Summary. Sedona, Arizona, roughly two hours outside of Phoenix, is known for it's vibrant art and food scene but we were fans of the amazing hiking. Several well-marked trails are available throughout the area. Central Sedona also offers fun window shopping with it it's eclectic style. The Grand Canyon is just a couple hour drive from Sedona, makes for a good day trip as well. For photographers, Sedona is a particularly great destination. The red rock geology offers breathtaking views with colors that vary wildly depending on the time of day. Sedona can also be quite expensive so we recommend staying at an AirBnB and limiting dining out if you're budget conscious. Hiking is free but you will need a rental car to get around.
Son Silver West Gallery. Sedona has a ton of art galleries but one that the kids particularly liked was the funky art gallery of Son Silver West. A bit different than your traditional gallery, this store and gallery offers bright, fun, and colorful pieces to brighten your home.
Holy Cross Chapel. Located in Sedona's famous red rock, this Roman Catholic Church is a popular stop while visiting Sedona, primarily because of it's interesting architecture and beautiful views below. This is a quick stop on your Sedona tour.
Red Rocks. Drive around Sedona to enjoy the beautiful red rock formations. They gorgeous natural monuments never get old. Be sure to see them at different times of the day as the colors are remarkably different depending on where the sun is in the sky.
Slide Rock State Park: Located approximately 7 miles from Sedona, this Park has a natural water slide through the river that runs through it. Those on the more adventurous side be vaulted through the slippery rocks. Entrance fees to the park are $20/vehicle.