It’s that time of the year again—you know, the one where your family starts asking about the big trip. Well, guess what? Instead of ignoring the lengthy group text like always, you can come to the table with a fantastic idea—a family vacation to Sedona! Use our handy list of things to do in Sedona to show everyone why this is such an incredible destination. But don’t just take our word for it.

The Top 10 Things to Do in Sedona

1. Explore Sedona on Foothikers hiking trail 

The best way to explore the stunning nature surrounding Sedona 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 see.

2. Experience the Sedona Vortexeslady meditating near Sedona

Experiencing the vortexes in our area is one of the most unique things to do in Sedona. These transformative, swirling centers of energy 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. We recommend exploring these beautiful locations with a specialized tour from Sedona Red Rock Tours.

3. Revel in the Great OutdoorsRed Rocks in Sedona

If you’re searching for other things to do in Sedona, head back outside. Our gorgeous area is full of outdoor activities that are great for the entire family. Spending a hot summer day swimming at Slide Rock State Park, stargazing on a clear night, and climbing Bell Rock are just a few of the incredible ways to make the most of your time in Sedona. Come see for yourself!

4. Tour the Stunning Sedona AreaPink Jeep Tour Sedona

If you’re a first-time visitor to Sedona, the collection of attractions and activities can be a little overwhelming. We recommend taking a tour (or several) 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 Sedona.

5. Enjoy a Local Festivalfestivals & events

Sedona offers year-round festivals that celebrate local food, art, heritage, and more. Each celebration features a distinct feel reflecting our beautiful and historic town. You can enjoy anything from the Sedona Star Party in the summer to Sedona UFO Tours in the winter. There’s truly something here for everyone!

6. See the Artistic Side of TownTlaquepaque

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.

7. Discover Sedona’s HistoryChapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona

There are more than a handful of historical attractions in Sedona. You can view architectural icons from early 12th and 13th-century Indian tribes at the Palatki and Honanki Heritage sites. The Chapel of the Holy Cross offers a contrast to the historic pueblo dwellings with its stunning showcase of the cutting-edge, mid-20th century architecture. If you want to view one of the best-preserved cliff dwellings in North America, Montezuma Castle needs to be on your Sedona itinerary!

8. Venture to the Grand Canyon for a DayGrand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is an excellent day trip for those wanting to branch out and explore even more! It’s about a four-hour round trip drive from Sedona to the Grand Canyon Village, but we recommend taking a train up from Williams (near Flagstaff) to this incredible wonder of the world.

9. Savor Top-Notch Cuisinea restaurant with a wine glass 

No vacation is complete without great food, and Sedona is home to plenty of excellent dining options. Upscale cuisine at Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill and Rene at Tlaquepaque are the perfect accents to a day of exploring. Of course, places like Pizza Lisa and Oaxaca Mexican are ideal for families with kids!

10. Plan Your Sedona Getaway With Red Sedona Majestic Sedona | Porch with hot tub

So, you want to visit Sedona but can’t find the right accommodations for your family. Well, you’re in luck, because Red Sedona is your key to the ultimate vacation in our red rock paradise. Each of our vacation rentals features modern furnishings and amenities, convenient locations, and views that are second to none. Four of our homes also have private pools and spas that are perfect for everyone. Plus, with over 19 years of experience in the Sedona vacation rental industry, you can trust that you are receiving top-notch quality and service when you book with us.

Start planning your trip to Sedona today by booking one of our properties. We look forward to welcoming you to the Red Sedona Vacation Rentals family.