Sedona

United States of America

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5/5Top Destination

Get away to Sedona! Enjoy the hiking, riverfront, and castle.

Known as “Red Rock Country,” Sedona, Arizona offers visitors a huge range of outdoor sports and activities amid a backdrop of spectacular scenery, a robust spiritual and artistic community, many ancient dwellings and more than 80 galleries.

Sedona’s red sandstone formations make a stunning backdrop for many outdoor pursuits. Rent a motorbike or buggy and take a self-guided tour through to the Grand Canyon or one of the other nearby landmarks, such as the Wupatki and Sunset Crater National Monument.

Make the most of over 200 miles (320 kilometers) of hiking and biking trails that wind their way through buttes and monoliths, deep canyons and thick forests. The trails offer different levels of difficulty and different experiences. Some lead to high elevations and sweeping views, others to winding creeks and unusual geological features.

Bikes and hiking equipment are readily available for rent. For biking enthusiasts there is an annual mountain biking festival.

Visit one of the area’s many spiritual guides and healers who have inhabited Sedona for many years, and who claim the area possesses extraordinary powers for meditation and healing. Take a tour to Bell Rock, Airport Mesa, Cathedral Rock or Boynton Canyon, which some claim were created by electromagnetic vortexes of energy.

For a taste of the rich Native American history of the area, visit the Palatki and Honanki heritage sites, where you can see ancient cliff dwellings and rock art. Montezuma’s Castle, a five-story, 20-room dwelling built by the Sinagua farmers in the 12th century, is considered by many one of the best preserved historic structures in the Southwest.

Sedona’s low levels of pollution make it one of the finest places in Arizona to view the night sky. Sign up for the Evening Sky Tours, and learn about the constellations and stars.

Sedona offers unique geology, rich history and outdoor activities, making it a popular and interesting holiday destination.

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Hiking, Tours and Scenery

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Where to stay in Sedona

Uptown Sedona
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Uptown Sedona

Hiking, Shopping, Scenery

4.5/5 (445 Ratings)

The stunning river views and popular shops highlight some of the most notable features of Uptown Sedona. Make a stop by Sedona Art Center while you're exploring the area.

West Sedona
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West Sedona

Hiking, Scenery, Tours

4.5/5 (1,298 Ratings)

The captivating mountain views and ample dining options are top of the list for many visitors to West Sedona. A stop by Coffee Pot or Fay Canyon Trail might round out your trip.

Back O' Beyond
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Back O' Beyond

While Back O' Beyond might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Cathedral Rock and Chapel of the Holy Cross.

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Top Hotels in Sedona

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Los Abrigados Resort And Spa by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
160 Portal Ln, Sedona, AZ
$99/night
Aug 25 - Aug 26
4/5Very Good! (1,959 reviews)

This family-friendly Sedona hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Kuivato Gallery and Sedona Art Center. Chapel of the Holy Cross is 3 mi ...

4/5Very Good! (1,959 reviews)

"Charming but no elevators so difficult for some folks to navigate stairs to room."…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Los Abrigados Resort And Spa by Diamond Resorts
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Sky Ranch Lodge
3.5 out of 5
1105 Airport Rd., Sedona, AZ
4.3/5Excellent! (2,035 reviews)

Located in West Sedona, this lodge is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Sunset Trail and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Sedona Art Center. Kuivato Gallery and Mountain Trails Galleries ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,035 reviews)

"The front desk staff was exemplary and treated my son and I like gold. Beautiful property. Great rooms."…"

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

Sky Ranch Lodge
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Arabella Hotel Sedona
3.5 out of 5
725 Highway 179 Sedona, Sedona, AZ
$148/night
Aug 26 - Aug 27
4.2/5Very Good! (3,714 reviews)

Located in the heart of Sedona, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Chapel of the Holy Cross. Bell ...

4.2/5Very Good! (3,714 reviews)

"Great location, small (ish) room, well laid out. Right in downtown Sedona, steps from Tlaquepaque."…"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Arabella Hotel Sedona

Popular things to do in Sedona

Montezuma Castle National Monument
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Montezuma Castle National Monument

4.5/5 (382 Ratings)

Enjoy the desert landscapes and explore Montezuma Castle National Monument, a favorite green space in Camp Verde. You can seek out the area's campsites and hiking trails.

