The quaint small town atmosphere of Sedona makes it hard for visitors not feel nostalgic for the days of simple relaxation, particularly against the stunning natural panorama of Sedona’s red rocks and green forests.
Capture a little piece of the simple life by putting together a picnic basket and enjoying lunch or dinner by the sparkling waters of Oak Creek! Read on to learn more about where to go to find the best produce and see the most beautiful sights.
Pick Up Some Fresh Ingredients and Go!
Sedona has several groceries in the local area where you can find the freshest ingredients for building your picnic basket.
Basha’s Supermarket is a premium grocery store that is still alive and well in Sedona, despite closures around the state. They’re open later than most grocery stores in town, as well. Natural Grocers is another store with high-quality options for people looking for the best food to make their meal with, with organic options to suit all tastes. Top off your picnic with a little bit of fine gourmet chocolate from Chocola Tree for dessert, with its vegetarian and organic options that will satisfy the sugar cravings of people with even the most strict of dietary restrictions.
Sit and Snack by the Creek
Once you’ve assembled your basket of delicious goodies, you can go out into nature and enjoy Sedona’s scenic display!
Banjo Bill, Encinoso, and Halfway are all situated on the banks of Oak Creek, about five miles north of Sedona proper. The fantastic red rock scenery sets the mood for a tranquil, relaxing picnic outing. There are also a number of hiking trails nearby if you feel the need to walk off your food!
Crescent Moon at Red Rock Crossing is one of the most picturesque locations for a picnic along Oak Creek. Here, you can wade in Oak Creek, fish, barbeque, and take photos of Red Rock Crossing and Cathedral Rock.
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