Every December I just can’t understand how we make it though those last 4 weeks leading up to finals. As science majors, the work load is intense! We have quite a few stories we want to share with you all since school is now out! To kick it off, we are sharing our quick trip (and by quick I mean a 36 hour trip) to Sedona and Prescott! While this trip was mostly all business, we stopped at some fun places! We didn’t realize how quaint and gorgeous Sedona is! The red rocks (rivaling our own here at home) look like they’re out of the Cars movie, the lack of light whatsoever (including stop lights) makes for a night sky studded with twinkling stars, and the natural feel of everything takes you out of the city and into a serene locale. See some of our pictures, favorite stops, and places to stay!
We arrived to the Hilton at Bell Rock. Bell Rock supposedly has a high concentration of vortex energy. Next time we plan on hiking to the vortex to feel this energy for ourselves! Listed below are a couple great places to stay. We explored L’Auberge and, WOW! Was that place amazing!! The bubbling creek, the charming restaurant running along said creek, and the white adirondack chairs; check me in! We visited the hotel for dinner and it could not have been any better.
Places to stay…
Across the street from the last hotel we listed is Tlaquepaque. This is the cutest little arts and craft market with the most gorgeous architecture. Hidden alleys stretch though arched doorways and surprise mosaics fill tucked away corners. Flowers, ivy, and trees grow through the open air market.
The shops hold small trinkets, natural jewellery, and clothes that could only be worn in a laid back yet stylized town like Sedona. For a desert, they certainly had a lot of seashells!
My jeans were appreciated during the night but it was still quite warm during the day! The sun is strong so soak up all those natural highlights while you can! This little off the shoulder number is from Ann Taylor Loft and it is currently ON SALE! So hurry and grab it while you can. It’s softer than most of my PJ’s!
We visited just before their Day of the Dead celebration. These intricate murals were being painted as we were snapping pictures. Everyone had a turn to write in a name and message to their passed loved one. It was truly beautiful. Every little corner had something festive in it. This small alter had a skeleton wedding! You would have missed it if you didn’t peek through a tall iron gate.
We are already planning a return trip to Sedona so we can stay longer and really experience the town! Anyone have any must sees and dos? Let us know in the comments!♥