Whats a balanced life without some travel? See my 6 day itinerary to explore Arizona!
Me and four other of my girlfriends went to Arizona in December (right after it snowed) to celebrate a college graduation.
What we saw:
- Grand Canyon (South Rim)
- Antelope Canyon
- Devils Bridge
- Birthing Cave Vortex
- Horseshoe Bend
Day 1: The first day was a travel day. We flew from Ft. Lauderdale early in the morning to Phoenix, Arizona, got our rental car and drove about 2 hours to the Best Western Grand Canyon. This hotel location was amazing and a beautiful hotel. Easy ten minute drive right into the South rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
Day 2: The next morning we woke up early and caught the sunrise at the grand canyon. Once the sun was up we went back to the hotel for breakfast and go ready for some hiking. We were daring enough to be part of the small percentage that goes “below the rim” and hike Ooo Aah Point. Highly recommend, its verryy steep but considered an easy/medium hike.
Side note: Summer is considered the busiest month to visit but the views of the snow in the Grand Canyon was spectacular and I’m so glad we were able to visit in the winter!
Day 3: The next day was another early morning. We got up around 6:30 am to get back on the round to drive 2 hours to Page, Arizona. Our first stop was a lower antelope Canyon tour! If you’re deciding on which canyon to do, may depend on your adventure level and what time of year you’re going. Summer can get extremelyy crowded so we were lucky enough to go during an off season. They say Upper is the most crowded so if you’re looking for less people, look into Canyon X! Lower antelope canyon has ladders and stairs, if your more into a “hiking” experience I’d go with the lower antelope canyon.
After the Antelope Canyon Tour, we drove about 25 minutes to Horseshoe Bend. We had packed lunches and found a cool spot on the rocks and had lunch with a view. After staring at the amazing views, walking around to see the different angles, and taking ALOTT of pictures, we were back on the road!
Day 4: The night before we had arrived at Sedona, Arizona! This town was beautiful, I honestly can not wait to go back. I got a great deal for the Arabella Hotel, and can not say enough positive things about the accommodations and location. We had slept in this morning (we needed it) and had a leisure morning before getting ready to explore Devils Bridge! Later that even we had gone out to see the sunset behind the red rocks. Once we got back into town we explored downtown and went wine tasting at the Winery 1912!
Day 5: Our last full day in Sedona, Arizona we went to visit the birthing cave vortex. If you’re not familiar with this, Sedona is said to have spiritual healing frequencies and the birthing cave is keen on femininity frequencies. This pinterest article helped us find it! It was a bit rocky Locating the path but once we made it, the views were incredible. This was definitely my favorite hike of the whole trip.
Later that evening we had a nice last vacay night dinner at The Hudson, the food was amazing!
Day 6: Our last day was a travel day to drive back to the airport and head back home to Ft. Lauderdale.
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