Sedona - A Magical Wonderland of Red Rocks, Beautiful Art, Great Dining, Fun Attractions and Tours
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Sedona – Beautiful, Romantic & Magical
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Sedona, Arizona is the crown jewel of Arizona. Located at the southern end of magnificent Oak Creek Canyon, with its famous red buttes and surrounding forests. Sedona visitors experience a wide range of attractions and recreational opportunities – more than any other place in Arizona. Come to hike, mountain bike, fish, ride horseback, golf, or take an exciting tour of Sedona’s magical red rock country in a jeep, helicopter, balloon, or on foot.
The Sedona Arizona area brims with scenic beauty, archeological treasures, and rich history. The ancient ruins of Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well are just minutes away from your lodging. Jerome, an artist colony and ghost town, the Verde Canyon Railroad and Out of Africa Wildlife Park are also nearby, perfect for daytime adventure using Sedona as a “home” base. Slide Rock State Park has a thrilling natural thirty-foot water slide winding along the creek bed and is a perfect “cool down” on a hot summer day.
Sedona visitors will enjoy unique shopping opportunities as well. Instead of typical malls, visitors will find many excellent shops with real character such as Tlaquepaque, Hillside Sedona, Sinagua Plaza, and Uptown Sedona. Sedona Arizona is also home to hundreds of talented artists who display their works in over 50 art galleries.
There's a place to stay and somewhere to eat to suit every budget and taste in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. Dining experiences range from outdoor dining on Oak Creek to terrace dining deep in red rock canyons. Weddings in Sedona are also very popular.
• Sedona Informaton: A vacation to Sedona will satisfy your yearning to get back to nature, indulge your love of art, and need to find a resort community known for its peaceful and invigorating atmosphere.
• Sedona is the ideal place to base your vacation to Northern Arizona with day trips to Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Meteor Crater, Snowbowl, and Hopi and Navajo lands.
Sedona - a Haven for Artists and Art Lovers
Art lovers, prepare to be captivated by Sedona. With over 300 artists and over 40 galleries, Sedona has become a premier art attraction for both visitors and collectors. Sedona has a long history of involvement with the arts. Most notable was the formation of the world renowned Cowboy Artists of America in 1965 at the Oak Creek Tavern in Uptown Sedona.
- You will find galleries throughout Uptown Sedona, Tlaquepaque, and West Sedona with a large concentration on “gallery row” on Hwy 79 below the “Y”.
- Beautiful art is not just concentrated in Sedona Art Galleries. Outdoor art is scattered throughout the area. In Uptown Sedona we love the charming Indian maiden sculpture that is surrounded by flowers and a fountain in Sinagua Plaza and recently installed in the heart of Sedona you’ll find cowboy artist Joe Beeler in bronze painting a Sedona landscape with a little girl looking on. In front of Sedona Public Library is a bigger than life bronze of Sedona Schnebley, the town’s namesake.
- The variety of art in and around Sedona is endless: Sedona Art Galleries display paintings, sculpture, native American art, petroglyphs, pictographs, ancient artifacts, Indian art, southwestern artwork, cowboy art, modern art, artistic photography to name a few. Whatever your taste, there is an artist and gallery waiting to be discovered by you.
- The Sedona Arts Center located in Uptown Sedona on Art Barn Road. The Center combines exhibit space with the Nassan Gobran School of the Arts. The School offers classes in painting, drawing, sculpture and ceramics plus Visiting Artists Workshops. The Gallery presents works by over 120 artists and the Exhibition Gallery offers rotating exhibits throughout the year. The Center is open Monday through Sunday from 10am to 5 pm with free admission. Sedona Art Galleries
On the Ground or in the Air – A Tour of Sedona's Backcountry is a "must-do" Activity
- Their are many reasons to vacation in Sedona – the food, the art, the weather, the red rock vistas, the shopping, but there is one activity every visitor needs to experience to really enjoy their visit: A tour of Sedona's back country by jeep, airplane, helicopter, hot-air balloon, bike, or on foot.
- Escorted jeep tours are very popular – jeep companies know the secret locations deep in the high country where the views are the best and the rock thrills are great memories. U-Drive it jeep rentals are else available for your own off-road adventure.
- Airplane and helicopter trips into and above the dramatic red rock formations provide the visitor with a true birds-eye view of deep canyons and shear cliffs created by a million years of wind, rain and shifting rock.
- Hot air balloons rising into Sedona's clear, cool air early in the morning is a once in a lifetime experience.
- Escorted or go-on-your-own mountain bike trips on any of the dozens of miles of trails is very popular with the fit and really adventuresome. And off course, hiking is the mainstay activity of Sedona with over 200 improved trails criss-crossing the majestic red rock countryside of Sedona and Coconino National Forest.
- Some hikes are as easy as a casual walk in a city park, but with dramatically greater views while others are meant for only the very experienced hikers. It is also a wonderful family adventure for all ages. Taking a tour of Sedona's red rock country is key to a vacation's success and true insight into the magical land called Sedona.