3 Reasons to Roll to Sedona, Arizona

This kicks off our new series: 3 Reasons to Roll! Quick reads with top reasons to visit a destination. Our first installment: 3 Reasons to Roll to Sedona Arizona! 


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RollerbagMom and I had a blast in Sedona, Arizona. I love this photo of her. Photo by Charish Badzinski.

RollerbagMom and I recently rolled to Sedona, Arizona…and had an incredible time. You should check it out. Here’s why.

Here are 3 Reasons to Roll to Sedona:

1. The views

The scenic views in Sedona are truly astounding.

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If you’re parking and walking as you drive through the region, you’ll want to buy a park pass, but it’s worth it. And if you can swing it, arrive in town near sunset to catch the red rocks at their most stunning!

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view from the Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona
The view from the Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona, Arizona, is breathtaking. Photo by Charish Badzinski.
View from the chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona
The view from the Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona, Arizona, is breathtaking. Photo by Charish Badzinski.

2. The hiking

There are so many options for hiking in and around Sedona, no matter what your skill level, you’re bound to find something that’s right for you. Whether you want to explore the famous Chapel of the Holy Cross (a semi-tough hike up a steep incline from the parking area, but there are golf carts you can catch a lift on!), the famous energy vortexes, or the many top-rated hikes through the red rocks, there are so many places to get your walk on.

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Chapel of the Holy Cross. Sedona, Arizona. Photo by Charish Badzinski.
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Epic views of the red rocks from the lookout near the airport in Sedona. Photo by Charish Badzinski.
Bell Rock hiking trailhead, Sedona, Arizona
Hiking near Bell Rock in Sedona, Arizona. Photo by Charish Badzinski.

Prefer urban hiking? Yeah, me too. There’s tons of shops to explore in town, including great rock shops, plus loads of places to catch a cool drink, which brings me to my next reason to roll to Sedona….

3. Elote Cafe

Elote Cafe ALONE is reason enough to head to Sedona. The food is epic – I mean, I will never forget these vegan enchiladas, made with quinoa, pecans and beans, topped with guacamole and pickled onions and of course, corn. Wow. The photo totally does not do it justice.

Mom had the fish tacos, which she loved.

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Elote Cafe serves up some delectable vegan enchiladas. Sedona, Arizona. Photo by Charish Badzinski.

You can expect a wait at Elote Cafe. But there’s a reason: it’s worth it.

Did I mention there’s a register just for drink orders, so you can nab a margarita and some popcorn while you wait! Oh, the margaritas….can I get four reasons to roll?

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The wait at Elote Cafe, totally worth it. Photo by Charish Badzinski.
Sedona is Totally Roll-Worthy

There you have it, 3 Reasons to Roll to Sedona! Whether you’re flying into to Phoenix or Tucson and looking for a scenic road trip, or exploring the beautiful state of Arizona, you’re sure to love Sedona! For many, many reasons.


Charish BadzinskiCharish Badzinski is an explorer and award-winning features, food and travel writer. When she isn’t working to build her blog: Rollerbag Goddess Rolls the World, she applies her worldview to her small business, Rollerbag Goddess Global Communications, providing powerful storytelling to her clients.

Posts on the Rollerbag Goddess Rolls the World travel blog are never sponsored and have no affiliate links, so you know you will get an honest review, every time.

Find Charish on Twitter: @rollrbaggoddess and on Instagram at @rollerbaggoddess. You can also read more about Charish Badzinski’s professional experience in marketing, public relations and writing.

Rollerbag Goddess Rolls the World by Charish Badzinski is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.


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