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Scottsdale or Sedona in June???

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Scottsdale or Sedona in June???

My husband and I are planning a week (or so) long trip to Arizona at the beginning of June '08. I am trying to decide if we should go to Scottsdale or Sedona. Both seem to offer great things, so I am having a hard time deciding. Which one would be easiest to do Grand Canyon, scenery, etc? Thanks for your help in advance.

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1. Re: Scottsdale or Sedona in June???

It's a no brainer...Sedona.

Sedona is 2 hours from the Grand Canyon and is all about scenery. The 2 places make for a fabulous week long vacation.

I'm not knocking Scottsdale. But it's 4 hours from the GC, and in June, everyone that lives there drives north to Sedona, Flagstaff, or other high country to escape the 100+ degree temps.

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2. Re: Scottsdale or Sedona in June???

Scottsdale's peak tourism season is November to April. After that it just too darn hot.

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3. Re: Scottsdale or Sedona in June???

Sedona is closest to the Grand Canyon and won't be as hot.

Scottsdale will be hot but the hotels will have reduced rates.

You may also want to staye a few nights at the Grand Canyon. We have stayed at the El Tovar hotel but you need to plan ahead. Web site to make Grand Canyon reservations is XANTERRA.COM.

Few things we have done-

Sedona

1) Stayed at Enchantment Resort

2) Red Rock State Park

3) Jerome, Jerome State Park, Tuzigoot National Monument

4) Slide Rock State Park

5) Uptown Sedona, Chapel of the Holy Cross, etc.

Scottsdale

1) Stayed at Hyatt at Gainey Ranch(2), Millenium Resort- used to be Regal McCormick Ranch(1)

2) Desert Botanical Gardens DBG.ORG

3) Hot Air Expeditions - Balloon Ride

4) Taliesen West

5) Fountain Hills

6) Detours tour company - Apache Trail, Sedona, Grand Canyon

Brad from Massachusetts

6) Old Town Scottsdale

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