When the gloomy days of winter get you down and the cold and icy streets make you look back on your summer adventures with longing, it may be time to start planning a winter trip to someplace with warmer temperatures and magical adventures, such as the kinds you can have in Sedona. Our winter days can be slightly cool, our winter nights can be colder, but the sun is always shining down on visitors from all over the world. Spend your days exploring vortexes, restaurant, and historic locations and your evenings and nights coming home to our Sedona.Org seasonal sanctuaries filled with comfort and luxury. This guide to planning your winter trip to Sedona will help you create a vacation you will never forget!

Light Jackets Only On Your Winter Trip to Sedona

As the snow buries your hometown in a blanket of white, the sun will be shining here in Sedona, and although nights and mornings can be cool and there may occasionally be a dusting of snow on the red rocks, but by afternoon the sun will encourage you to take off the light jacket you threw on in the cooler morning hours. Layering your wardrobe is the key to staying comfortable in the chilly months, and as you slip into your walking shoes, pull on sweaters and jackets, and fill up a water bottle or two, the beautiful weather will entice you to get outside and play, perhaps with a hike through the Red Rocks and a visit to one of the four vortexes in town!

A Tour to Remember

The best way to start any vacation to a new place is with a tour of some sorts, getting your bearings and showing you the activities or sites that may interest you enough for a return visit. The many different jeep tours in Sedona, Red Rock, Pink, or Safari Jeep® Tours provide exciting expeditions into the red rocks that will be enjoyed by all who partake. The best thing about these off road adventures is that everyone can participate, so even if you aren’t capable of walking long distances, you will still be able to be a part of the beauty and magic of our local tours. Choose the company, they are all great but perhaps the Pink Jeep® Tours are the most well-known, choose your tour (their sunset tours never fail to impress!) and sit back in comfort as knowledgeable guides drive you to the most scenic spots in town.

Road Trips

The Red Rock Scenic Byway offers one of our most famous rides, taking guests through breathtaking vistas including Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock, and the Chapel of the Holy Rock. Take your time along this journey, pulling off the road where the views are the best to take pictures you will want to frame, or pulling into the parking lots of galleries that line the road, exploring the art created by the most talented artists in the world! AZ 179 will bring visitors to a famous walled artist community, Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village, so be sure to plan extra time into your road trip, giving you the opportunity to explore this renowned walled village.

Winter Holidays

If you’re visiting in the winter, there’s a pretty good chance that you will be here during one of the winter holidays, and these fun activities will help make your getaway all that much more special. Shopping for Christmas will be so much more fun when you combine it with our Festival of Lights event at Tlaquepaque, held on December 9th and offering a southwestern favorite, the lighting of 6000 luminarias! Featuring live music, visits from Santa, and free cider for everyone, this holiday festival is one we hold close to our hearts. Christmas in the Park, also on December 9th but held at Sedona Heritage Museum is a gift presented to visitors and community regulars from the museum and provides more cider, cookies, music, and a peek into the past with vintage decorations and “old-timers” telling stories. Our New Year’s Eve celebrations tend to be low key, but that’s ok, it just gives travelers more time to enjoy the comfortable and luxurious amenities of our Sedona.Org seasonal sanctuaries!

Those Moments “At Home”

When the fun has tired you out and the sun has fallen behind the red rocks a new type of magic will begin, simply by walking through the doors of our Sedona.Org vacation havens. Reflecting the beauty of Sedona while combining modern conveniences with all the comforts of home, the moments you spend at home will create memories that you will remember forever. Cuddle with your favorite traveling partner in front of a roaring fireplace, watch all the Hallmark holiday movies on state of the art televisions, and sleep deep, dreaming happy dreams, in bedrooms designed to bring peace and tranquility to all who inhabit them. Reserve your favorite winter wonderland today!