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Driving from Sky Harbor to Sedona - things to see,do,eat

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Driving from Sky Harbor to Sedona - things to see,do,eat

Family driving from the airport to Sedona would like to make stops along the way. Suggestions, kids love wildlife, small towns and scenic views.

Love hometown mom and pop resturaunts.

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1. Re: Driving from Sky Harbor to Sedona - things to see,do,eat

Along that route are Montezuma's Castle Nat Mon and Montezuma's Well Nat Mon as well as Out of Africa Wild Animal Park.

North of the metro area is Black Canyon City with a few places to stop to eat. I have these on my list for this spring...Rock Springs Cafe http://www.rockspringscafe.com/ and Bad A$$ BBQ http://www.badassbbq.net/ (have to eat at a place named that, lol) Also further north is Camp Verde with more restaurants.

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2. Re: Driving from Sky Harbor to Sedona - things to see,do,eat

I agree with stopping at Rock Springs Cafe. Also, you could stop at Sunset Point, which is the rest stop at the top of the mountain climb, about 30-40 minutes north of Phoenix. It's just a rest stop, obviously, but the view of the distant mountain ranges is quite pretty!

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3. Re: Driving from Sky Harbor to Sedona - things to see,do,eat

There is nothing along the way on the two hour drive that is any more worthwhile than getting to Sedona itself. And Sedona is where you'll find nothing but hometown eateries. Chain places are virtually non existent.

Eat at Rock Springs Cafe at exit 242 off I-17. From there, it's only another hour to Sedona.

4. Re: Driving from Sky Harbor to Sedona - things to see,do,eat

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