If you need a patriotic getaway this 4th of July surrounded by beautiful red rocks, northern Arizona is the place to be. 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 patriotic things to do and see this 4th of July in Sedona that will keep everyone happy and busy throughout your stay. Check out our Patriotic Flair in Sedona!
There are plenty of places in the surrounding area that are offering brilliant light displays to celebrate independence. 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.
4th of July Wet Fest
Visit the city’s annual 4th of July “Wet Fest,” which features music, games, a swimming pool, a water slide, and more. The day takes place at the Sedona Community Pool and includes food, music, free swimming, and water slide fun. The pool opens at 12 p.m. for free swimming, and the vendors and games will be located just outside the pool gates. Parking is available in the West Sedona School parking lots, and you can bring your own lawn chairs and stake a claim early. Swim attire is required for pool use. The pool is located at 570 Posse Ground Road in Sedona.
Celebrate the independence of our country by buying local. Sedona’s unique climate – desert heat during the day and low temperatures of northern Arizona at night – make it a top-notch environment for winemaking. 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 a patriotic meal. Whichever tour you choose, make sure you have safe transportation between venues.
Red Rock Scenic Byway
Gather your loved ones and pack up the rental car to 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 several 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. 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 and leave the driving to someone else so everyone can enjoy the sights. The Verde Canyon Railroad is available any time of year and is 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 a scenic tour of the area while also learning about its history, geology, archaeology, ancestry, plants, animals, and more. Come early on the 4th to see a live bald eagle and other feathered friends at the depot.
Many companies offer horseback riding tours in the fashion of the “Old West” and “All-American” heritage that can seemingly be found at every turn throughout Arizona. Guided tours will fill you in about the area’s flora and fauna, the mountains, and the history of the land. Make sure to bring your camera and capture the wonder of panoramic views and thrilling terrains 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.
Fun on the Fourth at the Patriotic Flair 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. First, 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 a kitchenette, or plan a fun 4th of July 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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