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Sedona is a picturesque destination with a seemingly unlimited supply of inspiring vistas to take in. Nestled amid 1.8 million acres of national forest, this vibrant desert escape offers a refreshing brand of eye candy for visitors who are more accustomed to cityscapes. Soak in the full beauty of Sedona with these vacation tips.




Choose Your Hotel for the View

In Sedona, it’s not a matter of whether you’ll have a view so much as a question of what your windows will frame. If you’re looking for cheap hotels in Sedona, try the Bell Rock Inn with a view of its namesake looming just behind the hotel. The Cedars Resort looks down on Oak Creek Canyon with a private cliffside staircase that descends to Oak Creek. Sedona is filled with options so visitors can handpick the perfect room with a view and enjoy the changing colors of the landscape from morning till night.



Take to the Treetops

The Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course offers a whole new way to take in Arizona’s beauty. Here, participants take to the trees as they navigate elevated obstacle courses with hanging nets, rope swings, and suspended bridges. Choose from varying elevations and difficulty levels for an adventure suited to any guest.



Book an Air Tour From the Sedona Airport

Though air travelers will likely book flights to Sedona via the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, the Sedona Airport can play a continuing role in your vacation. Scenic tours of the surrounding area are available from this airport. If you’re interested in an airplane tour, you can choose from a high-wing aircraft or Waco biplane. Helicopter tours are available in your choice of a jet helicopter or Eurocopter A-Star AS350. The stunning views available from the ground are dwarfed by the vantage point you’ll get in the air.



Enjoy Spa Indulgences Outside

Any time spent indoors in Sedona seems like a waste of an opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere. The spa at L’Auberge de Sedona gives you the opportunity to indulge outdoors. The seasonal Feet in the Creek treatment takes place right in Oak Creek, where you’ll step into the waters for an invigorating soak before your foot reflexology treatment. Most massage treatments are seasonally available at this soothing creekside location as well.



Experience the Views on Horseback

Take in Sedona’s rustic beauty with an equally rustic activity. The M Diamond Ranch offers trail rides of varying lengths, including 1, 1 1/2, 2, and 2 1/2 hour options. Take in Sedona’s Red Rocks, Verde Valley, and more on these rides. Add dinner under the open sky to your itinerary with a Cowboy Cookout. Dine at the Sedona Lookout with stunning views on all sides. If you’re not up for a trail ride, the company offers wagon rides as well.



If you’re looking for a scenic escape, Sedona is sure to deliver. Get ready to come home with hundreds of unforgettable pictures from this gorgeous Arizona retreat.