Sedona is an Arizona desert town near Flagstaff that’s surrounded by red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls and pine forests. It’s noted for its mild climate and vibrant arts community. Uptown Sedona is dense with New Age shops, spas and art galleries. On the town’s outskirts, numerous trailheads access Red Rock State Park, which offers bird-watching, hiking and picnicking spots.
Sedona is one of Arizona’s most popular destinations. Its world-renowned sandstone cathedrals glow with an energised red hue and contrast with abundant vegetation. This scenery tends to leave quite an impression on visitors. Sedona landscapes have inspired famous song lyrics, an entire art scene, and even the setting for the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride at Disneyland Paris. The unique beauty and serenity of Sedona has made it a spiritual destination, even a spiritual Mecca to some. And of course, it is an outdoor lover’s paradise.
If world-class spa resorts and spiritual retreats are not your thing, the fabulous hiking, biking, golfing, climbing, rafting, and much more, should keep you entertained. Just north of town is Oak Creek Canyon with its own dramatic beauty, swimming holes, natural rock slides, and camping in its cool shaded forest. Dozens of trails in the canyon range from moderate to strenuous and allow hikers to explore remote desert paths amongst towering sandstone features.
Downtown Sedona is quaint but stylish. The stunning natural beauty of the area combined with its relaxed atmosphere has drawn many artists to the area. Art galleries are numerous, offering many varieties of art in all price ranges. A variety of entertainment and fine dining provide an excellent nightlife in Sedona. Canyon Moon Theatre Company offers professional productions. The Sedona Heritage Museum gives a glimpse into the area’s pioneer history. The area is also becoming known for its wineries and tasting rooms.