Best Time to Visit Sedona

Sedona is a beautiful destination year-round. The most popular seasons are March through May and September through mid-December. Lodging rates are slightly lower in July and August, but the most economical prices of the year are available from the first week of January to mid-February.

Spring Season – March through May

Spring is Sedona's busiest visitor season and it's easy to see why. With average high temperatures in the mid-60s to low 80s (degrees Fahrenheit) and lows that are refreshingly chilly, its perfect weather for Sedona's outdoor activities like hiking, jeep tours, and shopping in Uptown Sedona. You'll want to make sure not to miss the spectacle of "Sedona's evening entertainment" an explosively colorful sunset behind Sedona's red rocks. Pro Tip: Be sure to book your Sedona tour or activities several months in advance. You don't want to miss out on the most popular activities during this, Sedona's busiest season.

Summer Season – June through September

Summer is a great time to visit Sedona because the weather is warm but not nearly as hot as the infamous triple-digit days typical for Phoenix, Scottsdale and the rest of the Valley of the Sun. In fact, summer is the season for Valley residents to escape to Sedona and find relief in the 90-degree weather! Be sure to bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and water-shoes so you can wade along in Oak Creek, especially if you visit Slide Rock State Park – the area’s most popular section of Oak Creek for swimming, wading and of course sliding! Pro Tip: A handful of summer art and music festivals take place in August and September every summer, so check out our Calendar of Events for dates and details.

Fall Season – October through November

Fall in Sedona means changing leaves against a red-rock backdrop, harvest activities and of course, perfect Sedona weather. Average high temperatures are ideal at the mid-60s to low 70s and the evenings are as crisp as the first bite of a hand-picked apple. Pro Tip: Do not let your autumnal visit be limited to just Sedona. Be sure to check out towns surrounding the area, known as the Verde Valley, like Prescott, Camp Verde, Cottonwood, Clarkdale and Flagstaff. There are dozens of quintessential small-town fall festivities like hayrides, apple picking, Oktoberfests, train rides, pumpkin patches and trick-or-treating mischief.

Winter Season - December through February

Sedona in the winter is a must-do for several reasons: the fewest crowds of the year, red rocks dusted with white, but very little snow on the ground in town which makes driving and other outdoor activities easily do-able. Sedona's winter weather still hits relatively warm highs of the mid-50s and 60s with chilly evenings perfect for cozying up next to your bed & breakfast’s fireplace. Pack your camera and be sure to take photos of Sedona and Oak Creek covered in ice and snow… at about 5,000 feet in elevation, Sedona is exceptionally stunning in winter. Pro Tip: There are relatively fewer visitors to Sedona in the winter months, but there’s no reason to stay away! Do spend your holidays in Sedona... let the hosts of a quaint Sedona bed and breakfast wow you with festive decorations, food and hospitality. Be sure to participate in the handful of holiday events like the Red Rock Fantasy festival of lights, the lighting of 6,000 luminarias at Tlaquepaque, Christmas caroling, Santa Claus-themed train rides and more.


HOTELS & THINGS TO DO WHEN IN SEDONA

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 p.m. Just 40 minutes from Sedona.

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

World's Largest and Most Experienced Helicopter Sightseeing Company! Daily multilingual tours of Grand Canyon departing from Sedona, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon West and Las Vegas. Choose from a variety of Air Tours, River Rafting, Weddings including Grand Canyon hotels
World's Largest and Most Experienced Helicopter Sightseeing Company! Daily multilingual tours of Grand Canyon departing from Sedona, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon West and Las Vegas. Choose from a variety of Air Tours, River Rafting, Weddings including Grand Canyon hotels, IMAX attractions, or even fly the Vegas strip by night.

Sacred Vortex Holistic Therapies

Sacred Vortex Holistic Therapies offers a kaleidoscope of Holistic modalities in the Village of Oak Creek area including the following services:
Access Bars, Reiki, Acupressure with Essential Oils, Ear Seeds, Naturopathy, Chakra Balancing, HeartMath, Sound Baths f

Sacred Vortex Holistic Therapies offers a kaleidoscope of Holistic modalities in the Village of Oak Creek area including the following services:
Access Bars, Reiki, Acupressure with Essential Oils, Ear Seeds, Naturopathy, Chakra Balancing, HeartMath, Sound Baths for individuals and groups, Sound Therapy, Light Therapy, Classes, Workshops, Clubs, and Couple’s Packages for before or after their wedding.


