Holidaymakers looking for a fascinating city break in the southern half of the United States might like to visit Sedona. Located in Arizona this is a great place to visit with many interesting things to do and see. There are numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs and campsites.
Sedona is a fabulous year round holiday destination with many activities for visitors to try. There is an extensive network of trails here for hikers to explore including Airport Mesa, which provides great views of Sedona’s red rock landmarks. Horse riding, mountain biking or even climbing are other ways to enjoy the views here. Golf fans are well catered for in this area with the excellent 18-hole Sedona Golf Resort particularly thrilling to play at. There is also some top quality tennis courts located in Sedona. Oak Creek Canyon provides keen anglers with great fishing and rafting is also popular here. Sedona has many fine restaurants, bars and coffee shops serving excellent food as well as locally produced wines and beers. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase provisions from numerous different stores in the town.
Holidaymakers staying in Sedona will find many fine places to visit in and around the city. Art lovers can wander around some of the excellent galleries located here such as the Gallery of Modern Masters, Sedona Arts Center and the Rowe Fine Art Gallery. Tours of the area are offered to visitors via different modes of transport such as jeeps, trolleys and hot air balloons. Slide Rock State Park is very popular with visitors and features fine natural sights such as the natural water slide at Oak Creek Canyon, the orchards and the historic barn. Bird watchers will love Dead Horse Ranch State Park where more than 300 bird species fly through each year.
It can get very hot in Arizona during the summer with average highs of 40 degrees centigrade in July and August, while temperatures between May and October see average highs of over 30 degrees centigrade. The average highs in December and January are 19 degrees, but can fall as low as 5 degrees centigrade. This is a very dry area with average rainfall less than eight inches. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year although April to June sees the smallest amount of wet weather.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is approximately two hour’s drive from Sedona. Flights arrive here from numerous U.S and some international cities including Chicago-O’Hare (ORD), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), London-Heathrow (LHW), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK), Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) and Washington-Dulles (IAD). Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, National, Payless and Thrifty are car rental firms located at the airport.