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What To Do While You’re Here

Maximize your trip to Sedona, Arizona with our insider's guide to exploring the area. Discover wineries in Verde Valley, tuck into local crystal shops, and take your pick from over two dozen trails. We’ll let you in on our favorite places to drink, dine, shop, and adventure outdoors.

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Cozy Evenings at Sedona Rouge

Who doesn’t love spending a cozy evening indoors after a long day of working online or adventuring around the Red Rocks? Here at Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa, we make it easy to unwind.

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Clarkdale Sippin’ at the Chateau

In 2011, four besties came together with their love of wine and crafted their first bottle. After years of perfecting the craft, they opened Chateau Tumbleweed, one of Clarkdale’s first commercial wineries and tasting rooms, just 30 minutes from Sedona Rouge. Gather your group, it's time to go on an adventure!

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Amazing Date, Happy Mate

Whether you’re traveling to Sedona or just simply want to switch up date night, a revitalizing session at The Spa at Sedona Rouge (accompanied by some time at REDS bar) sets the tone for a perfect evening. 

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Healthy Living, Sedona Style

With a new year comes new resolutions. Don’t let your vacation get in the way of fulfilling a healthy lifestyle! Mix leisure and fitness goals this January during your stay in Sedona to start the decade off strong.

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The Rich Culture Of Sedona Meets Christmas

For almost 50 years, the colorful village of Tlaquepaque has posed as the “Art & Soul of Sedona.” This hub of shops and galleries finds its inspiration in the traditional Mexican village of the same name near Guadalajara. This artist’s community attracts the perfect blend of vacationers and creatives. This holiday season, take a quick 10-minute drive to Tlaquepaque for various events and some seriously cool holiday shopping.

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Thanksgiving With Your Posse at the Park

Just a quick 5-minute drive down the street, and known as the city's first park, Posse Ground’s Park is a Sedona gem. Historically known as a meeting point for the Sheriff’s Posse, now you can enjoy the area for special events, leisure, or simply watching the kids have their vacation fun in the playground. 

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German Traditions in the Red Rocks

Oktoberfest, arguably the most well-known festival in the world, finds itself celebrated in even the most unexpected of places, including our very own Sedona. Experience the Bavarian tradition to the backdrop of our stunning rocky landscape when you stay with us this October. On October 26th, join the community for Oktoberfest in the Red Rocks from 3 pm to 8 pm. 

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Plenty to Wine About in Beautiful Sedona

If you’re visiting Sedona at the end of September this month, make sure you snag tickets for the 11th annual Sedona Wine Fest on September 28th through the 29th. Featuring over 100 vendors over the course of the weekend, guests can sip more than 25 local wines as they enjoy stunning red rock views from Posse Grounds Park. 

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Defy Gravity in Red Rock Skies

Brightly-colored rocks offer a dazzling backsplash to your stay here in Sedona. The town is built around its beautiful, in fact, with endless ways to interact with the landscape. You can ride ATVs in the desert, take a scenic hike or go on a joy ride along winding roads.

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Get in Touch with Nature in Sedona

One can’t-miss event going on this summer is the Sedona Star Party. On August 2nd, locals and visitors are invited to this free nighttime event to gaze at the full luminosity of the night sky without the interference of ground lights.

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Take Dad on a Scenic Trip This Father’s Day

While most of us can agree that our dads love food on their annual day of appreciation, many can also agree that an outdoor adventure is just what Dad wants on his special day! Luckily, if you’re staying with us during the holiday, there are endless opportunities to get outside and make memories to last him a lifetime. If you’re looking for the most scenic spots to take Dad while you’re here, we’ve got the answers.

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Traverse The Sedona Red Rocks

Looking for a bit of adventure during your stay in Sedona? With the majestic beauty of the Red Rocks always at your feet, it’s easy to find access to incredible adventures. A favorite of ours is the tour-guided ATV tours, available at your choice of Arizona ATV Adventures, Sedona ATV Rentals, or Red Rock ATV Rentals. 

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Find the Right Key at Piano On the Rocks

The beauty of Sedona has inspired a deeply-rooted artistic community that, since 2016, has hosted the Piano On the Rocks International Festival. This year’s event takes place on the weekend of April 26th to the 28th. Founded by Duo MusicAleph, with pianist Sandrine Erdely-Sayo and narrator Elizabeth Peña, the three-day event will feature solo piano literature, storytelling and, of course, incredible performances from artists coming from all around the world.

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Get Yourself in a Tranquil Mood in Sedona

"The masterpiece of rock and earth that embodies Sedona encourages residents and visitors to slow down and enjoy the beauty in life itself." That’s why you’ll find plenty of relaxing, enriching activities to do in Sedona every day. One thing you must try during your stay is an outdoor yoga class. There are several studios around the area offering classes outside amid the red rocks for a complete meditation experience. 

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All Aboard The Chocolate Train this V-day

Romance and adventure await on Verde Canyon Railroad for their Chocolate Lovers’ Special. Whether you hop on board for the views or chocolate fountain, you and your loved one will find all sorts of ways to be romantic on this train ride. The fun takes place in the first-class cars, offering luxurious comfort while you take in the stunning view of the Sedona red rocks.

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Have a One-of-A-Kind Adventure with The Pink Jeep Tours

The first thing that comes to mind when you envision Sedona is the breathtaking sweep of red rocks and desert. Naturally, a trip here would be incomplete if you didn’t partake in some of the unique adventures the landscape affords visitors. At the top of the list has to be the Pink Jeep Tour. The local company takes off-roading to a whole new level with a fleet of souped-up, you guessed it, pink Jeeps. 

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Embark on a Holiday Train Ride

Book your tickets today and embark on a Christmas adventure. All aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad! The train begins at the railroad depot in Clarkdale and departs every Saturday and Sunday from December 1 – 23, at 5:30 and 7:00 P.M. Before the train boards, you are invited to explore a village of 10 tiny houses in a town square. Once on the train boards and takes off, the one-hour round-trip adventure begins. 

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Hike and Bike the Red Rock Country Trails

November in Red Rock Country is still moderately warm, so when the weather permits a day outdoors is ideal. There’s no shortage of hiking and biking trails in Red Rock, but before you set out for a day of excursion, read up on a few of our personal favorites.

Brins Mesa Trail is a popular one. It’s on the outskirts of Sedona, making it easy to get to. From the top of the trail, you can look out at rock formation like Chimney Rock and Wilson Mountain.

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Wine and Wander
Along the Verde Valley Wine Trail

At the heart of Arizona wine country is the Verde Valley Wine Trail. And trust us when we say that you will want to reserve an entire day for exploring this blend of breathtaking beauty, rich history, and even richer wines.

The Verde Valley Wine Trail is complete with five wineries and six tasting rooms so you’ll have plenty of time to sip and savor some of Arizona’s finest. Each of Verde Valley wines is skillfully crafted, making each sip unique to Arizona.

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