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Sedona Travel Guide

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Sedona is regularly described as one of America's most beautiful places. Nowhere else will you find a landscape as dramatically colorful. The towering red rocks and jagged sandstone buttes matched against an almost always blue sky have beckoned to professional and budding artists for years. And filmmakers have chosen these fiery rock formations in north-central Arizona as the backdrop for such box-office blowouts as 3:10 to Yuma, Broken Arrow and Midnight Run. continue»

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When to Visit Sedona

The best time to visit Sedona is from March to May when the temperatures are warm -- but not scorching -- and the area is in full bloom. Hikers love this season, as desert flowers add pops of color to the already rust-colored trails. September to November is another ideal time for outdoor activities thanks to mild weather. However, spring and fall travelers should note that these are the most popular times to visit with high room rates. If you're looking for cheaper rooms, consider visiting in the winter; that's when most tourists head farther south for warmer weather.

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Getting Around Sedona

The best way to get around Sedona is by car. Although the Verde Lynx bus service is great for getting around downtown, many of the region's trails are located away from the main roads. You can either rent a car at Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and drive the about 120 miles north to Sedona, or you can hop on the Sedona-Phoenix Shuttle and rent a car once you arrive in town. The shuttle costs $50 one-way and $90 round-trip, and reservations are required.

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