Bell Rock
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Bell Rock

4.5/5 (1,419 Ratings)

Embark on a short walk or a longer hike to see the horizontal bands of sandstone in this landmark butte and its breathtaking Verde Valley surroundings.

Chapel of the Holy Cross
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Chapel of the Holy Cross

4.5/5 (1,217 Ratings)

Emerging from one of Sedona’s famous walls of red rock, this chapel is a spectacular sight to behold.

Slide Rock State Park
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Slide Rock State Park

4.5/5 (566 Ratings)

Swim down a natural water slide and explore a former pioneer homestead at this popular destination for outdoor fun.

Cathedral Rock
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Photo provided by Images by the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau

Cathedral Rock

4.5/5 (1,275 Ratings)

Sedona’s skyline is distinctive for this crimson-hued sandstone formation, which stands like a giant sacred monument overlooking the red-rock landscape.

Sedona Art Center
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Sedona Art Center

4.5/5 (245 Ratings)

Experience Sedona’s exciting arts scene through workshops, classes, exhibitions and events at this thriving hub showcasing the work of local and interstate artists.

Top activities in Sedona

Verde Canyon Wilderness Luxury Train Ride
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Verde Canyon Wilderness Luxury Train Ride

$98

Take a nostalgic trip between the mountains of central Arizona with a ride aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad Railway, on a spectacular stretch of legacy track. This vintage train takes you back to the days of luxury on the rails, offering a journey across 20 miles (32 km) of country and a century's worth of history.

Diamondback Gulch Tour
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Diamondback Gulch Tour

$105

Hold on tight as this 4x4 adventure in a custom Jeep Wrangler offers the timeless, natural beauty of famous rock formations such as Capitol Butte, Chimney Rock, Lizard Head, Doe Mesa, and the Cockscomb. Experience the serenity and beauty of Boynton Pass.

Broken Arrow Off-Road Tour
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Broken Arrow Off-Road Tour

$127

Eyes open wide on this fun-filled adventure over the red rocks as you discover some of the best off-roading in Sedona. Pink Jeep Tours is the only guide company with access to this rugged canyoning trail, and in a cutting-edge Jeep Wrangler, while the magnificent canyon walls surround you.

Ancient Ruins & Diamondback Gulch Combo Tour
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Ancient Ruins & Diamondback Gulch Combo Tour

$170

If you are looking for an adventure of a heart-pounding 4x4 tour combined with the intrigue of a 700-year-old Sinaguan cliff dwelling, then this adventure combo tour is for you! Enjoy the best two experiences Sedona has to offer.

Off-Road Jeep Tour of Sedona's 7 Canyons
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Off-Road Jeep Tour of Sedona's 7 Canyons

$76

Zip through Sedona's Dry Creek Basin as you make your way through 7 of the region's most majestic canyons during a thrilling Jeep tour. Climb aboard a comfortable open-door jeep that shuttles you through the red-rocked Arizona countryside, revealing amazing views of this spectacular desert landscape.

Museum of Northern Arizona Admission
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Museum of Northern Arizona Admission

$12

Visit: Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-8348 This museum will inspire a sense of love and responsibility for the beauty and diversity of the Colorado Plateau through collecting, studying, interpreting, and preserving the region’s natural and cultural heritage.

Reviews of Sedona

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Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 22, 2019

Amazing scenery

5/5 - Excellent

LaRue

Aug 21, 2019

Beautiful place but very HOT 掠 in the summer.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 21, 2019

I live only 2 hours away and have been to Sedona many time and it's still my favorite place in the country to visit.

4/5 - Good

D.S.

Aug 21, 2019

Enjoyed our visit and the scenery! Went to Flagstaff and Grand Canyon during our Sedona stay.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 21, 2019

Sedona is my favorite place in the world. Beautiful views, unique architecture, friendly people... Never had a bad experience here.

5/5 - Excellent

Doug

Aug 20, 2019

Sedona is one of my favorite destinations. Magical.

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