Romantic Getaways in Arizona
PART 1: Flagstaff and Sedona for Two
For a couple looking for romantic getaways in Arizona – Sedona and Flagstaff are perfect! Find our where to stay and dine and what to do as a couple.
Flagstaff, Arizona was our honeymoon gateway to the Grand Canyon. There are some great opportunities for couples that want an unusual honeymoon or who are just looking for romantic getaways in Arizona. If you’re looking for something to do in addition to touring the largest canyon on Earth, Flagstaff has some out of the ordinary and fun activities.
One of the more interesting activities for a Flagstaff romantic getaways in Arizona is that of Ancient Pathways. It’s a school that offers courses in both primitive and modern wilderness skills. They teach you all about the archeology and the natural history of the southwest while equipping you to survive in the bush. Highlights include learning to craft your own handmade tools and then using those tools as well as the applying the skills they teach to go hiking in canyon country and explore the ancient ruins of a number of native tribes.
Romantic getaways in Arizona Accommodation for Two
After testing your metal and strengthening your relationship with the wilderness school, you can relax at the England House Bed and Breakfast, a romantic escape located in the wilderness outside of Flagstaff. You will never find the same kind of personal touch in a traditional hotel. Children under 12 are not allowed, which is particularly nice for a couple that wants to get away from it all.
This retreat offers luxuriously appointed rooms, from the Song Catcher with a settee for two set in a luscious bay window or the Star Gazer with its curtained bed or even The Pantry which is very cozy but ideal for the couple on a budget.
One of the best things about a good bed and breakfast is the breakfast. Included in the price of accommodation here is a gourmet breakfast, served on a charming wooden porch or the outside deck if weather permits.
From here, consider moving on toward Meteor Crater or practice your wilderness skills at the Walnut Canyon National Monument, the Oak Creek Canyon or the Wupatki and Sunset Crater Volcano national monuments.
While its often fun to prepare one’s own food on romantic getaways in Arizona, it’s often more fun to try culinary experiences that are out of the ordinary. Flagstaff does not disappoint on this score either. There are restaurants to fit every budget.Dining on romantic getaways in Arizona
If you like show tunes and have a sense of humor, Black Bart’s Steakhouse, Saloon and Musical Revue is the place for you. They serve oak-broiled steaks, seafood, chicken and prime rib, complete with a nightly musical revue and singing waiters.
Another unique option for dining is the Beaver Street Brewery that boasts an open kitchen as well as the opportunity to watch the brewer creating their ales and lagers behind the bar.
From there, you can head over to the Not only is it the newest brewery in town but it’s housed in one of the oldest, a recently restored lumberyard, and built in 1890. Ask for their beer sampler.
Sedona is another one of top romantic getaways in Arizona
Sedona, Arizona is the hub for spiritual seekers, but it has some fun activities and romantic spots for couples as well. It was a day stop on our honeymoon across Southwestern USA.
If you are looking to spend the night The Lodge at Sedona has it all when it comes to luxury in accommodations. Each of the king size suites has its own unique ambiance. µ
For example, the Red Rock Crossing suite has a private terrace with a hot tub for two under the stars. Inside, there is a massive fireplace, a twin massage shower, another spa for two and a large four-poster bed. If those amenities don’t remove the stress from your day, the lodge also offers in room massages. Each morning, you will be served a gourmet breakfast at a table for two. They also provide beverages throughout the day and hors d’oeuvres each evening.Things to do in Sedona on your romantic getaways in Arizona
If you are a morning person, you may want to begin one of your days with a hot air balloon ride. Sky High Balloons not only show you the breath taking vistas Sedona is known for, but they also show you the native wildlife, and there’s just that little kick of adrenaline as they splash into the water and skim along the surface. If that’s too much excitement, you might try Red Rock Balloon Adventures. Witness a sunrise from the air, followed by a magnificent tour of the red rocks and, after landing.
The pilot finishes off the experience nicely with a picnic and tales of competitive flying.
In spite of the fact that Sedona is chock full of new age enlightenment and gurus who happily to help you with emotional bonding and take you on spiritual vortex adventures, for those with a more scientific bent, there is the option of stargazing with professional astronomers. The best observatory in the world is the night sky, and with Tours of the Universe, you can view the objects in the heavens among the red rocks of Earth.
Where to Eat on a romantic Getaway in Sedona.When you are finished admiring the natural features of Sedona, you can slake your thirst at the Oak Creek Brewery and Grill. The German family, Krauss, came to Sedona in 1993 to share their knowledge and love of beer with Americans. In addition to a wide variety of beers that you can drink one at a time or in sampler packs, they have a wide variety of food on offer, like beer battered fish and chips, baby back ribs with their own home made barbecue sauce, or even beer simmered bratwurst.
If you are not in the mood to eat out, there are a number of picturesque and romantic picnic locations in the Sedona area. At Crescent Moon, you can fish for your dinner, and there are plenty of barbecue grills in the area for cooking it up after you have caught it. Grasshopper Point, near Oak Creek Canyon is another good picnicking option, especially in summer since it boasts a cliff-side swimming hole.
In short, Sedona is full of options for couples who just want to get away from it all and reconnect.
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