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. Here are the Top Tours to Experience in Sedona.
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.
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.
Sedona Top Tours to Experience in Sedona
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!
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