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Biking on a trail through Sedona's red rock formations.

Biking on a trail through Sedona's red rock formations.

Sedona's vibrant wellness and art scene make for a fantastic getaway.

Sedona is known for its stunning red-rock beauty and outdoor recreation paradise. But there’s something more that pulls people back.

Some say it’s the handful of vortexes, centered on rock formations like Cathedral Butte and Airport Mesa, believed to be special energy centers that offer inspiration and healing. Whether you hike one of the popular vortexes, take a yoga class or simply enjoy sitting by your hotel pool, Sedona is the ultimate place to focus on wellness. Even world-renowned speaker and author Deepak Chopra hosts self-realization retreats here.

"We have a lot more than just the outdoors,” says Michelle Conway, director of marketing of Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau. “It’s a great place to relax and reconnect.”

It’s also a wonderful place to immerse yourself in Sedona’s vibrant art scene. Home to more than 80 galleries, this town of 10,000 has solidified itself as a haven for art collectors. But its artsy roots stretch back thousands of years. Stop at V Bar V Ranch, the largest rock art site in the area with more than 1,000 petroglyphs.

Before you visit a vortex: Sedona's main vortexes require parking passes. Stop by the Sedona Visitor Center at 331 Forest Rd. for your parking pass, a map, and directions. While you are there, you can get advice and information from Sedona experts.

What to bring: Water, sun block, and a respectful intent. These places are held sacred by Native Americans and religions. Please come with an open mind and reverence.

Learn more at the Sedona Visitor Information Center, 331 Forest Rd., or at

Three Nearby Gems to Explore

Slide Rock State Park near Sedona

Slide Rock State Park near Sedona

Slide Rock State Park
Wear your jeans to slide down a slick natural water chute or wade in the creek seven miles north of Sedona in Oak Creek Canyon. 

Dead Horse Ranch State Park

Dead Horse Ranch State Park

Dead Horse Ranch State Park
Stay the night in one of eight log camping cabins or spend the day fishing or on a horse trail ride. 

Cathedral Rock in Red Rock State Park near Sedona

Cathedral Rock in Red Rock State Park near Sedona

Red Rock State Park
Go on full-moon hikes, bird walk or spot monarch butterflies at this hidden gem. 

For more information go to or call 877-697-2757 to make camping or RV reservations.

Calling All Foodies... Sedona's Restaurants

Despite its small size, Sedona is a magnet for food lovers. Here are some of our favorites.

Sedona's Cowboy Club Grille & Spirits. Photo courtesy of the Sedona Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau

Sedona's Cowboy Club Grille & Spirits. 

Cowboy Club Grille & Spirits
For a true western experience, dine amid casual country western decor and order wild rattlesnake cakes and elk chops, along with steaks, burgers and salads. 241 Hwy. 89A; 928-282-4200;

Sedona's Dahl & DiLuca Restaurant. Photo by Scott Yates courtesy of Clever House Media

Sedona's Dahl & DiLuca Restaurant. 

Dahl & DiLuca
A longtime Sedona favorite, you’ll experience fine dining with impeccable service, live piano music and incredible Italian food, including homemade pastas. 2321 Hwy. 89A; 928-282-5219;

A favorite dish at the Elote Cafe in Sedona. Photo by Janise Witt courtesy of Elote Cafe

A favorite dish at the Elote Cafe in Sedona. 

Elote Cafe
The vibrant Mexican-inspired flavors in each dish take dining to a new level. Put your name in at 4:30 p.m. at this first-come, first-served favorite. 771 Hwy. 179; 928-203-0105;

More Sedona Gems:

Sedona Trolley
(928) 282-4211

Arizona Safari Jeep Tours
(928) 282-3012
335 Jordan Road

El Portal Sedona Hotel
(800) 313-0017
95 Portal Lane