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Just 90 miles north of Phoenix, or five-hours southeast of Las Vegas, Sedona, Arizona is a great way to escape the pressures of the city, or just compliment your vacation itinerary on the way to the Grand Canyon! This is a place where beauty is valued aesthetics, nature, and earth
With a semiarid landscape of rolling hills, leading to dramatic mountains, plateaus and peaks with abundant vegetation and color, the red rock soil and 24/7/365 godly picturesque vistas, Sedona premiers as a world class destination with a medicament touch. Especially at sunset, many novice and professional photographers stop along the road to get the ultimate "Arizona Highways" shot.
Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon ramble off to the north of Sedona, with golf meccas Phoenix/Scottsdale, to the south. Sedona offers an abundance of Native American arts and crafts and a complex of galleries featuring nationally acclaimed Western artists. There are many fine restaurants and other activities, including golf, fishing, health clubs, and a variety of shopping opportunities.
Hiking, off-road tours, hot air ballooning, trail rides, train rides, scenic plane rides, mountain biking and rainbow trout farm fishing are more of the special family attractions in this sandstone butte garden country.
Don't be too hastened in your travel plans; at least 3-4 days are necessary to thoroughly see and enjoy all Sedona has to offer.
RADISSON POCO DIABLO RESORT
But you have plenty of free range around the Radisson Poco Diablo Resort in Sedona, one of the Old West's best values for a family vacation, a weekend getaway or a group function. No other Sedona resort comes close to what Poco Diablo (Little Devil) has to offer.
The Radisson Poco Diablo is close or contiguous to Chapel of the Holy Cross, Shrine of the Red Rocks, Tlaquepaque Arts/Craft Village, Oak Creek Canyon, in addition to shopping for arts, crafts and western wear.
Set on 22 acres of superlative super-abundant landscape, The Radisson is part of the natural red rock, willow trees, streams, falls, and fountains. There is ample room for the entire family. The hillsides are great places to hike.
Villas suites come with living rooms, fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, mini bars, coffee makers, small refrigerators, television w/video games and in-room movies, patio decks (open glass doors to a 9-hole, pitch and putt golf course). Other features include tennis, racquetball, game room, basketball, exercise room, playground, and eight meeting rooms available on-site. The interior decor of the villas is simple, stylish, and with a Southwest flavor accented throughout. They have vaulted ceilings. Even the headboard is made of post wood.
The 10th Hole Lounge is a local favorite offering sports entertainment and casual dining. Guests may also enjoy a relaxing cocktail overlooking the resort's beautiful golf course in the gallery of The 10th Hole.
In-room and poolside dining is offered from the early morning hours through the late evening hours by our room service department. Choose from a variety of snacks, sandwiches and entrées as well as your favorite beverages, and enjoy them in the comfort and privacy of your guestroom or while taking in the sun at the outdoor pool facility.
T 'Carl's restaurant affords the guest options of indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the golf course, with a more traditional, but extensive menu; Jersey's Bar and Grill is the spot for quick snacks and drinks. The resort has many on-site amenities, including laundry and room service.
Numerous species of ducks welcome you as you wake up and step outside onto the patio decks overlooking the golf course. The 9-hole golf course is an excellent warm up to any of Sedona's championship golf courses too. Off in the distance and in the backdrop of the staggering red rock mountains are homes lacing the lush mountainside.
The spa features certified massage therapists, and the exceptional pool area looks out upon the way the Old West once was. The kids will love you for picking the hotel. Poco features a challenging 9-hole par three executive golf course surrounded by the villas and suites. Take a dip in the outdoor heated swimming pool, or relax in one of the outdoor spas.
Nestled in the beauty of the red rock cathedral buttes, you will see why Radisson has decided to acquire and expand its world-class resort reputation with a real treasure!
UPTOWN SEDONA - The various shops of Uptown Sedona have stores of every kind. Convenient parking is available and walking is part of the daily routine to see it all.
Chair massages are found at the Uptown Plaza. A 15-minute session with Mark Van Horn, CMT will remove a few of your ailments before continuing all your shopping and dining. Mark works with other CPTs, providing structural integration, intuitive energy therapies and all the modalities, including reflexology, deep tissue massage, etc. They work right outside the front door of Christmas in Sedona, a specialty shop for collectibles, antiques and artwork.
