The Best Views in Sedona

by | Jan 11, 2016 | Arizona, North America, USA, Video | 0 comments

After an awesome road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway, our Arizona Road Trip had a lot to live up to. Our first stop: checking out the gorgeous Sedona views.

Before we got to Sedona though we flew into Phoenix from San Diego on an absolutely painful Southwest Airlines flight.

We picked up our rental car at Phoenix airport and we have to give Hertz a plug for how easy they make it now (we aren’t paid in anyway for this in case you’re suspicious!). I joined their gold member programme so when we check in with them now we just head straight down to the car park, directly to the car. We could even switch cars at that point if unhappy. Our only interaction with a person was as we left and handed them our licence etc. Smooth and totally painless when in the past it’s taken us 45 mins just to get to the desk.

After a night on the outskirts of Phoenix, we woke up bright and early to a perfectly clear day and drove an hour to Sedona.

The Best Views in Sedona

We stayed at The Views Inn where they gave us a map that showed all the places to take in the Sedona views which was great because we didn’t do much research before showing up!

The great thing was, just the view from our hotel was amazing enough and it just got better as we drove around the town. Sedona isn’t very big and if you don’t plan on doing any hikes (we didn’t) then 1 night is a long enough stay.

Cathedral Rock

Our first stop was a viewpoint of Cathedral Rock around the corner from our hotel. Unfortunately, it was quite the popular spot so Matt had to be little bit cheeky and pull into the handicap spot while I hopped out and very quickly took a few snaps.

Like I said before, some of the best views we had were just while driving around town. This is my favourite photo from Sedona and it was one I took when we pulled over to the side of the road!

Snoopy Rock

Chapel of the Holy Cross

Probably the most famous of the sights in Sedona is the Chapel of the Holy Cross. One of the more unique churches I’ve ever seen, it’s built directly into a rock face.

Sedona Airport Overlook

This overlook was recommended to us by our hotel for the best spot to watch the sunset over Sedona. While we agree it was great for seeing how the setting sun turned the colour of the rocks a brilliant red/orange, we couldn’t actually see the setting sun which wasn’t quite what we were after. This would be a great spot for sunrise though!

Watch our video on Sightseeing in Sedona

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