Make Summer Special in Sedona

By: Roger Naylor

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May 24, 2018

Plan your summer escape to Sedona, where deals abound.

About the author

Roger Naylor

Roger Naylor

Roger Naylor is a travel writer who hates to travel. At least anywhere beyond his beloved Arizona. He specializes in lonely hiking trails, twisting back roads, diners with fresh burgers sizzling on the grill, small towns, ghost towns and pie. His work appears weekly in the Arizona Republic. He has contributed to Arizona Highways, USA Today, Western Art & Architecture, Go Escape, Route 66 Magazine and dozens more. He is the author of Boots & Burgers: An Arizona Handbook for Hungry Hikers and Arizona Kicks on Route 66. He lives in Cottonwood, Arizona and can be reached through his website,

Make a deal with yourself to have the best summer ever. Get back to summer fundamentals: That means less stress, a chance to unwind and relax, and maybe a little adventure.

Summertime in Sedona offers an unforgettable place to escape from adulthood – at least for a little while – and special deals encourage more time for play.

Spend time outdoors in Sedona

Perched at 4,500 feet elevation at the mouth of Oak Creek, which climbs to 7,000 feet in a matter of just a few minutes, Sedona’s climate makes the ideal summer vacation environment. Mornings and evenings are cool and comfortable and the afternoon arrives with some heat – the perfect time to enjoy a dip in the pool, a soothing spa treatment or the air-conditioned shops and art galleries that made Sedona famous.

In this one-of-a-kind outdoor playground called Sedona, you’ll find castles and columns of soaring red rocks in every direction. Mountains and mesas surround the town, which is tucked amid 1.8 million acres of national forest land. Located in four wilderness area and two state parks, Sedona offers plenty of opportunities to reconnect with the great outdoors.

Hikers in Sedona have no shortage of spectacular viewsCredit: Visit Sedona

Take a hike or ride a Jeep. Go fishing or glide down a river in a kayak. Relax with some golf or get worked up climbing a boulder. Or feel free while flying down a mountain on a bike. And with more than 300 miles of hiking and biking trails and a hundred miles more of Jeep roads, you’ll need many summers to experience Red Rock Country. You may get dirty and you may get wet, but you’ll definitely have some amazing memories.

Summer deals in Sedona

Sedona in the summer means having plenty to do without having to spend plenty thanks to the many bargains this time of year. Resorts, inns and hotels offer amazing summer deals with sharply reduced rates. Sometimes other perks are included.

Make the most of your summer visit. Extend your stay or upgrade to a dream location at a luxury resort, a beautiful cabin in the woods, a romantic bed and breakfast or a modern motel with remarkable views. Getting away from it all has never looked so good.

The same bargain possibilities apply to many of the tour companies and attractions around town. Discounts often begin after the busy spring season. When looking for a Jeep tour, vortex tour, helicopter ride, hot air balloon flight, tee time or mountain bike rental, be sure to ask about any available summer deals.

You’ll find some sweet deals on the Visit Sedona website, too, which is regularly updated with specials and coupons. Visit for the latest.

Don’t lose sight of the soothing and restorative power of a truly special summer escape. Recharge and reset so you can finally feel like you’re getting a handle on this whole adult thing. Remember: Playing hard is just as important as working hard. Let Sedona show you how.

That sounds like the deal of a lifetime.

Brought to you by the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau and contributor Roger Naylor, (800) 288-7336,

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