Things to Do in Sedona AZ | Sedona Tours & Attractions

Things to Do in Sedona:
Tours & Attractions

There’s so many things to do in Sedona, we’re sure you’ll have a one-of-a-kind experience at these amazing Sedona attractions. If you’re looking for someone to take you around, there are all kinds of great local folks waiting to show you some of the most fun activities and things to do in Sedona. Explore a few nearby tours and attractions that many of our guests have said were among their favorite parts of their Sedona vacation.

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Pink Jeep tours

Tour highlights

  • Exciting rides on rugged terrain
  • Drive up to scenic views
  • Informative tour guides
  • Visit their website for more information

Your 4×4 adventure awaits

Jeep tours have been a Sedona tradition for more than 50 years. As the most popular off-road family adventure in the southwest, Jeep tours take guests to hidden spots on spectacular trails.

Whether you’re looking for a rugged desert adventure, a taste of Native American history, geological information, or panoramic views, our concierge will recommend a Jeep tour that gives you the experience you’re seeking.

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Out of Africa

Tour highlights

  • Lions, tigers, bears, giant snakes, and more
  • Zipline tours available
  • Get close to exotic animals
  • Visit their website for more information

Get close. Real close.

Arizona ‘s only wildlife theme park is a mere 25 minutes from Sedona Real. Out of Africa Wildlife Park is quickly becoming a favorite Sedona attraction. The park houses many animals including lions, wolves, birds, giraffes and even a rhino.

Take a ride through the Serengeti Safari where you just might get kissed by a giraffe, and tour the Wildlife Preserve for up close and personal encounters with the world’s most exciting predators.

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Blazin' M Ranch


Y’all better check this one out, ya hear?

This Sedona attraction provides “first class, rip-roarin’ family entertainment.” Treat your family to an all-you-can-eat chuck wagon dinner and a show by the Blazin’ M Cowboys complete with cowboy music, storytelling, comedy, and more.

While you’re at the Blazin’ M be sure to check out the shooting gallery, train for the kids, horseshoe pits, a mechanical roping horse, and friendly farm animals.

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Verde Canyon Railroad

Tour highlights

  • Scenic views and wildlife
  • Journey through canyons
  • Verde Canyon Railroad museum
  • Visit their website for more information

Ride the rails

The Verde Canyon Railroad offers a very unique way to take in the Arizona countryside. Passengers are delighted to watch as the vintage train passes towering, crimson cliffs, near ancient Indian ruins, over old-fashioned trestles, and through a 680-foot, man-made tunnel.

The excursion is four hours round trip, which includes a stop at the deserted Perkinsville ghost ranch, with expert narration, and a description of the sights.

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Spiritual vortex tours

Tour highlights

  • Expert guides
  • Powerful, personal experiences
  • Learn about the history of vortexes

Get in touch with mother nature

Sedona vortex tours can be a powerful way to spend part of your Sedona vacation if you’re looking for a more spiritual experience. Known as energy centers, we have the gift of four vortexes within a five-to-ten mile radius of Sedona.

We work with two of the most knowledgeable vortex guides in Sedona, including a Native American shaman, which gives our guests a unique opportunity to have an even more authentic vortex experience.

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Outdoor adventure guides

Other popular attractions

  • Hot air balloon rides
  • 4X4 & ATV rentals
  • Chapel of the Holy Cross
  • Vista at Airport Overlook
  • Wineries

So much more

There’s just too many fun things to do in Sedona to list everything. Our guests have enjoyed all kinds of adventures, and we are more than happy to help you find what you are looking for during your stay. Our concierge service is the best place to start your search for Sedona fun.

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Outdoor activities in Sedona

Sedona is a paradise for the do-it-yourself outdoor adventurer. The sheer awe of the scenery here is enough to encourage anyone to want to jump out of their car and go exploring. There are great outdoor activities in Sedona for all ages, and all types of people.

Read on to learn more about some of our guests’ favorite activities and get some local advice about everything Sedona has to offer.

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Trail and mountain biking

Visit our local
bike shop

Over the Edge Sports is an excellent bike shop located just down the street from us. They’ll have everything you need to hit the trails or the road.

Ride the red rocks

Mountain biking in Sedona has always been one of our most popular activities. We are lucky to have some of the best trails in the country right outside our back door—mountain bikers can ride straight from our hotel to access great trails.

Our owner is actually an avid mountain biker, and our staff is happy to help you choose a trail or road that suits your style, so feel free to ask us any questions. If you bring your own gear, we have an area to hose your bike down and wash up in our on-premise park.

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Gear up at
The Hike House

Get ready for your Sedona hiking experience at The Hike House. This shop offers trail apparel and footwear, guided hiking adventures, hiking clinics, and the Energy Café.

Discover our extraordinary trails on foot

Sedona, with its red rock buttes, sandstone cliffs, and towering mesas, is well-known for its desert beauty and sacred sites that you can walk to. Here at Sedona Real, we’re right next to lots of hiking trails with different terrains, degrees of difficulty, and natural wonders to discover along the way.

