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Old 04-21-2010, 05:31 PM
 
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Default A girls trip to Arizona. Should we stay in Scottsdale or Sedona?

Does anyone have a preferance? We can do one over the other or go to both. Has anyone been to either city? If so, which did you like more and why?
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:29 PM
 
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sedona definately
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:57 PM
 
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Sedona. It was a nice smaller town when my family stayed there and Im guessing it still is. Plus it has wonderful scenery and a one of a kind Teal Mc Donalds sign haha..
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:01 PM
 
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I have heard that very there is little night life in Sedona, anyone know if that is true?
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:32 AM
 
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Very true...little night life in Sedona.
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:48 AM
 
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or go to both.
This.

You didn't give much of a clue as to what gets you going or what you're looking for on the Gals trip or how much time you'll have.

I would try to do both if possible.

You can't really compare sedona and phoenix as cities - next to each other sedona really isn't a city, it's more of a retreat.

Personally if I had 3 full days I'd spend day 1 getting out of phoenix fairly early and making my way up to Jerome - it's a neat old mining town that is now kind of an artist colony - there are some decent eats, wine tasting rooms, etc there - kind of a neat place ..... spend some time browsing the shops and then work my way to sedona

this would be about 1:30 - 2 hours to jerome and another 30-40 minutes to sedona

sedona is beautiful - there is a wide variety of places to stay from big resorts, B&Bs and plain motels - find what works for you .... spend some time out and exploring sedona and the area ..... have a nice diner and a relaxing night

wake up in the morning, explore some more and then make the 1:30-2 hr drive back into phoenix - catch a later lunch in phoenix and find an activity of choice for that evening - find the nightlife of your choice and have a party night out

sleep it off a little in the morning of day 3, explore to your interests, get a quick lunch, etc ....... at night time find a nice and relaxing place for dinner and round out the night sipping wine on a patio somewhere and then head back and get ready to depart

of course this makes assumptions that you like trying restaurants and wine and that you have 3 full days in AZ to play with - which could very well not be the case

so try and do both if you have enough time

if you don't, then decide what kind of escape you're looking to have as the 2 places couldn't be more different
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Old 04-22-2010, 01:19 PM
 
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Yup, it's true, unless you call driving out to the Faye Canyon trail head parking lot and looking at stars (amazing by the way) night life :-).

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I have heard that very there is little night life in Sedona, anyone know if that is true?
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Old 04-22-2010, 01:23 PM
 
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Jerome is a great idea...if I were them, I'd do both too...it also depends on the weather they want, it will be much warmer in Scottsdale, most likely swimming weather, and it could be cold (even light snow but probably not) in Sedona (today it's in the low 50's, brrr, but on Sunday it was 83 for the high, hopefully it will get to spring like weather and stay there shortly).

Sedona has great hiking and lots of crystal/new age shops, Scottsdale has fine dining andf great shopping of anothe kind.

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This.

You didn't give much of a clue as to what gets you going or what you're looking for on the Gals trip or how much time you'll have.

I would try to do both if possible.

You can't really compare sedona and phoenix as cities - next to each other sedona really isn't a city, it's more of a retreat.

Personally if I had 3 full days I'd spend day 1 getting out of phoenix fairly early and making my way up to Jerome - it's a neat old mining town that is now kind of an artist colony - there are some decent eats, wine tasting rooms, etc there - kind of a neat place ..... spend some time browsing the shops and then work my way to sedona

this would be about 1:30 - 2 hours to jerome and another 30-40 minutes to sedona

sedona is beautiful - there is a wide variety of places to stay from big resorts, B&Bs and plain motels - find what works for you .... spend some time out and exploring sedona and the area ..... have a nice diner and a relaxing night

wake up in the morning, explore some more and then make the 1:30-2 hr drive back into phoenix - catch a later lunch in phoenix and find an activity of choice for that evening - find the nightlife of your choice and have a party night out

sleep it off a little in the morning of day 3, explore to your interests, get a quick lunch, etc ....... at night time find a nice and relaxing place for dinner and round out the night sipping wine on a patio somewhere and then head back and get ready to depart

of course this makes assumptions that you like trying restaurants and wine and that you have 3 full days in AZ to play with - which could very well not be the case

so try and do both if you have enough time

if you don't, then decide what kind of escape you're looking to have as the 2 places couldn't be more different
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Old 04-22-2010, 01:30 PM
 
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My wife met up with some old friends for a girls weekend in Scottsdale last June. The hotel had large two bedroom suites with low off-season rates, a nice pool and an evening social hour in the lobby where free appetizers and drinks were available. There was lots to do in the area, all kinds of restaurants and music, casinos, shopping, hiking.

I'm not knocking Sedona, it's just not the place I would go for a guys weekend.
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Old 04-22-2010, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, Az (unfortunately still here)
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Does anyone have a preferance? We can do one over the other or go to both. Has anyone been to either city? If so, which did you like more and why?
Well, let me ask you something: Do you prefer the country or the city? Sedona is more of a rural, small town and Scottsdale is a big city living.

Sedona has great hiking there and Scottsdale has the best shopping places and clubs to go to on Friday nights (if that's your thing).

YOU have to decide what you like best: City or Country?
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