See the Breathtaking Scenery of Sedona and Experience Fun Things To Do
Approximately 2 hours north of Scottsdale and Phoenix, Sedona is a “must see” destination for vacationers. Sedona’s main lure is its brilliant red sandstone formations, known as “Red Rock Country.” Over 4 million visitors head to Sedona each year—many making day trips from Greater Phoenix.
Glorious hiking and mountain biking trails abound, where visitors enjoy the breathtaking scenery of northern Arizona. But, Sedona has much more: World-class golf, swimming in Oak Creek Canyon, a thriving New Age community, art galleries, boutique shopping, Native American culture, and fine restaurants. Late spring and summer temperatures are often slightly cooler than Scottsdale and Phoenix, making this a wonderful day or weekend trip as the hot weather approaches, with many activities from which to choose.
Sedona has a unique history…it was originally a horse ranching town, situated off the beaten path, but its unusual landscape drew national and international attention through the movie industry. Many western films were made in Sedona. Today, commercials and television shows are filmed in Sedona. Sedona got its name from Sedona Miller Schenbly (1877-1950), who was married to the city’s very first postman. The couple was celebrated for their industriousness.
The town is popular as a second-home locale for the rich and famous including Sharon Stone, Diane Ladd, Al Pacino, and Debbie Reynolds, who all have homes in Sedona. Former Sedona residents include Lucille Ball and Walt Disney.
Things to do in Sedona:
Tlaquepaque is a major outdoor shopping mall, which is popular with tourists, featuring Mexican-style architecture and a variety of upscale boutiques, craft shops and art galleries, as well as restaurants, of which many include outdoor patio seating.
Jeep tours are also popular offering a glimpse of Native American culture and views of the Red Rock mountains.
For the adventurous, see Sedona from the air: Soar in an open cockpit biplane or fly in a helicopter into the beautiful canyons of Red Rock Country.
Ready for a game of golf in Sedona? Popular courses include:
Canyon Mesa Country Club —a public course with 9 holes, over 1,265 yards, with a par of 28
Oakcreek Country Club —a public course with 18 holes, over 6,824 yards, with a par of 72