A couple of day trips we took – Sedona and Jerome Arizona
Last fall we visited Sedona as a day trip from Flagstaff, We planned our trip this way because when I was making reservations for this trip, the local RV park didn’t have room for our 40’ motorhome & tow car.
We had heard a lot of good things about Sedona, so definitely wanted to check it out. It was about an hour drive from Flagstaff to Sedona, and it was a pretty fall drive. The Sedona area is pretty, and there is a “tourist area” of little shops just as you enter the town. We enjoyed wandering this area and just driving around looking at the pretty landscape.
Sedona has become a center for traditional and contemporary arts and offers a variety of galleries, boutiques, and specialty shops. It is an upscale retirement and tourism community because it is the jumping off place for tours of the Red Rocks region. There definitely is some pretty scenery around the area.
After we left Flagstaff, we moved to Distant Drums RV park in Camp Verde to try to centralize ourselves for a few day trips.
One day we visited Jerome, Clarkdale, and Cottonwood – a nice day trip. Jerome is a very interesting town, lots of steep hills and old buildings. I am definitely glad we did not take the motorhome up there. One of my finds was a new wine tasting room that features local wineries –Vino Zona. I enjoyed tasting the local wines, and of course, purchased a couple to enjoy later. Once known as the wickedest town in the west, Jerome was born a copper mining camp, growing from a settlement of tents into a roaring mining community. Jerome is now a thriving tourist and artist hub.
Our day trips to Sedona and Jerome Arizona were fun ones, towns with lots of character and plenty to see and do.