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    Sedona Airport Vista

    by blueskyjohn Updated Apr 24, 2014

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    The Airport vista is open to the public. It is free but there is a nice asking for a $1.00 donation. The donation is for improvements of the parking area and to help pay for an Ambassador that can answer questions about the area. All the times I drove by I only saw an ambassador there once.

    The parking lot can get very crowded in the afternoon. There is plenty of parking but it is a good idea to stop by earlier in the morning.

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    Sky Ranch view point

    by blueskyjohn Updated Apr 24, 2014

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    For a slightly different view point from the neighboring Sedona Airport Vista, Sky Ranch view point has a small garden area with benches and a little fountain. It is private, but its a quiet area and Sky Ranch Lodge does not use any hang tag. You may be able to check it out if you are visiting Airport Vista.

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    Red Rock Visitor Center

    by blueskyjohn Updated Apr 24, 2014

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    There are several reasons to stop into the Red Rock Visitor Center when in Sedona. The Center has great information about the history of the area with nice displays and maps. The rangers are very knowledgeable on this history but more important on current happenings in the area.

    I always stop in to find out if there are any trail closures and what the road conditions to access the trailheads. They will also advise to fire conditions.

    If it is your first time visiting Sedona and are not sure what to do or see in terms of hiking and Coconino National Forest, the rangers can make some great recommendations.

    The visitor center is open everyday from 8am to 5pm.

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    Boynton Canyon Trail Hike

    by Africancrab Written Mar 25, 2013

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    Boynton Canyon is a scenic and almost mystical place in nature within the Sedona Red Rock wilderness. Located off the paved road where the Enchantment resort is, it offers hikers of all levels something to enjoy. The first mile is the easy hike before the trail levels off, leaving all civilization behind. this is the fun and mystical part of the hike as you enter deeper into the canyon.

    How to get there:

    From Sedona, drive south on State Route 89A for about three miles or so to Dry Creek Road. Right turn then three more miles to Boynton pass Road. The Canyon is 2 miles after a left turn.

    Fees:

    $5 charge for Red Rock parking pass

    Some facts:

    Difficulty: Easy to hike, beginners and all levels can hike

    Elevation: 4,66 - 5,100 feet

    Length: About 5 miles round trip.

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    Visit Sedona's Art Gallery

    by jumpingnorman Updated Feb 24, 2013

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    Because of the natural beauty of Sedona, artists from all over the world have converged in this one area - an artist's haven! This prestigious art center is located on Highway 179, and is also know as the Gallery Row. Some of the works are really world-renowned and expensive - but if you have the money, why not? The paintings and sculptures are unique and one-of-a-kind, and they also bring with them the magnificence of the red rocks, the sacredness of the land, and the Native American influence...

    My son with a family friend in Sedona, Arizona

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    Helicopter Rides - Expensive but Worth It

    by giampiero6 Written Jul 21, 2011

    I had never taken a helicopter ride before, but we visited with only a few hours to spare, and the helicopter ride was our only option to get a great view in. I would have loved to hike here. Just make a reservation with one of the helicopter tour companies and head up to the Airport Mesa. We took an hour ride I believe and it was worth every second.

    My Buddy Luc, Who Started Travel Pod Some Great Views How Are You Gonna See That Sans Helicopter Hard to See But Cliff Dwellings here. Majestical
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    City & Scenic Tours via the Sedona Trolley

    by joiwatani Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is "the best first thing to do in Sedona" There are daily scheduled tours that take you to all the best places in town, uptown, Tlaquepaque, The Gallery District, Chapel of the Holy Cross, Boynton Canyon, Enchantment and more.

    The fares: Adult $12each tour/$21 both tours. Children 12 and under are $6.00/$11.00

    Tour "A" Sedona Highlights

    1. Sedona Trolley Uptown Depot
    2. Hyatt Pinon Pointe
    3. Los Abrigados
    4. Tlalquepaque
    5. Chapel of the Holy Cross
    6. Hillside Sedona
    7. Arrive Uptown Depot

    Tour "B" Seven Canyons Scenic

    1. Sedna Trolley Uptown Depot
    2. Hyatt Pinon Pointe
    7. Hampton Inn
    8. Enchantment
    9. Kokopelli Suites
    L Arrive Uptown Depot

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    Do the hot air balloon ride

    by joiwatani Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    To be honest, I wanted to do this but my husband didn't want me to. My daughters were excited that I even suggested this. My daughter Shelby (she loves sky jumping and learned how to pilot a plane at an early age. She graduated from Aviation High School - personal note) was kind of disappointed that we didn't do this!

    Anyway, I will share you some information if you wanted to have a new adventure and it is something that you have always wanted to do! (I have to go back to Arizona to do the hot air balloon ride!!!).

    The Sky Fly Balloon Adventures in Sedona offers this adventure! (Hey, free advertising!) They have seasoned pilots and their balloons are considered to have the top of the line equipments for safety and comfort.

    Per the Sky Fly Balloon Adventures, the adventure begins with a luxurious pick-up for a spectacular sunrise flight. You soar through breathtaking scenery and spectacular views and panoramas as you float with the wind. Then there is also a champagne picnic.

