Sedona on a Budget

Budget can often dictate your choices of things to do while in Sedona. Day trips to Sedona can work well if you have limited time or budget for the full Sedona experience. The most highly recommended free (or nearly free) activity is to hike one of the many trails ranging from beginner – appropriate for families with small children – to trails challenging to even the most experienced hiker. The only cost is a Red Rock Pass, available at dozens of businesses, hotels and trailheads for $5/day or $15/week. Hikers must remember to take plenty of water, a map, and be sure to let someone know your intended route.

Families can get their wiggles out at Slide Rock State Park, a natural slide formation in Oak Creek located a few miles up Oak Creek Canyon north of Sedona. Or, check out Grasshopper Point, a popular swimming hole along Oak Creek. At either spot, pleasant walks along Oak Creek provide scenic views and much appreciated shade. The cost to visit either recreation area is $8 per vehicle for up to 5 persons.

The Chapel of the Holy Cross is a non-denominational spiritual facility known as “the chapel in the rocks” by most visitors and definitely worth the time to experience. One of the Sacred Buddhist Stupas of Kunzang Palyul Choling is also in Sedona, Arizona, and is a quiet meditative place “Where Peace is a Living Presence.” There is no admission charge at either location but donations are accepted.

Window shopping is yet another way to enjoy time in Sedona with art galleries topping the list, and yes there are even bargains there. Check out Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, Hillside Sedona, the shops of Uptown Sedona and the outlet stores in the Village of Oak Creek.

There are tours and wine tastings at the Sedona area wineries with selections that rival the best of the vine. There are coupons for saving on the price of wine tours as well as the ever-popular Jeep tours, dining coupons and more discount offerings on our Special Offers page or through the local Chamber of Commerce.

Longer stays will most likely require overnight lodging and there are many choices from multi-family vacation rentals to less expensive motels. Rustic cabins are another alternative for affordable lodging. Meals in Sedona run the gamut: fast food, pizza parlors, sandwich shops and family dining restaurants. Cut costs even further by stopping by the local supermarkets to buy and pack a picnic lunch, spread a blanket and enjoying the views of Sedona’s red rocks. A popular picnic spot is Crescent Moon Park near Red Rock State Park and Red Rock Crossing, the most photographed place in Sedona, with spectacular views of Cathedral Rock. Again, this recreation area costs $8 per vehicle.

Sedona offers so much to see and do at every price point; the choices are yours. Make it memorable; make it your Sedona.

1. Great West Adventure Tours

The Sedona and Grand Canyon Specialists! Enjoy the scenic views of Sedona on our Sedona tours and learn all about the geology and history th...  More
  • (877) 367-2383
  • Sedona
  • Sedona, AZ
  • 86336

2. Sedona Real Inn & Suites

Our family-owned and operated inn feels different from other Sedona hotels because it is. When you’re here, you’ll experience the comfor...  More
  • (928) 282-1414
  • 95 Arroyo Pinon Dr
  • Sedona, AZ
  • 86336
  • $129.00 - $189.00

3. Orchards Inn Of Sedona

In the heart of Uptown Sedona, unsurpassed Red Rock views and modern amenities await at Orchards Inn. Tucked into the hillside, all guest r...  More
  • (866) 210-6901
  • 254 N State Rte 89A
  • Sedona, AZ
  • 86336

4. Arroyo Pinion Hotel

This Freshly Renovated Boutique Sedona hotel is located near the Thunder Mountain, Lizard Head, Chimney, Sugarloaf and Coffeepot Red Rock fo...  More
  • (928) 204-1146
  • 3119 State Route 89A
  • Sedona, AZ
  • 86336
  • $135.00 - $175.00

5. Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast Inn Of Sedona

Enjoy bedside views of the Red Rocks of Sedona by Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. Sedona bed and breakfast fare includes full gourmet breakf...  More
  • (800) 453-1166
  • 40 Canyon Cir Dr
  • Sedona, AZ
  • 86351
  • $189.00 - $349.00

6. A Spa For You Sedona Day Spa

A Spa for You, Sedona’s premiere Boutique Day Spa offers completely individualized signature spa treatments, massage, body wraps and tradi...  More
  • (928) 282-3895
  • 30 Kayenta Court #1
  • Sedona, AZ
  • 86336
  • $60.00 - $290.00

7. Out Of Africa Wildlife Park

Come see Tiger Splash show at 1:15 every day. Watch Bengal tigers in natural play as they "hunt" their caretakers. Open Daily 9:30 a.m.-5:00...  More
  • (928) 567-2840
  • 3505 Highway 260
  • Camp Verde, AZ
  • 86322
  • $14.95 - $29.95

8. Baby Quail Inn

You will fall in love with Sedona’s little slice of heaven. A small comfortable, affordable, Sedona, Arizona hotel with the appeal of a be...  More
  • (928) 282-2835
  • 50 Willow Way
  • Sedona, AZ
  • 86336
  • $99.00 - $135.00

9. Canyon Wren Cabins For Two

Nestled in Oak Creek Canyon, below soaring red rock canyon walls, tall pines and sycamores! Our romantic Sedona cabins and country gardens p...  More
  • (928) 282-6900
  • 6425 N State Rte 89A
  • Sedona, AZ
  • 86336
  • $165.00 - $185.00

10. Hilton Sedona At Bell Rock

The Hilton Sedona Resort offers 219 beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites. Sedona, AZ hotel guestroom choices includes a Deluxe Guest ...  More
  • (928) 284-4040
  • 90 Ridge Trail Dr
  • Sedona, AZ
  • 86351
  • $169.00 - $479.00

11. Best Western PLUS Inn Of Sedona

Save on your accommodations by booking the one of our money-saving vacation packages. Packages include one night’s lodging with Free Delux...  More
  • (928) 282-3072
  • 1200 W Hwy 89A
  • Sedona, AZ
  • 86336
  • $149.00 - $185.00

12. Sedona Photo Workshops

Sedona Photo Workshops

Take your photography to a whole new level with personal instruction from one of Arizona's best Fine Art Ph...  More

  • (928) 274-4308
  • Sedona
  • AZ, US
  • $50.00 - $150.00

13. Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village

Your unforgettable Sedona experience must include spending time at internationally renowned Tlaquepaque (pronounced Tla-keh-pah-keh), Sedona...  More
  • (928) 282-4838
  • 336 Highway 179
  • Sedona, AZ
  • 86336

14. Mystical Bazaar

Aura Photography, Psychic, Tarot & Palmistry Readings, Angel Card Readings, Healing Sessions, Mystic Tours, Meditation Groups. Unique Gemsto...  More
  • (928) 204-5615
  • 1449 Arizona 89A
  • Sedona, AZ
  • 86336

15. Prescott Resort and Conference Center

Resting on the "Top of the Hill" offering picturesque views of Prescott, experience Northern Arizona's premier getaway, the Prescott Res...  More
  • (855) 265-9148
  • 1500 Arizona 69
  • Prescott, AZ
  • 86301
  • $129.00 - $199.00


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