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SedonaUnited States of America

The Red Rock Country of Arizona is famed for its Native American history, incredible landscape and outdoor activities.

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.

Where to stay in Sedona

Sedona featuring landscape views and mountains

Uptown Sedona

4.5/5Wonderful!(633 area reviews)

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.

Uptown Sedona
Coffee Pot featuring a small town or village, views and a gorge or canyon

West Sedona

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,928 area reviews)

The picture-perfect mountain views and abundant dining options are top of the list for many visitors to West Sedona. A stop by Devil's Bridge or Fay Canyon Trail might round out your trip.

West Sedona

Top Hotels in Sedona

Amara Resort and Spa
Amara Resort and Spa
4.5 out of 5
100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ
The price is $259 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 17

Located in Uptown Sedona, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kuivato Gallery and Sedona Art Center. Mountain Trails Galleries and Tlaquepaque Arts and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (965 reviews)

"We stopped in Sedona on a whim for the night and booked the room while in the car. When we arrived we were delighted by our choice."…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Amara Resort and Spa
Bell Rock Inn by Diamond Resorts
Bell Rock Inn by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
6246 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ
The price is $115 per night from Nov 18 to Nov 19

Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Bell Rock and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Sedona Golf Resort. Chapel of the Holy Cross and Cathedral Rock ...

4.3/5Excellent! (918 reviews)

"No elevator! Had to drag luggage up steps! Other than that it was good."…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Bell Rock Inn by Diamond Resorts
Arabella Hotel Sedona
Arabella Hotel Sedona
3.5 out of 5
725 Highway 179 Sedona, Sedona, AZ
The price is $172 per night from Nov 18 to Nov 19

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 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,655 reviews)

"This hotel had a great fenced in dog park. They raked it every day. The room was a nice size but has a very small vanity outside the shower and toilet room. The coffee maker was placed under the sink because there wasn’t room. Other than that, everything was great. Very friendly staff. Super clean. ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Arabella Hotel Sedona
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Sedona

Sedona Summit Resort by Diamond Resorts
Sedona Summit Resort by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
4055 Navoti Dr, Sedona, AZ
The price is $139 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 17

Located in West Sedona, this condo building is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Verde Valley Medical Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Thunder Mountain Trailhead and Amitabha ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,675 reviews)

"I loved the landscaping, the room, the check-in and check out process. Definitely, the location of this resort is the best point for it. The only disappointment was their wifi that it was almost none existent."…"

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Sedona Summit Resort by Diamond Resorts
Junipine Resort
Junipine Resort
3.5 out of 5
8351 N Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ
The price is $235 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated on a river, this romantic aparthotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Slide Rock State Park and within 12 mi (20 km) of Oak Creek Canyon and Coffee Pot.

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,212 reviews)

"Junipine is in a beautiful area of Oak Creek Canyon. It is quiet and peaceful. The cabin is nicely furnished and having a fully equipped kitchen was a bonus during the current pandemic. I would definitely return for another stay next year."…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Junipine Resort
Villas At Poco Diablo, a VRI resort
Villas At Poco Diablo, a VRI resort
3.5 out of 5
1752 Highway 179, Sedona, AZ
The price is $190 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated in Sedona, this golf condo building is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Broken Arrow Trailhead and within 3 mi (5 km) of Chapel of the Holy Cross and Cathedral ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (277 reviews)

"Our suite was incredible, it had everything you needed even small kitchenette. Great grounds, awesome jacuzzi spa, fireplace. Close to resort restaurant you can just walk there. Very quiet and serene place and quick drive to downtown sedona maybe a mile not more. Highly recommend it."…"

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Villas At Poco Diablo, a VRI resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Sedona

Downtown Sedona is a lovely place to walk around, and you can take a local Verde Lynx bus for further distances. To explore the natural attractions which are the town’s main draw, though, you’ll need a car. There are numerous car rental agencies in town, or you can opt to take a guided tour with a company. Often these will be in a four-wheel drive, allowing you to explore the area’s more rugged landscapes. Visit the Arizona Department of Transportation website.Browse Sedona rental cars.

Best time to visit

Although Sedona is a desert town, it doesn’t reach quite the searing summer temperatures of other Arizona cities like Phoenix. However, temperatures in July and August often reach the mid 90s F (mid 30s C), and you may prefer to come in spring or fall when it is slightly cooler. Winter is a great time to visit too, with average high temperatures in the mid 50s F (mid teens C) in January.

Popular places to visit in Sedona

Slide Rock State Park
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Slide Rock State Park

4.5/5(726 reviews)

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

Red Rock State Park
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Red Rock State Park

4.5/5(1,132 reviews)

Find out about the history of Red Rock State Park, one of the top monuments in Sedona. Discover the area's beautiful sunsets and desert landscapes.

Bell Rock
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Bell Rock

4.5/5(1,758 reviews)

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.

Verde Canyon Railroad
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Verde Canyon Railroad

4.5/5(222 reviews)

Enjoy a trip to Verde Canyon Railroad, a well-known attraction in Clarkdale. While you're here, you can savor the charming coffeehouses.

Sedona Golf Resort
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Sedona Golf Resort

4.5/5(163 reviews)

Hit the links in Oak Creek at Sedona Golf Resort, a popular golf course. Stroll along the riverfront or discover the area's desert landscapes.

Chapel of the Holy Cross
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Chapel of the Holy Cross

4.5/5(1,553 reviews)

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

Top things to do in Sedona

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

$137
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
ATV Guided Tours in Beautiful Sedona
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ATV Guided Tours in Beautiful Sedona

$160
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Sedona Vortex Tour
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Sedona Vortex Tour

$98
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Shamanic Journey & Native American Medicine Wheel Tour
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Shamanic Journey & Native American Medicine Wheel Tour

$125
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Sedona History & Area Tour
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Sedona History & Area Tour

$51
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Small-Group Grand Canyon Tour from Sedona or Flagstaff
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Small-Group Grand Canyon Tour from Sedona or Flagstaff

$186
Per adult

Reviews of Sedona

4.8

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
2384
5 - Excellent 80.86838534599728%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 17.028493894165535%
3 - Okay
48
3 - Okay 1.6282225237449117%
2 - Disappointing
10
2 - Disappointing 0.33921302578018997%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.13568521031207598%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 8, 2020

You go there for the vortex energy and along with the absolutely stunning views you get everything! The shopping in both Sedona and West Sedona is fabulous lots of New Age shopping. The people are so friendly!

5/5 - Excellent

Kay

Jun 6, 2020

Sedona is an amazing peaceful city. It has many hiking and simply natural beautiful sites.

5/5 - Excellent

Dasha

Jun 6, 2020

I love Sedona

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 5, 2020

I love sedona

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 5, 2020

Sedona is breathtaking.

5/5 - Excellent

Jacky

Jun 3, 2020

A MUST to visit!

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