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Hilton Sedona At Bell Rock

Hilton Sedona At Bell Rock

A magical location, stunning landscape with sweeping vistas: Hilton Sedona at Bell Rock is your ideal home for adventure in red rock country. With a recent multi-million dollar renovation, our refreshed resort features 221 modern guest rooms and suites, all with fireplace, patio or balcon
A magical location, stunning landscape with sweeping vistas: Hilton Sedona at Bell Rock is your ideal home for adventure in red rock country. With a recent multi-million dollar renovation, our refreshed resort features 221 modern guest rooms and suites, all with fireplace, patio or balcony, and mini kitchenette. Enjoy the full-service spa, athletic club with fitness classes, two swimming pools and 18-hole championship golf course.
8.2
360 reviews

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 paradise, replete with original murals, paintings, and sculptures, captures the spirit of Sedona. 25 individually decorated suites have private entrance
Located on a hilltop in the heart of West Sedona, A Sunset Chateau B&B has unparalleled panoramic red rock views. This secluded, artist paradise, replete with original murals, paintings, and sculptures, captures the spirit of Sedona. 25 individually decorated suites have private entrances and baths, fireplaces, jetted tubs, kitchens, gorgeous red rock views, and more. Gourmet breakfast included each morning.

Healing with Nature

Healing With Nature offers Vortex Tours, Reiki Healing & Intuitive Coaching®️ at Vortex locations that are less traveled.

  • Private Sessions on Location or Voice/Video chat
  • Guided Meditation, Card Reading, Energy Clearing & Balancing, Meet your Angels & Guides.

Healing With Nature offers Vortex Tours, Reiki Healing & Intuitive Coaching®️ at Vortex locations that are less traveled.

  • Private Sessions on Location or Voice/Video chat
  • Guided Meditation, Card Reading, Energy Clearing & Balancing, Meet your Angels & Guides.
  • Learn about the scientific theories, the mystery and allure that surrounds the Vortexes of Sedona.
  • Learn about the Ancient Indigenous People that lived in the region thousands of years ago, the Prophecies and how they were fulfilled.

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GreenTree Inn Sedona

GreenTree Inn Sedona

GreenTree Inn Sedona is located just minutes from downtown, just off State Route 89A. Our beautifully landscaped property welcomes you with breathtaking views of Thunder Mountain and offers one of the best lodging values in Sedona. Each spacious guest room features a fridge, microwave, cof
GreenTree Inn Sedona is located just minutes from downtown, just off State Route 89A. Our beautifully landscaped property welcomes you with breathtaking views of Thunder Mountain and offers one of the best lodging values in Sedona. Each spacious guest room features a fridge, microwave, coffee maker & 60+ premium cable channels. Enjoy other standard amenities, including our outdoor pool & hot tub, upgraded continental breakfast, and Wi-Fi. Plan activities and dining with the assistance of our knowledgeable staff. At GreenTree Inn Sedona, we strive to deliver exceptional service and quality, so you get a great Sedona value.
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1953 reviews

Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend

Spend a day visiting two of the most iconic landscapes in the American Southwest- Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend! Our Lower Antelope Canyon Tours take you into the heart of one of the most spectacular slot canyons in the world. Afterwards, we visit the famous Horseshoe Bend, where y

Spend a day visiting two of the most iconic landscapes in the American Southwest- Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend! Our Lower Antelope Canyon Tours take you into the heart of one of the most spectacular slot canyons in the world. Afterwards, we visit the famous Horseshoe Bend, where you can peer off the edge at the mighty Colorado River! Tours leaves from Flagstaff.


Grand Canyon South Rim Self-Guided Driving Tour

Witness one of the natural wonders of the world in all its glory. The Grand Canyon is so massive, and awe-inspiring that you simply must see it with your own two eyes to truly understand its scale. This value-for-money self-guided tour takes you to all the best vistas and hiking trails. Ex
Witness one of the natural wonders of the world in all its glory. The Grand Canyon is so massive, and awe-inspiring that you simply must see it with your own two eyes to truly understand its scale. This value-for-money self-guided tour takes you to all the best vistas and hiking trails. Explore Grand Canyon at your own pace with over 60 stories laid out on a 45-mile route.
  • Fully Guided Personal Tours
  • Professionally Narrated Stories
  • Tour Valid Forever
  • Works Offline
  • Fun Facts
  • Tour At Your Own Pace
  • Location Aware, Plays Automatically
  • Don’t Miss Any Sightseeing Points
  • No Groups. No Tips

