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.

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.

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.

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.

 

1. Hilton Sedona At Bell Rock

The Hilton Sedona Resort offers 219 beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites. Sedona, AZ hotel gu
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90 Ridge Trail Dr
Sedona, AZ 86351
9282844040
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2. Great West Adventure Tours

The Sedona and Grand Canyon Specialists! Enjoy the scenic views of Sedona on our Sedona tours and le
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Sedona
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8773672383
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3. A Spa For You Sedona Day Spa

A Spa for You, Sedona's premiere Boutique Day Spa offers completely individualized signature spa tre
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30 Kayenta Court #1
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282823895
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4. Sedona Photo Workshops

Sedona Photo Workshops

Take your photography to a whole new level with personal instructio

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Sedona
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9282744308
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5. Sedona Hiking App

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

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6. Arroyo Pinion Hotel

This Freshly Renovated Boutique Sedona hotel is located near the Thunder Mountain, Lizard Head, Chim
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3119 State Route 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
928-204-1146
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7. Sedona Trail Zen

Sedona Trail Zen makes adventure accessible for everyone! Our guided hiking excursions take you to
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6020 AZ-179
Sedona, AZ 86351
(928) 284-2654
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8. Best Western PLUS Inn Of Sedona

Save on your accommodations by booking the one of our money-saving vacation packages. Packages inclu
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1200 W Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282823072
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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 Con
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2081 State Route 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
9283005050
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10. Baby Quail Inn

You will fall in love with Sedona’s little slice of heaven. A small comfortable, affordable, Sedon
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50 Willow Way
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282822835
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11. 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
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3505 Highway 260
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
9285672840
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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
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400 W Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ
9282824001
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13. Roy E. Grimm Buyer Brokers Group Of Russ Lyon Sotheby's Realty

As the Buyer Brokers Group of Arizona’s premier brokerage, with the global reach of Sotheby’s In
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1350 State Route 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
9283000690
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14. Sedona Real Inn & Suites

Our family-owned and operated inn feels different from other Sedona hotels because it is. When you'r
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95 Arroyo Pinon Dr
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282821414
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15. Orchards Inn Of Sedona

In the heart of Uptown Sedona, unsurpassed Red Rock views and modern amenities await at Orchards Inn
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254 N State Rte 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
866-210-6901
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16. A Sunset Chateau

Located on a hilltop in the heart of West Sedona, A Sunset Chateau B&B has unparalleled panoramic re
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665 Sunset Drive
Sedona, AZ 86336
8889883988
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17. Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village

Your unforgettable Sedona experience must include spending time at internationally renowned Tlaquepa
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336 Highway 179
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282824838
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18. Blazin' M Ranch

Blazin' M Ranch features a BBQ chicken and ribs chuckwagon supper and a toe-tappin Western stage pro
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1875 Mabery Ranch Road
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
9286340334
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19. Sedona Psychic Wisdom

Experience clarity and insight in Sedona with Kavitaa. Intuitive Psychic Reading & Counseling, E

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Sedona
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9282031194
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20. Canyon Wren Cabins For Two

Nestled in Oak Creek Canyon, below soaring red rock canyon walls, tall pines and sycamores! Our roma
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6425 State Highway 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282826900
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21. Cozy Cactus Bed & Breakfast

Why stay at the Cozy Cactus? Mark, the “Muffin Czar” of course. Well, and the billion $ view (a
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80 Canyon Circle Drive
Sedona, AZ 86351
9282840082
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22. Sedona Wine Adventures

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

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(928) 366-8476
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23. 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
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40 Canyon Cir Dr
Sedona, AZ 86351
8004531166
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24. Sedona Day Tour from Flagstaff

Spend your day exploring Sedona Red Rocks on our Sedona Day Tour. Your professional Sedona Guide wil
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1515 N Main St
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
1-800-514-0884
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25. Prescott Resort and Conference Center

Resting on the "Top of the Hill" offering picturesque views of Prescott, experience Northern Arizona
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1500 Arizona 69
Prescott, AZ 86301
8552659148
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26. Weddings in Sedona

Whether traditional or unorthodox, elegant or simple, for two or two hundred, we can help create the
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325 Arroyo Pinon Drive
Sedona, AZ 86336
8009733762
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27. Half-Day Polaris Slingshot Rental from Sedona

Sedona slingshot rentals is a new an exhilarating way to see the sights all around Sedona. Explore v
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Sedona
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28. Mystical Bazaar

Aura Photography, Psychic, Tarot & Palmistry Readings, Angel Card Readings, Healing Sessions, Mystic
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1449 Arizona 89A
Coconino National Forest, Sedona, AZ 86336
9282045615
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29. Grand Canyon Day Tour

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

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1515 North Main Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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