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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #840 on: February 14, 2018, 10:28:17 AM »
Westin Kierkand Villas are great for chilling and relaxing (that is basically all we do when we go to AZ) and close to the Scottsdale shul and restaurants. :)
my fav option there, look upthread for more info.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #841 on: February 14, 2018, 01:34:06 PM »
Westin Kierkand Villas are great for chilling and relaxing (that is basically all we do when we go to AZ) and close to the Scottsdale shul and restaurants. :)
We were also there twice and very happy. Just keep in mind, for Shabbos, it's a bit of a walk to shul.
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #842 on: March 04, 2018, 06:14:46 PM »
Going to AZ this week. Itinerary is as follows:

Scottsdale
Arrive Tuesday afternoon. Staying at the Phoenician until Sunday morning. Plan to mostly relax in Scottsdale. Open to suggestions for activities to do at night.

Sedona
Driving to Sedona first thing Sunday morning. Not sure what to do activity-wise. Traveling with a 2.5 yr old so not sure if Pink Jeep tour or Our Africa is the better move. Also, is there an easy hike that I can do with my kid? She's too big for a carrier.

Grand Canyon
Driving to GC from Sedona on Monday morning. Same question as for Sedona - any easy hike that I can do in GC with my kid? Any specific spot that I should go to?

Thanks!!

ETA: Booked pink Jeep tour for 3pm on Sunday. Seems like a lot of money so hope itís worth it. So now just looking for a few hour activity for late morning until the Jeep tour and maybe something at night (if there is anything to do there).
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #843 on: March 05, 2018, 09:53:49 AM »
Going to AZ this week. Itinerary is as follows:

Scottsdale
Arrive Tuesday afternoon. Staying at the Phoenician until Sunday morning. Plan to mostly relax in Scottsdale. Open to suggestions for activities to do at night.

Sedona
Driving to Sedona first thing Sunday morning. Not sure what to do activity-wise. Traveling with a 2.5 yr old so not sure if Pink Jeep tour or Our Africa is the better move. Also, is there an easy hike that I can do with my kid? She's too big for a carrier.

Grand Canyon
Driving to GC from Sedona on Monday morning. Same question as for Sedona - any easy hike that I can do in GC with my kid? Any specific spot that I should go to?

Thanks!!

ETA: Booked pink Jeep tour for 3pm on Sunday. Seems like a lot of money so hope itís worth it. So now just looking for a few hour activity for late morning until the Jeep tour and maybe something at night (if there is anything to do there).
Im a cheap guy. (Aren't we all?) and I found Pink Jeep to be worth every cent. I took my son then age 6 and my wife stayed back with the younger ones. (She thought it would be to wild for them, it would've been fine.) We both had a great time.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #844 on: March 05, 2018, 10:54:56 AM »
Pink Jeep tour is amazing. They have car seats for kids under 5.

There aren't really super easy trails at the grand canyon. There's the rim walk which is beautiful. You do need to be careful because there are places with no railing. 

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #845 on: March 05, 2018, 11:08:24 AM »
Going to AZ this week. Itinerary is as follows:

Scottsdale
Arrive Tuesday afternoon. Staying at the Phoenician until Sunday morning. Plan to mostly relax in Scottsdale. Open to suggestions for activities to do at night.

Sedona
Driving to Sedona first thing Sunday morning. Not sure what to do activity-wise. Traveling with a 2.5 yr old so not sure if Pink Jeep tour or Our Africa is the better move. Also, is there an easy hike that I can do with my kid? She's too big for a carrier.

Grand Canyon
Driving to GC from Sedona on Monday morning. Same question as for Sedona - any easy hike that I can do in GC with my kid? Any specific spot that I should go to?

Thanks!!

ETA: Booked pink Jeep tour for 3pm on Sunday. Seems like a lot of money so hope itís worth it. So now just looking for a few hour activity for late morning until the Jeep tour and maybe something at night (if there is anything to do there).

Heading there this week as well. Getting to Scottsdale Tuesday evening. going to GC & Sedona Wednesday. and Thursday - Sunday evening staying in Scottsdale.

