As the days grow longer and the mercury rises, much of the world is participating in the time-honored tradition of planning their summer vacations. We work hard 51 weeks out of the year in order to enjoy at least one week of play and relaxation, and we at Sedona.Org know that many of you are planning a getaway to Sedona for your seven days of peace and respite! Offering serenity and more than a touch of magic, our red rock village is the perfect destination for those seeking a journey of fun and for those with children, a plethora of summer activities in Sedona your kiddos will love. This guide to a family vacation your entire family will never forget is chock full of adventures your tiniest travelers will be thrilled to enjoy, and after each adventure has been crossed off your itinerary, coming home to Sedona.Org will be the cherry on the top of a very delicious vacation sundae!
Take a Hike With These Summer Activities in Sedona
Some hikes can be a little too much for those with shorter legs, but the hiking trails that lead through Red Rock State Park are child friendly and are perfect for helping the littles burn off all that excess energy! Summers can get a little warm, so it is best that this activity takes place in the early hours when you know your excited little adventurers are going to be awake and waiting for fun. The visitor center offers a Junior Ranger program for kids 6-12, so be sure to check it out.
Slide Rock State Park
Many years ago, Slide Rock State Park was an apple orchard, providing sweet treats to the town. Before that, it was more than likely a gathering spot for the native American peoples who made their homes on this rugged land. Today, however, it is a beautiful park filled with fun things to do, including a limestone “waterslide” that will keep everyone cool (even cold!) during the hottest days of summer! Located in Oak Creek Canyon, Slide Rock is one of our favorite swimming holes, and we think it will be yours as well.
Ice Cream on a Hot Summer’s Day
There is no greater treat on a hot day than a sweet and delicious ice cream, and Sabrina’s Gourmet Ice Cream is destined to appeal to parents AND children! Located at 300 AZ 89A, and offering 15 unique flavors as well as the classics, ensuring your picky eaters will find the cone they love, you may want to come back more than once, simply to taste all the deliciousness found inside. Today, we at Sedona.Org are loving Huckleberry, but last week we couldn’t get enough of their Peanut Butter Fudge, so drop in today and discover your newest obsession!
Take a Peek into the Past
The Sedona Heritage Museum, located at 735 Jordan Road, provides a fascinating glimpse into the Wild West with exhibits that explore everything from cowboys to wine making. Also featuring a movie set building that examines Hollywood’s contribution to our history, this is one museum that appeals to travelers of all age groups!
Lunch at the Cowboy Club
The Old West is alive and well in Sedona, and lunchtime break at the Cowboy Club will fill the empty spaces in your tummies while feeding the curiosity of kiddos who are thrilled by anything cowboy. Offering a menu of sandwiches, burgers, and family comfort meals and located in uptown Sedona at 241 N State Route 89A, its artwork will please, especially the bronze statue of a “real live cowboy” that greets guests at the door!
Walk on the Wild Side
Out of Africa Wildlife Park is located at 3505 W State Route 260 in nearby Camp Verde, 27 miles south of Sedona. The family can get up close and personal with baby animals, be entertained by the Tiger Splash show, or watch the giant predators get fed. Better than a zoo, the park offers an intimate experience with nature while educating the world’s younger generations on the importance of keeping our wildlife wild!
Stay Home with Sedona.Org
Not all Sedona adventures will have to involve leaving your Sedona.Org sanctuary, especially if you choose one of our homes with a pool—or access to a community pool! Summer days spent splashing in their cool waters will be the ultimate in vacation experiences, and as mom lounges poolside, kids practice their underwater breath holding skills, and the sun shines down brightly on all of you, we can promise you will never once regret your choice of Sedona for your family vacation. Sleep deep, play hard, and relax even harder as you live it up in our beautiful red rock properties. Reserve your favorite escape today and start counting the days until vacation time arrives! Make sure you look at our Sedona rentals with air conditioning!