Sedona is such a magical and memorable place that almost any accommodations could be considered romantic. However, some hotels, resorts, bed & breakfasts, inns and cabins go the extra distance to make your getaway even more romantic. Boutique, full-service hotels get high marks for romance with their well-appointed guestrooms and special little touches you and your sweetie won't soon forget. Luxury resorts go over the top with five-star romantic amenities like spa tubs, outdoor showers, first-class service and remarkable privacy. Because privacy is an important consideration when you're on a vacation focused on just the two of you, you'll find that Sedona's bed & breakfasts, inns and cabins are a best bet because they allow you to interact with just a few guests, or almost no one else at all.
Almost certainly, you're thinking of planning a romantic dinner in Sedona, but why wait until evening to get into the mood? Start your day by sleeping in and then making your way out to one of the lovely creekside restaurants for a bountiful brunch on the patio. Or if you're early risers, enjoy a gourmet breakfast at your B & B or inn. Starting off the day with a connection to your sweetie will last throughout the day as you hike, shop and play, and soon it will be time to go out for that romantic dinner you've been planning. Make a reservation at a romantic restaurant for a half-hour before sunset at one of the restaurants in town that has great views; you'll love watching the sunset in the west, or watching the effect the setting sun has on the red rocks in the east. If you're ready for a nightcap and some dancing, many small bars and restaurants bring in musicians to create an intimate atmosphere. Not only is there great local talent, but this destination is a popular stop for bands on national tours.
Everyone who lives in Sedona has a special, romantic spot that they visit for special occasions, but the good news for visitors is that the spots aren't necessarily kept secret. Chances are, if you ask a local, he or she wouldn’t hesitate to point you in a good direction, so don’t be afraid to ask your innkeeper, concierge, or even your restaurant server or tour guide. You can drive all over the Southwest looking for a romantic escape, but few things compare with selecting a picnic along Oak Creek, sharing a bottle of wine on a scenic vista, or watching wildlife in a secluded spot. State parks like Oak Creek Crossing, Slide Rock and Grasshopper Point are surprisingly empty if you don’t show up on a weekend. Several wineries are within easy striking distance, and you can even take a kayaking tour that ends at a winery for a tasting.
When the temperatures rise, set aside some time for a tandem massage at one of the numerous spas, relax in one of the coffee shops, or visit a gallery. On the first Friday of every month, a shuttle continuously runs between most of the galleries of Tlaquepaque, Hozho and Hillside Sedona. These special places, coupled with the main street in Uptown Sedona, feature numerous galleries and shops and wandering them is a great way to spend a leisurely afternoon hand-in-hand with the one you love.
1. El Portal Sedona
2. Creekside Inn At Sedona
3. Desert Rose Bed & Breakfast
4. Hilton Sedona Resort
5. Las Posadas Of Sedona
6. Junipine Resort
7. The Lodge At Sedona
8. Oak Creek Terrace Resort
9. The Hideaway Restaurant
10. Cucina Rustica
11. Elote Cafe
12. Weddings in Sedona
13. Dan's Bistro
14. Adobe Grand Villas
15. Dahl & Di Luca Ristorante Ital...
16. Rene At Tlaquepaque
17. Tii Gavo
18. Hundred Rox
19. L'Auberge Restaurant On Oa...
20. Che Ah Chi
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