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With exquisite natural views and a temperate climate year-round, Sedona makes for a perfect escape during all seasons. You’ll rarely, if ever, have to worry about inclement weather raining on your parade, and most of the time, even in the dead of winter, you can enjoy the outdoors without having to bundle up. If you’re looking to plan that perfect Thanksgiving getaway, there’s a lot you can do while you’re in town. Not only does the city plan a bunch of events, charitable or otherwise, but the culinary culture of the city runs the spectrum of incredibly fine dining to casual eats. While you’re stopping by for your Sedona Thanksgiving outing, be sure to check out some of the following options available to you.

Sedona’s Thanksgiving 2021 Feast

Being held at Sound Bites Grill, rated Sedona’s Best Seafood Restaurant in 2021, the Thanksgiving 2021 Feast will be held Thanksgiving Day only, accompanied with live baby grand piano music courtesy of musician David Vincent Mills. Expect all of the Thanksgiving mainstays to be there, in addition to some non-traditional bites like smoked salmon & bagels, tofu stuffed mushroom caps, baked brie, and more. Turkeys are being provided by the Diestel Turkey Ranch in Sonora, California, a company that has been reliably providing organic, free-range turkeys since 1949.

Tickets run for $79 per person, with kids 12 & under getting in for $39 dollars. Book your seats in advance, as the event runs from 1 PM to 7 PM, and the last reservation seats at 6 PM. Don’t miss out.

Annual Sedona Turkey Trot 5K

Going in to its 12th year, the Annual Sedona Turkey Trot is a great way to get some physical activity in with the majestic backdrop of the Sedona Red Rocks. It starts and finishes at the Posse Grounds Park in Sedona, and 2021 registration is open to runners of all different skill levels. Keep in mind that, if you plan to participate, the Trot happens on open roads, and though traffic is usually light at the time it happens, remember to share the road.

Multiple Charity Events at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul

If the holiday has you feeling like you’re in a charitable spirit, the Society of St Vincent de Paul runs multiple food banks during the month of November. All are more than welcome to stop by to help contribute to a good cause to help make sure everyone is able to have a nice Thanksgiving meal.

Fiddler on the Rock

There’s a free concert being hosted multiple weeks from October through December, and it just so happens that one of them falls right on Thanksgiving Day. Touring artist and composer Tyler Carson will be performing live along with vocalist Maya-Claire, providing a great show that’s filled with their unique sound. Expect to hear the violin in a way you’ve never heard it before. Admission is free with a donation of your choice, and the event only runs from 4 PM to 5 PM, leaving you plenty of time to find more to do with your Thanksgiving Day if you like.

Eric Miller With Adriel Zang

Speaking of finding more to do with your fun filled Thanksgiving Day, you have the opportunity to see two different live shows on the same day. Their music is described as bossa nova, a soft samba that’s based on traditional Brazilian music and fused together with American jazz.

Eric Miller is a local favorite who’s renowned for his Latin Jazz style, and after traveling throughout Europe, his style evolved into what it is now. He’s returned to his home state of Arizona to play a string of live shows, and you can expect to hear original compositions as well as familiar covers.

This event will be held at Sound Bites Grill, and while there’s no cover for music, you will need a dinner reservation in order to see the show. If you want, you might even be able to double book the Thanksgiving Feast and then stay in to see this show. Enjoy the whole day in one convenient location.

Stay in and Cook Your Thanksgiving Feast

With no shortage of things to do, you could make a whole day of being out just on Thanksgiving alone, but there’s also plenty of opportunity for you to stay in and enjoy the peace and quiet while you cook your own Thanksgiving meal for friends and family. Our kitchens come fully furnished and are well equipped to make sure you have everything you need to prepare a full meal without worry.

Secure Your Sedona Thanksgiving Getaway

Regardless of how busy you plan on being during your Thanksgiving vacation, we’ve got the perfect rental for you to enjoy. Go out there and see the town or stay in and enjoy a quiet Thanksgiving at home. Reserve your stay with us now.

Unique Halloween events pop up all over the country during the month of October. There are all different kinds of themes, limited only by the imaginations of the many people who are dedicated to the scariest time of year. Theme parks, haunted houses, escape rooms, haunted mazes, costume parties, and more are open to the public all month, and here are some of the must-see Halloween events that residents and visitors of Sedona alike are sure to enjoy.

The Haunted Halloween Express

Happening on Halloween proper, the Haunted Halloween Express is an event that’s friendly for all ages. The Verde Canyon Railroad runs along a scenic route that, while enjoyable during all times of the year, is a perfect accompaniment for a Halloween event packed full of scary stories and spooky events. Show up in costume for a chance to win a variety of prizes, as the staff will be on the lookout for different kinds of costumes to award prizes to. Whether your costume is the scariest, funniest, most bizarre, or fits some other kind of category, everyone has a chance to win. People who enjoy folklore especially enjoy this railway tour, as many of the staff will be telling stories throughout the journey about the haunted history of northern Arizona and more. Be sure to get your ticket to this one-of-a-kind event and see the Verde Canyon Railroad from a unique perspective.

More Than Halloween in Sedona: Sedona Fall Colors Tour

Another tour that runs on the Verde Canyon Railroad, the Sedona Fall Colors tour is a pleasant, laid-back experience that runs from October through November. Treat yourself to panoramic window view in comfy seating as the railway tour runs, providing you with a prime viewing experience during what is often considered to be one of the best times of the year to see northern Arizona. This is a great tour to take for anyone looking to snap nature pictures, as well, as the train does have open air cars with a great view. While you take in the sights and snap the perfect photo, enjoy seasonal specialty cocktails on behalf of the on-board bartender. Be sure to reserve your ride, whether you’re general boarding, first class, or even a private party aboard the caboose.

