8) Sedona, Arizona
Retired outdoor enthusiasts will love escaping into the striking desert landscape of Sedona. This easily accessible city in the southwest corner of the country offers amazing scenery and pleasantly warm weather. With over 1 million acres of national forest, wildlife areas, and state parks, scenic Sedona never disappoints. Hikers can take off on trails that crisscross under a perfect blue sky and marvel the strangely shaped iconic red rocks as the change coloring with the shifting sunlight. For more active retirees, there’s also rafting, horseback riding, biking, and climbing available. Other activities in Sedona include winery visits and tastings, golfing, shopping, and an overwhelming amount of arts and culture. Accessing the Red Rock hiking trails is just $5/day or $15/week. The scenic drives are free, and entrance to the state parks is just $8 for a car of 5 people. Sedona is a bang-for-your-buck kind of place!
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