Sedona, Arizona


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

34 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
3 Votes - "Friendliest"
1 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"


Known as Red Rock Country, Sedona rests between canyons, mountains and national forest. While hiking the nature trails is a must, active visitors can choose from horseback riding, golf, tennis, rock climbing, fishing, skiing, rafting or biking in the breath-taking natural setting.

This romantic small town is renowned for its luxury resorts, spas, and shopping. Stay in one of a hundred hotels, cabins, campsites or bed and breakfasts, relax in one of the top destination spas in the world, and shop locally for antiques, food or art. Visitors will also indulge in highly acclaimed dining and local wine from the Verde Valley, where tours and tastings nicely compliment a trip.

Choose from a wide variety of tours and attractions including local parks, sanctuaries, and museums via jeeps, ATVs, hummers, bikes or Segways. Beyond ground tours, take in the aerial view from a hot air balloon, helicopter or airplane. From any angle, don’t miss the Chapel of the Holy Cross, Cathedral Rock and Crescent Moon Ranch, some of enchanting and magical elements of the landscape.

With its picture-perfect backdrop as muse, Sedona hosts over a dozen art galleries and a myriad of art events. From painting and sculpture to glasswork and jewelry, art enthusiasts can fill a day shopping and viewing. The Sedona Arts Festival showcases nationally recognized artists in every field each year in August, and the town hosts seasonal craft shows. Find what else there is to discover in Sedona’s reviews.

Sedona is home now, waking up to this beautiful place, seeing the sun set over the red rocks, hiking, camping, playing, ... really what more is there to life?
Reviewed by moorton
on May 14, 2012
I have lived in Sedona now for over a decade and am so grateful to be able to call Red Rock Country home. For if you enjoy scenic vista's beyond your imagination, incredible hiking trails, miles and miles of awesome 4x4 roads, and some of the friendliest people on the planet, Sedona is for you. I feel like I can talk on and on about the intense beauty, for it's what I get to do every day as the owner/operator of Sedona Red Rock Adventures. Sedona is truly a land of wonder. There is just so much to do and see here from ancient Indian ruin sites, incredible art galleries, delicious restaurants, magnificent swimming holes to cool off on a hot summer day, the only place in the world that has four unique Vortex sites within one isolated geographic area, an incredible wine growing region just to the west, some of the finest metaphysical and bodyworkers around, and the people. It's hard to describe just how friendly, down to earth, genuine, and loving the people of Sedona are. I have never lived in a community or traveled to a place where the people are so warm, friendly, and kind. You can walk down the street and get a smile from every person you pass. To me that's really special.
If you haven't been to Sedona, it is so worth the trip. While here you can also visit the historic copper mining town of Jerome to the west, the Grand Canyon to the north, the Petrified Forest and Painted desert to the east, and literally dozens of other places of majestic beauty all within a day trip from the magnificence of Sedona.
I personally wake up every day grateful to live here, to get to experience the beauty, and to share it with others. It is truly beyond words.
Reviewed by JimReichRockAdventures
on May 14, 2012
A very very special place...
Reviewed by claudinemm
on May 14, 2012
Last year 2011 Sedona AZ called to me, I had never heard of Sedona so I asked my husband where it was. For my birthday last April my husband got a hotel at the Hilton and took me to Sedona. Simply amazing. We hiked a couple of the vortexes and got re-energized, relaxed on a beautiful Red Rock mountain top and took in all the beauty around. There were so many sights to view in Sedona and her surroundings that we just couldn't do it all in 2 days. We went to the Chamber of Commerce for information for food and just what to do, the people working there were friendly, very informative and welcoming. I made a choice to go to The Cowboy Club for my birthday dinner, wow what an amazing choice! The service was spectacular, the food simply divine, I do recommend this restaurant to any traveler that goes to Sedona, a bit pricy however well worth it, Chef knows what he is cooking up! I give Sedona five stars and now know why she called to me.
Reviewed by elariggs
on May 14, 2012
Sedona... Breathtaking! I have been to many places that are beautiful BUT Sedona is not only beautiful from a nature standpoint but is magical and energetic as well. I visited here for a few years..moved here... then left for a years to another beautiful place to try it out.... then JUST had to COME back!
I feel blessed to be able to drive to work everyday at the Center For New Age. The 15 minute drive takes me thru the most magnificent scenery for about 8 miles between the Village of Oak Creek to the Y.... everyday I get to see it twice! Lucky me! Come see for yourself!
Reviewed by Universalpsychic
on May 14, 2012
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