What to do in Sedona, AZ

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Sedona Attractions

Sedona is a picturesque community in Northern Arizona surrounded by some of the planet's most spectacular scenery. Known as the "Red Rock City," Sedona features a year-round tourist season with plenty of available activities - no matter what month you choose to visit.

Local artists frequently put on shows, and many people who are interested in metaphysical matters visit live in Sedona, which gives it a unique New Age flavor.

Outdoor enthusiasts will find no shortage of things to do in Sedona. Because it's located at 4,500 feet, summers aren't quite as warm as in other places in AZ, but the temperatures can still climb into the 90s and above during the middle of summer. To avoid becoming overheated while hiking or biking through the many available trails in the area, choose the early morning or evening hours instead of midday treks. You can get a trail map at the Sedona Chamber of Commerce office as well as information on Sedona activities.

One of the main attractions in Sedona is Cathedral Rock, which is one of the most photographed spots in the entire state of Arizona. A short, steep trail leads to the summit of this landmark. The view from the summit is breathtaking and unique, and it is definitely one of the Sedona excursions you should participate in during your visit. Another must see natural phenomenon near Sedona is Oak Creek Canyon. Although this area is beautiful during any time of the year, Oak Creek Canyon is at its best during the autumn months when the leaves of the deciduous trees are changing color.

For information about lodging options, Sedona tours, and community events, contact our offices here at Expedia for the most recent news on top places to stay and the best activities and events. Sedona is an active community where something fun is always going on. The Sedona Arts Center sponsors many events, and Chamber Music Sedona hosts a musical program during the winter months. No matter what time of year you visit, you'll find a variety of things to do and see in the Red Rock City.


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What to do in Sedona

Free Things to Do in Sedona

There's no need to constantly reach for your wallet in Sedona. The following won't even cost a penny.

Lanning Gallery - See if there are any special displays, exhibits or tours on at this interesting museum.

Sedona Art Center - Satisfy your artistic and cultural cravings here and observe creativity at work.

Midgley Bridge - Drop by this historic site and experience a slice of the cultural heritage of the region.

Stoneman Lake - Sit for a while beside the water to unwind and recharge.

Amitabha Stupa - Gain an understanding of local religious beliefs at this holy sanctuary.

Lost Canyon Trail - Bring along your camera and let Mother Nature awaken a sense of wonder in you.

Sedona Skatepark - No matter if you know your cacti from carnations, you'll no doubt find beauty in this magnificent display.

Things to Do in Sedona with Kids

There are loads of incredible experiences in Sedona that the whole gang will love. These are some of the best family friendly experiences in the area.


 

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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Sedona on a sunny day?
What to do in Sedona on a rainy day?
If the weather takes a turn for the worse and you’re looking for something to do, throw down your umbrella and try a Musical Instrument Museum Tickets.
What is Sedona famous for?
Montezuma Castle National Monument is often mentioned in the same breath as Sedona, so be sure to give yourself enough time to visit.
What should I not miss in Sedona?
Consider making a beeline for Bell Rock and Chapel of the Holy Cross, two top sights that draw plenty of visitors from all around.
Are there cheap things to do in Sedona?
What can you do in Sedona for free?
Your getaway in Sedona won’t cost a fortune with free attractions like these on offer:

  • Bell Rock
  • Chapel of the Holy Cross
  • Slide Rock State Park
  • Cliff Castle Casino


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