Sedona is a desert town in Arizona which is incredibly beautiful. It’s a little bit mystical, and a whole lot of fun to visit. The best part is that there’s much to see and do. Your trip here can be almost totally personalized to cater to your own personal interests and style.
Start outside. There’s no shortage of opportunities for adventure here with hot air balloon, helicopter, and ATV rides to climbing at Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course. Take a drive to remember on the Red Rock Scenic Byway. It’s considered the gateway to Red Rock Country.
If you’re into hiking, try Broken Arrow, Devil’s Bridge, or Doe Mountain trail. Even if you don’t fancy yourself an outdoorsy type, you won’t want to miss the impressive rock formations that characterize the city—most notably, Cathedral Rock.
Next, visit the well-established arts scene of Sedona. Head to Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, Goldenstein Gallery, or Son Silver West Gallery to browse and admire. Crafty types will love the Sedona Arts Center. It offers classes in pottery and more. Shop handmade artisanal jewelry, glassware, and art at the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.
It’s not all about afternoon adventures, either; from theatre to dancing, the Sedona nightlife scene has something for everyone. Catch a play by the Parangello Players. Or enjoy a family-friendly western stage show and some barbecue cuisine at Blazin’ M Ranch.
Speaking of cuisine, you’ll have you take in the red rock views of Javelina Cantina, or enjoy fresh, seasonal cuisine at Creekside American Bistro. More casual bites can be found at Hideaway House, Outlaw Grille, and Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen.
Then, after a day of running around, there’s no better way to wind down and relax than at one of Sedona’s many full-service spas. You can get totally zen here, whether you want a hot stone massage or just a manicure.
Finish with wine. Another unexpected and low-key way to spend the day in the Sedona area is the Verde Valley Wine Trail, a self-guided tour to four of the region’s best wineries and six of its tasting rooms, including Alcantara Vineyards, Oak Creek Vineyards, and Javelina Leap Vineyards.