Grand Canyon and Sedona, Ariz.: How to get there, where to stay, what to do

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GETTING THERE

U.S. Airways offers nonstop flights from BWI Marshall to Phoenix, with early February fares starting at $347 round trip. Frontier Airlines offers one-stop flights from Reagan National to Phoenix, with fares starting at $245 round trip. Sedona is about 120 miles north of the airport.

WHERE TO STAY

Enchantment Resort

525 Boynton Canyon Rd., Sedona

800-826-4180

www.enchantmentresort.com

Luxury resort with a variety of housing options, restaurants, pools, numerous activities and the world-renowned destination spa Mii Amo (www.miiamo.com). February rates from $295.

El Tovar Hotel

Grand Canyon National Park

888-297-2757

www.grandcanyonlodges.com

Historic 78-room hotel, frequented by Albert Einstein and Theodore Roosevelt, just yards from the South Rim of Grand Canyon. February rates from $178.

Bright Angel Lodge & Cabins

Grand Canyon National Park

888-297-2757

www.grandcanyonlodges.com

Historic lodge designed by famed architect Mary E.J. Colter, near the South Rim. Rooms with shared bath from $70 (February rates), with private bath from $92.

WHERE TO EAT

Cowboy Club

241 N. State Route 89A, Sedona

928-282-4200

www.cowboyclub.com

Family-friendly Southwestern fare, including buffalo and Angus steaks, and signature dishes including cactus fries and rattlesnake meatballs. Lunch sandwiches start at $9.50; dinner entrees from $15.

Red Planet Diner

1655 W. Hwy. 89A, Sedona

928-282-6070

www.redplanetdiner.net

Outer-space-themed diner with updated traditional fare. Sandwiches and burgers start at $8, entrees at $11.

El Tovar Hotel

Large dining room with canyon views. Lunch sandwiches and entrees start at $10, dinner entrees at $18.

WHAT TO DO

Grand Canyon National Park

2 Albright Ave., Grand Canyon

928-638-7888

www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm

Seven-day pass to the park is $25 per private vehicle, $12 per person entering on foot, bicycle or motorcycle; age 15 and younger free. Annual passes cost $50.

Pink Jeep Tours

204 N. State Route 89A, Sedona

800-873-3662

www.pinkjeeptours.com/our-tours

Various off-road adventures featuring Native American history, culture, nature, geology, vistas. Operates 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, weather-dependent. Tour rates vary.

Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village

336 State Route 179

928-282-4838

www.tlaq.com

More than 40 unique boutiques and galleries, open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hiking

Sedona is said to be the nation’s capital of one-day hikes. You can do it yourself, with the right gear and excellent maps, or go with a group. Area resorts offer guided hikes, sometimes for free. The center of hiking in Sedona is:

The Hike House

431 State Route 179 No. B-1

928-282-5820

www.thehikehouse.com

Price depends on hike chosen. Open most days, weather-dependent, February through December, with a more limited calendar in January.

INFORMATION

www.visitsedona.com

www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm

V.S.

Valerie Strauss covers education and runs The Answer Sheet blog.
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