Sedona travel guide

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You're Going to Love Sedona

Sedona is known for its beauty and magnificent red-rock setting. With over 4 million people visiting each year, it's one of the most popular destinations in Arizona, second only to the Grand Canyon.

There is always something to do in Sedona, whether it's a music festival, art exhibition or new age event. Visit for annual festivals or enjoy a weekly selection of local events.

The city is a haven for new age practitioners who are drawn to its unique location on four vortices. Whether you are planning a long vacation or a short break, there are lots of terrific reasons to visit Sedona.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Sedona

What to do in Sedona

Sedona took top place when USA Weekend compiled its list of the Most Beautiful Places in America, and you'll find activities to appeal to every age group.

When to Visit Sedona

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Sedona has a temperate semi-arid climate with warm to hot summers and mild winters. The city can be very hot in summer with temperatures reaching the mid-90s. Spring and Fall are peak travel seasons in Sedona and visitors enjoy temperatures ranging from 65F to 83F between April and June and September and November. Winter is another great time for a vacation in Sedona. Nights may be cold but festive events and illuminations at Tlaquepaque and at the Los Abrigados Resort ensure that there is still plenty of fun to be had in the city. It occasionally snows in Sedona but skiers and snowboarders can find abundant snow, great facilities and marked slopes at nearby Flagstaff.

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How to Get to Sedona

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Where to Stay in Sedona

Accommodation is plentiful and ranges from budget to luxury. Most of Sedona's upmarket spa hotels can be found along the banks of Oak Creek and on the mountainsides. The Enchantment Resort, Hyatt Pinon Pointe, and Sedona Golf Resort are popular with golfers who want to be near Canyon Mesa Country Club and Oak Creek Country Club as well as visitors who want easy access to the city's unique arts and entertainment venues. Affordable Uptown hotels are ideal for families and groups - you'll still have spectacular views and be close to most of the main landmarks and attractions.

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How to Get Around Sedona

The Cost of Living in Sedona

While Sedona may not be the first choice for designer shopping, you'll find arts and crafts, Native American art, crystals, new age art, quirky boutiques in abundance. The town isn't particularly expensive, and the cost of living is comparable to other cities in the state.

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Satisfy your craving for crystals or pick up unique pieces by artisans at Tlaquepaque. This exceptional shopping and gallery complex offers a wide range of options in a beautiful setting. Look out for t-shirts and clothing that have been dyed red using the region's famous rocks.

Groceries and other necessities

While you'll discover dozens of organic stores and food shops, Sedona isn't somewhere that has been taken over by supermarket chains. However, you can pick up food and basics from Bashas in Coffee Pot Drive or from Whole Foods Market on W State Road 89A.

Where to Eat in Sedona

Dining in Sedona is big news, you'll find restaurants offering hearty family fare as well as nationally acclaimed establishments specializing in international cuisine. Enjoy affordable meals at Picazzo Pizza or push the boat out at Shugrues where you'll love the view from the patio.

Try one of the 101 types of omelet offered by the famous Coffee Pot Restaurant on South West Drive. This friendly, historic establishment is a local institution that has appeared on the Food Network and the Travel Channel. Tuck into sizzling steaks at the Cowboy Club Grille on N Hwy 89A or sample some of the best gourmet hot dogs in Arizona at Simon's Hot Dogs which you'll find inside the Oak Creek Brewery on Yavapai Drive.

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