I spent my 29th birthday in Sedona, a quaint red-rocks town in Arizona that's perfect for the spiritually awakened. If you're into yoga, meditation, crystals, the teachings of the Buddha and a beautiful view, then keep reading to find out everything you should do and see in Sedona.
Stop in Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff is about a 45-minute drive from Sedona, so if you fly into this small city's even smaller airport, have a drink at Lumberyard Brewing Co. and walk around the college town before you head to Sedona.
Hike to Devil's Bridge
The trek to Devil's Bridge is relatively moderate, so if you want a view-heavy hike that won't get your heart rate up, this one's for you. Your Instagram followers will be impressed, too. It's a picture-perfect spot!
Meditate at the vortex at Airport Mesa
Vortexes are said to be centers of energy that are conducive to healing, meditation and self-exploration. My boyfriend ran (hence why I didn't go. Too much cardio) to the vortex at Airport Mesa, which is one of the best-known balanced Sedona vortexes. Go here to gain clarity and a higher vision for your life.
Check out Montezuma Castle National Monument
The Sinagua people built a set of dwellings in rocks located in Camp Verde, AZ between about 1100 and 1425 AD. Go here to learn about their history and see what's left.
Eat dinner at Mariposa's
Several people recommended dinner at Mariposa's, a Latin-inspired grill in Sedona. It's pretty pricey, but it was worth it considering the occasion-- my birthday!