If you are planning a girls' getaway, think outside the box and head to Sedona, AZ for a truly unforgettable experience.
The âWild Westâ is no longer the perilous destination that tested the mettle of pioneer women. Sedona offers the best of food, wine, spa treatments, galleries, shops, museums and outdoor adventures, all within one of the most beautiful and inspirational natural settings to âgirlsâ of all ages. Whether it's a Girlfriends' Getaway, Mother-Daughter retreat, Female Family Reunion â Sedona is idyllic.
A fantastic home base for a girls' getaway in Sedona is El Portal Sedona Hotel http://www.elportalsedona.com
After settling in at El Portal, a quick trip into town will introduce girlfriends to an array of shops and galleries, including Sedona Wineworks and The Art of Wine. This wine shop and tasting room features Arizona wines and wine-inspired original artwork, and is open for tasting seven days a week. After sampling some unique wines, head to Tlaquepaque Village to browse in the shops and galleries, then relax over dinner at Rene's or El Rincon, both just steps away from El Portal. After reconnecting over a great meal, make yourself at home back at El Portal with a glass of wine (and complimentary chocolate-chip cookies) around the campfire or on a private patio.
Taking a look back at women's history in Arizona is a great way to celebrate the bonds of friendship while in Sedona. Through Labor Day, the Sedona Heritage Museum will be featuring the Arizona Women's Heritage Trail traveling exhibit, which is a celebration of women who have made significant contributions and left a lasting mark on Arizona.
Sun Country Adventures jeep tours of Sedona allow girlfriends to connect with the rich landscape in a unique way, exploring seldom seen parts of the area on exhilarating jeep rides. Sun Country tour guides work with visitors to incorporate yoga or Qi Gong, meditation and ceremony if desired on customized hikes. Guests at El Portal Sedona Hotel can arrange full moon hikes, sunset hikes, hikes to high places, exhilarating and challenging hikes, as well as gentle hikes suitable for beginners. El Portal will even pack picnic lunches or arrange cowgirl cookouts.
One of the most popular hiking destinations in the area is Sedona's majestic Red Rock State Park. The park is a 286-acre preserve and environmental education center with breathtaking scenery of red rock and flowing water. Unusual local rock formations such as Devil's Bridge, which is considered the largest natural arch in the Sedona area, are great hiking destinations. Devil's Bridge features dramatic views of the canyons, mountains and red rock cliffs from atop the cracked and fractured sandstone arch. The trail utilizes natural rocks as stairs to the top of the arch, making the trail suitable for hikers of most abilities and a great spot for memorable photos.
Of course, no girls' trip is complete without spa treatments. http://elportalsedona.com/todo.html
These are just a few of the activities you can include in a unique and memorable girls' getaway; Sedona offers biking, golf, musical performances, wine tours, hot air balloon rides and much more. Contact El Portal Sedona for assistance in ârockingâ the ideal girls' trip.
About El Portal Sedona Hotel
El Portal Sedona Hotel is a pet friendly Sedona hotel where guests can enjoy Sedona and area in historic yet luxurious surroundings. Each guest suite includes a private entrance, patio, fireplace, whirlpool bath and WiFi; featherweight cashmere blankets, luxury Egyptian cotton sheets, bath towels, premium down pillows and comforters for the ultimate in restful comfort. At this boutique hotel quintessential service is considered an integral part of the serenity of the Southwest experience, and guests have access to unique concierge services for Sedona and area. There are so many ways to explore Sedona and the surrounding countryside.
Contact Information:El Portal Sedona Hotel95 Portal Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336800-313-0017928-203-9405 928-203-9401www.ElPortalSedona.com info@ElPortalSedona.comSteve Segner, Owner