15 Things To Do In Sedona, Arizona - Updated 2021

things to do in sedona

Sedona, Arizona, is a must-visit in the United States of America. Most tourists who already managed to visit Sedona would always go back to either re-live their memories in town or are trying to experience the infinite outdoor activities. Considered the most beautiful place in the United States of America by USA Weekend, Sedona definitely proves its worth with its mesmerizing rock formations that change hues throughout the day. Sedona is definitely a perfect place for you to relax in impeccable and overwhelming nature and artistic communities. That is why, if you are looking for a location where you can connect with nature, look for things to do, and enjoy a chill ambiance of communities, Sedona is the place for you to try out. Check out our list of the most exciting things to do in Sedona, Arizona.

1. Explore and purchase rare artworks at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art

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This iconic gallery, one of the most revered in the Southwest, boasts a 20,000-square foot (1858-square meter) artistic display. Here, you will find eye-catching artworks created by over 100 skilled artists, from Martii’s murals to Bill Worrell’s sculpture. Purchase and beautify your home with breathtaking crafts, including jewelry, stone, bronze, and glass sculpture, and paintings. Before leaving, don’t forget to check out the fountains and life-sized figures in the serene on-site sculpture garden.

Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art

Address: 561 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ 86336, United States

Website: Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art

Opening hours: 10am - 5:30pm (daily)

2. Buy antiques at Son-Silver-West Galleries Inc

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Buy various quality products, including authentic arts, Native American handcrafts, gardening tools, and more from this great store. The venue has been serving both locals and visitors with Southwestern-themed items since 1981. Son-Silver-West Galleries Inc offers an extensive collection of home decor products, souvenirs, antique pieces, firearms, kitchenware, and even kids’ toys. Only that you have to keep an eye on your young ones as some of the products are fragile. Once you sight the big rooster near the entrance, you will know you’re at the right place.

Son-Silver-West Galleries Inc

Address: 1476 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ 86336, United States

Website: Son-Silver-West Galleries Inc

Opening hours: 9am - 5:30pm (daily)

3. Purchase whimsical artworks at Kuivato Glass Art Gallery

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Discover and own a striking piece of art from glass sculptures to lamps in this fantastic gallery, one of the most visually appealing in the country. This iconic spot began in 1973, in Tlaquepaque Arts and Craft Village’s courtyard, but later packed to Patio Del Norte where it still resides. Within, you can choose from various ceramics, paintings, jewelry, and glass arts, made by local and international artists. The staff is helpful, and the pieces are reasonably priced.

Kuivato Glass Art Gallery

Address: 336 AZ-179 B-125, Sedona, AZ 86336, United State

Website: Kuivato Glass Art Gallery

Opening hours: 10am - 6pm (daily)

4. Savor Arizonan wines at Vino Zona - Sedona, AZ

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If you love trying out new wine varieties, you will be spoiled by Arizonan choices at Vino Zona. The winery is housed in two venues: Tlaquepaque Arts Village and Kelly House, an old mining cottage in Jerome overlooking the beautiful Sedona. The state’s ideal weather conditions make it perfect for growing grapes, so the wines offered in this venue are entirely produced in Arizona. You will find award-winning sweet, white, and red wines, including organic raspberry merlot and prickly pear, to taste on their changing menu. After some rounds of drinks at the cozy salon, sitting on the building’s upper floor (in Tlaquepaque Arts and Shopping Village location), you can explore some fantastic artworks at Honshin Fine Art on site.

Vino Zona - Sedona, AZ

Address: 336 AZ-179 Suite A207, Sedona, AZ 86336, United

Website: Vino Zona - Sedona, AZ

Opening hours: Sun - Fri: 10am - 6pm; Sat: 10am - 7pm

5. See heavenly bodies at Sedona UFO & Stargazing Night Tour (from USD 135.0)

If you’re fascinated by astronomy, this tour is one of the best ways to feed your curiosity. The trip involves the use of high-end night vision goggles to see deep into the amazing Sedona skies. You will be able to sight the Andromeda Galaxy, satellites, planets, shooting stars, and millions of stars for an hour. You may also see some unidentified flying objects (UFOs), which the guide would be happy to explain. Your journey to this city would be incomplete without experiencing Sedona UFO & Stargazing Night Tour.

The Original Sedona UFO and Stargazing Night Tour

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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6. Enjoy lunch with a view at Etch Kitchen & Bar at L’Auberge de Sedona

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The Etch Kitchen and Bar at L’Auberge de Sedona is a well-known restaurant for hikers, climbers, and nature lovers who are looking for a chill and relaxing place to lounge, dine, and drink at Sedona, Arizona. Indulge in Etch Kitchen and Bar’s unique, gastronomic, and photogenic food selection. Their nature and cozy inspired interior compliments the magnificent view of the natural park outside. Located beneath a canopy of sycamore trees, you will have a perfect place to unwind and dine after a stroll around Sedona.

Etch Kitchen & Bar

Address: 301 L'Auberge Ln, Sedona, AZ 86336

Website: Etch Kitchen & Bar

Opening hours: 7:00 am - 10:30 am

Price: 11 USD

7. Search for peace at the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park

Beautifully situated beneath Chimney Rock and Thunder Mountain, this red Stupa towers over the Sedona valley.

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Stupas are usually rare to find at the Western Hemisphere but this Stupa is found standing at Sedona Arizona. If you are interested in looking for iconic and unique religious relics or spiritual locations, Sedona is a must visit location. Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park are nestled among juniper and pinion pines where peace meets the majestic beauty of nature and spirituality. Spiritual-seekers visit this place to celebrate peace, wellness, and good health.

Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park

Address: 2650 Pueblo Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336

Website: Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park

Opening hours: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Price: Free

8. Shop for local art at Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village

Sedona - Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village - Patio De Las Campanas (3) (35747119955)
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Visit the Chapel of the Holy Cross built around Sedona’s red-rock desert area and see how architecture and engineering were able to put up and establish a scenic church in a majestic place. On your way there, pass by the local art store at Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village and stroll around the outdoor shop. All of this is convenient and nostalgic because guests have the opportunity to travel using classic vintage trolleys. Moreover, you can always take pictures around the red-rock desert area to share with your friends back home.

Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village

Address: 336 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ 86336

Website: Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village

Opening hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

9. Explore works by local artists at the Sedona Arts Center

The arts scene in Sedona is taken seriously by the locals. There are more than 100 local artists featured in Sedona at Sedona Arts Center, for guests, locals, and art enthusiasts to appreciate. Moreover, Sedona Arts Center is not a museum but a place where you can witness people creating their own art, learn how to develop and train your artistic style, and connect with people in the local community of Sedona’s arts and appreciate their culture. Enjoy their exhibitions, workshops, and events at the center.

Sedona Arts Center

Address: 15 Art Barn Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336

Website: Sedona Arts Center

Opening hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Price: 11 USD

10. Treat yourself to a spa day at Sedona’s New Day Spa

Sedona is a natural haven and it is important to honor it by relaxing in a spa that honors the indigenous and cultural way of relaxation, the Southwestern way. Their unique menu of services ranges from Native American spa rituals to desert nature body treatments. They use organic, wildcrafted, and indigenous products for their guests’ wellness. The peaceful and lovely services and ambiance of the spa will make you fall deeper into Sedona’s vibe that is one with nature. You can also relax at the outdoor gardens, fountains, and even hot tubs. This is one of the retreats that is suggested by locals and tourists.

Sedona’s New Day Spa

Address: 3004 W State Route 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

Website: Sedona’s New Day Spa

Opening hours: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Price: 35 USD

11. Have a look at the Sedona Heritage Museum

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Posted by Sedona Heritage Museum on Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Jordan Historical Park is where you find local history makers being celebrated. Sedona Heritage Museum is on the National Register of Historic Places. Know and discover how the early settlers and pioneers who created civilization and community in Sedona lived and thrived in the old west. You will also see how creative the pioneers were to create water irrigation and establish the very first commercial winery in Arizona. The telegraph office holds a lot of heritage by providing books, videos, audio, and educational materials inside the last standing building from the Sedona West movie set.

Sedona Heritage Museum

Address: 735 Jordan Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336

Website: Sedona Heritage Museum

Opening hours: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Price: 7 USD (Self-guided) 10 USD (With audio guide)

12. Enjoy sporting activities at Posse Grounds Park

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Whenever you are visiting Sedona, you will always be attracted to go to Posse Grounds Park to have some exercising and wellness activities. The Park is packed with different amenities for various activities. Softball fields, tennis fields, multi-purpose grass fields, sand volleyball court, a dog park, a skate park, and more in the different locations available. Have a good and active life while you are on a vacation at the wonderful and magnificent city of Sedona. There are also covered and landscaped ramadas provided in the park for special events and parties.

Posse Grounds Park

Address: 525 Posse Ground Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336

Website: Posse Grounds Park

Opening hours: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

13. Go hiking at Airport Mesa (from USD 44.0)

Airport Mesa
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If you hike at Airport Mesa, make sure to have a camera with you and be ready to be at awe with nature. The Airport will let you see a whole 360 degrees panoramic view of the whole town of Sedona. Airport Mesa Vortex is considered as an Upflow area where energy comes one with the people who visit the place. It is believed to let you experience a higher perspective and serenity together with nature itself. Airport Mesa gives a healthy hike but the best part is how you can find a serene connection with nature as you meditate at the summit.

Sedona Hi-Points Luxury Van Tour

Duration: 2 hours

14. Sip a glass of wine at Vino Di Sedona

Enjoy around 900 wines from around the world with a selection of wines locally made in Arizona. Vino Di Sedona is Sedona’s Fine Wine and Craft Beer Bar that is popular among visitors and locals alike. Their bar does not only offer spirits to drink but at the same time a place to lounge, relax and unwind with friends or family. The bar offers some food and entrees for hikers, bikers, adventurers, and tourists who are looking for a big meal after traveling and strolling around town. Most of the foods they offer are best served with some of their wines.

Vino Di Sedona

Address: 2575 State Hwy 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

Website: Vino Di Sedona

Opening hours: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Price: 11 USD

15. Check out Chapel of the Holy Cross (from USD 110.0)

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Have a tour that lasts for more than an hour to see the Chapel of the Holy Cross, appreciate the breathtaking view of the red-rock terrain, and learn about the history, folklore, and geology of Sedona while riding a jeep as your mode of transportation. Take note that the Chapel of the Holy Cross is also marvelous in its own way. The church is well-known because it is majestically built in the desert rocks. You can also have the freedom and privilege to choose a breathtaking location to appreciate the natural sights on the way to the Chapel.

Chapel of the Holy Cross Advanced Segway Tour from Sedona

Unwind in Sedona

Sedona is no doubt a place to root for when we are feeling tired and stressed because of our daily lives and occupations. Going to Sedona makes time feel a little bit slower and chill because of the slow-paced living in the town. Sedona’s nature will remind you of serenity within yourself and their arts scene will remind you of the passions you always longed for. Have an unforgettable time in Sedona.

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