Welcome To Sedona.
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Start with scenery that makes your heart leap. Sedona nestles among a geological wonderland. Multi-hued stone formations jut upwards from the high desert floor creating a vivid, mesmerizing setting that changes hourly with the light. When USA Weekend compiled their Most Beautiful Places in America list, Sedona claimed the top spot.
Surrounded by 1.8 million acres of national forest land, visitors have instant access to recreational activities. Trails for hiking and biking, along with bouncy jeep tracks, weave among the bristling forest of pinnacles, spires, buttes and domes. Yet, you’re never far from the indulgences of town.
Sedona is equal parts rugged, equal parts resort. Regarded by Native Americans as sacred, Sedona continues to be recognized as a place of healing and spiritual renewal. Many come to experience the vortex energy centers of Sedona. Others want to prowl the 40-plus art galleries lining the streets, or to receive soothing treatments from the dozens of spa facilities. Most recently, with its nearby vineyards and tasting rooms,Sedona has emerged as a destination for wine enthusiasts.
The perfect destination should seem exotic yet feel like coming home. That is the very definition of Sedona, a small town blessed with an abundance of scenic beauty. Come experience it for yourself.
If Sedona has a kindred spirit it’s the Grand Canyon
The two geological marvels are both “bucket list” destinations for people all over the world. Millions of visitors come for scenery that’s dazzlingly unique. See a photo of either the Grand Canyon or Sedona and you can’t mistake it for anywhere else. Yet photos don’t begin to do these Arizona icons justice. They must be experienced in person.
It’s hard to imagine traveling to the Southwest and not visiting Grand Canyon or Sedona. So why not do both? We believe when you have one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World in your backyard, take advantage of it. By making Sedona your base camp for a Grand Canyon expedition, you’ll enjoy a much wider array of creature comforts. In Sedona you’ll find more places to stay and eat, not to mention spas, shops, galleries and more.
Sedona sits approximately 100 miles south of the Grand Canyon and it’s a spectacular journey. If you prefer to let someone else do the driving so you can relax and take in the sights, several companies launch guided Grand Canyon tours from Sedona.
At Grand Canyon National Park designated overlooks provide visitors with awe-inspiring views. Walk along the rim in Grand Canyon Village. Snap a photo of mule riders moseying towards the river and peer into the abyss to hear what secrets are echoed there.
Then it’s time to come back home to Sedona, where all the incredible sights are just outside your door. Blessed with a beauty that’s epic yet intimate, grandiose yet personal, people seem to make a very special connection to Sedona. No overlooks or mule rides are required.
The Big Game & Super Bowl Specials
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Every year, the eyes of every football fan turn towards the “big game” where the two best teams in the National Football League compete to vie for the Vince Lombardi trophy.
This year, Arizona will be playing host and the state is expecting thousands of visitors to pass through the gates at Sky Harbor Airport on their way to the University of Phoenix Stadium, site of the big game.
But this is no mere football game. There is a week a festivities leading up to the kick-off. And while it’s hard to compete with the pageantry that will commence on Super Sunday, there is one place in the state that is super itself: Sedona.
Ask a handful of people to describe Sedona, and you’ll probably get a different answer from each. That’s because Sedona is so many things to so many people. It’s rugged outdoor adventure. It’s calming, soothing spas. It’s a culinary feast. It’s an artist’s wonderland and to some, a vortex of mysticism.
And it’s all within a short 90-minute drive from Sky Harbor Airport.
Sedona boasts hundreds of miles of trails, on all sides, and they are well mapped and easy to find. Best of all, most of the climbs are relatively short, with hills and descents that are quite enjoyable, even for inexperienced riders. Sedona is stunningly beautiful. The magnificent red rocks, the evergreen brush, and blue sky dotted with regal cloud formations make for startling color combinations.
See the red rocks up-close-and-personal with a jeep tour. While you traverse the red rock paths and sandy riverbeds, you’ll see towers named Submarine Rock, Bell Rock, Mushroom Rock, The 747, the Rock of Gibraltar, and more.
For a more relaxing day, Sedona is home to many award-winning 5-star resorts and spas. Watch your cares whither away as you bask in the glow of a facial, a hot rock massage, or, why not have both? Many of the suites have astounding views of the red rocks and natural forests that weave in and out of this high desert landscape. Here, you can find just about any type of cuisine from Italian to Mexican, and everything in between, all prepared by world-class chefs.
Sedona is home to hundreds of local artists who show their work in the many galleries that dot this small, intimate city. It is also home to the world-renowned, Tlaquepaque, Sedona’s arts and crafts village. This distinctive shopping experience is nestled beneath the shade of the sycamores on the banks of the beautiful Oak Creek in Sedona. With its cobble-stoned walkways and arched entryways, it would be hard to find more beautiful surroundings anywhere to create a shopping experience like this.
Sedona is also home to what the locals call, a “vortex of mysticism” – a place where the earth supposedly radiates psychic energy. Whether you’re a believer or not, there are plenty of shops where you can explore the unknown to your heart’s content.
Mountain biking, road racing, jeeping tours, world-class dining, art, vortex energy, and yes, even prickly pear margaritas, all await you in Sedona. And the best part? You can do it all and be back on Sunday for the big game.
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