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Arizona Here We Come! 2009

Destination(s): Scottsdale

Check in @ The Club @ Fountain Hills 3rd-7th. Explore Phoenix. Check in @ Sedona Pines Resort on the 7th checking out on the 14th. Adventure around Sedona and area. read more about Arizona Here We Come! 2009

Phoenix Art Museum

Phoenix Art Museum

  • 1625 N. Central Ave
  • (Northeast corner of Central Avenue at McDowell Road)
  • tel:+1 602 257 1880 (Office) / +1 602 257 1222 (Info Line)
  • Visit website
  • Phoenix, 85003

The Phoenix Art Museum received a multimillion dollar expansion a few years ago, making a great museum even better. This has been Phoenix's main cultural hub since its founding in 1959, and the Museum shows no signs of slowing down, with high-profile exhibitions making a stop here on a regular basis. The impressive permanent collection includes works by Rembrandt, Frida Kahlo, and other art greats. The Museum also regularly hosts special film screenings, lectures, and other cultural events.
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MacDonald's Ranch

MacDonald's Ranch

  • 26540 North Scottsdale Road
  • tel:+1 480 585 0239
  • Visit website
  • Scottsdale, 85255

Live out your Old West fantasies at this North Scottsdale attraction, which features horseback riding, stage coach rides, hayrides and cookouts, cowboy entertainment, and just about every other Old West activity you can name. MacDonald's Farm is a favorite with children, although adults will probably also get a kick out of the cowboy songs, stories, and action. This is a popular spot for birthday parties, and with its lush desert backdrop, weddings as well.
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Phoenix Zoo

Phoenix Zoo

  • 455 North Galvin Parkway
  • (64th Street between Van Buren & McDowell Roads)
  • tel:+1 602 273 1341
  • Visit website
  • Phoenix, 85008

Located on 125 acres adjacent to Papago Park, the Phoenix Zoo has been entertaining visitors for a half-century. Four trails lead visitors into habitats replicating such habitats as a tropical rain forest and a African savanna. One of the most popular attractions is The Forest of Uco, which is home to the endangered spectacled bear from South America. On the interactive Discovery Trail, young children learn about small mammals, and even  get chance to help milk a cow or groom a horse.
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Sedona Pines Resort

Sedona Pines Resort

  • 6701 W Highway 89a
  • tel:928 282 6640
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86336
Montezuma's Castle

Montezuma's Castle

  • (exit 289 from 1-17 and drive 3 miles east)
  • tel:928 567 3322 / 928 567 5276 (Headquarters)
  • Visit website
  • , 86322
Jerome

Jerome

  • (Address is approximate; P. O. Box 335)
  • tel:928 634 7943
  • Visit website
  • , 86331
The Coffee Pot

The Coffee Pot

  • 2050 W State Rte 89A
  • (north side of Hwy 89A)
  • tel:928 282 6626
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86336

If you want to eat where the locals eat, head straight to The Coffee Pot, a down-home breakfast and lunch diner that is famous for its breakfasts and notably generous large servings. Named for the imposing coffee pot-shaped rock formation located behind the restaurant, the "home of the famous 101 omelettes" also happens to serve up a mean lunch platter. Choose from a large selection of sandwiches, salads, and Mexican specialties. The Coffee Pot  has been a local Sedona landmark for decades, and recently expanded a bit with an outdoor patio and kids menu. There is also a gift shop stocked with knick-knacks.
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Cafe & Cattle Company

Cafe & Cattle Company

  • 771 North State Route 179
  • (At King's Ransom Quality Inn)
  • tel:928 282 1662
  • Sedona, 86336
Verde Canyon Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad

  • 300 North Broadway
  • tel:520 639 0010 / 800 320 0718 (Toll Free)
  • Visit website
  • Clarkdale, 86324
L'Auberge de Sedona

L'Auberge de Sedona

  • 301 L'Auberge Ln
  • (at L'Auberge de Sedona)
  • tel:928 282 1661 / 800 272 6777
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86336

