Thanks to RedRox who has been helpful already...
my questions include these:
For lodging, should I try a centrally located hotel w/ decent amenities since we plan on being out and about quite a bit OR book at the Lodge at Sedona which includes a wine tour package?? (Also up for suggestions of any B&B's/ hotels but many already booked.)
Which wine tour?? if book w/ the Lodge, the tour already handled. If not, there are 2 with tour company to choose from: 1 that does the 3 Sedona wineries, and another which goes to Jerome. Any preferences from experience???
Thirdly, Saturday evening Must-do's...notes are below to help my conundrum. Thanks in advance to those assisting an unexperienced Phoenician plan a getaway for the man she loves!
quick breakdown :
we are youthful couple in late 30's. Used to travel all over the world, recently moved to AZ and have a lovely little girl. Not much time for eachother as hubby travels all week for work and I am stay at home mommy. Grandparents coming town to watch our angel for the "big date", so I am aiming for a special surprise weekend of romance and laughter. Don't want TOO much scheduled fun, but a few great ideas and perfect place to stay is needed. Budget is mid range ($200ish per night lodging) and then splurges for dinners.
Arriving Friday afternoon hopefully 2ish...would like to visit the Chapel and maybe tout about the town center.
Dinner reservations at 8 at Dahl and DiLuca (yumm-thx for prior posted suggestions :-)
Saturday wine tour- Up for recommendations~~~~~there is a pkg w/Lodge of Sedona that is reasonable and includes the 3 wineries. There is also a separate booking available through a tour company that does the Jerome wineries. WHICH is best IYO???
Saturday night open to suggestions.
Sunday-will take in a hike and then leisurely drive home to reunite with DD after romantic weekend away with a super hubby.
As I am a "newby" to both posting onTripAdvisor as well as first timer to Sedona, any and all help is totally appreciated. Thanks!!!