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El Portal Hotels' New Green Rooftop Garden

El Portal Sedona Hotel's Garden Rooftop

El Portal, Sedona’s premiere boutique hotel located in the heart of the beautiful red rock country of Arizona, announces the installation of its new green rooftop garden.

With a longstanding history of dedication to local farmers through hosting open garden spaces to produce vegetables and herbs for fresh and local meals, El Portal Sedona Hotel strives to be at the forefront of supporting sustainability initiatives in its community. The hotel continues this commitment to going green by using its rooftop to install a living green space for guests and hotel staff to visually enjoy, and reduce its carbon footprint.

El Portal Sedona Hotel & Pet Travel Tips

More and more people are now traveling with their pets; including them on vacations, getaways, and weekend trips. Every pet owner has concerns when considering traveling with their pets. Where to stay? How to travel? What should you expect from a hotel that claims to be pet friendly? The list of questions to answer can become quite lengthy, but with a little bit of common sense and these tips, you can plan a trip that will be fun for all! With research and planning, working your pet’s needs into every step of the itinerary is easy and conducive to a good trip for everyone. If your pet feels stressed out or poorly cared for, no one will be able to enjoy the trip.

Where to Find Sedona Vortexes

Look for these five Sedona vortex spots as you enter Sedona from the south off of Interstate 17, through the Village of Oak Creek on Highway 179.

You can start this self-guided tour at any of the points below and simply go back to the top of the list and work your way down. 

Grand Canyon to Re-Open Oct. 12

Arizona made a deal with the Department of the Interior to reopen Grand Canyon National Park for 7 days starting Saturday, October 12 through October 18. Visitors as well as Grand Canyon area business, tour operators, and park employees should be happy about the news, even if it could be only temporary.

Sedona's Doors are Open

Is the government shutdown affecting your AZ travel plans? Come to Sedona! Sedona's doors are open and businesses are ready to welcome travelers.

Best Wedding Venues in Arizona

October is well-regarded as a perfect wedding month, especially in destinations like Sedona. We've lined up some of our favorite Arizona wedding venues, whether you're planning an elopement or quickly approaching wedding date this fall, or next spring, summer, or the year after. is All New! is all new! The longest-running Sedona, Arizona visitor site - which began in 1997 - received a whole new look on September 3, 2013. More than a new look, the revamped features straight-talk help for planning a Sedona visit. It's now easier than ever to discover where to stay, what to do, where to eat and how to get here. We've left behind the flowery descriptions of Sedona; YOU know why you want to visit, you don't need highfalutin descriptions of the red rocks to convince to come to Sedona. In their place is real-life, straightforward advice, answers and recommendations for vacationing in Sedona for any visitor. You'll find recommendations on hotels and things to do based on your travel profile, time of year, budget, transportation and more.

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