Sitting just north of Sedona Town and the Village of Oak Creek, staying in Bell Rock is ideal for hikers and climbers. Staying in the Bell Rock neighborhood means that you are away from the big tourist crowds and even closer to the adventure trails. It is possible to climb to the top of Bell Rock .
This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Sedona is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.
Don’t make the mistake of taking a trip to Sedona for a night or two, three to five days is the time needed to see Sedona , the Grand Canyon and beyond.
The most popular seasons are March through May and September through mid-December. Lodging rates are slightly lower in July and August, but the most economical prices of year are available from the first week of January to mid-February. Spring is Sedona’s busiest visitor season and it’s easy to see why.
It’s been said that “God created the Grand Canyon, but he lives in Sedona .” I don’t know about all that, but it’s definitely worth a visit. Its stunning red rock formations serve as a backdrop for all kinds of fun activities, from hiking and biking to wine tastings and soothing spa treatments.
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 a pop of color to the rust-colored trails. September to November is another ideal time for outdoor activities thanks to mild weather.
Sedona’s housing expenses are 103% higher than the national average and the utility prices are 3% higher than the national average. Transportation expenses like bus fares and gas prices are 2% higher than the national average. Sedona has grocery prices that are 15% higher than the national average.
The majestic red rock scenery and evergreen vegetation are two reasons for the unique energy of Sedona and its tangible regenerative and inspirational effects. Sedona is also internationally known for the uplifting power of its Vortex meditation sites.
Sedona is very touristy and Flagstaff is more of a college town with some great restaurants, shopping, etc. I have visited both and my choice would definitely be Flagstaff . It’s cheaper to stay in Flagstaff , but if you want a good night’s sleep stay in Sedona . Trains run through Flagstaff 24/7 and they are loud!
Sedona Highlights: 1 Day Itinerary Arrive Sedona via SR179. Red Rock Ranger Station and Visitor Center. (8375 SR 179, Sedona , AZ 86351) Bell Rock Vista & Pathway. ENJOY A TROLLEY RIDE. OFF-ROAD ADVENTURE. SEDONA HERITAGE MUSEUM. VISIT ART GALLERIES AND SHOPS. Lunch at one of Sedona’s group-friendly restaurants.
Re: 4 days enough in Sedona ?? You can get a good feel for Sedona and see and do a lot in 4 -5 days . But it will just whet your appetite for a return visit. You can make a day trip to the GC from Sedona , and it will be a full day.
If you want to save this guide to a weekend in Sedona so you can read it later, click on the below images to pin it to Pinterest! Get outdoors and go hiking. Explore Sedona’s magical vortexes. Drive the scenic byway. Sip some Arizonan wine. Enjoy Sedona’s culinary side. Slip down Slide Rock. Wander Main St.
Ok, personally I like Sedona way better than the GC! The road through Sedona is gorgeous and I would’ve loved to spend more time there. The Grand Canyon is something you have to see, but unless you are going to dedicate some time hiking, camping, mule-riding etc, you’ll get tired of the rocks pretty fast.
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