ADD TO LISTSedona's most well-known attractions include the Red Rocks and Slide Rock, and many people travel to Sedona to enjoy its great parks, hiking, and wildlife watching. It's really worth staying over for at least a day or two in Sedona if you're traveling through the United States's Arizona region, as Sedona is one of the United States's more popular travel destinations. Take some time to explore this Sedona travel guide and check out all the interesting stuff to see and do there.
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Do It Yourself!
Sedona is a town that caters to tourists. The best way to avoid the masses and experience the true beauty of the red rocks is to get out of town and off the beaten path. And one fun way to do just that is to rent a Tomcar. These crazy machines look like ATVs on steroids. There are several companies in the area that rent them out. All you need is a credit card and a drivers license and you’re good to go. The company we rented through provided us with a detailed map with several trail options to choose from and the attendant was eager to answer our questions and recommend his favorite trails. After a brief instruction on how to operate the vehicle we were off. These “cars” are street legal so you can drive them through town, but they’re designed for off-roading. Apparently they can climb hills up to a 70 degree angle! We didn’t test that theory. It was such a thrilling experience and one I highly recommend. Not only were we in control of where we went and how long we spent on each trail, we were on little-used trails and rarely saw another person.
The only warning I will give is not to rent from the company we did (Sedona Off Road Center). At first they were nice, but when our car stalled out, through no fault of our own, and after we waited over an hour for them to come tow us out they tried to blame us and threatened to make us pay for all the repairs. All this after we were expecting a refund because we lost over half of our time on the trails due to this incident. The kids who worked at the shop even agreed with us, but the owner was a jerk. So DO rent a Tomcar. It was absolutely thrilling and so fun. We would do it again in a heartbeat, just through a different company. It’s a great alternative to the traditional Pink Jeep tours. It's a little more expensive than the traditional jeep tours BUT so worth it if you're looking for adventure and to go off and do your own thing.
Hours: 8 to 5
Prices: 2-Seater $225US (Half Day) or $395US (Full Day)
4-seater $325US (Half Day) or $495US (Full Day)
Address: 211 Hwy 179, Sedona AZ 86336Website: http://www.sedonaoffroadcenter.com/
Comfortably Off the Tourist
I would recommend the Radisson Poco Diablo when staying in Sedona. It’s located off the tourist track, which offers a nice change of pace. Sedona, overall, is one giant tourist trap, so if you can get off the main thoroughfare it’s quite a relief. The resort is well-kept and an easy drive to the heart of town. It is not walking distance, but nothing really is in Sedona. The rooms are quiet and the staff is friendly. When we arrived we were upgraded “just because” to a spa room, with the added bonus of a Jacuzzi tub and a fireplace in the main room, and believe me we took advantage of both! The only downfall we could find was the Radisson’s signature “Sleep Number” bed, a gimmick that they have adopted, I am sure, to compete with the luxurious “Heavenly Bed” featured at the Westin chain. We weren’t impressed. But otherwise we enjoyed our stay.
Unique Qualities: The resort features a nine hole golf course, tennis courts, free parking and a restaurant and bar.
Phone: (888) 201-1718
Address: 1752 Sr 179, Sedona, AZ 86339Website: http://www.radisson.com/sedonaaz
Sedona is beautiful! Most people don't think of a desert landscape as being pretty to look at, but the red rock surrounding Sedona is out of this world at sunset and sunrise.
The Sedona airport is located atop a small plateau so that even your arrival is full of excitement.
If you enjoy golf, take a trip to the Sedona golf course. Geese and ducks are common on most courses, but how often is your swing interrupted by a family of quail jumping from the bushes and strolling across the tea box?
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