Shopping, Costume Parade, and Día de Los Muertos at Tlaquepaque

The Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village is an iconic, must-see location for trips during any time of the year in Sedona. It offers a wide variety of unique goods and impressive artwork in addition to hosting all kinds of events, weddings, and more. If you’re stopping by for any of the seasonal events, be sure to do some shopping, as you can be certain that you’ll find goods that are appropriately themed for the holiday, and you might find the perfect, unique piece you’ve been looking for.

Sponsored by the Humane Society of Sedona, the Howl-O-Ween Costume Parade is an animal friendly event for a great cause. Both costumed people and animals can participate in the parade, as well as some small size floats, and there are three $100 prizes for the costume contest. The parade runs for roughly two hours, and individual entry runs at $10, $20 for groups and/or businesses. All proceeds from the parade go to finding homes for homeless animals.

Running strong for eleven years, the Día de Los Muertos celebration at Tlaquepaque has quickly become one of the most exciting events to attend in Sedona. Festivities run from 4pm – 8pm on October 30th, and the event is loaded with all different kinds of cultural attractions. Mural painting, music, traditional foods, jugglers, acrobats, fire dancers, and more all make an appearance for the party, and the festival encourages people of all ages to dress up and bring offerings for the main public altar.

The Haunted Town of Jerome

Jerome goes all out for Halloween and is a short drive away from Sedona. Famous for being a haunted town, there’s plenty of Halloween friendly attractions to see. Several different kinds of ghost tours, known as Spirit Walks, are open for business for curious minds. Expect to hear tales of the storied history of several haunted buildings, including some of the hotels that you can stay in, and learn about the storied history of the town.

There’s plenty of lively partying to be had as well. Between a Halloween themed dance party at “Spook Hall” and a Halloween Ball hosted by the fire department, there’s no shortage of fun to be had. Even if you don’t make it to any of the events, the whole town is decorated from top to bottom for the season.

Don’t miss what northern Arizona has to offer this Halloween season. Book your stay and see all of the unique experiences the area has in store for you this Halloween in Sedona.

The four-seasons location of Sedona is waiting to give you a wonderful experience no matter when you need a refreshing respite. Schedule your break in the fall, and the fresh mountain air and red rock scenery is drenched with fall color you won’t want to miss. Enjoy the scents and feel of a location in a pine forest that exudes everything rest and relaxation is about. There are plenty of things to do and see this fall in Sedona and the surrounding area that will keep everyone happy and busy throughout your stay.

Sedona Arts Festival

Artists from around the country work hard year-round to bring you their most beautiful pieces at the fall festival. This year’s festival features over 100 artists and their creations. You’ll see a showcase of many and varied pieces including ceramics, drawings, glass, sculpture, painting, photography, mixed media and many more. The event is October 9th and 10th at Sedona Red Rock High School. Hours are Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets are $15 for guests 12 and older and cover both days of the event. Kids under 12 are free.

Pendley Homestead

Take in a traditional fall activity and visit an apple orchard. The historic homestead is a 43-acre apple farm located in Oak Creek Canyon. Frank L. Pendley started the farm in 1912 after acquiring the land in 1910 as part of the Homestead Act. The state of Arizona acquired the farm in 1985 and opened it in 1987 as Slide Rock State Park. There are still 300 fruit-producing trees in the orchard. You can also see the historic homestead buildings and farm equipment from the era on display. Before you leave, make sure to pick up some fresh apples to enjoy at your accommodations.

Red Rock Scenic Byway

Pack up the rental car with your group and everything you’ll need for a good time sightseeing and taking in the fall colors or Red Rock Country. SR-179, better known as The Red Rock Scenic Byway, is a short trip that can last as long as you want it to. The byway itself only measures ten miles, but you can spend the day at the many scenic pull-off points along the route. Hike, marvel at the towering red rocks, fall colors, and breathtaking view of Red Rock Country, or just sit out and enjoy the view. Don’t forget to stop by the Coconino National Forest visitor’s center for maps of local hiking and biking trails you’ll want to investigate.

Activities in Sedona on the Verde Canyon Railroad

Take a scenic tour of the area and leave the driving to someone else. Everyone in the group can enjoy the sights and beautiful fall scenery of Sedona’s Red Rock Country on the Verde Canyon Railroad. The railroad runs year-round and is a fun way to take in all of Sedona’s fall colors as it takes you through areas you won’t be able to reach any other way. You can choose to take in everything from your ticketed seat or stand out on an open-air viewing platform car for a better view of the fall colors. The 40-mile, four-hour tour is full of fall color and relaxation. Come back for special holiday trains like the “Chocolate Lovers’ Special” for Valentine’s Day, or themed rides for St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, and several other holidays.

Winery Tour

The adults of the group can take some time out to appreciate the colors of Sedona – in nature and in a wine glass. Sedona’s unique climate of desert heat during the day and low temperatures of northern Arizona at night make it an ideal environment for wine making. Follow a trail this fall that includes many of the more than 20 wineries that call the Sedona area home. The Valley Verde Wine Trail guides you to many of the area’s wineries for a tasting tour you’ll never forget. Take the special tour or load up your GPS with the details of winery and make your own path. However you explore, make sure you have safe and responsible transportation between venues and back to your accommodations after a day of activities in Sedona.

