Courtesy of Sedona Chamber of Commerce

Enchanting red rocks frame this art-focused city.

Travel + Leisure
August 31, 2012

Artists, healers, and seekers of all stripes gravitate to Sedona, long known as a spiritual and alternative-lifestyle hub. With its dramatic landscape of towering red rocks, oases of green, and rapid rivers, it’s easy to see why.

Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa

The Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa, a collection of 77 rooms, suites, and spa suites, is located in the heart of Sedona, within walking distance of the city’s top stores, restaurants, and nearby trails. Plush rooms are artfully designed with deep red accents, wooden chests from Syria, and ironworks and vases from Tunisia. Luxurious touches also include goose-down feather duvets, rain showerheads, and, in some cases, vaulted ceilings, fireplaces, and balconies. Another property highlight is the 5,000-square-foot spa, with Body Bliss spa amenities and an extensive treatment menu, as well as a fitness center and outdoor swimming pool.

Oak Creek Canyon

Hike or ride through scenic Oak Creek Canyon, where you’ll be surrounded by dramatic red rock formations and lush forest.

El Prado Gallery

Located in the upscale shopping center of Hillside Sedona, the El Prado Gallery is surrounded by fountains and ponds, rock furniture, and kinetic sculptures. El Prado is Sedona's oldest fine art gallery, and it presents a wide range of styles, from traditional to impressionistic, from painting to sculpture and pottery.

Oaxaca Restaurant

A glass-walled deck provides stunning views of the city’s famous red rock formations at this two-story Mexican cantina, also outfitted with adobe-style walls, terracotta floors, and tables painted with brightly colored Southwestern motifs. Fresh margaritas complement dishes like the eggs Oaxaca, a shredded beef and cheese omelette topped with green chile sauce.

The Heartline Café

Head to The Heartline Café for pecan-crusted trout with Dijon cream sauce and Asian braised beef short ribs.

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