Look into this plane ride at the South Rim GC...I Heard its a great plane ride

https://www.scenic.com/tours/south-rim-airplane-tour#/.Wp1si66nGUl

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #846 on: March 05, 2018, 04:45:46 PM »
Im a cheap guy. (Aren't we all?) and I found Pink Jeep to be worth every cent. I took my son then age 6 and my wife stayed back with the younger ones. (She thought it would be to wild for them, it would've been fine.) We both had a great time.
Pink Jeep tour is amazing. They have car seats for kids under 5.

There aren't really super easy trails at the grand canyon. There's the rim walk which is beautiful. You do need to be careful because there are places with no railing. 

Awesome. Good to know itís worth the money.

Heading there this week as well. Getting to Scottsdale Tuesday evening. going to GC & Sedona Wednesday. and Thursday - Sunday evening staying in Scottsdale.

Look into this plane ride at the South Rim GC...I Heard its a great plane ride

https://www.scenic.com/tours/south-rim-airplane-tour#/.Wp1si66nGUl
Donít think my wife would be down for the plane ride, though looks great. Where you staying in scottsdale?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #847 on: March 06, 2018, 12:23:57 AM »
I went with a 11month old
Pink Jeep wouldn't take him, we found a Hummer tour that was really enjoyable.

You can drive up to airport road for nice view. Also we did a short hike too around bell...

GC just take the bus through all 11 stops. You can skip one and walk between one. That alone will take a long time.
There are 2 other lookouts you can almost drive up too.

I wrote a TR somewhere on DDF.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #848 on: March 06, 2018, 08:43:02 AM »
Awesome. Good to know itís worth the money.
Donít think my wife would be down for the plane ride, though looks great. Where you staying in scottsdale?

Staying at the Fairmont in Scottsdale and at Kimpton in Sedona for Wednesday night.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #849 on: March 10, 2018, 11:58:24 PM »
Can I see the grand canyon and Sedona in the same day I will be staying over night in kingman

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #850 on: March 11, 2018, 06:32:37 AM »
Can I see the grand canyon and Sedona in the same day I will be staying over night in kingman

Yes but you won't see much in either place.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #851 on: March 12, 2018, 12:02:27 AM »
Can I see the grand canyon and Sedona in the same day I will be staying over night in kingman
You need minimum a day at each including driving.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #852 on: March 28, 2018, 10:36:36 PM »
DW & I are headed to Arizona for a week, we wanted to do Phoenix for 3-4 days, then Sedona for 2. Hope to drive to the GC for a day. We wanted to stay around Sedona for a day or two. What are the best hotel options? Can't find anything decent. Would love to use points but I don't see many options. Best I saw was a Courtyard Marriott and a IHG hotel. Should we stay around Flagstaff instead? We're with a baby so we wanted a big room. We've never been there before, so any advice is appreciated.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #853 on: March 29, 2018, 12:14:08 AM »
DW & I are headed to Arizona for a week, we wanted to do Phoenix for 3-4 days, then Sedona for 2. Hope to drive to the GC for a day. We wanted to stay around Sedona for a day or two. What are the best hotel options? Can't find anything decent. Would love to use points but I don't see many options. Best I saw was a Courtyard Marriott and a IHG hotel. Should we stay around Flagstaff instead? We're with a baby so we wanted a big room. We've never been there before, so any advice is appreciated.
hilton sedona is nice and has great views all around

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #854 on: March 29, 2018, 01:37:47 AM »
DW & I are headed to Arizona for a week, we wanted to do Phoenix for 3-4 days, then Sedona for 2. Hope to drive to the GC for a day. We wanted to stay around Sedona for a day or two. What are the best hotel options? Can't find anything decent. Would love to use points but I don't see many options. Best I saw was a Courtyard Marriott and a IHG hotel. Should we stay around Flagstaff instead? We're with a baby so we wanted a big room. We've never been there before, so any advice is appreciated.
There's a Hyatt in Sedona. Haven't been there though.