Colorful Fall Activities in Sedona

To create a stay as unique as you and the members of your group, make sure the first thing on your planning to-do list is to book a vacation rental with Sedona.Org. After you’ve enjoyed a day of sights full of fall color, you can prepare a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Relax in a private bedroom or on a comfy couch in an open living space and watch a movie or TV show or play a game together. For an intimate experience, choose a one-bedroom unit with kitchenette for you and your sweetheart or small family, or plan a family or group reunion and book a unit as large as six bedrooms! Choose a premium unit for luxury upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat screen TVs and more to make your fall Sedona getaway memorable!

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The mix of desert heat and cool temperatures make northern Arizona the place to be no matter what time of year. Add the beautiful scenery of red rocks, fresh mountain air, and ponderosa pine forests and Sedona will be at the top of your must-see vacation spots. There are plenty of things to do and see that will keep everyone happy and busy throughout your stay, but you’re bound to hear your stomach rumble when you’re out enjoying everything Sedona and the surrounding area has to offer!

Sound Bites Grill

Enjoy live music from local musicians as well as good food when you eat in the casual Sedona dining surroundings of Sound Bites Grill. Come to any one of their “no cover” music performances with your meal. Starters like BBQ chicken dance flatbread, chips and salsa, and red rock riblets give you a taste of what’s to come. Enjoy a fresh salad or a bowl of Arizona clam n shrimp chowder or veggie minestrone. For lunch you can choose from salads, sandwiches, tacos and more, full of Southwest flare. Enjoy a grilled fish, chicken, or steak taco platter, smokey chicken BLT, or go for something from the sea. Jumbo Alaskan king crab legs accompany other delicious seafood like fresh salmon, cold water lobster tail, and shrimp scampi. There are also burgers, in addition to “rock stars” like hand cut filet mignon, baby back ribs, and curried pad Thai noodles and veggies. There’s something for every taste.

There is a myriad of special events throughout the week, too. Wineaux Wednesday – experience live music from local talent and wine tasting event. Chill on the Hill Thursday features the restaurant’s famous “chill-tini” and live entertainment. Flashback Fridays or We Made It Fridays, which celebrate the end of another long week. Show up for Showtime Saturday for great food and show or hang out for Jazz Brunch Sunday. The calendar has all the information on who’s playing and details on special menus.

Mooney’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

If you’re looking for a taste of Ireland in a casual atmosphere, make sure you stop by. Open “Noon till Late” daily, you’ll be able to satisfy your hunger at almost all hours. Start out your meal with a basket of fries or onion rings, artichoke and spinach dip, their popular chicken satay lettuce wraps, or even just the soup of the day or a house salad. Move on to favorites like Shepherd’s Pie, fish and chips, or “Bangers & Mash” – a pub food dish that includes three pork sausages on a bed of mashed potatoes and topped with a beer, onion, and bacon gravy. If you’re looking for a quick bite, satisfy your hunger with a BLT or corned beef & chutney sandwich on a warm baguette.

Miley’s Cafe

If you’re looking for a delicious breakfast, make sure to stop in. Early-risers can look forward to specials like their basic breakfast + country fried steak, basic breakfast + six-ounce steak, or huevos rancheros. They have breakfast staples like omelets, pancakes, waffles, French toast, and sides like eggs, bacon, and sausage. Go south of the border without leaving Sedona and order Mexican dishes like eggs chilada – corn tortilla topped with two eggs, enchilada sauce, and cheese, or for those who like spice, the chorizo burrito – an egg and chorizo mixture wrapped in a flour tortilla and covered with a special sauce and cheese. They have a full menu of lunch and dinner items, too, with vegetarian options available. Choose from sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, and a myriad of south-of-the-border options like a bean & cheese burrito, cheese quesadilla, or a spinach enchilada. There’s something for everyone.

Sedona Dining at Sedona Beer Co.

As the name indicates, beers, wines, hard ciders, and other adult beverages are a top priority on the menu. An assortment of ales, IPAs, beers, ambers, stouts and more join hard ciders and seltzers, mead, and wine. For the designated drivers, there are teas, lemonade, coffee, and even Mexican Coke. Once your drinks are squared away you can consider your meal. Choose a starter like shoestring or sweet potato waffle fries with your choice of toppings or sides, or go for the pub pretzel, barbacoa street tacos, or for a kick of spice – the chorizo mac and cheese. Pick a salad with southwest flare or go straight for the main event with Grandma’s Grilled Cheese, the Motherclucker sandwich, the Dad Bod Burger, or a NexVeg vegan burger. Choose between horchata French toast sticks – crispy fried French toast with cinnamon, sugar, maple cream, and spiced chocolate. Choose the Brewpub Float for a scoop of vanilla ice cream and root beer or make it an adult beverage with a bit of The Dude Imbibes White Russian Stout.

Sensational Sedona’s Casual Dining

To create a stay full of flavors as unique as yourself and your group, make sure the first thing on your planning list is to book a vacation rental with Sedona.Org. After you’ve tried some of the delicious and unique dishes at the many casual restaurants nearby, you can prepare your own home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Relax in a private bedroom or on a comfy couch and watch a movie or TV show or play a game with your housemates. For a more intimate experience, choose a one-bedroom unit with kitchenette. Make Sedona the next location for a family or group reunion and book a unit as large as six bedrooms. Choose a premium unit for luxury upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat screen TVs, and more!

Contact us today to book your flavorful Sedona getaway!

You are planning a trip to beautiful Sedona, Arizona, and you are wondering where to stay and what to do when you get there. Whether you are traveling alone, with your significant other, or with your family, Sedona.Org has the perfect rental for you. There are so many things to do in the Sedona area that you may have a hard time deciding what to do first. Here is a Sedona travel guide for the perfect summer or fall trip to Red Rock Country.

