WELCOME TO SEDONA
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.
Just take a look at our videos to get a glimpse inside this alluring small town. North American Travel Journalists Association recognized the Sedona Anthem video as a Gold Prize Winner of the 2015 NATJA Awards Competition. Be inspired by our stunning scenery, then come experience it for yourself.
Put the Grand Canyon and Sedona on your "Bucket List"
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. View a sample itinerary to see how you can combine these two destinations into one magnificent experience.
What Do You Want Out of Your Vacation?
Summer and vacation are forever entwined. It’s something we understand almost on a cellular level. Other seasons might offer a temporary respite such as spring break and Christmas week but only summer goes all in. It’s called summer vacation for a reason.
Maybe that’s what makes a summertime trip to Sedona so special. This is a place that allows you to create exactly the big, memorable vacation that you need—doled out in appropriate portions of outdoor adventure, soothing relaxation and pampered luxury.
Summer is the triumph of the NOW because we are alert, aware and very much alive in the moment. The scenic beauty and spiritual power of Sedona awaken the same sensations. Such unparalleled natural splendor found in this red rock paradise provokes a childlike sense of wonder. Yet the elegant resorts and spas, the sophisticated art galleries, restaurants and wine tasting rooms will make you glad you’re all grown up.
With hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, clear tumbling streams and shady forests, there’s an entire summer playground spread across the Sedona landscape. Jeep tours, helicopter tours, hot air balloon rides, kayak rentals and horseback rides just help you get out and sample it all in great, thrilling gulps.
Time in Sedona is a rejuvenating experience, easing frazzled spirits and invigorating tired bodies. Spend a quiet morning hiking past Coffee Pot Rock. Ride a jeep out to the ancient ruins of a Native American village. Splash in a stream in the shadow of Cathedral Rock. Meditate at a vortex. Relax with a deep tissue massage. Watch a dazzling sunset from a high sandstone mesa. Have dinner on a patio where you watch the moonrise above craggy red cliffs. Collect these joyous moments of triumph—one after another—every day spent in Sedona.
You’ll return home rested, and recharged, with plenty of souvenirs, hundreds of photos and a lifetime of memories. Isn’t that what you want out of every vacation?
Summer Rejuvenation in Sedona!