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Sedona is one of those places that makes you feel and act differently. There is just no other way to describe this beautiful and magical place. We spent a few days there recently, and this is my latest article about the experience as a contributor to the Best Western blog You Must Be Trippin’. Please click the link to read the full story. 

Enchanting. That’s the word that comes to mind when I think back to the three magical days we spent in Sedona – welcoming the new year and officially saying, “Hasta la vista, baby” to 2017.

Why we fell in love with Sedona

It was everything we expected and more. The beauty of the red mountains staring at us from every direction, the quiet and peaceful sounds of crystal clear water cascading down Oak Creek. The picturesque drive to get into Sedona was full of excitement, revealing one beautiful scene after another as we hugged and curved through majestic mountains to arrive at our final destination. We were literally at the edge of our seats with anticipation to arrive at this peaceful oasis.

Still, the breathtaking vistas that welcomed us were enough to leave us speechless and in awe as soon as we arrived in Sedona.

It was our first time visiting this part of Arizona. My wife had done some research about the city and had promised it would be well worth the trip. I’m usually the one that does the driving so I leave the trip planning to her. She is much more practical about planning logistics, and she knows what my son and I enjoy. We’re not that hard to please in all honesty. I like large open spaces with plenty of nature to immerse myself in. He likes more mundane things like souvenir shops and knick-knacks he can bring back home.

Sedona offered both.

Why we fell in love with SedonaWhy we fell in love with Sedona

We stayed at the Best Western Plus Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas right in the middle of it all. From the moment we stepped into our room we were blown away by all the details that went into making sure this hotel experience was a great one for guests. The balcony in our room literally overlooked the mountains. The on-property creek that was just a walk away was actually Oak Creek. And the resort-style country club also on-property featured a heated pool, a hot tube, a sauna, a tennis court, and even a family recreation area. Edgar and I spent a lot of time at the country club playing pool and swimming after our long walks during the day.

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