Sedona 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.


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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

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.


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.

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.


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.

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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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

  • 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!


    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.


    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.

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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

    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

    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.

    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

  • SPECIAL OFFER
    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.
    8
    1953 reviews

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