Summer Moments Road Trip: Highlights of Sedona
Well, it’s about that time that I wrap up the Summer Moments Road Trip. Wouldn’t you agree? It’s been a pleasure sharing all of my road trip experiences with you guys.
Instead of giving you a minute to minute update of what I did in Sedona, I’m going to change it up a little bit and just share my personal highlights from Sedona with you.
HILTON SEDONA RESORT
Thanks to the Hilton Sedona Resort, I was able to live a life of luxury for two nights in Sedona.
Staying here made me wish I was a golfer because the Hilton Sedona Resort happens to be home to Sedona’s most popular golf course. The Sedona Golf Resort is an 18-Hole, Par-71 Championship Golf Course just in case you golf geeks were interested.
Don’t even get me started with the pool at the Hilton Sedona Resort.
As a matter of fact there were two pools on the property. I spent the majority of my time at the adult themed pool that was just steps from my room.
CHAPEL OF THE HOLY CROSS
My first stop in Sedona was the Chapel of the Holy Cross thanks to a tip from one of my awesome Facebook followers (Liz Reis). Thanks for the heads up Liz! It was certainly one of the most interesting chapels that I’ve stumbled upon during my travels.
What makes this place so incredible is that this Roman Catholic chapel is actually built right into the red rock mesa. The views from the chapel are some of the best in town and no trip to Sedona is complete without making a quick pit stop here. Trust me on this one.
The following morning I decided to get up bright and early and head out to Cathedral Rock.
Out of all the hiking opportunities in Sedona, I decided on Cathedral Rock due to the fact that it was supposed to be a challenging 1.5 mile round trip hike. You know me, if I’m going to do a hike I want to be sure I get a good work out in at the same time.
It started out pretty flat and while there were a few spots that were pretty steep, I didn’t really find it to be that tough. It certainly wasn’t half as tough as the Angels Landing or Hidden Canyon hike I did in Zion National Park a few days prior.
The real reward is found once you reach the peak of Cathedral Rock. It’s almost as if you can see hundreds of miles in each direction.
Ladies and gentlemen that is how you Pause The Moment!
Last but not least, I want to share with you the best place to catch a sunset in Sedona. All you have to do is head on up to airport mesa, a view point which is conveniently located right next to the Sedona Airport.
The views from airport mesa are great and it’s an excellent place to watch the sun go down. You’ll want to get there early though as tourists flock to this place every evening.
That just about wraps up the highlights from my last two days in Sedona. Hope you enjoyed them and I hope I’ve inspired you to make a trip out there. Sedona is a place that I could easily spend a week in. How about you?
I would like to give one last HUGE shout out to to Haagen-Dazs for making this Summer Moments Road trip a reality. Without them, the trip would have never happened. You guys ROCK! Oh, and if you happen to have any extra ice cream lying around, send some more my way! ;-)
Also, I’d like to thank the Hilton Sedona Resort for putting me up in a beautiful King Suite for two nights. Thank you, thank you, thank you!