Explore & Discover Sedona this Memorial Day Weekend
Make the most of a long Memorial Day weekend in beautiful Red Rock country, Sedona! Kick-off the summer with cool temperatures, panoramic Red Rock views and fun for everyone. Whether you prefer to leisurely hike the countless Sedona trails or seek an inspiring adventure amidst the Red Rocks, Sedona has unlimited options to explore the incredible nature surrounding this bucket-list destination. Check out some options below of what to do this Memorial Day weekend in Sedona.
Find your trail at The Hike House
The Hike House is considered the “Hiking Center of Sedona” due to the incredible wealth of knowledge each team member possesses. In addition, high quality apparel is available for purchase as well as the option to lounge in the hiker’s “Energy Café.” Everyday The Hike House offers “Sedona Trail Finder”, which is a free opportunity to talk with an expert about Sedona trails. Trust us, they will find your perfect Sedona trail! Don’t forget to pick up a “Hike House Cookie” too – they are to die for. Our favorite is the Milk Chocolate Oatmeal cookie, yum!
Giddy-up for Sedona mountain biking at Over the Edge
Outside Magazine recently claimed Sedona to be “The New Mountain Bike Mecca.” Discover the Red Rocks with a healthy dose of adrenaline. Outside described it perfectly: “If you thought that Moab has a corner on red-rock desert riding, think again. Trails [in Sedona] range from Chutes and Ladders-style twists and turns on dusty singletrack through loose piñon pine and junipers, to nonstop rollercoaster ups and downs with blocky sandstone step-ups and step-downs, with big basins and swells of slick rock to play in at every turn.”
Over the Edge bike shop offers top of the line equipment for rent or purchase, as well as experts that can recommend trails for every level.
Watch Tibetan Monks Create a Sand Mandala Live at L’Auberge
L’Auberge de Sedona, just a short stroll down the hillside from Orchards Inn, features incredibly talented artists and special events through its La Gallerie program. This Memorial Day weekend, watch as the Gaden Shartse (Tibetan) Monks create a beautiful and sacred Green Tara sand mandala from Friday May 26 through Friday June 2. The mandala takes days of effort, completed by several monks at a time, including several Mandala Masters. Throughout the day, the public will be invited to observe the creation in process, as a team of monks take part in this ancient ritual of building an intricate sacred sand painting. While you’re there, grab a drink and a bite to eat at Etch Kitchen & Bar as you watch the creek flowing by and enjoy the cool breeze.
Relax above it all at Orchards Inn
Relaxing, escaping your daily routine and leaving your worries at home is the fundamental goal of a vacation – wouldn’t you agree? Pack your sunscreen, bathing suit, shades, a good book, and lounge poolside with panoramic Red Rock views. Throw a delicious margarita from 89Agave Cantina into the mix and all the requirements for ultimate relaxation are met!
Orchards Inn is the perfect home base for your Memorial Day weekend travel. With a central location in Uptown Sedona you are just steps away from numerous shops, galleries and restaurants. Take advantage of one of our special offers and book your last minute getaway now!