We can help suggest trails and give you directions, but you can also download the Sedona Hiking app for your phone to gain an even greater understanding of everything you’ll see on the trails.

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All-terrain vehicles

Local rental companies

Sedona ATV & Buggy Rental
(888) 204-0045

Barlow Adventures
(928) 282-8700

Sedona ATV Rentals
(855) 457-4555

Start your own 4×4 adventure

If you’re the adventurous type, there are lots of companies in town that will rent you a four-wheel-drive vehicle or ATV. Most places will help you out by giving you directions and easy-to-follow trail maps for your off-road adventure.

There are many rental shops to choose from, so it’s best to ask our concierge to help send you to the right place based off what type of vehicle you’re looking for.

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Scenic vistas

Explore unmatched scenery

When you’re in Sedona, beautiful scenery surrounds you in every direction. Of course, there are some places that will take your breath away even more than others. We encourage everyone to drive the Red Rock Loop, and make their way through Oak Creek Canyon to see as much beautiful scenery as possible. For more information about the best views, stop by our front desk and we’ll show you where to go.

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Native American landmarks

Here, history is everywhere

The temperate Sedona weather and beautiful scenery inspired people to settle this land thousands of years ago; in fact numerous Native American tribes have inhabited the area throughout history. In fact many ruins still exist today bearing evidence of people who once called this place home. A quick stop at our concierge desk will help point you in the right direction of the historical sites you’d most like to see.

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Slide Rock State Park

Things to know about Slide Rock

Admission is $10 per vehicle

Parking fills up fast in summer

Pets are not allowed in the swim area

Make a splash

Slide Rock State Park in Oak Creek Canyon is one of Arizona’s most popular destinations. In the summer, people flock to this unique park to take a refreshing dip in the stream, slide down the slippery rocks, and have picnics.

If Slide Rock is too packed, you can always check out Grasshopper Point & Crescent Moon Ranch, or jump in our own sparkling swimming pool or spa.

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Golfing in Sedona

Nearby golf courses

Sedona Golf Resort | 10.6 miles away
(877) 733-9887

Verde Santa Fe Golf Club | 14.9 miles away
(928) 634-5454

Oakcreek Country Club | 10.3 miles away
(888) 703-9489

Play a round in spectacular scenery

With its warm climate and beautiful vistas of the area’s iconic red rocks, golfing in Sedona is ideal year-round. Many golf courses in Sedona feature not only beautifully maintained grounds, but also putting and chipping greens, driving ranges and golf lessons, and clubhouses that serve refreshing beverages and fantastic food.

If you need some help picking a course or setting up a tee time, just ask at our concierge.

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Around Town

With our artisan shops, fashion boutiques, local brewery and piano bar, 50+ art galleries, live theater, and many restaurants, there’s never a shortage of things to do in Sedona! Here’s our Sedona area guide, with the inside scoop on some of our favorite things to do when we’re out on the town.

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Shopping & fashion boutiques

Know before you go

The Tlaquepaque Arts & Craft Village is only a short 4 minute drive away

Plan on a 20 minute drive to Oak Creek Shopping Outlets from Sedona

Our concierge is more than happy to help you plan the perfect shopping excursion

Sometimes you just need a little retail therapy

If you’re in the mood for an artesan adventure, look no further than the Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village. There, you’ll find a beautiful outdoor Sedona shopping experience designed to mirror a traditional Mexican village, and filled with high-end galleries, gift shops, and restaurants. For the classic Sedona shopping experience, visit Hillside Sedona, which features specialty shops, fine-art galleries, and exquisite dining experiences.

Finally, venture out of town a bit and you’ll find the Oak Creek Factory Outlets as well as the many locally-owned shops and boutiques that are easy to spot when driving through town.

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Restaurants & watering holes

Our favorite nearby restaurants

Famous Pizza | Great beer selection | Across the street!

Nick’s on the West Side | Local favorite | 0.3 miles

Barking Frog Grille | Mexican | 0.6 miles

Thai Spices | Thai & Asian | 0.6 miles

Dahl & Del Luca | Italian | 0.9 miles

Taste the yummy side of Sedona

You’ll never go hungry while vacationing in Sedona. There’s plenty of mouthwatering goodness to be had, starting with the delicious, wood-fire-oven pizza and brew pub right across the street from where you’ll be staying at Sedona Real Inn & Suites.

Just a few minutes further down 89A, try the Barking Frog Grille for good Mexican and Margaritas or the locally owned Thai Spices. If you’re fancy and ready for some fine dining, don’t look any farther than Dahl & De Luca Ristorante Italiano.

Feel free to stop by the concierge desk if you’d like us to make any reservations for you. We’re here to help.

