Visitor Information

The most essential and frequently asked visitor questions relate to maps, directions and transportation. After all, getting here is the first step before checking into your accommodations and hopping on a Jeep tour or a mountain biking trail. While there's no telling what your individual travel needs may be, it's helpful to know that most people come to Sedona from Phoenix (usually Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport) by car. Sedona is about 119 miles north of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, which takes about 2 hours to drive. If you're not coming from Phoenix, get directions and driving distances from your particular departure city.

Driving yourself is the best way to get to Sedona because you'll find yourself using your car each day of your vacation to explore Sedona's 18 square miles, plus the fascinating scenic drives, day trips, attractions and cultural sites throughout the Verde Valley. Plus, the expense of renting a car or putting gas in your own vehicle is comparable to the total cost of airport-to-Sedona shuttles, which run about $49 per person each way. To get to Sedona from Phoenix, take I-17 north 98.4 miles toward Flagstaff, then take exit 298 and turn left onto Highway 179. Continue 14.2 miles on Highway 179 to Highway 89A. The intersection of Highway 179 and Highway 89A is known as the "Y". Many Sedona attractions, shopping, lodging and other business refer to the "Y" as reference point.

When planning your visit to Sedona, it helps if you familiarize yourself with where Sedona is located within Arizona as well Sedona's four distinct areas: Uptown Sedona, West Sedona, the Village of Oak Creek and Oak Creek Canyon. You'll have a better understanding of all that is available within a half-day's drive from Sedona — Phoenix, the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, the entire Verde Valley and Flagstaff. Finally, you may want one of our specialty maps: a map of the reported vortexes, red rock formations, or even golf courses throughout Sedona.

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It's highly probable that one of the reasons you're even planning a visit to Sedona is because of the glorious weather, are we right? Beyond 7-day forecasts, you're probably wondering what to pack and when to visit. The spring and fall are the most popular times of the year, largely due to perfect weather conditions of clear skies and daily high temperatures in the mid-60s to low 80s (degrees Fahrenheit). However, as one can see from the average temperatures each month of the year, there is no bad time to visit Sedona, and in fact, coming to Sedona in lower seasons such as late summer and winter, or Sunday through Thursday year-round, is a great time to find bargains and fewer crowds. With such mild, pleasant weather in which to get out and play (and play you will!) the best thing to pack for your Sedona trip year-round is casual light layers, a brimmed hat, comfortable sturdy shoes, sunscreen and a camera. You'll be welcome almost anywhere you go, shop or dine in casual clothes, and unique personal style is celebrated here.

Sedona is nestled in northern Arizona's Verde Valley. The Verde Valley is surrounded by the Mingus Mountains and Woodchute Mountains and is traversed by the Verde River. The diverse cluster of Central Arizona communities that draw in countless visitors to the Verde Valley each year include Sedona, Cottonwood, Cornville, Clarkdale, Camp Verde and Jerome. This rich valley is gilded with bed & breakfasts, hotels, and inn suites accommodations as well as things to do including Arizona wine country winery tours, railroad, mining and historical tours, casino fun, family friendly attractions and heritage and cultural sites. Read on to find a hand-picked selection of find Cottonwood hotels and bed & breakfasts, Verde Valley area tours and other things to do.

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Once you've vacationed in Sedona — whether you visit once, twice, or a dozen or more times — you may consider buying a vacation home or relocating here permanently. Sedona Arizona real estate dreams are realized with help from the experts here in Sedona. The demand for Sedona homes for sale makes it obvious that this is a most-popular real estate destination for vacation rental homes, second homes, active resort lifestyle communities. Enjoy year-round outdoor weather, magical crimson landscapes and sunsets of unmatched beauty. Find homes for sale on a golf course or in a family-friendly neighborhood, or even one of the luxury resort living communities in Sedona. We're your resource for Sedona homes for sale, vacation homes, land or and real estate to buy, sell or rent. We can refer you to Sedona real estate agents and Realtors who are ready to help. No matter what your dream, the Sedona Arizona real estate market has what you're looking for.

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If you know your Sedona travel dates, be sure to check out our Sedona Events Calendar! No matter when you plan to visit, you’ll find that the area is busy with Sedona events year-round. Art and music enthusiasts will love the frequent arts festivals, art shows and cultural festivals like the nationally-renowned Sedona Film Festival and Sedona Jazz on the Rocks festival, plus concerts and special performances. Outdoor lovers should check out scheduled hikes, retreats and adventures. Come to Sedona for the fall and winter to see the Sedona Arts Festival and Fiesta del Tlaquepaque in October, and "Festival of Lights — The Lighting of 6,000 Luminarias" — in November. There's always something going on in Sedona. And if you'd like to post your event on our Sedona Calendar of Events, we encourage you to submit and promote your event with us.

