POS 01 — Flagstaff and Sedona: Sip and Savor Arizona’s Dark Sky Places
Escape the big city lights and indulge culinary delights on this tour of Flagstaff and Sedona, northern Arizona’s dark sky cities. Following a 3.5-hour drive from Las Vegas, you will spend your first two nights in Pluto’s hometown and the site of Lowell Observatory. Flagstaff was the world’s first International Dark Sky City, and this designation inspired the city’s newest brewery, Dark Sky Brewing Company, which opened in May. On this leg of the tour, drink in views of golden fall foliage as you take the Arizona Snowbowl Scenic Chairlift Ride to the top of the state’s highest peaks and get your kicks along historic Route 66 as Flagstaff prepares for the mother road’s 90th birthday in 2016.
Then take a scenic drive through Oak Creek Canyon for two nights in Sedona, a storied place existing at the impossible intersection of soul-nourishing wilderness and pampered luxury, where soaring crimson monoliths cradle an array of resorts, spas, art galleries and boutique wineries. In Sedona, Arizona’s newest International Dark Sky Community, you will be treated to geological wonders by day and crystal clear, starry sky views each night. The fresh mountain air and the mild weather in October make Sedona the ideal vacation destination for adventurous families, romantic endeavors or girlfriend getaways.
Cost: $360 Actives; $440 Associates; $480 Alumni, Spouses (maximum: 12)