Sedona, Arizona is an amazing place to visit because it offers a little bit of everything. There’s sightseeing, tours and hiking for outdoor enthusiasts, but then the city also contains everything you’d expect from a resort destination. If you can’t decide where to go – or if you want the best of both worlds – choose Sedona for you next memorable vacation.
Taking in the scenery and participating in the many outdoor activities are enough to keep anyone busy and happy in Sedona. Hiking, camping and rock climbing are popular activities; however, you don’t have to get up close and personal with nature in order to enjoy it.
You can see many of Sedona’s natural wonders from a tour bus or from your own vehicle. Oak Creek Canyon is known for its array of fall colors, but any time of year is a great time to visit. You can also tour Red Rock State Park and Slide Rock State Park. Some other popular sights in Sedona include majestic Cathedral Rock and Chapel of the Holy Cross.
Sedona has been known for years by native people as a healing center. A central reason for this is that Sedona is surrounded by vortexes. Vortexes can be made up of anything that swirls. In the case of Sedona, the vortexes are made up of energy, wind or magnetism which moves invisibly to the naked eye but can be felt when standing near them.
Visitors come from all over the world to feel the spiritual rejuvenation and balance of the four major vortexes: Bell Rock Vortex, Boynton Canyon Vortex, Red Rock Crossing/Cathedral Rock Vortex, and Airport Vortex.
Although visitors may get lost in the rugged scenery of Sedona, they should remember that it is also a modern city with lots of entertainment, dining, art, and shopping as well. Art galleries and museums featuring Sedona’s beauty and cultural heritage are found throughout the city.
Coffee shops and bakeries offer great opportunities to sit and enjoy the city, while farmers’ markets allow guests to experience homegrown tastes of Sedona. Most restaurants in Sedona offer amazing views, and visitors find a variety of cuisines, from Mexican and Japanese to local breweries and casual grills.
Because of the natural healing energy of Sedona, over a dozen spas have made their home in this beautiful, relaxing city, too, drawing from what nature has to offer and adding manmade relaxation techniques such as facials, massages and nail services. Some spas also offer fitness and wellness services, equipment and classes.
Vineyards and wine tours are popping up all over Sedona, Arizona, making it an up-and-coming wine country experience. Guests can opt for a wine tasting tour that combines a jeep ride with visits to a few different wineries. This is a great way to satisfy all of your senses with the sights and the tastes of Sedona. Guests can also choose to take things a little slower, visiting a single winery to taste Sedona-made wines while enjoying the food at a bistro or café within the winery.