Day 1: Getting Settled

You have just arrived in town, and you are ready to have something to eat. Why not start with some Southwestern cuisine and a beautiful view of the mountains at SaltRock Kitchen? This upscale cafe offers an innovative menu of Southwestern cuisine. Many of the ingredients in the food here are found in Arizona’s Verde Valley. They are known for their mezcal drinks. Be sure to try the grilled corn appetizer or the fresh guacamole and salsa. They have a delicious chopped salad and a seared salmon entree. You will want to save room for an ice cream sandwich for dessert.
When you have finished your meal, it will be time to go check out your vacation rental.

Sedona.Org takes care to ensure that all our Sedona vacation rentals are clean, comfortable, and tastefully appointed with southwest decor and furniture. The first thing you will see when you enter any of our homes is a living room furnished with top-quality chairs and sofas. They surround a flatscreen television, so you can watch a movie or just keep up with the news. You will always be able to stay in touch with the office because we provide high-speed internet service. We can find you an all-inclusive private home or we can provide you with a stylish condo with such features as a community pool, tennis courts, and even a community room with games where you can meet your neighbors.

Once you have settled in, it is time to go for your first hike. There are many trails in town, but you will want to start out with one of the easier hikes, West Fork Trail. You will find this lovely trail in West Fork Canyon. You will see some interesting rock formations and you will cross West Fork Creek a few times. Unlike other hikes in Arizona, you will find plenty of trees and shade on this trail. It is a great hike to take kids with you, and you will be able to make your friends jealous with beautiful pictures of the tree-lined trail.

On the way back to your vacation home be sure to stop by Clark’s Market at 100 Verde Valley School Rd for some gourmet take-out, or something you can prepare yourself. The kitchens of our homes come with state-of-the-art appliances. We provide all the pots, pans, and dishes you will need to make a full meal.

When it is time for bed, you can take a nice hot bath or shower in your sparkling clean bathroom. We provide toiletries and towels for your convenience. You can retire to your bedroom where you will find a bed with an ergonomic mattress and high thread count sheets. You will have your own television so you can fall asleep to your favorite shows. The closets are huge and will have plenty of room for anything that you bring or buy.

Day 2: Grand Canyon Tour

The next morning you can enjoy breakfast in your dining room or on your deck and get ready for a jeep tour of the Grand Canyon from Redstone Tours. This company of trained tour guides is located in Sedona, but they give tours all over the Red Rocks area. They offer a fabulous, day-long tour of the Grand Canyon. The tour guides are experts on the history and geology of the State of Arizona. The Grand Canyon tours cost between $100 and $200. You will ride to the canyon in a luxurious Van Terra or Starcraft minivan. You should plan on the tour taking up most of the day, and the typical tour will leave early in the morning. You will get to see the painted desert and a Navajo Indian reservation on the tour in addition to the main viewing area. Some of the tours offer lunch and some do not, so snacks and water are a good idea.

Day 3: Fuel Up for More Hiking

Time to go into town and enjoy breakfast at one of the fabulous eateries, Café Jose. Whether you are looking for a hearty Mexican breakfast, a healthy morning bite, or the greasy goodness of American fare, you will find it at this fantastic eatery. They are known for their Belgian waffles that are served with whipped cream. If you prefer a savory breakfast, you may want to try the Huevos Garcia, which consists of sautéed onions, bell peppers, and home fries that are crowned with two eggs, cheese, and ranchero sauce. If you are a late riser, or if breakfast is just not your thing, you may want to try the Mexican combo platter. You will get to choose from several south of the border favorites but be sure to include a chile relleno on your plate. The avocado cheese crisp appetizer is another menu item that should not be missed.

Now that you have fueled up, it is time for a more challenging hike, and one of the best things to do in Sedona in summer. Cathedral Rock Trail is one of the most popular trails in the Sedona area, so it is always wise to hike it on a weekday when it is a little less busy. It is a 1.2-mile trail, but don’t let the shortness of its distance fool you; it can actually be very challenging. It is a little cooler in the fall and some people like to enjoy the trail at sunset. The trail goes along a lovely river and gives you some spectacular views of the mountains and valleys. If your dog is on vacation with you, you can bring them on a leash. However, you might want to leave them home for this one. It is very steep and there are points where you will have to crawl on your hands and knees. Be sure to bring your sunscreen and plenty of water.

Day 4: Connect with Sedona’s Spiritual Side

You are halfway through your trip, and it is time for a little spirituality, Sedona is known as a place where the affluent get their beatitude on. You can start your day with a stretch at the popular Aumbase Sedona Yoga. If you don’t feel like leaving your amazingly Zen rental home, you can also take one of their web classes. This studio specializes in yoga and consciousness evolution. Yoga is a workout for your body, mind, and spirit. They also practice sound healing at this studio, where a guide will take you to one of Sedona’s vortexes. A vortex is a swirling center of energy that can be found in the valleys of the canyons. People who visit them say that they gain energy and spiritual enlightenment after having spent time there. A sound healing journey includes a hike to a vortex where you will meditate to flute vibrations.

Once your soul is fed, it will be time to feed your body with a little vegan nourishment at ChocolaTree Organic Eatery. Nothing feeds the spirit quite like chocolate, and this cafe has plenty of the stuff. Not only does it taste delicious, but it is organic. The cafe has some of the most delicious food you will ever taste made with plenty of locally procured organic ingredients. You won’t want to pass up the corn chowder or the mushroom fantasy stew. They have tasty pizzas and an international appetizer plate that includes chutney, potato cakes, and corn cakes. If you are not into chocolate, you can still enjoy the carrot cake or lemon pie for dessert.

