If relaxation and mind & body re-juvenation are what you seek, then bear witness to Sedona’s natural healing oasis and otherworldly beauty, tucked away in the landscape of the red rock splendor. Fam-ilies, couples and singles continually find themselves attracted to the staggering beauty, clear skies, starlit nights and rich and historic cultural life Sedona offers.
Nature lovers, travelers, adventure seekers and art enthusiasts alike it’s time to escape the concrete jungle and grind of the Las Vegas lifestyle. It’s time to hit the road for a short 5-hour drive to awe in-spiring Sedona Arizona. With endless attractions and riveting landscapes, unlike any you’ve ever seen, it’s perfectly clear why Sedona attracts more than 400,000 visitors p/year. Find out why.Various assortments of biking, hiking, camping, swimming, ballooning, guided and un-guided Jeep tours, horseback riding and numerous avenues of family entertain-ment are always available. If you’re looking for something special that’ll keep the entire family in smiles, be sure to check out the Out Of Africa Wildlife Park. It’s a safari experience to the fullest, and is home to 104 acres of tigers and lions pouncing in a natural environment. Take the Serengeti Safari tour and feed the giraffes too.
Hop on the Verde Canyon Railroad for a historic and scenic journey through towering cliffs, ancient Indian ruins, and a 680 ft. man made train tunnel. The sights you’ll be taking in are rich in Sedona history and spiritual lore, and many sights are destinations just by themselves. Get your shopping bug out of the way and peruse the vast amounts of shops and galleries in the Tlaquepaque Village, home of the breathtaking Festival Of Lights, The Lighting of 6000 Luminiarias. It’s a true sight to be remembered.
While Sedona is world famous for it’s timeless and stunning landscapes, it also continues to be a heavy draw for travelers seeking spiritual renewal. Clairvoyants and gifted spiritual healers from all walks of life flock to Sedona for rejuvenation from the numerous medicine wheels, healing waters, and sacred structures. Some structures are nearly 100 years old, and were left behind by the early Native Americans. Sedona has been called a “Spiritual Mecca,” and “Global Power Spot,” for it’s enrichment of the body, mind and soul.
Make your trip for the first Friday of the month and attend the wide array of art galleries, shops and informational programs for the art lover in you. The Sedona Gallery Association keep their doors open late just every first Friday for just this reason. No other community has a more convincing model for the creation and prospering of art. The petro glyphs, pictographs, and artifacts left behind by the Native Americans keeps the art aficionados inspired and coming back for more.
Just imagine the serenity and peace of waking to utter silence where the only sounds to be heard are that of nature, and the vast surroundings of an enigmatic desert landscape. Sedona’s beauty is something that even the finest art can’t capture, and being there in person is the only real way to do it justice. Take your well-deserved vacation and tell them Simply 55+ Magazine sent you. +