We just did an overnight trip to Sedona on our drive between Phoenix and Las Vegas. Next time Sedona will be the destination. I am not overly interested in desert-like locations unless there is a beach of some sort near by, but this was a definite yes. Sedona differs from much of AZ and NV because of the rich, rusty colored rock formations. We stayed at the King's Ransom Hotel on the main drag. You can walk to shops and to Thalapaque as well. Staff was friendly, rooms were big and clean, decor was out of date. The pool and jacuzzi were wonderful. We got up at 6:30am and relaxed in them (being from the Northeast with the time change, this isn't too crazy). Nice view, lots of construction right now, but it doesn't take away from the natural beauty of the place. We ate and drank at Oak Creek Brewery- beer was good and so was the pizza. Watched the sunset up at the Airport- can't beat the views! Did the Red Jeep Western Tours "Awakening the Spirit". I am fascinated by the vortex thing (my husband, is not) This was perfect for both of us, we got to see the sights and hear some of the history of the indigenous people and still soak up the great energy! The place has tons of art galleries and outdoor activities. Can't wait to go back!