Now it’s time to have your chakra analyzed. Chakra refers to seven points of energy in your body. The concept originated in India. Chakra points control such things as intellect, imagination, sexuality, and confidence. You find several people in town who can tell you all about your personal chakra and how to improve it. You can also have your aura read in town. The readings go on for about 27 pages and are very involved. If you would rather have your fortune told or talk to a dead relative, there are psychics and mediums in the downtown area. If you would like to take some of your enlightenment home with you, you can find crystals at Sedona Crystal Vortex, located at 300 N State Rte 89A.

Day 5: Take Advantage of Your Rental’s Amenities

It is time to really enjoy that beautiful rental property of yours with a day spent at home; not all parts of our Sedona travel guide involve travel! If you have a place with a pool, you can start the day with a nice dip and lie in the sun until you dry. You can have a cookout in your backyard on the grill that we provide. You can enjoy your food on the picnic table on your deck or around the big dining room table in your home. Nature is a great thing, but every once in a while, you need an hour or two to just relax and be a couch potato. That is where we provide large TVs and Wi-Fi so you can enjoy a movie or binge on a favorite series. You can enjoy a big family dinner and make cocktails for the adults. You can sip those drinks while sitting back in a hot tub and gazing up at the stars or around the fire pit that many of our homes provide.

Day 6: Local Jeep Tours

It is time to enjoy a thrilling jeep tour of the hills. You will find many different companies that offer tours of the mountains. If you are not especially athletically inclined, these tours can take you to places you might not ever be able to hike.


Red Rocks West offers some fabulous tours of the hills and valleys of the area. The Canyon and Cowboys Tour will take you to the seven major canyons in the area. You will even get to see the old Van Deren cabin, which was used in the classic Western film, “Blood on the Moon.” The Soldier’s Pass tour takes you to the seven Apache Pools. The waters here are said to have healing properties.

Saturday is the perfect night to dine in one of Sedona’s nicer restaurants, Tii Gavo. This restaurant offers beautiful views, tasty food, and an elegant atmosphere. The knowledgeable waitstaff can recommend the perfect wine or cocktail to go with your meal. Everything on the menu is excellent, but you won’t want to pass up the Arizona Nachos that are made with black beans and charred corn. The baby kale salad is delicious and healthy, and the stuffed peppers are one of the most popular dishes. The seasonal fruit empanadas are the perfect way to top off the meal. The dessert cocktails will leave you with a sweet buzz at the end of the night.

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Sprawling canyons with staggeringly steep walls, red rock buttes and a collection of surrounding pine forests are all defining features of a Sedona, Arizona-bound getaway. This lovely locale features upwards of 278 days of sunshine a year, making it the ideal location for a traveler with a taste for adventure and heart for sunny days too. That said, there’s no trip that comes with complete certainty when it comes to the weather forecast and Sedona isn’t an exception to the rule. On the off chance you find yourself here on a rainy day, there’s no need to worry. This is a city that’s packed with activities and opportunities for fun, even if the gloomy weather happens to roll in unexpectedly. The following activities in Sedona are just a few of many options for indoor entertainment to add to your list to enjoy if you’re looking to make the most of a rainy day.

Explore the Sedona Heritage Museum

A rainy day in Sedona is a great opportunity to visit the Sedona Heritage Museum and learn a little more about the area’s rich past while you’re in town. This museum sits surrounded by a backdrop of breathtaking red rock cliffs, perfectly setting the scene for insight into Sedona’s development. The museum’s many exhibits and displays showcase artifacts and photographs that carry visitors through the stories of the area’s original tribes, to the times of pioneers, cowboys, and even the city’s connection with Hollywood cinema. The Sedona Heritage Museum is found at 735 Jordan Road and is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm.

Check Out the Sedona Arts Center

When you can’t go out and explore Sedona’s tantalizing terrain, you can still find plenty of inspiration at the Sedona Arts Center! Located at 15 Art Barn Road this dual gallery and store features a variety of artwork crafted at the hands of local artists. Those who choose to take time to browse will find everything from jewelry and photography to fiber works on display in abundance. The Sedona Arts Center is an area non-profit that hosts a variety of classes, workshops, festivals, and cultural events year-round. Stop into the Sedona Arts Center any day of the week between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm to make the most of the fun!

Try Your Luck at Cliff Castle Casino

Just because you’re out of luck with the rainy weather doesn’t mean you won’t change things around when you visit Cliff Castle Casino on a gray day in Sedona. Located at 555 West Middle Verde Road in Camp Verde, Cliff Castle Casino is an all-inclusive entertainment hub where visitors can hit the slot machines, play Blackjack, or enjoy live musical performances. Whether you’re trying out digital craps for the first time or spending time in the high limit room, it’s sure to be an experience you won’t soon forget. Cliff Castle Casino also hosts a Hunt and Gather Gift Shop for those looking to commemorate their time here. The casino is open daily between 6:00 am and 2:30 am.

Dine at the Blazin’ M Ranch

Turning a rainy Sedona day into a delicious opportunity instead is easily accomplished when you make your dinner plans at Blazin’ M Ranch. Both dinner and a show are yours for the enjoying at this popular eatery which offers guests the full western dining experience complete with a Chuckwagon meal and western stage show to match! Located in nearby Cottonwood, Blazin M’ Ranch is a family dining experience that puts you right in the heart of the great frontier. Check out the ranch, enjoy the show and spend some time shopping on-site when you’re ready for a savory and unforgettable experience! Because this is a popular event, reservations are required so be sure to book your place as early as possible.