Tlaquepaque (T-lockey-pockey) is a crafty marketplace with outdoor restaurants, cobble stone streets, many shops and walking with no worry of cars. It has a personality all of its own, including a farmers' market and a resort.
The Sedona tourist lifestyle dictates waking up early because most of the shops and restaurants close early around 9 p.m.
Some claim the vortices (powerful metaphysical energy spouts released from the earth) are Sedona's acclaimed fame. These powerful events are known to release stress and rejuvenate the spirit. In fact, Sedona is world renowned as an alternative lifestyle gateway.
Schneby Station, once a small supply store outpost is the forefather of present day Sedona. It was a 10-day trip by horse and wagon to get to the nearest town. The husband (Schneby) found the original site, but the nomenclature was a bit too long for the postage marking, and it is reputed Schneby said to his wife "Sedona, you're going to have a town named after you. The city name was approved in 1902, the same year that open ranges wee closed in the United States.
DINING IN SEDONA Orchards Bar & Grill is a full service dining establishment with unusual and exciting entrées and a casual atmosphere. It is a landmark located in uptown Sedona in the middle of all the shopping. The wait staff provides exceptional service and is very cordial. Live music, warm bread, and fresh cut flowers and plants make the wait for your main course enjoyable. A thorough wine list is available by the bottle or glass. Orchards is a popular spot for both the family or an intimate date.
Chef Caspar Lara's Southwest cuisine consists of fresh seafood, pasta and the best steaks and sandwiches Sedona has to offer. Tasty Caesars salads with croutons that melt in your mouth and the soup of the day, which contains lots of flavor, are the norms to get you prepared. This leads up to the main dishes, which comes with large portions. The daily house specialty is Salmon in Phyllo Bread (wrapping) with Spinach and Artichoke Stuffing, and Dill Cream and Lemon Caper Cream Sauces. Also, the menu has an array of fantastic entrées, including the Angel Hair Pasta & Shrimp in a Spicy Tomato Sauce. There is children's menu too. For additional information, please contact Tom Detzer, restaurant manager at (520) 282-1661.
HIKING OAK CREEK CANYON West Fork, which is rated as Arizona's most popular hiking trail, is a four-mile hike into the backcountry of Oak Creek (located in an area called Call of the Canyon). As you travel the 23-mile drive from Flagstaff to Sedona Highway 89A, you come across many forested homes and lodges for rent in Oak Creek Canyon. Along this steep and windy road you can stop at numerous hiking, camping and picnicking spots. Dress appropriately for your hiking excursion, and remember the desert cools fast in the evening; sometimes you hike in snow or cross many creeks. Most experienced hikers re prepared, but for the casual hiker you may get your feet wet, and guaranteed you will become thirsty. All the official hiking areas in Oak Creek Canyon are managed by the State of Arizona Park Service, which charges $5 for parking.
SEDONA GOLF RESORT was truly a pleasant surprise and a gem of a course. The 6,640-yard, par 71 golf course has a spectacular combination of jaw-dropping views and exceptional challenge. The ball may carry a bit farther at the 4,400 feet elevation, but that is good news for the signature hole, number five, a 623-yard, par five (number one handicap) that shares a green with hole eight. You may want to use your driver twice on this green monster! Also, hole number six provides an elevated and panoramic view of the Town of Oak Creek. No wonder this course continually receives a four-star rating from Golf Digest!
Famous cowboys saddled up long before anyone teed up at the Sedona Golf Resort. The 18 holes of unequalled championship golf are located where many Western movies of the 1930s and 1940s were filmed. The Sedona Golf Resort is also a museum of sorts. Between the 1st and 18th hole you can still see the remains of the handmade red rock wall from Sedona's original homesteads.
With a 17,000-sq. foot clubhouse, full service golf shop, meeting space, locker rooms, and 150-seat dining room with outdoor patios, Sedona Golf Resort has made golf on the red rocks a striking experience. For reservations and more information call Mike Madore, Head Golf Professional at (520) 284-9602 or visit Sedonagolfaz
By Mel Barosay, Jetsetters Magazine Golf Correspondent.