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    Canyon Villa B&B Inn of Sedona

    Canyon Villa B&B 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 breakfasts, an afternoon appetizer hour, and evening coffee, teas, and dessert. Bask by the solar pool on warm summer days, and stargaze clear evening skies
    Enjoy bedside views of the Red Rocks of Sedona by Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. Sedona bed and breakfast fare includes full gourmet breakfasts, an afternoon appetizer hour, and evening coffee, teas, and dessert. Bask by the solar pool on warm summer days, and stargaze clear evening skies by an outdoor fire as the weather gets cooler.
    9.7
    52 reviews

    Adobe Grand Villas

    Luxurious AAA 4 Diamond Sedona, Arizona bed and breakfast with 850 + sq ft villas, red rock views, two fireplaces, jetted tub, walk-in shower, three-course breakfast, private entrances, high-speed internet, garden patios or balcony, pool, and an in-ground jetted spa. Relax and unwind wi

    Luxurious AAA 4 Diamond Sedona, Arizona bed and breakfast with 850 + sq ft villas, red rock views, two fireplaces, jetted tub, walk-in shower, three-course breakfast, private entrances, high-speed internet, garden patios or balcony, pool, and an in-ground jetted spa. Relax and unwind with a private couples spa and personal chef for private dinners.

    9.7
    161 reviews

    In Spire Studio

    In Spire Studio has a wonderful selection of jewelry, gemstones, Sedona Swirl Pottery, and all your space clearing needs. Handmade jewelry and repairs by an onsite Master Jewel of 33 years. Intuitive readings, psychic readings and multiple healing modalities are available.

    Wildland Trekking

    Go on an epic journey in Sedona or to the Grand Canyon! Services include 1 to 8 day hiking adventures, tasty backcountry cuisine, and quality gear served up by America's most experienced and knowledgeable Grand Canyon guides. 25+ years experience in adventure travel.

    Sedona Hiking App

    Take a Hike! The Sedona Hiking App currently has over 110 trails, over four hundred miles of trail documented and available in the App. You can follow your location in real time and always know where you are on the trail. Visit and explore www.SedonaHikingApp.com for trail listings and

    Take a Hike! The Sedona Hiking App currently has over 110 trails, over four hundred miles of trail documented and available in the App. You can follow your location in real time and always know where you are on the trail. Visit and explore www.SedonaHikingApp.com for trail listings and hike highlights with pictures from the trails.

    Here's how it works: After you decide on the trails you'd like to experience, download the trails onto your device (with a network connection) and 'select' them as you do the hike. Click 'Take a Hike' to see the map. Everything you need is in each hike package, including driving directions This really is hiking for everyone. Easy, moderate, and hard day hikes to enjoy the grandeur of Sedona!

    Check out our new Discovering Sedona Landmarks app!


    Best Grand Canyon Day Tours

    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 hiking. Nearly five millions people come to see the Canyon each year and many spend much of their time trying to figure out what to do. Our profess

    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 hiking. Nearly five millions people come to see the Canyon each year and many spend much of their time trying to figure out what to do. Our professional guides will make sure you get the most out of your trip. While touring in comfort you will learn about the geology and history of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The day tour includes short walks to some incredible "less-used" outlooks, a looking into some of the areas most impressive historic buildings, and time to browse resident art galleries and gift shops.


    El Portal Sedona

    El Portal Sedona Hotel is dedicated to providing an extraordinary lodging experience for guests and their pets in unpretentious luxury. The boutique hotel was designed and built with pets in mind with tile and wood flooring throughout; while at the same time offering guests the best in

    El Portal Sedona Hotel is dedicated to providing an extraordinary lodging experience for guests and their pets in unpretentious luxury. The boutique hotel was designed and built with pets in mind with tile and wood flooring throughout; while at the same time offering guests the best in modern amenities and unparalleled concierge services for the Sedona area.

    Located in the heart of Sedona, the boutique hotel has received numerous awards, the most recent being #2 on Dogster Magazine's "Top Pet-Friendly Hotels in the Country", AAA Four-Diamond Hotel Award, voted the Best Pet-Friendly Hotel in the USA by 10best.com and USA Today, 2017 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, among others.