Ride the Verde Canyon Railroad

Departing from the Clarkdale Station, a ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad promises to be a fun and exciting activity to enjoy, even on a rainy Sedona Day. As you chug along in the comfort of a vintage steam engine, you’ll enjoy captivating canyon views even if you can’t be out on the trails on foot! This heritage railroad offers up travel options along 20 miles of track and hosts sightseeing rides daily between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Book Your Sedona Adventure Today

When you’re ready for a great vacation and can’t wait to explore a destination that’s scenic and exciting, a trip to Sedona promises to check every box on the list! Knowing you have accommodations in place that keep you close to those places you can’t wait to explore that brings luxury, style, and convenience into the experience too only elevates your trip further. Let the team at Sedona.Org handle your vacation rental details so you can arrive in town and simply focus on the fun. Reach out today to learn more and to start planning!

If you need a patriotic getaway this 4th of July surrounded by beautiful red rocks, Sedona is the place to be. Fresh mountain air and year-round mostly comfortable temperatures make Sedona and its beautiful red rock scenery a must for your next vacation. Enjoy the scents and feel of a location in a pine forest like no other. There are plenty of patriotic things to do and see that will keep everyone happy and busy throughout your stay over your 4th of July Sedona getaway.

Fireworks

There are plenty of places in the surrounding area that are offering brilliant light displays. From Clarkdale and Cottonwood to Flagstaff and many points in between, you’ll be able to find a fireworks show that’s sure to please. Fireworks in the immediate Sedona area have not yet been announced.

Free Swim

The town typically hosts an annual 4th of July “Wet Fest,” which features music, games, swimming pool, a water slide, and more. This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the big party has been canceled in favor of a smaller affair. If you’re still looking to get wet and cool off, you can pre-register online to join in at a free swim time at the community pool. There will be a festive red, white, and blue atmosphere to keep you in a patriotic mood throughout the event.

Verde Canyon Railroad

Take a scenic tour without the rental car so everyone can enjoy the sights. The Verde Canyon Railroad is available any time of year, and a fun way to sightsee. You’ll love the patriotic flair they add to trips during the 4th of July holiday. The “All-American Family Rail Adventure” on the “Firecracker Express” takes you on the scenic tour of the area while also learning about its history, geology, archaeology, ancestry, plants, and animals, and more. Come early on the 4th to see a live bald eagle and other feathered friends at the depot.

Winery Tour

Celebrate the independence of our country by buying local. Sedona’s unique climate – desert heat during the day and the low temperatures of northern Arizona at night – make it a great environment for wine making. Due to these conditions, over 20 wineries call the Sedona area home. You can take a tour of the many wineries along the Valley Verde Wine Trail through a special tour or choose to create your own path. Enjoy a tasting, then take a bottle or two back to your rental to enjoy while you watch fireworks. Whichever tour you choose, make sure you have safe transportation between venues.

Off-Road Tours

While celebrating everything America and patriotic, celebrate getting to know one of last states to join the Union. There are so many ways to get up close and experience the great outdoors of Sedona. An off-road tour mixes a scenic drive through the mountains with the adventure of hiking or biking through the red rock terrain and offers an unforgettable experience. Jeep tours take you through parts of Sedona you wouldn’t want to access any other way. See the red rock formations, breathtaking views, and learn about the region’s ecology, geology, and history along the way.

Horseback Riding

Many companies offer horseback riding tours in the fashion of the “Old West” and “All-American” heritage of Arizona. Guided tours will fill you in about the area’s flora and fauna, the mountains, and the history of the land during your jaunt. Make sure to bring your camera and capture the wonder of panoramic views and thrilling terrain like the Verde Valley, Sedona Red Rocks, and more. You can even go as far as the San Francisco Peaks of Flagstaff on your journey.

Red Rock Scenic Byway

Gather your group and pack up the rental car and head out for some sightseeing. Decorate the rental car with red, white, and blue, or fly a flag as you breeze down the road. The Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR-179) is a short trip that can last hours. Only ten miles long, the byway itself is a short drive, but you can spend hours at the many scenic pull-off points along the way. Dress in your patriotic best and pack a picnic lunch to enjoy at one of the stops. Gaze out over the towering red rocks of Red Rock Country. Go during the day for a spectacular view from every angle you can see or take a sunset cruise. While you’re out, stop by the Coconino National Forest visitor’s center for maps of hiking and biking trails you’ll want to check out another time.

Fun on the Fourth in Sedona

Get your fill of red, white, and blue patriotism in Sedona. You’ll find a myriad of ways to celebrate the holiday and enjoy a relaxing retreat at the same time. Make booking a vacation rental with Sedona.Org a top priority for that relaxation. Prepare a patriotic meal of your own in the fully equipped kitchen. Relax in a private bedroom or other comfortable furnishing and watch a movie or TV show or play a game. For an intimate experience, choose a one-bedroom unit with kitchenette, or plan a fun 4th family or group reunion and book a unit as large as six bedrooms. Choose a premium unit for luxury upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat screen TVs and more!

Contact us today to book your 4th of July Sedona getaway!

No matter what time of year you need a break, four-seasons Sedona is waiting to give you a wonderful experience full of fun and memories to keep you coming back year after year. Fresh mountain air and year-round comfortable temperatures make Sedona and its beautiful red rock scenery a must for your next vacation. Enjoy the scents and feel of a location in a pine forest that exudes rest and relaxation. There are plenty of things to do and see that will keep everyone happy and busy throughout your stay.