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Festivals & entertainment

As if you needed another excuse to come

Besides all of the amazing scenery, Sedona also has a thriving entertainment scene. If you check out the Sedona Chamber of Commerce events calendar, you’ll see that there’s pretty much always something fun going on here. In fact, on the first Friday of every month, the Sedona Trolley provides free transportation between many of our local art galleries, where you’ll be treated to refreshments and unique exhibits.

First Friday Trolley

Know before you go

  • Complimentary trolley is available on the first Friday of every month
  • Over 20 galleries, shops, and restaurants are showcased every month
  • Contact our concierge for the most up-to-date information

A sophisticated kickoff to your next weekend adventure

The first Friday of every month offers you a unique opportunity to explore Sedona’s amazing art scene. Members of the Sedona Gallery Association all showcase amazing artists by hosting special exhibits and other art events. The best part? There’s light refreshments and you get to ride a trolley around town.

You can join us for free trolley rides to Sedona’s open house gallery art walks and shopping center on the first Friday of every month. Be sure to stop by the concierge desk for the most up-to-date First Friday information.

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Day Trips in Sedona AZ

Arizona is lucky to be rich with so many interesting places to visit. Many people take advantage of day trips in Sedona, AZ, to visit our state’s many unique attractions. And as one of the most enjoyable hotels near the Grand Canyon, Sedona Real is the perfect place to start. If you’re looking to see more of what Arizona has to offer, we’re happy to help you plan a route that will help you maximize your journey.

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The Grand Canyon

Know before you go

Plan for about a 2 hour drive from Sedona to the Grand Canyon

There is an entry fee per vehicle

Sunset Crater and Wupatki National Monument are on the same route

Take a jaw-dropping journey

If you’re in Arizona and you’ve never seen it (or even if you have), you owe it to yourself to visit the Grand Canyon. There is no place in the world quite like it. Even if all you do is walk up to the edge of it, the drive is absolutely worth it.

If you need directions or would like help setting up a guided trip to the canyon, our concierge will be happy to help.

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Know before you go

Plan for a 40 minute drive to Jerome from Sedona

The Tuzigoot ruins and Montezuma’s Castle are on the same route

Visit the official Jerome website for information on dining and attractions

This little ghost town is big on fun

There’s no place in the world quite like Jerome, Arizona. Known as America’s largest ghost town, Jerome was once a thriving mining town in the old days of the Wild West. These days it’s known as a fun, quirky little mountain-top village with lots of things to explore.

From wine tasting to haunted tours, to a thriving art scene and everything in between, Jerome makes a fun-filled day trip that you won’t want to miss.

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Know before you go

Plan for a 1 hour drive from from Sedona to Flagstaff

While the 89A is a windy, mountainous road, it’s also a wonderfully scenic route

Your playground in the pines

Flagstaff, Arizona is a vibrant university town in the mountains that’s bursting with energy. The historic Downtown shopping and dining scene is charming and delicious.

And if you’re in the mood for some educational fun look no further than the Lowell Observatory for an upclose look at the stars or the Riordan Mansion for a glimpse of settler life frozen in time.

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Petrified Forest & The Painted Desert

Know before you go

Plan for a 2 hour drive from Sedona to the Painted Desert or 2.5 hours if you plan to see the Petrified Forest

At times the air glows with a pink mist or purple haze of desert dust

Elevations range from 4,500 to 6,500 feet

Walk amongst ancient formations

The Painted Desert is a vast rocky terrain that sprawls over more than 93,500 acres, and features rocks in a rainbow of colors–from deep lavenders and rich grays to reds, oranges, and even pinks. A large portion of the Painted Desert lies within the Navajo Nation, and stretches from Grand Canyon National Park where it joins in the east with the Petrified Forest National Park–one of the world’s largest and most vibrantly colored collections of petrified wood.

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Sedona wine country

Know before you go

Our concierge can help you plan a perfect tasting tour; be sure to stop by our desk for a map of surrounding Arizona wine country

Professionally guided Sedona wine country tours are also available

Get a taste of Arizona vines and wines

Verde Valley Wine Country is just a short drive from Sedona. The three wineries here are tightly packed along a bend of SR 89A. First is Javelina Leap, with their delicious award-winning Zinfandels. Just next door is Oak Creek Vineyards, try the Fume and the Port. Across the street is Page Springs Cellars, featuring excellent wines in the Rhone style.

Go just a bit further to Cottonwood, Arizona, and you’ll find Alcantara Vineyards, a welcoming Tuscan villa and equally delightful vintages.

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Phoenix & Tucson

Know before you go

Plan for a 2 hour drive from Sedona to Phoenix or a 3.5 hour drive to Tucson

We’re happy to help with planning activities, finding event tickets, or making restaurant reservations

Try out the big city life

If the bright lights of the city are calling your name, head south to Phoenix where you’ll find an amazing array of culture, professional sporting events, dining options, and shopping centers.

Head a little farther south to Tucson to visit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and soak up some amazing Mexican cuisine, quirky university town shopping, or beautiful hiking trails.

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