Winslow, Sedona, Jerome and Prescott are a few Arizona towns we visited… all notable in their own unique way.
“Standing on a corner in Winslow Arizona, Such a fine sight to see. It’s a girl my lord in a flat bed ford slowing down to take a look at me.” Winslow is a bit of a depressed rundown town living on it’s legend of Route 66 days and the popular Eagles song that put it on the map. Not much to be seen there, but glad we stopped by.
Sedona is an especially beautiful part of Arizona. It has the grandeur of red rocks backdrop accented with vibrant green trees, creeks, and an array of fall colors. The town itself is extremely touristy and feels a bit like California… with a vibe of upscale tourists on a relaxation retreat. We passed on staying in Sedona, but enjoyed spending a few hours there.
Leaving Sedona, we wound up into the mountains on an extremely steep and curvy road of cliffside switchbacks landing in the small town of Jerome. I had heard of Jerome before as it was listed as one of the best small towns in America by one of my travel magazines. Jerome feels much like a European village built on the side of a significantly steep mountain. Every building is held up with some sort of stilts to level it. The town itself is about two switchbacks long and consists of mostly art gallery’s and B&Bs. This feels like a place someone would move to hide or escape the hot hectic feeling of other parts of Arizona. Jerome just might be Arizona’s best kept secret.
We next headed to Prescott… a very welcoming town chalk full of antique shops, old saloons, and good coffee (oftentimes hard to find on this trip). We spent a full day wandering around town and I think we visited 15 antique shops in total. We then concluded the day on ‘Whiskey Row’ at a few old saloons, the last being Matt’s Saloon where we were able to kick up our heels and dance until the wee hours.