Winery Tour

Sedona’s unique climate of desert heat during the day and the low temperatures of northern Arizona at night make it a great environment for wine making. Due to these unique environmental conditions, more than 20 wineries decided to call the Sedona area home. The adults of the group can enjoy themselves when they visit any of the many wineries along the Valley Verde Wine Trail through a special tour. You can also choose to create your own path. Whichever you choose, make sure you have safe and responsible transportation between venues.

Red Rock Scenic Byway

Gather your group and pack up the rental car with everything you’ll need for a good time sightseeing when you head out for some sightseeing. The Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR-179) takes you on a short trip that can last hours. Only ten miles long, the byway itself is a short drive, but you can spend hours at the many scenic pull-off points along the drive. Gaze out over the towering red rocks and breathtaking views of Red Rock Country. Go during the day for a spectacular view from every angle you can see or take a sunset cruise and watch the beautiful colors of sunset glow as the sun sinks below the rocky vistas. While you’re out, stop by the Coconino National Forest visitor’s center for maps of hiking and biking trails you’ll want to check out at another time during your stay.

Verde Canyon Railroad

Take a scenic tour of the area without the rental car so everyone can enjoy the sights without the worry of driving. The Verde Canyon Railroad is available any time of year and a fun way to sightsee in Sedona’s Red Rock Country. The train helps you stay out of the heat of an Arizona day and takes you through areas you won’t be able experience in your rental car. Book a seat on your desired day during your trip. You can choose to stick to your seat and watch the sights, or head to an open-air viewing platform car for a better view of the red rock and pine forest scenery surrounding you. After you’ve enjoyed yourself on a ride, make plans to come back another time for one of their themed rides, including the “Chocolate Lovers’ Special” for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, and others.

Helicopter Tour

Bring your camera and take to the skies for a different kind of sightseeing. You and your group will get a chance to view the colorful landscape of Sedona and the surrounding area from a bird’s eye view on a helicopter tour. Your pilot will point out popular landmarks like the Chapel of the Holy Cross, Three Nuns Rock, Snoopy Rock, Steamboat Rock, and many more of the famous rock formations in the area. Packages vary by tour company, with rides as short as 15 minutes all the way up to 55 minutes of air time. Ask about transportation to and from your accommodations.

Off-Road Sedona Tours

There is a myriad of ways to get up close and experience the great outdoors of Sedona. An off-road tour mixes a scenic drive through the mountains, like that found on the Red Rock Scenic Byway, with the adventure of hiking or biking through the terrain in one unforgettable experience. Jeep tours take you through parts of Sedona you wouldn’t be able to access any other way. See the red rock formations, breathtaking views, and learn about the region’s ecology, geology, and history along the way from your tour guide.

Great Tours and Experience of Your Sedona Getaway

To create a stay as unique as you and the members of your group, make sure the first thing on your planning list is to book a vacation rental with Sedona.org. After you’ve enjoyed a day of sights and experiences on your Sedona tours, you can prepare a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Relax in a private bedroom or comfy couch and watch a movie or TV show or play a game together. For an intimate experience, choose a one-bedroom unit with kitchenette for you and your sweetheart, or plan a family or group reunion and book a unit as large as six bedrooms! Choose a premium unit for luxury upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat screen TVs and much more!

Contact us today to book your Sedona getaway!

As spring turns toward summer and the heat gets turned up, you might be looking for a getaway. Fresh mountain air and year-round comfortable temperatures make Sedona and its beautiful red rock scenery a must for your next vacation. Enjoy the scents and feel of a location in a pine forest like no other. There are plenty of things to do and see that will keep everyone happy and busy throughout your stay.

Winery Tour

Sedona’s unique climate – desert heat during the day and the low temperatures of northern Arizona at night – make it a great environment for winemaking. Due to these conditions, more than 20 wineries call the Sedona area home. You can take a tour of the many wineries along the Valley Verde Wine Trail through a special tour or choose to create your own path. Whichever you choose, make sure you have safe transportation between venues.

Red Rock Scenic Byway

Gather your group and pack up the rental car and head out for some sightseeing with these activities in Sedona. The Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR-179) takes you on a short trip that can last hours. Only ten miles long, the byway itself is a short drive, but you can spend hours at the many scenic pull-off points along the way. Gaze out over the towering red rocks of Red Rock Country. Go during the day for a spectacular view from every angle you can see or take a sunset cruise. While you’re out, stop by the Coconino National Forest visitor’s center for maps of hiking and biking trails you’ll want to check out.

Verde Canyon Railroad

Take a scenic tour without the rental car so everyone can enjoy the sights. The Verde Canyon Railroad is available any time of year, and a fun way to sightsee. The train helps you stay out of the heat of an Arizona early-summer day and takes you through areas you won’t be able experience in your car. Book a seat on your desired day. Stick to your seat or head to an open-air viewing platform car for a better view of the red rock and pine forest scenery surrounding you. After you’ve enjoyed yourself on a ride, come back another time for one of their themed rides, including the “Chocolate Lovers’ Special” for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, and more.

Helicopter Tour

Bring your camera and take to the skies for a different kind of sightseeing. View the colorful landscape of Sedona and the surrounding area from a bird’s eye view on a helicopter tour of the area. Your pilot will point out popular landmarks like the Chapel of the Holy Cross, Three Nuns Rock, Snoopy Rock, Steamboat Rock, and many more. Packages vary by tour company, with rides as short as 15 minutes all the way up to 55 minutes of air time. Ask about transportation to and from your accommodations.

Activities in Sedona at Bearizona

A different kind of driving tour is available at Bearizona. Drive your own vehicle through the park’s three-mile track at your own pace. See more than just bears; javelina, prairie dogs, North American river otters, wolves, and more also call the park home. Keep in mind that all vehicles must be completely enclosed (no ATVs, convertibles, or open-top jeeps) and have operational windows.

