Sedona truly is a natural wonder, drawing nearly 4 million visitors annually. It is the most sought after destination in Arizona, second only to the Grand Canyon in popularity. At 4,500 feet in elevation, Sedona’s ideal high desert climate provides four distinct seasons.
In the spring, days are pleasantly warm and evenings may be chilly. Night time temperatures typically drop 30 degrees below the peak of the day. Summer is characterized by hot days and perfect evenings. Fall is the prime season with clear blue skys, warm days and comfortable evenings. Towards the end of fall, when leaves start to turn, Oak Creek Canyon comes alive with brilliant hues. Sedona’s mild winter lasts about 2 months. A few times a year a snow fall may dust the red rocks, creating a magical contrast for outstanding photo opportunities.
To get the most out of your stay, it’s important for you to know the town’s layout. Sedona has five distinct areas. Uptown Sedona is the original town location and was home to the town's first post office. Heading north from Uptown on SR 89A is the stunning and lush Oak Creek Canyon. The area south of the "Y" roundabout where SR 179 meets SR 89A is known as "Gallery Row", and boasts many fine shops, galleries, and restaurants. Further east on SR 179 is the Village of Oak Creek, where the famous Bell Rock is located. West Sedona is home to grocery stores, galleries, restaurants, City Hall, the Sedona Public Library, and many residential neighborhoods.