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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.

Things to Do in Sedona with Kids

Sedona is a superb place for a family vacation. Take the youngsters along and try these top family friendly experiences together:

Free Things to Do in Sedona

Some say the best things in life are free. Be sure to visit the following around Sedona:

Lanning Gallery - Wander around and appreciate the thought-provoking exhibits and unique collections at this respected museum.

Sedona Art Center - If you want to learn more about the area's thriving arts and culture scene, be sure to stop by.

Midgley Bridge - Amble around this historic place and find out some secrets from the past.

Stoneman Lake - Close your eyes and take a deep breath — there's nothing like being close to the water for some calm and relaxation.

Amitabha Stupa - Whatever your beliefs, this place will inspire a sense of reverence.

Lost Canyon Trail - Bring along your camera and let the natural surrounds spark a sense of awe in you.

Sedona Skatepark - Nurture your green thumb and appreciate the wide range of plants on display.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Sedona

Uptown Sedona

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.

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West Sedona

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Sedona on a sunny day?

Take advantage of the clear weather (and get a little exercise too) with some of these fun activities:

What to do in Sedona on a rainy day?

What is Sedona famous for?

Montezuma Castle National Monument lives up to its reputation as an iconic attraction you shouldn't miss.

What should I not miss in Sedona?

Interesting sights are easy to come by here, but Bell Rock and Chapel of the Holy Cross are two you simply shouldn't miss.

Are there cheap things to do in Sedona?

Keep more of your hard-earned dollars in your pocket with these cheap and cheerful experiences:

What can you do in Sedona for free?

You could even leave your credit card in the hotel safe for the day, because these great attractions can be seen for nothing:

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