A Northern Arizona Hub

Many people are drawn to Arizona for vacations and the “great Western experience.” Two places in Northern Arizona top the list of places to visit, the Grand Canyon and Sedona. Sedona is the preferred vacation spot with access to all of Northern Arizona tours and attractions within a couple hours drive, at an elevation of 4,000 feet. Compared to Flagstaff, Arizona with an elevation of 7,000 feet, Sedona has the most favorable year round weather conditions.

Both Sedona and Flagstaff are viable travel hubs and each city has its unique offerings. Flagstaff is a bit cooler in the summer and much colder in the winter with an average snowfall of well over 100 inches; hardly the sunny southwest seasonal travelers (snowbirds) are looking for. But those favoring skiing and snowboarding or even the family fun of sledding or a rousing snowball fight would have to opt for the mountain peaks of Flagstaff.

Flagstaff boasts Northern Arizona University and consequently a much younger population than Sedona, and a more diverse nightlife. Sedona is more tranquil and scenic in a very different way, and better suited for an older visitor.

Sedona is a far better home base for checking out the entire Verde Valley, including Cottonwood, Jerome and Camp Verde. Take in the sights, smells and tastes of the Verde Valley wine country, stopping at about a dozen area wineries, vineyards and wine-tasting rooms sampling local syrah, petite sirah, malvania and other varietals. Visit state parks, take a train ride, try your luck at casino games or get your cowboy on at a BBQ dinner show – all are within a 20-60 minute drive from West Sedona.

Strengths and weaknesses are measured by intent, desire, time and money. There is no advantage of one hub over another that’s clear for all people. Chances are you’ll enjoy either choice, so why not visit both?

 

1. Out Of Africa Wildlife Park

Come see Tiger Splash show at 1:15 every day. Watch Bengal tigers in natural play as they "hunt" the
...
More
Review Stars
3505 Highway 260
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
9285672840
Website     Photos     Book Now    

2. Hilton Sedona At Bell Rock

The Hilton Sedona Resort offers 219 beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites. Sedona, AZ hotel gu
...
More
Review Stars
90 Ridge Trail Dr
Sedona, AZ 86351
9282844040
Website     Photos     Book Now    

3. Junipine Resort

Junipine Resort is the perfect location for small business meetings or a family vacation. Our seclud
...
More
Review Stars
8352 W Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282823375
Website     Photos     Book Now    

4. 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 bre
...
More
Review Stars
40 Canyon Cir Dr
Sedona, AZ 86351
8004531166
Website     Photos     Book Now    

5. Sedona Hiking App

Take a Hike! The Sedona Hiking App currently has over 100 trails, three hundred and sixty miles o

...
More
Review Stars
Sedona
AZ
Website     Photos     Book Now    

6. Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

World's Largest and Most Experienced Helicopter Sightseeing Company! Daily multilingual tours of Gra
...
More
Review Stars
Sedona Airport
235 Air Terminal Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336
7027367243
Website     Photos     Book Now    

7. A Spa For You Sedona Day Spa

A Spa for You, Sedona's premiere Boutique Day Spa offers completely individualized signature spa tre
...
More
Review Stars
30 Kayenta Court #1
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282823895
Website     Photos     Book Now    

8. Best Western PLUS Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas

The Best Western PLUS Arroyo Roble Hotel and Creekside Villas is located in Uptown Sedona, providing
...
More
Review Stars
400 W Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ
9282824001
Website     Photos     Book Now    

9. Pink Jeep Tours Sedona's Most Popular Tour

Hang on tight for a fun-filled adventure that leads you on and over the red rocks in a cutting edge
...
More
Review Stars
204 AZ-89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
(800) 873-3662
Website     Photos     Book Now    

10. Red Rock Treks Sedona Hiking & Tours

Journey with us to the most unforgettably beautiful landscapes in all of Arizona. Red Rock Treks

...
More
Review Stars
Sedona
AZ 86336
(928) 707-9477
Website     Photos     Book Now    

11. Butterfly Garden Inn

The Butterfly Garden Inn, formerly Don Hoel's cabins, is the perfect destination for individuals, fa
...
More
Review Stars
9440 N State Rte 89a
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282037633
Website     Photos     Book Now    

