Sedona is a nature lover’s paradise. With 400+ miles of trails, visitors have instant access to some of the country’s best hiking and biking trails. And, at night, stargazers marvel at the miraculous star-scape.

Sedona is a place of spiritual power. Vortexes are believed to unleash powerful energy, and as Native Americans did centuries before, the area spas use indigenous materials for relaxation and healing.

Sedona is an art mecca for artists and collectors alike. Its dramatic landscape and ever-changing light inspires artists of all levels, and the world-renowned art galleries are the perfect enclave to showcase their incredible work.

Sedona ignites all five senses, six if you count your sense of responsibility. It is a place of unspoiled, spiritual wonder.  To ensure Sedona’s sustainability for generations to come, a great deal of emphasis is placed on the importance of preserving this unique landscape. 

To experience the Sedona locations that only the locals know, Sedona's Secret 7 is an innovative approach that reveals lesser-known trails and locations throughout Red Rock Country.

When to visit

The next time you feel the lure of Sedona, remember the red rocks hold a special magic in a Secret Season – the winter months, summertime, and midweek days/nights any time of year. This is when Sedona shows the deepest truths and most transportive moments to the wise traveller who knows her secret season.













Interesting fact

Sedona’s natural beauty attracts millions of visitors each year, and new approaches are helping to keep Sedona as one of the most beautiful places on Earth.  Sedona launched Arizona’s first Sustainable Tourism Plan.

Sedona’s reputation as a spiritual mecca and global power spot has drawn amazing healers, intuitives, artists, and spiritual guides.  Vortexes are enhanced energy sites that facilitate prayer, meditation, mind-body healing, and creative thinking.

Stargazing Sites

As an International Dark Sky Community, Sedona’s nightlife is best enjoyed beneath a canopy of glittering stars. Follow the path from Centennial Trailhead for a front row seat to the glittering cosmos above. From the Baldwin Trailhead, the stars form a halo encircling the spires of Cathedral Rock. Slip out of town to the Beaverhead Flat Scenic Overlook, where you can savour the Milky Way. Or, take a stargazing tour or participate in a stargazing activity at your resort.

Sedona Arts Center

Founded in 1958, the nonprofit organization is based at the Art Barn in Uptown and offers year-round classes, exhibitions, festivals, and cultural events that enhance the creative life of the Verde Valley.  The Center’s Fine Art Gallery showcases the largest selection in Sedona of artwork by local artists.  If you are seeking a rare piece of fine art, a gift of exquisite jewellery, appreciate stunning photography or looking for a lovely keepsake from you visit to Sedona, the Sedona Arts Center has it all.   

Red Rock State Park

A 286-acre nature preserve and environmental education centre. Trails throughout the park wind through manzanita and juniper to reach the banks of Oak Creek. Green meadows are framed by native vegetation and hills of red rock. The creek meanders through the park, creating a diverse riparian habitat abounding with plants and wildlife. This riparian habitat provides the opportunity for the park to offer a focus on environmental education. The Wedding Tree, two distinct trees merging at its trunk, symbolizes happy couples joining their lives.

Gallery Row

Sedona is home to hundreds of artists of every medium and aesthetic bent. It is a museum without walls.  It is a community of ruggedly individualistic expression, from cutting-edge contemporary to visionary, Native American to modern realism. This robust level of cultural activity helped foster Sedona's reputation as a destination.  Gallery Row including Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village, Hillside Sedona, and many more galleries host a variety of fun festivities including a gallery walk the first Friday of each month.

Vortex Tours

Sedona vortexes are places where the earth seems especially alive with energy. Many people feel inspired, recharged or uplifted after visiting a vortex.  Add one of vortex tours offered by many tour operators in Sedona to your Sedona experience.

Wine Tasting & Tours

Arizona’s Verde Valley was named as an American Viticultural Area. The wineries are small production facilities where you visit the vineyards and try the tasting rooms. Or you can take a tour by limo, jeep or even kayak.

Arizona is a place where it’s easy to combine outdoor exploration and urban culture.


Experienced adventure companies and outfitters can escort groups to some of Arizona’s most beautiful places—from Jeep tours in Sedona to float trips on the Colorado River to horseback treks in Monument Valley. Such photogenic endeavours can be seamlessly augmented by museum visits and memorable meals in the cosmopolitan centres of Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson.

Arizona also caters to lovers of wine, golf, astronomy, Old West history, professional sports, luxury spas and shopping. Aficionados of the latter can peruse fashion centres, designer outlets, art galleries and vintage boutiques.

So, sure, the Grand Canyon—one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World—is something no visitor to Arizona should miss. But it’s far from the only thing that makes Arizona grand.