What to do in Sedona during the days of COVID-19
Take a Hike
Find a hike less traveled as covid-19 closures begin reopening. Devil’s Bridge for example, leads to a massive line as people wait to take their photos. There are so many places to hike in Sedona with just as beautiful views and sites for photos. A simple search of “less crowded hiking trails Sedona” will help you out.
Brinn’s Mesa - one of our favorites and very close to our uptown rentals
Brinn’s Mesa Hiking trail - 6.4 miles round trial - leashed dogs allowed - moderate
This trail is right up the road (about a mile) from the Sedona Dream Maker Vacation Rental Villas. Moderately used by visitors and spacious, this is the perfect trail for avoiding crowds; especially compared to some of the more popular trails, which are narrow and often end in lines, Brinn’s mesa is off the beaten Sedona path.You reach the top of the mesa about 1.5 miles in, perfect if you’re looking to shorten the hike. Go around sunrise or sunset for gorgeous views!
Note: this trailhead is an access point for other more popular trails so if you see many cars, you can bet they’re taking a different trail.
Take a Drive
Take a drive north on 89A through Oak Creek Canyon. Drive all the way to the top of the switchbacks to the Overlook for a picnic or park on the side of the road past slide rock and find a way down to the creek to put your toes in the cold water and watch the tadpoles as the dart about.
Pull out the coloring books and the crayons provided and do some coloring! Studies show it’s great for easing anxiety and how satisfying a finished project is!
Play a Board Game
Play board games we offer a variety. Try out Sedona-opoly. We’ve finally got the time!
Cook or bake something you love, but rarely get to make. Bonus points for supporting local residents who drive for instacart or other delivery services ordering any missing ingredients from instacart.
Test your skills! Cook or bake a dish you love but never tried to make yourself before. Bonus points for all the time spent searching pinterest’s thousands of mouth watering images.
Make a cup of coffee or heat the tea kettle and sit by the fireplace with a book. How often do you get to slow down enough to do that? And if you’re anything like us, you’ve brought a book or have one downloaded (or several) that you haven’t been able to make time for yet.
Hot tub soaking
Put on your swimsuits and grab a towel for soak in the hot tub at sunrise or sundown. I promise you will not regret the views of the red rocks as they change colors. The perfect way to have a relaxing start to your day or to ease some tension before you go to bed.
Take a Walk
Take a walk around the neighborhood and do an Internet search for wildlife and plant life of Sedona and see how many you can identify. Watch the wildlife or into uptown Sedona and do some window shopping or go into the shops. Please wear a mouth cover to help protect those around you.
With the Kiddos
Do you have kids with you? Bring a few camping chairs and set up on the driveway with some chalk or bubbles and play for hours. Bonus points if you write a message of positivity for the residents of the neighborhood as they walk by.