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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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