The sumptuous dining room--all white linen and polished silverware--is located creekside at the ritzy L'Auberge de Sedona resort property. This is one of the most  formal, elegant, and scenic dining rooms in town, and it's easy to see why it's a favorite spot for special dinners, romantic dates, and Valentine's Day. Chef David Schmidt has crafted a menu that fuses contemporary and classic American cuisine with a strong French influence. For can't miss house favorites, choose the filet mignon with mushroom risotto or the spinach and leek chicken crepes. With a wine cellar brimming with over 1,200 bottles, this is a perfect spot to enjoy a four-course wine-paired tasting menu.
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Heard Museum

Heard Museum

  • 2301 N. Central Ave
  • East side of Central, between Thomas & McDowell Roads
  • tel:+1 602 252 8848
  • Visit website
  • Phoenix, 85004

The Heard Museum is one of Phoenix's biggest cultural treasures. Founded by pioneer settlers Dwight and Maie Heard, the couple built a large, Spanish-style building in which to house their growing collection of Native American art. Today, their home is one of the best museums in Phoenix, with galleries filled with textiles, jewelry, paintings, pottery, statuary, kachinas, and other art artifacts representing tribes from across the Americas. The Heard is also a hub of culture events, sponsoring an ongoing film series and hosting numerous Indian art and dance events throughout the year.
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Sedona Trolley

Sedona Trolley

  • 201 North State Route 89A
  • tel:928 282 5400 / 928 282 4211
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86336

Known as "the best first thing to do in Sedona," The Sedona Trolley is a great way for visitors to acclimate themselves to the area before taking off on their own. The trolley operators educate passengers on the history of Sedona, cruising past famous landmarks and areas of historical importance. Organized in two 55-minute tours, The Sedona Trolley offers a lot more than great photo opportunities. Trolley operators are very knowledgeable of Sedona and can offer suggestions on anything from hiking trails to restaurants. Tours are $12 for adults and $6 for children and all tours leave from the Uptown Trolley Depot (at the intersection of Uptown and 89A, next to Canyon Breeze). read more about Sedona Trolley

Montezuma's Well

Montezuma's Well

  • (exit 293 from I-17 east and drive four miles)
  • tel:520 567 3322
  • Visit website
  • , 86322
Boynton Canyon Trail

Boynton Canyon Trail

  • P.O. Box 300
  • 250 Brewer Road
  • tel:520 282 4119
  • Sedona, 86339-0330

For many visitors who come to Sedona to experience first-hand the dream-like, red rock landscape of this Southwestern destination, hiking Boynton Canyon Trail ranks high on the list of things to do. Boynton Canyon is one of the most popular box canyons in the Southwest, earning Sedona dozens of glossy travel magazine spreads over the years. The easily accessible, 2.5 mile trail into the canyon lies just southwest of town, starting at the same trailhead as another popular hike, Deadman's Pass Trail. Boynton Canyon trail, which leads you by groves of fragrant oak, juniper, and pine trees, meanders over dry washes, skirts the edges of the Enchantment Resort, and then descends toward the sandy bottoms of the red sandstone canyon. The prehistoric ruins of the Sinagua people are said to be hidden high in the canyon cliffs. More recently, Boynton Canyon has earned the reputation as a prime vortex zone, beckoning travelers looking to soak up the high desert energy from Sedona's so-called energy vortexes.
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Out of Africa Wildlife Park

Out of Africa Wildlife Park

  • 2050 W State Rte 89A
  • (north side of Hwy 89A)
  • tel:928 567 2840
  • Visit website
  • , 86322
Tlaquepaque

Tlaquepaque

This open-air shopping center is modeled after a picturesque Mexican village and named after the artisan suburb outside Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. In Sedona, Tlaquepaque happens to be one of the top tourist attractions in town, drawing a steady stream of visitors to the sprawling, hacienda-like structure lined with cobblestone and decorated with whimsical statuary and fountains. You'll find dozens of high-end galleries, jewelry stores, boutiques, restaurants, and a small chapel. The stucco walls are covered over with crawling vines and flower pots are tucked into every corner and decorative terrace. Undoubtedly one of the more romantic shopping centers in town, Tlaquepaque is also a working artisan community where you may catch a glimpse of artists at work.

