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.
If the dramatic red crimson cliffs of Sedona keep the city on the list of most beautiful places to live, then Tlaquepaque has to be on the list of most beautiful places to get married. For the past 40 years Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village has been regarded as a treasure within Sedona.
Sky Ranch Lodge offers exceptional Sedona destination weddings with its breathtaking 360 red rock views and a scenic overlook 500 feet above West Sedona that reaches a visability of almost 70 miles! Imagine capturing a wedding day forever in this unforgettable and uniquely beautiful setting.
The Gateway To Sedona Artist Competition Returns As The Sedona Art Prize in Partnership with the Sedona Arts Center
The Gateway To Sedona Artist Competition returns in August 2016! We have renamed this great international online art competition "The Sedona Art Prize."
Sedona Mago Retreat (SMR) is located on 163 acres of spectacular lands that offer Earth’s treasures. Ongoing retreats and trainings allow individuals to reflect, finding inner strength. With 10 meeting rooms, SMR offers meeting space for all group sizes. Our center provides the ideal space to let...
The Red Agave Resort offers fully furnished chalets with lofts, studio suites with kitchenettes, a swimming pool, two spas, fire pits, grills, and access to world-class hiking and biking right outside your front door. Red Agave is the perfect Sedona destination for you and your loved ones, or for...