There are cities that can take you to the most wondrous creation and consequence of nature’s shifting body. Say, Scottsdale and Sedona — your jumpoff for your ultimate hiking adventures. Test your lungs’ capacity by hiking to the majestic Bell Rock. Be an angel and cross the Devil’s Bridge. Whatever you have in mind, these two cities have the necessary views to revitalize your being.
To help you out, here are five boutique hotels to choose from.
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Imagine yourself dipping into the heated outdoor pool while the grandeur of McDowell Mountains teases the horizon. At Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains, it’s already a given that you’re going to pamper yourself to bits. Relish in the sumptuous cuisines with an Arizonian twist at the hotel’s AGAVE Southwest Bar & Grille. Take a walk around, and stumble across the local gems, such as DC Ranch Market Street, High Street, or the famous historical old Old Town.
Scottsdale’s Old Town is one of the must-tries while in Arizona. Aside from having a storied past, it’s home to many bars and restaurants that can surely excite your taste buds. And Aloft Scottsdale is your tasteful and colorful sanctuary in the area. This place knows how to play with hues and spaces to ensure your stay becomes unforgettable. Expect your room to be breezy and bright with all the modern amenities that you need.
Amara Resort and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel champions in making you relax, recharge, and rejuvenate for a great reason. With a magnificent view of the iconic Red Rocks, this place has created a precious and intimate space for serenity-seekers. To equal the surrounding picturesque panorama, it employs the combination of wood, nude, and dark colors perfectly. You can choose from its 100 guestrooms, redesigned to suit your taste. If you have the will to leave your intimate space, go take a walk. Better yet, hike up the famous Red Rock.
Located in a place of exquisite beauty, L’Auberge de Sedona has to make sure it rivals if not complements the surrounding splendor. Its luxury cottages provide the much-need ambiance of utter serenity that only undisturbed nature can create. Feel the wind brushing through the sycamore trees. Listen to the sweet cadence of the creek nearby. Relish in a healthy yet delicious breakfast. This place makes everything perfect.
Sedona Real Inn & Suites considers itself the home away from home. It’s the best place for a family that loves spending time seeking adventures outside. And you can trust the hotel when it says the whole “family” is much-welcomed. That includes the furry four-legged member of the tribe. Rent a 4×4 jeep and have a tour around. Experience Africa in a theme park. Ride the rails.
Indeed, Sedona and Scottsdale are the cities that can bring you to endless adventures.