We are taking a spontaneous road trip to Sedona next week. It will be myself and my husband and our 4 year old son, who enjoys road trips. We live in L.A., but will be departing from Carlsbad (read: Legoland) on Monday night. We will have 8 days total starting on Tuesday.
I thought we'd stop in Indio for the night and then get an early start on Tuesday morning. Planning on staying in Sedona for 3-4 nights and taking a day trip or two. So far, the Grand Canyon is the only one we have planned.
Are there other places we shouldn't miss? What might be a good place to stay a couple nights? We like small towns, ghost towns, and nature activities suitable for our young son. We also like museums, art, and unusual-off the beaten path locations. We like to ramble and discover new places rather than plan everything to the last detail.
Also, still haven't decided on lodging in Sedona. There is availability at the Enchantment Resort, but it is a little pricey. I like the idea of the kid's camp though. Any recs on similar lodging that's closer to under $300. a night?
Any suggestions would be much appreciated! Thank you!