When many people think of Arizona, they often think of the heat and how hot our summers typically get. While Sedona is located in northern Arizona and does not quite get as hot as Phoenix, it can still get a little toasty in the summer. This makes the transition to the fall season one of the most anticipated events of the year. The weather starts to cool down, and with it comes a variety of thrilling fall activities and events to enjoy. Take a look below at our favorite fall activities that you can enjoy in Sedona:
Book a Pink Jeep Tour
Whenever you travel around Sedona, you are most likely going to catch a glimpse of one of the infamous Pink Jeeps that frequent the area. Pink Jeep Tours has been around for years and is now a staple of the Sedona community. The fall season is the perfect time to book a Pink Jeep tour for the first time. Your tour will be a comfortable ride inside these luxurious Jeeps as you head out into the red rocks. An experienced tour guide will take you out to areas such as Diamondback Gulch, Ancient Ruins, and Broken Arrow, to name a few. Come join in on the fun that has been around Sedona since the 1960s for the perfect fall experience!
Hit the Trails
Since the weather is cooling down, you better head out and check out the beautiful hiking trails in Sedona. The red rocks offer the perfect backdrop to a day on the trails. Some of the most popular hikes in the area include Cathedral Rock and Devil’s Bridge Trail; make sure to start your hike early in the morning as they can be especially popular with visitors seeing them for the first time. Trails near Oak Creek feature maple and other trees that show off dazzling displays of reds and oranges for their changing leaves. Hiking around Sedona is the fall is a unique experience not available anywhere else.
Book a Balloon Ride
Everything seems quite a bit different when you view Sedona from hundreds or thousands of feet up in the air. You can do exactly that when you book a trip with Red Rock Balloon Adventures. This local tour company offers hot air balloon rides over the red rocks for a magical time. Quietly soar over the mountains for a romantic journey that can be complete with champagne and a light meal up in the air. The fall foliage makes the backdrop of a hot air balloon ride even more magical in autumn.
Visit the Verde Valley Wine Trail
It is no secret that Sedona is the wine capital of Arizona. There are dozens of local wineries in the region many of them being just a short drive away from our vacation rentals. These wineries are smaller and more intimate settings that the larger California wineries but still produce some incredible tasting wine. The best spot to catch multiple wineries in a single visit is at the Verde Valley Wine Trail. This trail features award-winning wineries that use grapes grown exclusively in the region. The Verde Valley Wine Trail is a self-guided trail where you can pick and choose which wineries to visit. Some popular options include Winery 1912, Alcantara Vineyards, Pillsbury Wine Company, and Javelina Leap Vineyard Winery and Bistro. Each setting offers its own selection of award-winning wines for you to taste and purchase bottles. There are plenty of wine tours to schedule as well so you don’t have to worry about finding a ride between each destination.
Find Arts and Crafts
Sedona is home to many talented artists who call this northern Arizona town home. You can find an eclectic selection of arts and crafts to browse from at the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. This Sedona landmark is a Mexican style village that offers the art community of the area to sell their wares. You can find everything from jewelry, textiles, and handmade crafts right here. Find a unique gift to bring back home to a loved one.
Explore Native Ruins
Northern Arizona is also home to a variety of ancient ruins belonging to native tribes of the past. Sedona is nearby sprawling monuments you can explore up close such as Montezuma’s Castle National Monument and Palatki National Site. Each of these ruins offers a look at the rich history of Arizona. Take advantage of the cooler weather so you can enjoy your day outdoors!
Sedona Is Waiting
As you can see, Sedona is a wonderful place to visit any time of year, but the fall season is especially fun. Get ready for your fall getaway by reserving one of our Sedona rentals that will keep you close to all of these fun activities.