Surrounded by stunning scenery and blessed with an ideal climate, Sedona and its striking red rock surroundings are a picture-postcard destination.
The state parks near Sedona offer breathtaking sights and ample opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Red Rock State Park features an environmental information centre as well as wonderful walking, mountain biking, birdwatching and fishing. Slide Rock State Park where the canyon walls are shaded by cottonwoods and sycamores has a wonderful natural waterslide as well as picturesque meadows for relaxing picnics.
Sedona's beautiful surroundings and laid-back atmosphere have drawn artists to the area in droves. A host of galleries line the streets including the Sedona Arts Centre, which showcases world-class exhibits as well as works by local artists. Beyond the town you will find ancient ruins and interesting natural rock formations.
Visitors can hike past the ruins of the Sinaguan Indians on the Boynton Canyon trail or investigate the unique geological deposits at Rachel's Knoll.
Suggested Sedona itinerary
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Sedona, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Places near Sedona
- Flagstaff 24 miles away
- Winslow 62 miles away
- Grand Canyon National Park 78 miles away
- Phoenix 101 miles away
- Page 143 miles away
- Kayenta, Monument Valley 155 miles away
- Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park 175 miles away
- Zion National Park 176 miles away
- Tucson 190 miles away
- Bryce Canyon National Park 191 miles away
- Las Vegas 212 miles away
- Torrey 238 miles away
- Mesa Verde National Park 247 miles away
- Canyonlands National Park 262 miles away
- Durango 274 miles away
- Palm Springs 282 miles away
- Moab 284 miles away
- Albuquerque 290 miles away
- Arches National Park 293 miles away
Accommodation choices for Sedona
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Sedona. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Ideas for experiencing Sedona
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Sedona, and which use the best local guides.