    The hot air balloon ride is a year-round sunrise flight and the Sky Fly Balloon Advneture has permit to fly at the Prescott National Forest.

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    Javelina on Parade

    by Yaqui Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    These delightful sculptures were located all over town. Many different cities are doing these to raise money for local art programs to be reinvested back into local art programs. This event raised almost $130,000 and much of this went back into non-profits programs. This public art project was presented by The Sedona Arts Festival and the Sedona Chamber of Commerce and made possible by a grant from the Greater Sedona Community Foundation.

    Pink Jeep Tours
    Artist: Liam Herbert
    Hairalina

    Oaxaca Restaurant
    Artist: Susan Kliewer
    Mamacita de las Flores

    Canyon Breeze Restaurant
    Artist: Gene Dieckhoner
    Hollywood Javelinas

    Unnamed Javelina, it was located in from of the Sedona Center on the right side of Hwy 89A
    Sedona Chamber of Commerce

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    WHIRLYBIRD

    by BerniShand Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I had never flown in a helicopter, if I had known how exhilerating it is I would have done it years ago

    Kat [keida84] and I booked the Red Rock Roundup tour with Arizona Helicopter Adventures, Sedona`s original helicopter tour company, just a short tour [after all, I wasnt sure I was going to like helicopters] which cost $58 dollars each
    when you book you have to answer some health questions and give your weight, but if they let an overweight old crock like me on Im sure most folks will be OK

    after a safety talk we were taken over to the helicopter in a golf buggy [another first for me !] Camcorderman filming us waving to him from the comfort of the airport terminal
    the helicopter looked tiny, I was a little nervous but our pilot soon put me at ease and donned my headphones [another photo opportunity] and then it was time to take flight.........it was WONDERFUL !!!! I couldnt belive how smooth it was. How close we got to the rocks ! the views were awesome and we got birds eye views of Sedona`s most famous rock formations while being given a great commentary by our pilot, I began to wish we had booked on a longer tour

    all too soon it was time to go back ..... we had been up for a great deal longer that the advertised tour time
    this was for me a never-to-be-forgotten tour, I really enjoyed it

    PRICES [April 2006]

    RED ROCK ROUNDUP [12-13 minutes]........$58

    ANCIENT RUINS [20-25 minutes]....................$98

    SEDONA DELUXE [30-35 minutes]..................$138
    [if I go back this is the one Id do]

    pilot gratuities not included, we were happy to tip well for the great service we got

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    Table Mesa at Sunset

    by Jonathan_C Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Drive up Table Mesa Drive toward the airport an hour or so before sunset to join the crowd of locals and tourists ready to take in another stunning sunset amid the red rocks. It's quite a scene filled with photographers and new age spiritualists. Whether you're there to soak up the last rays of sunshine or have your energy cleared atop this central vortex site, it's a great way to finish up a day.

    The article below is a nice introduction to the New Age take on Sedona and its five 'vortex sites'.

    energy clearing
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    Best Sedona View

    by toddecus Written Mar 18, 2011

    Can I add, that if you don't have time for hike around Sedona, then definitely do the Helicopter ride! drive up to the airport and out to the end of the runway. The guys there do a great job, and it is a breathtaking experience. I have been to Sedona many times, and I wish I had done this sooner.

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  • Kayaking Down Verde River

    by foodlover67 Updated Oct 5, 2010

    It is hard to describe the feeling of going from the Red Rocks of Sedona to a tree shrouded river...Then floating down it! But that is what you do on the water to wine tour, except you aren't really floating, you are kayaking. Then you end up at the Alcantara Winery. Once there you realx with wine and food. Just a fantastic way to spend an afternoon.

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    17th Annual Sedona Film Festival

    by SedonaDee Updated Apr 15, 2010

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    The always popular Sedona Film Festival takes place February 20-27, 2011. The Sedona Film Festival states the following: "The week long festival features more than 125 films, including features, documentaries, shorts and animation. Filmmakers and audiences from around the world have heralded Sedona's festival as one of their favorites. Our workshops bring Academy Award-winning, industry professionals to Sedona to teach, inspire and share their knowledge with the next generation of filmmakers."

    There are a wide variety of events during the film festival at different venues. Tickets are sold in pass packages, or individual movie tickets can be purchased a week before the event starts. It is best to check the website below for the names of the films, the dates & times of the events, and to purchase tickets.

    All the events are popular and well-attended. Restaurants and hotels book early for the Film Festival, so reservations for all would be advisable.

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    Calendar of Events, Entertainment, & More

    by SedonaDee Updated Apr 15, 2010

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    Everyone visiting Sedona needs to know what's happening while they are in town, or they'll miss some great entertainment, fun events, educational activities, festivals, etc. This calendar by Sedona.biz is kept up-to-date and will let you know ahead what not to miss. Sedona actually has a lot of interesting entertainment for a small town, but you have to know where to find it. So, visit the website below and you'll have it all at your fingertips.

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