Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
Sedona and the surrounding area offer year round recreation for everyone. Each season offers special attractions and new opportunities to experience the magic of red rock country. Rich in history, geology and archaeology, Sedona draws millions of visitors a year. Breathtaking scenery, fabulous art galleries, fine dining, world class spas and resorts are all here. For the sports enthusiast, endless hiking trails with spectacular views, mountain biking, fishing, camping and white water rafting nearby offer endless ways to really get to know this wondrous country. For couples, Sedona has become well known as a premier wedding destination and many venue options are available including the intimate Chapel at Tlaquepaque.
For those seeking personal enrichment, wellness and inner growth, Sedona's world-wide reputation as a spiritual Mecca provides many choices for those who seek to come away from Sedona with a sense of renewal and increased well being.
Sedona is situated in a unique geological area that has enchanted visitors for decades. Sacred to the Native Indian peoples, the Sedona region is abundant with traces of vibrant first American cultures going back 10,000 years. Many ruins are available to tour on a daily basis both in close proximity to Sedona and throughout Northern Arizona.
To be in Sedona and miss the stunning high-walled canyons of Oak Creek would be unfortunate. Resplendent with towering sycamores and huge Ponderosa pines, Oak Creek canyon is home to some of the most diverse vegetation and plant life in the country. Continue on and enjoy the high mountain city of Flagstaff with the beautiful San Francisco Peaks, elevation 12,633 feet and the dominant geological formation, the Mogollon Rim. This gigantic rim, which defines the southwestern boundary of the vast Colorado Plateau is home to the largest contiguous stand of ponderosa pine in the world and the enormous plateau extends into parts of five other states.
Exploring red rock country is an adventure in itself. Horseback riding on well worn trails, jeep tours of every variety, hot air ballooning at dawn, biplane trips, skydiving, and helicopter rides that reveal the grandeur of the monolithic formations are all available to the Sedona visitor. From rugged, raw nature and spectacular vistas visitors can return to the comfort of their room. Four star resorts, upscale bed and breakfasts, and accommodations to suit any budget make a trip to Sedona a must. Fine restaurants, bistros, breweries, sports bars and pubs will satisfy the seasoned traveler and the entire family.
Ever since the early days of movies, when Hollywood has wanted to show the unique beauty of the West, it has gone to Sedona, a place that looks like nowhere else. Beginning with The Call of the Canyon in 1923, some hundred movies and TV shows have been filmed in and around town. We fell under Sedona's spell, too, and while debating our No. 1 spot kept returning to it for the same reasons Hollywood does: The area's telegenic canyons, wind-shaped buttes and dramatic sandstone towers embody the rugged character of the West -- and the central place that character holds in our national identity. There's a timelessness about these ancient rocks that fires the imagination of all who encounter them. Some 11,000 years before film cameras discovered Sedona, American Indians settled the area. Homesteaders, artists and, most recently, New Age spiritualists have followed. Many cultures and agendas abound, but there's really only one attraction: the sheer, exuberant beauty of the place. People come for inspiration and renewal, tawny cliffs rising from the buff desert floor, wind singing through box canyons, and sunsets that seem to cause the ancient buttes and spires to glow from within. We hear the canyon's call and cannot resist.
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