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.


BUDGET-FRIENDLY HOTELS & THINGS TO DO

Private Sedona UFO & Vortex Tours
Private Sedona UFO & Vortex Tours
UFO Tour Practicing Social Distancing and Using Clean Night vision Googles:

"Voted BEST 1 day experience in Sedona. Let me show you the true POWER of SEDONA! Sedona is not a city it is a consciousness. The Vortex energy here is the most powerful any where on the plane

UFO Tour Practicing Social Distancing and Using Clean Night vision Googles:

"Voted BEST 1 day experience in Sedona. Let me show you the true POWER of SEDONA! Sedona is not a city it is a consciousness. The Vortex energy here is the most powerful any where on the planet. I will take you to the most miraculous healing vortex for a guided meditation to meet your Spirit Guides. Sedona NIGHTS are pure magic! Not only will you see a million more stars in our sky. My UFO tour will forever change the way you think of the world around you. I GUARANTEE SIGHTINGS! This 1 day experience can truly be a game changer. Your consciousness will open to coming into more contact with your Star Family. MAKE THIS PART OF YOUR SEDONA JOURNEY

Predator Zip Lines
Predator Zip Lines

Experience the wind ripping through your hair on a thrill ride over nature's wildest predators. Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime on a world-class zip line over Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde Arizona! We are conveniently located less than 20 miles from Sedona, in the heart of

Experience the wind ripping through your hair on a thrill ride over nature's wildest predators. Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime on a world-class zip line over Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde Arizona! We are conveniently located less than 20 miles from Sedona, in the heart of Northern Arizona's wine country, just minutes from tasting rooms and vineyards. From the top of the towers, you can see majestic red rocks, the San Francisco peaks, and the whole breathtaking Verde Valley including Cottonwood, Clarkdale and Jerome. Come join us for a Zip Line adventure that you'll never forget! Ride the most exciting zip line ever devised, over Out of Africa and soar over Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Hyenas, Bears, Jaguars and other natural predators!

Sedona UFO Tour Guided By Contacted Scientist: Open for Private, Family or Small Group Tours
Sedona UFO Tour Guided By Contacted Scientist: Open for Private, Family or Small Group Tours

UFO Tour Practicing Social Distancing and Using Clean Night vision Googles: At sundown, all participants caravan 3 miles to a parking area with a dark sky. 3rd gen night vision goggles are distributed to see what can't be seen with the naked eye. Satellites, airplanes a

UFO Tour Practicing Social Distancing and Using Clean Night vision Googles: At sundown, all participants caravan 3 miles to a parking area with a dark sky. 3rd gen night vision goggles are distributed to see what can't be seen with the naked eye. Satellites, airplanes and UFOs are seen every night.

Personal UFO Tour: With 3 or more in a party, the Sedona UFO Tour Guide comes to you with the gear and the information that has made Michael THE guide to hire for a UFO Tour.

Conversations with a Contactee: Michael will buy lunch and spend an hour sharing his ET contact story, and answering the attendees' questions.

Wildland Trekking
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
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!

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