Whether you're looking for information on where to stay, what to do, weather, maps and area information or vacation planning advice, you'll find it all in our Frequently Asked Questions. And if you can't find your answers here, please feel free to post in our Sedona traveler's forum, or contact us directly.

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1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

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. A Sunset Chateau

Located on a hilltop in the heart of West Sedona, A Sunset Chateau B&B has unparalleled panoramic red rock views. This secluded, artist par...  More
  • (888) 988-3988
  • 665 Sunset Drive
  • Sedona, AZ
  • 86336
  • $219.00 - $369.00

6. Blazin’ M Ranch

Blazin’ M Ranch features a BBQ chicken and ribs chuckwagon supper and a toe-tappin Western stage production by award-winning musicians. Gu...  More
  • (928) 634-0334
  • 1875 Mabery Ranch Road
  • Cottonwood, AZ
  • 86326
  • $20.00 - $40.00

7. 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

8. Sedona Psychic Wisdom

Experience clarity and insight in Sedona with Kavitaa. Intuitive Psychic Reading & Counseling, Energy Healing & Balancing (Reiki), Sedon...  More

  • (928) 203-1194
  • PO Box 3294
  • AZ, US
  • $95.00 - $410.00

9. Lee Congdon, RE/Max Sedona Real Estate

Whether you are buying or selling Sedona real estate or any real estate in the Verde Valley, Lee Congdon has unsurpassed experience and trai...  More
  • (928) 300-5050
  • 2081 State Route 89A
  • Sedona, AZ
  • 86336

10. 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

11. 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

12. Best Western PLUS Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas

The Best Western PLUS Arroyo Roble Hotel and Creekside Villas is located in Uptown Sedona, providing near-Grand Canyon accommodations within...  More
  • (928) 282-4001
  • 400 N. State Rte. 89A
  • Sedona, AZ
  • 86336
  • $199.00 - $429.00

13. Sedona Hiking App

Take a Hike! The Sedona Hiking App currently has over 100 trails, three hundred and sixty miles of trail documented and available in the ...  More

  • Sedona
  • AZ, US
  • 86336

14. Sedona Wine Adventures

We offer 4 very popular Sedona wine tasting tours along the Verde Valley Wine Trail. We visit the Page Springs vineyards & historic Jerom...  More

  • (928) 366-8476
  • PO Box 401
  • AZ, US
  • $190.00 - $235.00

15. 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

16. 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

17. Sedona Trail Zen

Sedona Trail Zen makes adventure accessible for everyone! Our guided hiking excursions take you to our favorite spots in Sedona on foot or ...  More
  • (928) 284-2654
  • 6020 AZ-179
  • Sedona, AZ
  • 86351
  • $44.00 - $119.00

18. 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

19. 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

20. 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

21. 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

22. Cozy Cactus Bed & Breakfast

Why stay at the Cozy Cactus? Mark, the “Muffin Czar” of course. Well, and the billion $ view (a million isn’t what it used to be), the...  More
  • (928) 284-0082
  • 80 Canyon Circle Drive
  • Sedona, AZ
  • 86351
  • $215.00 - $290.00

23. 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

24. Half-Day Polaris Slingshot Rental from Sedona

Sedona slingshot rentals is a new an exhilarating way to see the sights all around Sedona. Explore vortex sites, major rock formation trail ...  More
  • Sedona
  • AZ 86336, US
  • $350.00 - $400.00

25. Weddings in Sedona

Whether traditional or unorthodox, elegant or simple, for two or two hundred, we can help create the wedding of your dreams - among the sple...  More
  • (800) 973-3762
  • 325 Arroyo Pinon Drive
  • Sedona, AZ
  • 86336

26. Sedona Day Tour from Flagstaff

Spend your day exploring Sedona Red Rocks on our Sedona Day Tour. Your professional Sedona Guide will take you through beautiful Sedona and ...  More
  • (800) 514-0884
  • 1515 N Main St
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86004

27. 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

28. Terravita Golf & Country Club

For nearly a decade, Terravita Golf Club members have experienced the exhilaration of the game here, at one of the Valley's premier private ...  More
  • (480) 488-3456
  • 34034 North 69th Way
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • 85266

29. Grand Canyon Day Tour

Voted on Trip Advisor as the most popular Grand Canyon day tour. This is the best way to enjoy the Grand Canyon without doing any strenuous ...  More
  • (800) 514-0884
  • 1515 North Main Street
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86004
  • $119.00 - $139.00


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