Horseback Riding

Many companies offer horseback riding tours in the fashion of the “Old West” heritage of Arizona. Guided tours will fill you in about the area’s flora and fauna, the mountains, and the history of the land during your jaunt. Bring your camera and capture the wonder of panoramic views and thrilling terrain like the Verde Valley, Sedona Red Rocks, and more. You can even go as far as the San Francisco Peaks of Flagstaff.

Off-Road Tours

There are so many ways to get up close and experience the great outdoors of Sedona. An off-road tour mixes a scenic drive through the mountains with the adventure of hiking or biking through the terrain and offers an unforgettable experience. Jeep tours take you through parts of Sedona you wouldn’t want to access any other way. See the red rock formations, breathtaking views, and learn about the region’s ecology, geology, and history along the way.

Romantic Getaway to Sedona

Start your unique summer in unique Sedona. To create a stay as unique as yourself and your group, make sure the first thing on your planning list is to book a vacation rental with Sedona.Org. After you’ve tried some of the delicious and unique dishes the area restaurants have to offer, you can prepare your own home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Relax in a private bedroom or comfy couch and watch a movie or TV show or play a game. For an intimate early-summer experience, choose a one-bedroom unit with kitchenette, or plan a family or group reunion and book a unit as large as six bedrooms. Choose a premium unit for luxury upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat screen TVs and more!

Contact us today to book your early summer Sedona getaway!

Kick off the summer in sunny, warm Sedona. With temperatures trending toward the 80s during Memorial Day weekend, you’ll find indoor and outdoor activities that will keep everyone busy. Enjoy the fresh mountain air, beautiful red rock, and a pine forest like no other when you make Sedona your Memorial Day escape. You don’t want to forget your mask, as many of these places will require it.

Winery Tour

For the adults of the group who enjoy a glass of vino. The town of Sedona plays host to over 20 wineries. The unique Sedona weather – the heat of a desert day and the low temperatures of a northern Arizona night – add up to equal a great recipe for wine making. Set out on the Valley Verde Wine Trail and stop at several of the wineries. Special package tours are available from some companies or you can designate a driver and choose your own route.

Spa Day This Memorial Day in Sedona

Sedona and the surrounding area is filled with plenty of things to do and see during your Memorial Day escape, but vacation is also a time to relax and unwind. Choose one of the many spas in the area and indulge in services like facials, body wraps and scrubs, and more. Enjoy a myriad of massage options, including classic Swedish massage, a CBD oil massage, or a deep-tissue massage using heated basalt stones.

Verde Canyon Railroad

Take a scenic tour of the area and leave the driving to someone else. Available any time of year (no trains run on Memorial Day, so take your trip any day around that date), the Verde Canyon Railroad is a fun way to see the area and escape the heat of the Arizona sun. Choose a coach seat and get a view of the canyon and surrounding area while listening to classic railroad music. All cars have access to open-air viewing cars. A seat in first class includes spacious, living room-style seating for a more intimate experience. The caboose may be the last car of the train, but it contains the best seats. Reserved for a private party of up to six adults, the luxurious experience includes a personal valet. Due to the historic nature of the caboose, it is not ADA compliant. Enjoy a champagne toast upon boarding, full-service cash bars with premium liquor choices, and appetizers served at your seat. Set out onto an open-air viewing platform for a better view of the red rock and pine forest scenery. If you enjoy your ride, come back for a St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Cinco de Mayo, “grape” train escape, or Christmas-themed tours.

Sound Bites Grill

Enjoy live music from local musicians with your dinner when you eat at Sound Bites Grill this Sedona Memorial Day weekend. Come to any one of their “no cover” music performances with your meal like Wineaux Wednesday’s – live music and wine tasting event, Chill on the Hill Thursday’s, We Made It Friday’s, Showtime Saturday’s, and Jazz Brunch Sunday’s. Check out their calendar to see who’s playing and what’s special on the menu.

Hiking

Sedona offers hundreds of hiking trails leading to beautiful red rock vistas dotted with the greenery of a forest of ponderosa pines, junipers, cottonwoods, and many more. There are hikes appropriate for all ages and skill levels. Take hikes to see landmarks like Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock, and Chapel of the Holy Cross.

Red Rock Scenic Byway

Take a tour of the area on a drive along the Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). The byway itself is just ten miles long, but you can spend hours along the route at the many scenic pull-off points as you marvel at the towering natural beauty of Red Rock Country and get as many pictures as possible any time of day. Or take in the fresh mountain air later in the day for a view of the reds and golds of sunset. Take a drive through the pine forests of the Coconino National Forest and make a stop at the forest visitor center for maps for your hiking and biking excursions.

Bearizona

Get up-close to black bears as well as javelina, prairie dogs, North American river otters, wolves and more. Stay socially distanced from other guests as well as the animals as you drive your own vehicle through the park on a three-mile drive you take at your own pace. The company’s “Wild Ride Bus Tour” is currently unavailable. Make sure the car you bring is completely enclosed (no convertibles, ATVs, or open-top jeeps) and have operational windows.

Sedona Memorial Day Weekend

You came to Sedona for a fun, exciting Memorial Day. Make sure the feeling lasts all day and all night when you book a vacation rental with Sedona.org. Prepare a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy the privacy of your own bedroom or sprawl out in an open living space and read a book or watch TV. For the most intimate experience, choose a one-bedroom unit with a kitchenette. For bigger groups there are units up to six bedrooms. Choose a premium unit for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat-screen TVs and more!

Contact us today to book your Memorial Day getaway to Sedona!

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