Sedona Arizona — Gateway To Sedona
Gateway To Sedona has been covering informative and fascinating Sedona and Northern Arizona stories in photo-essay style since its official launch in 2002. A wealth of articles with amazing photos of Sedona—its famed red rocks, nature and wildlife, and famous landmarks—give you ideas about what to do and where to stay based on your preferred activities.
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See our latest articles and news stories. We present topics of interest to visitors, such as upcoming events, and photo-essays on places to go hiking, sightseeing, and other things to do during a stay in Sedona. We also cover topics in support of protecting the unique and fragile Northern Arizona ecosystem of which Sedona is a part.
About Sedona, Arizona
Also referred to as Red Rock Country, Sedona is now recognized as a favorite US Southwest vacation destination. Drawn first by the incredible scenery, visitors look forward to the many activities and experiences they can have in Sedona. For outdoor fun, there's hiking or biking along beautiful, well marked trails, jeep and other scenic tours, and golf. Topics of interest bring visitors to the region as well: history, nature, geology, archaeology, and art. For couples, Sedona has become a premier wedding destination and its reputation as a spiritual mecca has attracted artists and seekers from around the world. Sedona has been voted the most beautiful place in America, and neighboring Oak Creek Canyon, located just north of Sedona, is considered among the most scenic drives in the country. To top it off, Sedona is just a day trip from natural wonders like the Grand Canyon or fun drives along historic Route 66.
Stay awhile! Choose Sedona lodging to suit your ultimate comfort and fun.
On Gateway to Sedona, we feature the best Sedona hotels and lodging, including resorts, bed and breakfasts, cabins, vacation rentals, and home stays. We present lodging by location so that preferred activities are nearby or easily within reach. We also feature restaurants that are highly rated and provide spectacular views of Sedona's famous red rocks such as Thunder Mountain, Coffee Pot Rock, Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte, and Elephant Rock.
Explore! Discover the many things to see and do in this magical place.
On our pages, you'll see lots of photos taken along the most popular trails. Throughout Sedona, trails are well marked and many are considered easy to moderate for hiking, with gentle twists and turns through our magical pinion, cypress, and juniper forests. Jeep tours are popular in Sedona and can be booked through many of the hotels. There are also tours that take visitors to the nearby Verde Valley Indian ruins and National Monuments. In the other direction is Oak Creek Canyon. The drive through the canyon the overlook, then all the way to Flagstaff. See wild animals up close or ride the Verde Canyon Railroad through riparian wilderness. There is so much to do and see when you stay in Sedona and the Verde Valley!
Is shopping, dining, or just relaxing on the itinerary? Browse renowned Sedona art galleries and boutiques for one-of-a-kind treasures, souvenirs, and Southwest art. Get a signature spa treatment. Go house hunting with Sedona's top realtors. Getting married? Find the perfect wedding planner for your dream destination wedding in Sedona.
The Village Grind offers a nice selection of fine coffee, cold drinks, baked goods, soups, wraps, cheeses, salads and sandwiches. This "Coffee and Eatery" is located at The Collective in the Village of Oak Creek, Sedona. The food is exceptionally good and our experience was an unexpected delight.
Located in the heart of Uptown Sedona restaurant 89 Agave is a restaurant known for Sonoran-style Mexican cuisine and specialty drinks such as signature tequilas and organic margaritas.
Ideally located in the heart of Uptown Sedona, with unobstructed red rock views, and over 600 feet of private frontage on Oak Creek. Explore Uptown’s local restaurants and shops. Complimentary hotel amenities include a delicious hot breakfast buffet, Wi-Fi, parking, and free passes to the Arroyo...
Out of Africa Wildlife Park is a family-thrilling theme park near Sedona Arizona, featuring over 400 wild animals from all over the world – Lions, Tigers, Giraffes, Rhinoceros, Bears, Camels, Ostriches, Zebras, Exotic Birds, Jaguars, Leopards, Wolves, Hyenas and more!
Sky Ranch Lodge is perched 500 feet above West Sedona on Airport Mesa. The scenic overlook at Sky Ranch Lodge is unparalleled for a Sedona wedding; the Lodge is surrounded by lush gardens and ponds and accommodations include kitchenettes, units with fireplaces, and private, stand-alone cottages w...