Sedona counts among the top destinations for domestic and international travelers alike. Situated halfway between Phoenix and the Grand Canyon in the most temperate region of Arizona and world-renowned for the breathtaking beauty of its red rock landscapes, this town of 11,000 has much more to offer than first meets the eye.
Sedona has a long and rich history. Prehistoric nomads moved through the area as far back as 3000 BC on the trail of game. Around 1200 BC, a group known as the Anasazi or Ancient Puebloans emerged and later blossomed into a thriving culture. Their western contemporaries, the Sinagua, built adobe dwellings into the red rock cliff walls around Sedona, and their remainders can still be found in the Sedona area today.
After the Sinagua disappeared around 1400, the Yavapai and Apache inhabited the lands around Sedona as hunter-gatherer cultures until the US army drove them out in the 1870s. Settlers taking over the abandoned orchards of the Native people formed the first white settlements in what is today Sedona – a fascinating place in many ways. We welcome you to explore our About Sedona section!
This section contains thorough information about the area, its history and geology, its weather, town and road maps, driving directions - and most importantly, our comprehensive list of things to do while vacationing in Sedona.
Things to do
Looking for ideas for your Sedona vacation? Please peruse our Things to do in Sedona section for a comprehensive catalog of Sedona tours attractions and activities. Here you will find great ideas to make your Sedona vacation unforgettable.
Sedona History Section
For all you history buffs out there, Sedona's story is as old and colorful as its red rocks. From the fascinating geological narrative presented by the red rocks themselves to the tales of Spanish exploration, from ancient cultures to contemporary ones, take a glimpse into the rich and fascinating past of this very special place.
Sedona Weather Section
For the meteorologist in you, we have designed a web page full of historic and real-time weather information. Sedona truly is fabulous year-round, but the Sedona Weather page is there to help you plan both the time-frame and the daily details of your visit.
Sedona Map Section
If your family has deemed you navigator on your trip to Red Rock Country, here´s a good foundation to work from. Get ahead of the curve with comprehensive area information including maps and directions, and effortlessly find your way around Sedona´s attractions, sites, and neighborhoods.