I've had two very different experiences in Sedona. We've been twice and each time it was for under 48 hours. I love Sedona. I love the spiritual energy and the calm and cool mood that everyone is in. It's such a special place full of history and beautiful things. It can be as relaxing or as adventurous as you want it to be. There is something for everyone of all ages.
There is so much beautiful hiking and scenery. It's perfect for the adventurous soul but also just as perfect for the resort lover in your life. You can really take anyone of all ages here and there will be something to do.
Whether you're at the shops picking out the perfect mood ring or you're mountain biking, it's still an adventure. The foodie in me obviously wanted to eat ALL the food Sedona had to offer but one can only fit so much food in in under 48 hours.
Make sure you stop at Mariposa during the day for a delicious margarita and amazing views. The best Italian comfort food can be found at The Hideaway House. I had Margherita pizza and an antipasto salad, and it was definitely comforting. For breakfast, make sure you grab a waffle at Salt Rock inside the Amara Hotel. And for beautiful views of the creek, visit L'Auberge Hotel for a couple of cocktails.
If you're not a hiker and still want to get up and view some pretty stuff, check out the Airport Lookout.
Enjoy your trip to Sedona! It's a magical place.