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The best of Sedona
Sedona, the vibrant land of red rocks, verdant landscapes and bright blue skies, is one of America’s most beloved cities in the Verde Valley. Its sandstone and limestone buttes, mesas and cliffs are part of the Mogollon Rim—a 400-foot escarpment that runs east-west through central Arizona. Within this, the Red Rock Basin, sits more than 200 trails, covering 300 miles on 1.8 million acres of national forest land. Other attractions include fine art galleries and boutiques, native artifacts, historical sites, creek-side resorts, restaurants, spiritual and wellness sites and more. Though its population is only 10,000, three million tourists visit Sedona each year to enjoy the beauty, seek adventure and find spiritual awakenings. Here are the top things to do for in-the-know visitors. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.
Sedona’s food and wine scene varies from high-end to earthy organic, with a bit of laidback touristy thrown in for good measure. Mexican food is just as common as pizza here, but at the same time you’ll be able to find the type of fine dining venue with lengthy wine list you might be accustomed to back home. The trend here has long been a focus on fresh, healthy, local ingredients, so vegans and vegetarians will have no problem finding a good meal. If you're looking for fun things to do in the city, live music is another popular trend, so prepare for some intimate acoustic sets while you eat. Because the town is surrounded by gorgeous red rock formations, great views are almost never a problem, as most restaurants offer a patio for your leisurely meal. Here’s a our pick of the best restaurants in Sedona.