We had the chance to take a family vacation to Arizona and it did not disappoint! I honestly fell in love with this sunny state...the warm weather, beautiful red rocks, charming towns, and amazing food, I really hope to go back someday! We began our trip in Sedona. This town is so unique because it's nestled in between majestic red rock scenery you wont find anywhere else! While in Sedona we stayed at Hilton at Bell Rock.
We started our morning with Devils Bridge Hike. There are multiple routes to get to the top, but we took Dry Creek Road to Devil's Bridge Trail Head because this is the most direct route. This is about a 3.9 mile hike there & back. It took us about 3 hours. Most of this hike is pretty easy, but there is a small section before reaching the top that the steps are very steep..for this reason I would not recommend taking a baby or small child. We took Brooks with us in the ergo carrier and we were a little nervous getting to the top. The view at the top was incredible!
View from Devils Bridge
After the hike we were starving! We ended up eating lunch at a whole in the wall pizza joint, Pisa Lisa and they had the best wood fired pizza I'd ever had! I highly recommend trying it!
That afternoon we made our way to Mesa Air Port and Grill. There is a look out spot there that is absolutely BREATH TAKING at sunset. We headed up there a little early and took in the view and then watched the sunset. This was an experience I'll never forget! We even got some great pictures. We were going to eat dinner at the Grill because we heard nothing but great things, but we ended up picking something up because Brooks was getting cranky! If I were to go back I would definitely want to try the Grill.
Sunset at Mesa Airport
Other hikes recommended to use in Sedona:
We took a day trip from our hotel in Sedona to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It's about a 2 hour drive from Sedona to the Visitors Center of the Grand Canyon. We assumed we would have to stop at the visitors center to get a map and keep driving. To my surprise we were wrong. There is a very short 5 minute walk from the visitor center with incredible postcard worthy views of the canyon. We spent hours walking around in this area. There are so many other stops and even trails you can take, but we were trying to take it on the easier side since Brooks was with us! We finished the day off back in Sedona by eating dinner at Open Range. They had the best Bison Burger and gorgeous views of the Sedona red rocks.
Grand Canyon National Park
We left Sedona and headed toward PHX. We needed to kill a little time before we could get into our hotel room so we decided to visit the PHX Zoo. This is one of the best zoo's i've ever visited. They have tons of animals and the exhibits/zoo is so pretty! After the zoo we headed to our hotel room.
We had a relaxing pool day! The weather was about 75 and perfect. While in PHX we stayed at Hilton Phoenix at the Peak. To be honest our room wasn't anything special, but they have a brand new pool area that is gorgeous and the hotel is very budget/family friendly. If we went back I would probably stay in a hotel in Scottsdale (it's basically upscale PHX) because I love this area.
Our pool day at Hilton PHX at the Peak
Our last day we visited Old Town Scottsdale. This was only about a 15 minute drive from our hotel. I was actually shocked at home much I loved this area. Old town Scottsdale is the most charming little town with tons of restaurants and shops. We ate lunch and just walked around. We even visited a few of the upscale hotels there. I would highly recommend staying at The Scott Resort and Spa or Andaz Scottsdale. If you are looking for a boutique hotel that is a little more budget friendly then Hotel Adeline is also gorgeous!
The Scott Resort and Spa
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