Sedona, Arizona at a Glance: A Desert Paradise

Sedona’s natural year-round beauty is conducive to many types of outdoor activities. It’s easy to spend several weeks in Sedona exploring hidden canyons and enjoying red rock trails or visiting the area’s sacred sites.

Sedona is famous for its natural beauty, but there are plenty of other things to see and do. Sedona attractions range from area museums, state parks and national monuments to local wineries and world-class art galleries.

Activities

  • A visit to the Sedona Heritage Museum is an excellent way to begin a group tour in Sedona, where dramatic views of towering red rock formations are abundant. A guided tour through the museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, teaches visitors about cowboy life and the pioneer history of the area, including the first industry, which raised apples and peaches.
  • Tour groups will also want to experience the popular wine industry along Page Spring Road. Javelina Leap Vineyard Winery, named by Wall Street Journal as a surprising new destination in wine tourism, offers groups guided tours of the cellars with a wine tasting.
  • Just south of the city, Montezuma’s Castle National Monument is one of the best-preserved cliff dwellings in the United States, built by Sinaguan Indians 1,000 years ago.
  • Pink Jeep Tours is a travel group’s best friend when it comes to customizing a tour to suit every member. These two hour guided tours enable you go “into the rocks” to see scenery and wildlife. You’ll learn about the Sedona’s history, plants and more from your guide as well as experience a thrilling ride you won’t soon forget.
  • Your group can also enjoy an invigorating hike on the Sedona Little Horse Trail, enjoy the view of the sunset at the Chapel of the Holy Cross, nestled among some of the most spectacular rock formations in Sedona, or spend the day at Slide Rock State Park and enjoy the natural water slide.

Dining

  • Oaxaca Restaurant is group-friendly and offers American and Mexican food. It’s located in the heart of Uptown Sedona, where your group can dine while overlooking breathtaking views either from the patio deck or front dining room.
  • The Oak Creek Brewery and Pub is another group dining option which features an extensive beer listing as well as an array of classic dishes.

Accommodations

  • Sedona offers many lodging options from the rustic setting of a wilderness campsite to a comfortable hotel or motel, world-class luxury resort, inn or bed and breakfast.
  • Sedona offers more than 100 lodging facilities. Many properties have earned AAA’s Four-Diamond rating.
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