Aloha Trip Advisor folks,
A niece is getting married in March, 2007 in Scottsdale, Arizona so we will be going over there for a week to ten days. For a couple days before the wedding we will be doing things with relatives, then we will have four to seven days to do....? What does one do in Arizona? In March?
We're basically sedendary, middle aged and rural. We also live in Hawaii and are also used to moderate weather and anything below fifty five degrees farenheit is "freezing". I'm not even sure if we have warm socks, let alone heavy coats. All I own in footwear is "slippers" which folks on the mainland call "flip flops". I suppose there will be a need for some sort of warmer foot gear? Blister city, ouch! Will it be cold in March? Snow? (Shivering already!)
There seems to be the Grand Canyon and Sedona near to Scottsdale. Although hiking at high altitudes isn't going to be high on our list of things to do. Mules would be good, but heights aren't exactly on MY list of things to search for so mule rides into the canyon may not be on the list.
I've also seen here on the forum that folks have compared Sedona to Branson, Missouri. Which is a shame, since Branson went from a lovely trout fishing town to some sort of monster tourist trap within several decades. I had a grandfather who chose to live there for the fishing way back before it was famous and we would spend quiet summers there. If Sedona is anything like the current Branson, maybe we should detour around there.
Jerome may be interesting, but we haven't really researched it yet. Is the grand canyon good for non-hiking folks?
We are also looking for the economy accomodations and sights. I'm sure the mules - other than walking too close to edges with steep drop offs, would also be too expensive for us anyway. We don't need a hotel with a spa. Are there any good hostels in the area? Are there any good basic rooms with a bed? I'm completely clueless about these sorts of things since we don't have motels here. Hawaii only has fancy resorts, hotels and the occasional bed & breakfast with a few hostels here and there. No motels so I'm not familiar with the different ones which may be available in Arizona.
I'm looking online at different Arizona webpages, but I'm still confused by it all. Any good ideas on things to do?
A hui hou,