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Keiser's West

Keiser's West

Ironwood Cafe

Ironwood Cafe

  • 2301 North Central Avenue
  • 9Heard Museum)
  • tel:1 602 252 8840
  • Visit website
  • Phoenix, 85004
Sedona Arts Center

Sedona Arts Center

  • 15 Art Barn Rd
  • tel:928 282 3809 / +1 888 954 4442
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86339
Yavapai Restaurant

Yavapai Restaurant

  • 525 Boynton Canyon
  • (At Enchantment Resort)
  • tel:928 204 6000 / 928 282 2900 (Resort)
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86336
Red Rock State Park

Red Rock State Park

  • 4050 Red Rock Loop Rd
  • (South of Highway 89A, take Lower Red Rock Loop Road)
  • tel:928 282 6907
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86336

This 286-acre state park preserves many of the famous monoliths and formations that have made Sedona's "Red Rock Country" famous around the world. The park has plenty of meandering trails through the high desert landscape of manzanita bushes, pinyons, and juniper trees. If you're looking for a secluded entry point to Oak Creek, come early in the morning and enjoy the solitude. The park does not permit camping, but there several tables and ramadas for day picnics. Other amenities include a visitor's center and classroom and theater that host regular presentations from park rangers and guest speakers.


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Mountain Trails Galleries

Mountain Trails Galleries

  • 336 Highway 179
  • (Tlaquepaque Village; Suites A-201 & A-109)
  • tel:928 282 3225
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86336
Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park

Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park

  • 4619 East Washington Street
  • (South side of Washington, just west of the State Route 202)
  • tel:+1 602 495 0901 / +1 877 706 4408
  • Visit website
  • Phoenix, 85034

These Hohokam Indian ruins represent Phoenix's only national landmark, consisting of an approximately 800-year old platform mound ruin and an excavated ball court. It's fascinating to walk the trail along the ruin, imagining how it was constructed and what kind of lives were lived here. Many visitors overlook this fascinating landmark, which is quite small and can be viewed in an hour or two. The park presents special programming, events, and lectures on a fairly regular basis.
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Fort McDowell Casino

Fort McDowell Casino

  • 10424 North Fort McDowell Road
  • (P. O. Box 183-9; at Highway 87 & Fort McDowell Road)
  • tel:480 837 1424 / 800 843 3678
  • Visit website
  • Fountain Hills, 85269
Bell Rock

Bell Rock

  • 6246 State Route 179
  • tel:928 282 7722 (Tourist information)
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86351
Sedona Heritage Museum

Sedona Heritage Museum

  • 735 Jordan Rd
  • (in Jordan Historical Park)
  • tel:928 282 7038
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86336
Oaxaca Restaurant

Oaxaca Restaurant

  • 321 N Highway 89A
  • (P.O. Box 00)
  • tel:928 282 4179
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86336

Healthy, fresh Mexican food gives your taste buds something to sing about at this scenic uptown restaurant in Sedona. The large, comfortable patio provides some of the best canyon vistas you'll find at at any restaurant in town, and the carefully prepared food adds to a great dining experience. Smoky salsa and an extensive tequila list make this a good place for a long lunch or leisurely dinner. Oaxaca owner Carla Butler is a registered dietitian who does not use lard or cholesterol-rich oils in the dishes, making this a health-conscious foodie's dream come true, and the gluten-free menu items provide choices for those with food sensitivities and allergies.
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Chapel at Tlaquepaque

Chapel at Tlaquepaque

  • 336 Street Highway 179
  • (P. O. Box 1868; at Tlaquepaque)
  • tel:928 282 4838
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86336
COFCO Chinese Cultural Center

COFCO Chinese Cultural Center

  • 668 North 44th Street
  • (Just south of the 202 Loop at 44th Street)
  • tel:+1 602 273 4628 / +1 602 275 8578
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  • Phoenix, 85008
Cathedral Rock

Cathedral Rock

  • Lower Red Rock Loop Road
  • tel:928 282 7722
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86336

