Flagstaff or Sedona for 3 nights?

Old Apr 9th, 2014, 01:52 PM
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Flagstaff or Sedona for 3 nights?

We are planning on a road trip in May thru Arizona and New Mexico. We plan on visiting both Flagstaff and Sedona on our drive thru northern Arizona. We'll be in the area for 3 nights and are wondering whether Sedona or Flagstaff would make a better base given the number of things to see and do in each location. Any suggestions?
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Old Apr 9th, 2014, 02:02 PM
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Are you planning on hiking, or even just walking the trails? if so, stay in Sedona. I would stay in Sedona anyway. Flag is nice for the Lowell observatory (where Pluto, the nonplanet, was discovered) and a nice art museum, but other than that, not really enough for 3 nights. Sedona has much better scenery and food and shopping. And swimming at slide rock.
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Old Apr 9th, 2014, 02:06 PM
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I agree - not enough in Flagstaff for a 3 night stay. Sedona has far more to do.
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Old Apr 9th, 2014, 02:21 PM
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Depends on what you'd like to do. Weather should be good at both locations that time of year and there is hiking in both areas.
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Sedona, Sedona, Sedona! I alwasys say Sedoan is like the Grand Canyon turned inside out - the scenery and trails cannot be beat! Get outdoors, walk the town, have great food - you'll be happy you picked Sedona!
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Old Apr 9th, 2014, 03:06 PM
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Sedona. Flagstaff has a nice little downtown and NAU but Sedona is spectacular.
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I wonder if the OP got to do this trip or if the Slide fire in Oak Creek Canyon prevented it. I have a friend who owns a place at Junipine in Oak Creek Canyon and the fire is literally less than a mile away from her place. So sad. During the brains fire in 2006 we had a poster on this board, USNR, who lived in Sedona and gave us daily updates. I wish he was still around here.
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Old May 26th, 2014, 11:17 AM
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That should be the BRINS fire in 2006
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Old May 26th, 2014, 12:12 PM
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Last I heard, it's 25% contained. Very sad in such a beautiful area.
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Sedona. Nuff said.
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Old May 26th, 2014, 01:15 PM
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We were in Sedona 2 hours before the fire started last week. We hiked down by Enchantment and as always it was grand. Sad for such a pretty area to be so devasted.
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