in Travel / by Corey Mercer
With summer fast approaching and no clear end to quarantine life, we’re looking ahead at future trips to keep our heads above water during these uncharted times. Once the quarantine is over, we’ll certainly be craving some warm weather and Mother Nature.
What better place to do so than the beautiful Arizona desert town of Sedona? We’ve picked out a few of our favorite places to camp and a few other must-sees in this culture-rich Arizona oasis.
Camping in Sedona
There are several outstanding campgrounds in and around Sedona perfect to engulf yourself in the Arizona wildlife which also provides a little tree cover to beat the desert heat!
Without a doubt, Cave Springs is the most popular camping destination in Sedona. Cave Springs Campground provides a little something for everybody.
With plenty of shade provided from the nearby Ponderosa Pines whether you’re hiking, swimming, or just taking in the sites. Cave Springs provides the perfect base camp for a stellar weekend getaway. Make sure to check their website before planning a trip to ensure they are reopened.
The Manzanita Campground is the purest example of the fisherman’s delight. Set right on the banks of a creek in tree shade. Feel free to cast your lines right from your site and start catching some fish!
This campsite is tent camping only and fills up quickly so be sure to make your reservations early! (There is a very limited amount of first come first serve spots if you’re willing to try your luck!)
Also, don’t worry about car capabilities, unlike most sites all access to the Manzanita Campground is paved to allow access for all cars.
Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village
Once you get your fill of the natural beauty and wilderness surrounding Sedona, (if that’s possible) then head on over to the Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village for some art, shopping, and killer cuisine.
Tucked into the shade of sycamore trees and styled after an authentic Mexican Village you will find nothing but an incredible southwest shopping and cultural experience. The name Tlaquepaque literally translates to the “best of everything”. With streets lined with art vendors, restaurants, and southwestern shopping this truly is a must-see for your time spent in Sedona.
Although we’re only planning our future trips, we hope that sooner than later we’ll all be back out traveling and camping around! In the meantime, check out our guide on camping safely during coronavirus >
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