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Sedona, Ariz.
Whether you believe in the mystical "power spots" or not, you can't deny the beauty of Sedona's surrounding landscape.
Whether you believe in the mystical "power spots" or not, you can't deny the beauty of Sedona's surrounding landscape.
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Today's six million annual visitors to Sedona must be onto something [source: PBS]. Sedona is often called "Red Rock Country" for the majestic red-rock mountains that envelop the city. In addition, Sedona's spiritual aura allures visitors from around the globe. The stark natural beauty, holistic health options and mystical "power spots" feed the body, mind and spirit, all in one getaway.

Sedona's ethereal reputation originates from its multitude of vortexes -- energy centers or "power spots"-- from which many believe inner peace and harmony flow. Tarot card and astrology readings, past-life regressions, aura photography, clairvoyant contact with the spirits and guided spiritual tours, which include hiking, meditation and yoga, augment the natural powers of the vortexes. Sedona is a virtual metaphysical buffet!

If you're not looking for a life-transforming experience, there's still plenty of adventure in Sedona. Explore Montezuma Castle National Monument or Dead Horse Ranch State Park, indulge yourself at a day spa, drive to the Grand Canyon, visit a nearby winery, book a specialty jeep tour, let the kids run wild at the Out of Africa Wildlife Park or spend the day on the Sedona Trolley touring the area. Make time to hop on the RoadRunner shuttle in Uptown Sedona, an area chocked full of galleries and purveyors of local art and jewelry. Unwind with dinner at one of the colorful local restaurants or grab a latte and panini at one of Sedona's plentiful coffeehouses. And the perfect ending to a day in Red Rock Country -- gazing at the stars in the clear Sedona sky.


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