The best ways to spend 2 nights and 3 days in Sedona.
Suggested 2-Night 3-Day Itinerary
PM: Arrive in Sedona
Enjoy a trolley ride
Your guests can enjoy a scenic overview of Sedona’s Red Rock Country on a quaint open-air trolley for a fun and entertaining ride. Various itineraries will take you to the Chapel of the Holy Cross, out to Boynton Canyon, or Bell Rock for dramatic pictures stops and lively commentary. Pick up at some hotels and group charters available.
Visit Airport Mesa Scenic Overlook
Airport Mesa is a special place for watching sunsets. Enjoy the sun reflecting off the red rocks that creates surreal shades of colors on their surface minute by minute. Clouds in the sky will add more colors to the pallet.
Sedona is the host to some of the best restaurants in Northern Arizona. Surrounded by majestic red rocks you can enjoy Southwest, American, Italian, Mexican, and Continental cuisines. From BBQ to dining along the creek, vegan, gluten-free, fresh fish from Oak Creek, and steak and potatoes, there is a restaurant to suit everyone’s palate. Many restaurants offer group menus and welcome tour groups.
Enjoy an entertaining evening of astronomy under the canopy of Sedona’s brilliant starry sky guided by professional astronomers with decades of experience. State of the art telescopes and high powered laser pointers will guide you around the night sky.
Start your day with a nice breakfast while enjoying the fresh clean air and beautiful red rocks. Your guests can then head out for an off-road adventure or a vortex or Native American experience. Activities can be arranged for the whole group or can be offered as optional activities.
- Off-road Adventure
See Sedona’s stunning red rock country on an adventurous off-road excursion. Tours go to the back country, to places you never imagined existed. Enjoy the ride on easy to rugged landscapes including Native American history and culture, nature, geology and panoramic vistas.
- Vortex and Native American Experience
The beauty and peace of Sedona will touch your heart and soul as you experience insightful, inspiring and informative tours of Sedona’s sacred landscapes. Visit a vortex, enjoy healing and inspirational songs, drum, and flute. Indigenous spiritual wisdom will enhance your experience and make a lasting memory.
Drop your guests in Uptown Sedona where they can do a scatter lunch (or set up a group lunch at one of our group friendly restaurants) and enjoy the shops and galleries for a couple of hours. Following are some suggestions for the rest of the day:
Sedona Heritage Museum
Have your guests “take a step back in time,” as they stroll the grounds of this unique and historic pioneer home. Each room covers a segment of Sedona’s history from 1876 to present including the ranching, farming, and golden age of western movies. Orchards of apples and peaches played a big part in Sedona’s early economy. Your guests can tour the Apple Barn which can also be used for group events.
Visit Art Galleries and Shops
- Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village
Nestled beneath the shade of Sycamores on the banks of Oak Creek is Sedona’s unique arts & craft village. Fashioned after Tlaquepaque in Guadalajara, Mexico, your guests will stroll through a wonderland of shops, restaurants & galleries.
- Hilside Sedona
Art galleries, distinctive shops, and restaurants are set against the backdrop of gorgeous red rocks.
- Shops at Hyatt Pinon Pointe
Your guests can stroll through 3 open courtyards of shops and restaurants while viewing magnificent red rock formations.
Pack up your luggage, have a nice breakfast, and check-out of the hotel.
Red Rock State Park / Slide Rock State Park
Our state parks offer exciting entertainment for all ages. Red Rock State Park is a 286-acre nature preserve and riparian habitat with hiking trails, exhibits and a video presentation on the geology, flora and fauna of the region. Ranger programs can be arranged for your clients. Slide Rock State Park, that is famous for its natural red-sandstone water slide into a swimming hole, has short trails including a nature trail and group picnic area. It is a nice option to include from fall to spring.
Shopping in Sedona
Visit Sedona’s many specialty stores, spiritual shops, galleries, souvenir shops and outlet shopping district. Find collectible Kachina dolls, hand-crafted furniture, hand-made textiles, pottery, sculptures, and more.
Other Options during your stay
- Ride the Verde Canyon Railroad
This train ride travels into Sycamore Canyon for one of the most scenic rides in the Valley. Closed and open air cars give you the chance to be outdoors and up close and personal with nature. See cliff dwellings and a bald eagle’s nest along the way.
- Out of Africa Wildlife Park
Experience Africa in the heart of Arizona! Enjoy exotic animals in outdoor habitats. Vehicular tours take you around or you can go on your own. Great for families and people of all ages.
- Enjoy Western dinner theater and fun ranch adventures
- Tour Verde Valley wine country and taste exquisite Northern AZ wines
- Visit Jerome – the largest Ghost Town in America
* Commercial activities including guided hiking tours, jeep tours, horseback riding, tours to vortex sites, etc. on the U.S. Forest Service Land require permits. Please use the services of businesses that are permitted.