It’s no secret that Arizona is a popular destination for snowbirds looking for unreasonably good weather during the months spanning from late winter all the way to spring.
However, it’s not the Valley that’s earning recognition in Thrillist’s list of “America’s 11 Most Beautiful Spring Destinations”.
Instead, it’s Sedona, with its jaw-dropping desertscapes and tantalizing colors that receives the nod from the popular food, drink and travel website.
Thrillist’s Chloe Pantazi had this to say about Sedona’s prodigious offerings:
Sedona is like the Grand Canyon’s younger brother, elevated 4,500ft above sea level and bordered by 1.8 million acres of national forest land. But you really come for the color palette, with more burnt orange and mustard yellow monoliths, pinnacles, buttes, and chameleon-like sandstone formations than you’ll see in a Bob Ross masterpiece. Speaking of sunsets, the Sedona has some of America’s best. Of course, you should get there before the stifling heat of summer, since nobody’s impressed by selfies taken in the hospital after you get sunstroke.