Sedona Real Inn & Suites hiking and biking packages
July 19, 2018

Experience AZ

Sedona Named to Top 10 Healthiest Getaways list

Women’s Health magazine teamed up with the experts at Airbnb this month to find the top U.S. destinations for our 2018 Wellness Travel Awards – and Sedona has been named one of the Top 10 Cities for a Healthy Getaway.

To find its winning cities, Women’s Health parsed wellness-related wish lists on the Airbnb platform — searching for terms like adventure, calm, and fitness — and came up with a list of cities that are buzzing. From there, we assigned superlatives to help readers target their vacation goals and chatted with in-the-know locals.

A few reasons Sedona made the list, and took home the superlative for “Best for Outdoor Fitness”:

• Stay in shape and soak up views: the scenic outdoor fitness scene happens year-round on sandstone formations and rust-colored landscapes.

• Catch a Juicy Sunset: Hike the Baldwin Trail starting at its trailhead, then watch the sun reflect off Cathedral Rock into Oak Creek. (FYI: The rock is the second most photographed spot in Arizona – right after the Grand Canyon.)

• Down-dog on top of a vortex: Pack a yoga mat and head to Bell Rock or Airport Vortex, points where the Earth believed to be alive with healing energy – in Sedona.

• Get Good and dirty: Cruise a dusty trail on a mountain bike-beginners should had to Bell Rock Pathway, while intermediate bikers can try the Jordan Trail. Laugh at steep drops? Hangover Trail is a mecca for advanced riders.

• Swim among the Red Rocks: Don your suit for Slide Rock State Park in Oak Creek Canyon, where an 80-foot-long natural waterslide has worn into the stone. (Algae keeps the chute nice and slippery).