Word of Mouth: Sedona, Arizona

Red rocks, spirituality and stunning vistas with views stretching for miles

One of the few places on earth where a pinecone can be seen beside a cactus, Sedona’s confluence of flora sprouts from red, iron-rich rocks and sand. Mimicking mountains, large sandstone formations actually came to be through millennia of erosion. They tower with might above the city. Here, visitors gather to hike the trails extending outward, indulge in the spa culture and work their way …