A bird’s-eye view of ancient cliff dwellings? A 4-wheel drive geology lesson? Your kids won’t find that in the classroom. But they’ll find it in Sedona, Arizona!
Sedona is a red rock playground amidst 1.8 million acres of national forest land.
The area’s stunning natural beauty is accentuated by seven wilderness areas and towering, otherworldly items. “Coffeepot,” “Cathedral,” “Bell” and “Snoopy” rock formations nestle up against world-class dining establishments, soul-soothing spa treatments, thought-provoking cultural events and exciting activities. Ranked the “#1 Most Beautiful Place in America” by USA Weekend, visitors from all over the globe flock to Sedona for one-of-a-kind adventures.
Take It Outside
With an average annual high of 75° Fahrenheit (24° Celsius) and low of 46° Fahrenheit (8° Celsius), the climate is perfect for summer fun.
Get close to Sedona’s stunning beauty by trekking around more than 100 well-marked and maintained trails – and don’t forget your water! A designated Bike Friendly Community, Sedona has bike lanes that take you along the Red Rock Scenic Byway, plus, there are more than 170 miles of trail for mountain bikers.
Hop on board a hot air balloon for an oustanding view of the area.
Wind your way through lush Arizona scenery aboard the Verde Canyon Roadroad. Experience incredible backcountry sights by 4-wheel drive in places not visible from the pavement.
View Sedona’s scenery by zipping around on Segways. And don’t forget the famous Slide Rock State Park, which will keep the family cool and entertained for hours.
In between the fun, consider an iced specialty coffee or refreshing frozen yogurt with a medley of scrumptious fresh fruit and cookie crumbles.
And, when it’s time for a meal, you’ll have a variety of dining options. Consider the area’s regional fare with treats like chile-dusted cactus fries and prickly-pear margaritas.
And, don’t worry, the kids will find plenty to enjoy, from burgers and pizzas to pasta dishes and even vegan hot dogs! There are always kid-friendly options, so you’ll certainly be able to find something for everyone.
While you’re planning your visit, consider the following local events – sure to be enjoyable for the entire family. And be sure to check out the entire year’s worth of events at www.MySedona.com.
• Laser Light Show: July 4
• National Day of the Cowboy: July 27
• Sedona Hummingbird Festival: August 2–4
• Red Rocks Music Festivals: August 24–September 8
• Annual Moonlight Madness Street Festival & Sidewalk Sale: August 31–September 2
Map It Out
There are a number of ways to reach this amazing destination, including flying into Phoenix and taking a short 90-minute scenic drive that includes State Route 179, the first – and only – designated All American Road in Arizona. This nearly 10-mile Red Rock Scenic Byway was chosen by the U.S. Department of Transportation as a “destination unto itself.”
Plan Your Stay
For more information about what to see and do in Sedona, to view a calendar of events or to receive the annual Experience Sedona Guide, visit the official tourism website, www.MySedona.com. You may also call the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center at (928) 282-7722 or toll-free at (800) 288-7336, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you’re here, be sure to make your first stop the Official Sedona Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center located at 331 Forest Road in Uptown Sedona. They look forward to welcoming you to Red Rock Country!
(Brought to you by the Sedona Chamber of Commerce, (800) 288-7336, www.MySedona.com.)