Sedona Travel Tips
Sedona is regularly described as one of America's most beautiful places. Nowhere else will you find a landscape as dramatically colorful. The towering red rocks and jagged sandstone buttes matched against an almost always blue sky have beckoned to professional and budding artists for years. And filmmakers have chosen these fiery rock formations in north-central Arizona as the backdrop for such box-office blowouts as 3:10 to Yuma, Broken Arrow and Midnight Run.
Why Go: The red rocks of Sedona never fail to inspire artists or lovers. Whether you're hiking through a canyon or hiding out in a resort bungalow, you can easily absorb the area's relaxed beauty. And while Sedona has become increasingly trendy and more expensive, you'll unearth comfortable hotel prices with a little research and flexible travel dates.
Best Times to Visit Sedona
The best time to visit Sedona is from March to May when the temperatures are warm -- but not scorching -- and the area is in full bloom. Hikers love this season, as desert flowers add pops of color to the already rust-colored trails. September to November is another ideal time for outdoor activities thanks to mild weather. However, spring and fall travelers should note that these are the most popular times to visit with high room rates. If you're looking for cheaper rooms, consider visiting in the winter; that's when most tourists head farther south for warmer weather.