An exciting blend of adventure hub and luxe resort

Located two hours north of Phoenix, and 30 miles south of the Flagstaff peaks, Sedona’s mild four-season climate and high desert terrain assure good year-round weather for vacationers and outdoor enthusiasts. Oak Creek Canyon, a spectacular 16-mile gorge with streams and waterfalls between sheer rock walls, beckons hikers, campers and fishermen. It has been termed by Rand McNally as one of the eight most scenic drives in America.

With its dramatic red rock landscape and vibrant arts-and-culture scene, Sedona is an exciting blend of adventure hub and luxe resort. Sedona is the most beautiful place on Earth, in so many ways.

Sedona, named the most beautiful place on earth by USA Today, is situated in a rugged, unique geological area that has mesmerized visitors for decades. Breathtaking panoramic views of iconic red rock countryside stretch out in every direction. Sculpted by water and wind over millions of years, Sedona’s major red rock monoliths have come to be affectionately identified by names such as Cathedral Rock, Courthouse Butte, Submarine Rock, Coffeepot Rock and even Snoopy and Lucy of Peanuts fame. Some of these sites are said to be vortexes—sources of beneficial energy.

In addition to the draw of its inspiring landscape, Sedona appeals to visitors who want to hike, bike, horseback ride, or criss-cross the area in a bouncing Jeep and then enjoy the comfort of a deluxe hotel, country inn, bed and breakfast or resort at night. Indeed, this is the paradox and enchantment of Sedona: upscale accommodations, unique shops, inspiring art galleries and fine restaurants nestled in a rugged canyon surrounded by the 1.8 million-acre Coconino National Forest. The forest encompasses seven intriguing wilderness areas adding to an extensive list of sightseeing and recreational options that includes state parks and national monuments. It is hardly a surprise that the winding road through Oak Creek Canyon is not only Arizona’s first officially designated scenic highway, it is the also first leg of the beautiful drive from Sedona to one of the world’s great wonders, Grand Canyon National Park.

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Things to Do in Sedona


You will never run out of things to do in Sedona. Choose from hundreds of hiking trails, drive the scenic 14.5 mile route through the canyon, enjoy a glass of locally made wine, take a bicycle tour, or go horseback riding.

Places to Stay in Sedona


Sedona offers a variety of accommodation options from luxury resorts and historical inns to one-of-a-kind B&Bs. Choose a resort tucked into a private canyon, stay in an artistic B&B, or settle into a rustic cabin deep in the woods.

Eat and Drink in Sedona

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Sedona chefs enjoy creative cuisine showcasing regional products such as fresh trout, cheese, pecans and an array of fruits, vegetables and herbs—from figs to rosemary. There are also half a dozen local wineries and a Sedona brewery.

Tours in Sedona


Jump on a jeep tour of the Arizona outback or ride a hot air balloon up into the sky. Sedona offers a number of fun tours to explore the surrounding area. Enjoy an afternoon tasting locally made wine or spend the night on a professionally guided stargazing tour.

Shopping in Sedona


Sedona is home to more than 80 galleries, food emporiums, spiritual and metaphysical shops, specialty stores, antique shops and even an outlet shopping district with both national stores and local businesses. Come shop in Sedona!

Events in Sedona


Sedona’s extravagant red-rock beauty makes it an idyllic location for weddings, cultural events, and celebrations. One of the most popular events in Sedona is the annual National Day of the Cowboy Celebration, where visitors can enjoy classic cowboy action shooting, roping, re-enactments, musical revue, storytelling, poetry, and costume contests.