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. Here is a list of Our Favorite Fall Activities in Sedona.
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.
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.
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 – Book a Stay to Enjoy Our Favorite 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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