Welcome to Sedona
Sedona, Arizona is one of the most beautiful places in the US.
Located in the heart of Red Rock Country, its cliffs and plateaus
provide a stunning backdrop for this bustling town. Only 120 miles
(193km) north of Phoenix, Sedona is fast becoming one of Arizona's
top holiday destinations.
Sedona is a paradise of outdoor activity: mountain biking, quad
biking, hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, camping and
driving. Oak Creek Canyon, just north of town, offers rock pools
and slides for swimming and dramatic settings to pitch your tent
in, and popular trails like the Broken Arrow, Cathedral Rock,
Devil's Bridge, Bell Rock and Soldier's Pass.
A unique attraction of Sedona is its reputation as the site of
the confluence of five large vortexes. It is said that the strong
magnetism of the earth in Sedona has natural healing properties,
and as a result the city has a thriving New Age medicine industry.
You'll find a multitude of spas, herbalists, healers and spiritual
guides. The vortices are said to be concentrated at Bell Rock,
Airport Mesa, Cathedral Rock, Boynton Canyon, and Schnebly Hill,
and there are many guided tours of these sites available from
Shopping in Sedona offers a number of stores with Native
American arts and crafts as well as New Age shops stocking crystals
and other items. Hozho Plaza is home to a number of art galleries,
and there are a lot of upscale shops in Hillside. Tourists eating
out in Sedona have a number of options as well: there are a variety
of restaurants and bars catering to every budget and taste, some
rated among the best in Arizona, and Sedona caters well for
vegetarians and vegans.
Whether you go to be active by climbing the mountains and
swimming the rock pools, or passive by meditating and being
pampered in a spa, a holiday in Sedona is a relaxing prospect for
Information & Facts
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.