Day trips in Sedona AZ - Hotels near the Grand Canyon

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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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