-energy six year old.
Location is everything…