12. GreenTree Inn Sedona

GreenTree Inn Sedona is located just minutes from downtown, just off State Route 89A. Our beautifull
...
More
Review Stars
2991 AZ-89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
Website     Photos     Book Now    

13. Sedona Real Inn & Suites

Our family-owned and operated inn feels different from other Sedona hotels because it is. When you'r
...
More
Review Stars
95 Arroyo Pinon Dr
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282821414
Website     Photos     Book Now    

14. Rose Tree Inn

"The best kept secret in Sedona..." is the Rose Tree Inn. Quaint, quiet, cozy and conveniently locat
...
More
Review Stars
376 Cedar Street
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282822065
Website     Photos     Book Now    

15. Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village

Your unforgettable Sedona experience must include spending time at internationally renowned Tlaquepa
...
More
Review Stars
336 Highway 179
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282824838
Website     Photos     Book Now    

16. Sky Ranch Lodge

Enjoy our Sedona views extending up to 75 miles in all directions. Sedona sunrises and sunsets fill
...
More
Review Stars
1105 Airport Rd
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282826400
Website     Photos     Book Now    

17. Arizona Outdoor Adventures

Drive our ATVs on a guided 40 mile off-road adventure through the West Sedona Valley. Bring your cam
...
More
Review Stars
1185 West Highway 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282828540
Website     Photos     Book Now    

18. Best Western PLUS Inn Of Sedona

Save on your accommodations by booking the one of our money-saving vacation packages. Packages inclu
...
More
Review Stars
1200 W Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282823072
Website     Photos     Book Now    

19. El Portal Sedona

El Portal Sedona Hotel is dedicated to providing an extraordinary lodging experience for guests a

...
More
Review Stars
95 Portal Ln
Sedona, AZ 86336
8003130017
Website     Photos     Book Now    

20. The Ultimate Off Road Adventure

At Guidance Air in Sedona, we fly Robinson helicopters, specifically the R44 and R66, which have unr
...
More
Review Stars
1200 Airport Rd
Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 351-1000
Website     Photos     Book Now    

21. Sedona Wine Adventures

We offer 4 very popular Sedona wine tasting tours along the Verde Valley Wine Trail. We visit the

...
More
Review Stars
Sedona
AZ
(928) 366-8476
Website     Photos     Book Now    

22. Cozy Cactus Bed & Breakfast

Why stay at the Cozy Cactus? Mark, the “Muffin Czar” of course. Well, and the billion $ view (a
...
More
Review Stars
80 Canyon Circle Drive
Sedona, AZ 86351
9282840082
Website     Photos     Book Now    

23. Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa

This chic Sedona, AZ hotel and spa is located in the urban setting of West Sedona and features 77-ap
...
More
Review Stars
2250 W Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282034111
Website     Photos     Book Now    

24. Briar Patch Inn

The Briar Patch Inn features 19 cabins situated on 9 lush acres in Oak Creek Canyon, just 3 miles no
...
More
Review Stars
3190 W Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282822342
Website     Photos     Book Now    

25. Grand Canyon Day Tour

Voted on Trip Advisor as the most popular Grand Canyon day tour. This is the best way to enjoy th

...
More
Review Stars
1515 North Main Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
1-800-514-0884
Website     Photos     Book Now    

26. Adobe Grand Villas

Luxurious AAA 4 Diamond Sedona, Arizona bed and breakfast with 850 + sq ft villas, red rock views, t
...
More
Review Stars
35 Hozoni Dr
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282037616
Website     Photos     Book Now    

WHAT'S ON THE CALENDAR?

Our Sedona Event Calendar is full of festivals, workshops, art fairs, concerts and classes. Browse or add your event.
See the Event Calendar »

SEDONA FOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURE LOVERS

Sedona has some of the most scenic mountain biking trails, rock climbing routes and refreshing swimming holes in the great Southwest.
See Outdoor Adventure Ideas »

INDIAN RUINS AND ROCK ART SITES

Learn about the Sinaguan and Hopi Native American ruins and rock art sites near Sedona and in the Verde Valley. Explore the Ancient Sites »

IF YOU ONLY HAVE ONE DAY TO SEE SEDONA

These are the essential things you MUST do to get the most out of your day trip.
Plan Your Day Trip Here »