Sedona, Arizona was named as one of the most beautiful places to visit in the United States and offers a host of unusual and interesting activities to suit the taste of every traveler. Known world-wide for the absolutely stunning Red Rock formations, this high desert spectacle is a favorite for travelers from across the globe. Oak Creek Canyon runs from just south of Flagstaff, meandering 28 miles south, with a lazy, restful creek navigating its way through towering canyon walls into Sedona. Spend the day sightseeing, shopping at Tlaquepaque Village and visiting the unique art galleries.
A spiritual Mecca, Sedona draws a diverse crowd of those on a personal pilgrimage to feed their soul at the Chapel-in-the-Rocks, the Buddhist Stupa or one of the many vortex energy fields throughout Sedona. Others find their quest on one of the 142 hiking trails with levels for every nature-loving hiker. Make the Sedona experience your own.
There are numerous activities including jeep tours, hot air balloon rides, four-wheeled ATV adventures into Sedona’s great outback…but Sedona’s most popular attractions are actually closer to Cottonwood, so Stay and Play at the BEST WESTERN Cottonwood Inn and save money with one of our fun-filled Sedona Vacation Packages.
Red Rock State Park: The most photographed Red Rock formation in Sedona, this 285 acre nature preserve offers informative lectures and guided tours explaining the geology and history of Sedona. One of the most relaxing and peaceful places on earth and sure to be a treasured memory.
Chapel of the Holy Cross: Visit a shrine of intriguing contemporary architecture. This is a one-of-a-kind, introspective, spiritual and inspirational experience for all who enter. This uniquely designed chapel sits high among the Red Rocks of Sedona and is one of the most visited sites in Sedona.
Oak Creek Canyon: The 28-mile drive though Oak Creek Canyon is truly one of the most beautiful drives in America with steep canyon walls jutting upward from the meandering Oak Creek on the canyon floor. Take in the panoramic vista from the scenic overlook, just north of Slide Rock State Park.
Slide Rock State Park: Carved by Mother Nature millions of years ago, this Oak Creek natural phenomenon known as Slide Rock is sure to bring out the kid in travelers of all ages. It’s the best place to make a splash, swim, go down the natural water slide and have a picnic in the Sedona-Verde Valley. FUN!!!
Tlaquepaque Shopping Village: Styled in the Mexican Village Marketplace, this collection of over 40 boutique shops and delightful eateries is a Sedona icon. Many art galleries and art shows are featured along with festivals and events, the most notable being the Cinco de Mayo Festival in early May and the Festival of Lights that runs from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day showcasing over a million lights and artistic Christmas-themed displays. Tlaquepaque is the perfect place to “Pop the Question”, renew your vows or have a very special wedding in Tlaquepaque Chapel!
Helicopter Adventures: There’s something about Sedona that brings out the Orville and Wilbur Wright in everyone. Enjoy the awesome, natural beauty while whirlin’ round the rocks in a state of the art helicopter so quiet you really do not have to yell to be heard. People poll: it’s the only way to fly!