Cathedral Rock is one of Sedona's most famous scenic landmarks, a majestic monolith with red spires twisting up toward the sky, perfect for getting postcard-worthy vacation pics that will make your friends back home green with envy. Be warned that getting up close and personal with Cathedral Rock is not a simple endeavor, but it's completely worth the effort for the broad valley views and close encounters with a fascinating lava dike. You'll need to rock climb your way across and over steep, unshaded bald rocks and shallow clefts to get to rock's multilevel ledges and bases. Like all great hikes, challenging but rewarding. To get here from the junction of Routes 89A and 179, take 179 south 3.5 miles to Back-O'Beyond Road, which will be on your right. From there, go less than one mile to the trailhead parking turnout on your left. 
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Palatki

Palatki

  • 250 Brewer Road
  • Sedona Ranger District
  • tel:520 282 4119 (Ranger Station)
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86336

Palatki, which is Hopi for "red house," is known as one of the most preserved pictograph sites in the area. In addition to this two story cliff dwelling, there is an easy, well-marked trail that will lead visitors to a series of rock alcoves where pictographs were drawn 3,000 to 6,000 years ago. From Sedona, it takes roughly 15 minutes to get to the site and takes about an hour or two to see. From 89A go north on Red Canyon Rd. It will turn into Forest Road 525 (remember this spot if you want to continue down the road to see the Honanki Ruins). Veer right onto Forest Road 595, and then follow the signs to the parking lot. Visitors will need a Red Rocks Pass in order to park, which is available for purchase at the site. Keep in mind that reservations are required (just call ahead) and the site closes every day at 3PM. read more about Palatki

Kuivato Glass Gallery

Kuivato Glass Gallery

  • 336 Hwy 179
  • Tlaquepaque Suite B-125
  • tel:928 282 1212
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86336
Oak Creek Canyon

Oak Creek Canyon

  • Highway 89
  • (From Sedona, drive north on US Highway 89A)
  • tel:928 282 3034
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86339

A trip to Sedona would not be complete without a day spent bumming around Oak Creek Canyon. Traveling from Flagstaff to Sedona, Ponderosa pines give way to Sedona's signature red rocks in this breathtaking canyon. A quick stop at the Oak Creek Canyon Vista Lookout is worth a few wide-angle lens photos before driving down the winding switchbacks. Once the road levels out, most visitors tour the canyon by foot; hiking along Oak Creek, there are plenty of opportunities for fishing, swimming, and gazing at the towering cliffs in all directions. read more about Oak Creek Canyon

Honanki

Honanki

  • 250 Brewer Road
  • (Address is the Sedona Ranger District; take Red Rock Canyon Road off highway 89A)
  • tel:928 282 4119
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86336

Succumb to the natural curiosity brought on by the mystery of ancient rock writings and pictographs. Similar to Palatki in terms of style, and history, the ruins at Honanki are larger. While the rock writings and pictographs are inspiring, they are less accessible than those at Palatki. A good pair of binoculars, therefore, would serve visitors well. To get to Honanki, drive beyond the Palatki Ruins, continuing on Forest Road 525 for another 10 miles. Like at Palatki, visitors will need a Red Rocks Pass to park and should call ahead. The site closes daily at 6PM. read more about Honanki

Oak Creek Brewing Company

Oak Creek Brewing Company

  • 2050 Yavapai Drive
  • (Off Coffee Pot Drive, north of State Route 89A)
  • tel:928 204 1300
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86336

Oak Creek Brewing Company is a must stop for thirsty travelers interested in drinking local ales. The brewery offers a wide selection of ales, though the Oak Creek Nut Brown and Pale Ale are regional favorites. Don't miss happy hour during the week from 4-7PM and be sure to check out the live music every Friday and Saturday, beginning at 8PM. Located on Yavapai Drive (just west of HWY 179 on 89A), simply look for the large white malt silo branded, "Oak Creek Brewery." read more about Oak Creek Brewing Company

Steaks & Sticks

Steaks & Sticks

  • 160 Portal Ln
  • (Los Abrigados Resort & Spa)
  • tel:928 204 7849
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86336