    Arizona Private Tours

    Arizona Private Tours is the leading private tour agency in Northern Arizona. We specialize in safe & sanitary custom tours. We pick up guests in Flagstaff and spend our day exploring scenic Arizona in an intimate setting with an expert guide in comfort. Our luxury SUV's will take you and
    Arizona Private Tours is the leading private tour agency in Northern Arizona. We specialize in safe & sanitary custom tours. We pick up guests in Flagstaff and spend our day exploring scenic Arizona in an intimate setting with an expert guide in comfort. Our luxury SUV's will take you and up to 6 guests on a completely customizable tour of Northern Arizona. For majestic private Grand Canyon tours to Verde Valley Wine tours & ghost towns in the Sedona area, we cover it all. Let us create the custom tour of your dreams and know that we want to make this a day that you will remember for the rest of your life.

    Element Sedona

    Element Sedona Hotel is steps away from the breathtaking red rock mountains, famous restaurants and premium shopping near Sedona's Oak Creek Canyon. Element Sedona is a new hotel where outdoor enthusiasts have endless access to enjoy the beautiful scenery - golf, bike or hike with over 400
    Element Sedona Hotel is steps away from the breathtaking red rock mountains, famous restaurants and premium shopping near Sedona's Oak Creek Canyon. Element Sedona is a new hotel where outdoor enthusiasts have endless access to enjoy the beautiful scenery - golf, bike or hike with over 400 miles of trails nearby, plus access to downtown without the congestion. Rest well during your extended stay in our spacious suites with fully equipped kitchens, signature Heavenly Beds® and Netflix, Hulu & YouTube streaming services. Element Sedona is the top-rated Sedona Marriott on Trip Advisor so you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience. Our hotel in Sedona is pet-friendly and a perfect hotel for families visiting Sedona and the Coconino National Forest including Slide Rock State Park and Bell Rock. At the end of your day, enjoy local beer, wine and small bites at our on-site bar, then relax at our outdoor saline pool and hot tub while admiring the spectacular sunset views.
    8.6
    339 reviews

    Sedona & Red Rock State Park Self-Guided Driving Tour

    Tap into the energy of the Earth in beautiful Sedona! Locals call this a cathedral without walls, and it only takes one look to understand why. Surrounded by towering buttes and spires of bold red rock and bisected by a canyon that’s green all year-’round, Sedona is like nowhere else on th
    Tap into the energy of the Earth in beautiful Sedona! Locals call this a cathedral without walls, and it only takes one look to understand why. Surrounded by towering buttes and spires of bold red rock and bisected by a canyon that’s green all year-’round, Sedona is like nowhere else on the planet. Explore Sedona at your own pace with over 53 stories laid out on a 15-mile route.
  • Fully Guided Personal Tours
  • Professionally Narrated Stories
  • Tour Valid Forever
  • Works Offline
  • Fun Facts
  • Tour At Your Own Pace
  • Location Aware, Plays Automatically
  • Don’t Miss Any Sightseeing Points
  • No Groups. No Tips

  • Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village

    Your unforgettable Sedona experience must include spending time at internationally renowned Tlaquepaque (pronounced Tla-keh-pah-keh), Sedona Arizona's Arts & Crafts Village. Tlaquapaque treats visitors to an exceptional collection of Sedona art galleries and shops bordered by four outstand
    Your unforgettable Sedona experience must include spending time at internationally renowned Tlaquepaque (pronounced Tla-keh-pah-keh), Sedona Arizona's Arts & Crafts Village. Tlaquapaque treats visitors to an exceptional collection of Sedona art galleries and shops bordered by four outstanding restaurants including a micro-brewery. You'll want to return to this epicenter of Sedona shopping and activities again and again - to look and wander, to sample and buy, to eat, drink and refresh body and soul. We also serve as an intimate and beautiful wedding venue.

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    Arroyo Pinion Hotel

    Arroyo Pinion Hotel

    This Freshly Renovated Boutique Sedona hotel is located near the Thunder Mountain, Lizard Head, Chimney, Sugarloaf and Coffeepot Red Rock formations. This Eco-Friendly hotel in Sedona offers easy access to uptown Sedona shopping, as well as Oak Creek Canyon, Red Rock Crossing, Dry Creek

    This Freshly Renovated Boutique Sedona hotel is located near the Thunder Mountain, Lizard Head, Chimney, Sugarloaf and Coffeepot Red Rock formations. This Eco-Friendly hotel in Sedona offers easy access to uptown Sedona shopping, as well as Oak Creek Canyon, Red Rock Crossing, Dry Creek hiking trails, Bell Rock Vortex & Hiking Trails.

    7.6
    1010 reviews

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