Sometimes you need a quick break from the rest of the world. Whether you want to explore stunning red rock scenery or take in a burgeoning art scene, a road trip from Phoenix to Sedona is the perfect medicine! Our red rock oasis is just what you need for a unique weekend retreat.
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The Route From Phoenix to Sedona
Traveling by car is the best choice for traveling from Phoenix to Sedona. The main route takes you up Interstate 17 to Highway 179. From there, it’s a straight shot up to town. Overall, it’s only a 116-mile journey that takes about two hours.
Keep reading to discover some great vacation ideas for weekend getaways from Phoenix to Sedona!
3 Vacation Ideas on Your Trip From Phoenix to Sedona
Hit the Trails and Explore the Vortexes
The best way to see Sedona during your road trip from Phoenix is on foot. The beautiful red rock formations are home to tons of hiking trails weaving through the unique landscapes around the outskirts of town. Places like Red Rock State Park, the Airport Mesa, and Devil’s Bridge are some of the most popular hikes in the area, but with over 100 trails around Sedona, you’ll never run out of new places to discover.
Exploring the vortexes around Sedona offer some unique ways to experience the outdoors during your trip from Phoenix to Sedona. These transformative, swirling energy centers circulate at a collection of world-renowned spots like the Bell Rock Vortex and the Boynton Canyon Vortex. Visitors from around the world come to Sedona for these mysterious healing powers.
Tour the Red Rocks
Tired of exploring Sedona on foot? There are plenty of other options to take in the gorgeous scenery. We recommend taking a tour to get a lay of the land and enjoy an array of incredible experiences. Whether you want to explore the canyons and foothills in a Pink Jeep, get a bird’s-eye view of the red rocks from a helicopter, or take a first-class charter to some of the most popular locations in the area, you’ll discover many incredible ways to see our red rock paradise.
Discover Sedona’s Art Scene
While the red rocks, vortexes, and breathtaking nature draw people to Sedona, there is also a rich artistic tradition embedded deep within the area. You’ll find boutique galleries in the heart of town, but the Tlaquepaque Art Village is the heart and soul of Sedona’s artistic heritage. You can also enjoy First Friday Art Walks every month, where you can sample wine and cheese at a collection of galleries around town.
Are you ready to pack up the car and hit the road to Sedona now? Our collection of luxury homes is perfect for families searching for a home away from home. Whether you want to enjoy the incredible pool area of the Sedona Grand or take in the views from the porch of our Majestic Sedona rental, you can choose where you want to create memories with your family!
Start planning your Sedona vacation today by booking one of our properties. We look forward to welcoming you to the Red Sedona family!