Things to do in Sedona, Arizona
located in the world famous Red Rock Country, was picked
as the #1 most beautiful place in America by USA Today's
Weekend Travel Report. Wherever you are in Sedona and whatever
you are doing, the red rock vistas are ever present.
at the Kings Ransom Sedona Hotel and let us help plan your vacation
activities. Check out our vacation packages which include special
room rates and activity fees.
Sedona Driving Tours
the comfort of your car you can soak up the stunning beauty of
Sedona's soaring spires and massive buttes as you drive through
Red Rock Country. Wind your way through the towering cliffs and
shimmering cottonwood trees of Oak Creek Canyon and stop to watch
the action at Slide Rock State Park.
some of the larger rock formations historically named by the early
settlers. You'll no doubt recognize Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock,
Coffee Pot and Courthouse Rock.
is home to several Arizona State Parks, offering spectacular scenic
views and photo-opportunities just a short walk from the car park.
Sedona Shopping and Galleries
Kings Ransom Sedona Hotel is a short stroll to world class
shops and galleries. Here you'll find extensive collections
of Southwestern art and Native American jewelry.
a charming replica of an old Mexican village, is less
than a quarter of a mile from the Kings Ransom. Within
Tlaquepaque you will find restaurants, galleries, and
specialty shops all tucked away in quiet courtyards.
gardens, and a pleasant creek side setting make Tlaquepaque
a popular shopping destination. And just up the hill is
Gordon Wheeler's Trading Post, possibly Sedona's best
few steps north of the Kings Ransom is Hillside with shops, restaurants
and galleries in a tranquil setting of gardens and waterfalls.
Hozo gallery and Sedona's Gallery Row are a short walk down the
Coconino National Forest wraps around the town of Sedona
and includes three wilderness areas. Day hikers have over
70 miles of well-maintained trails to choose from. A "Red
Rock Pass" is needed to park your car at trail heads in
the National Forest, but this pass is not needed when
you stay at the Kings Ransom.
Access to one of Sedona's most
awesome trails, Marg's Draw, is steps away from your Kings
Ransom hotel room. You'll walk beneath 350 million year
old fire red rock formations which surround you on this
1 1/2 hour hike. There's a steep climb for a few minutes
at the trail head but after that you walk across large
red rock shelves and through cactus and high desert pine
forests. Behind you are breathtaking views across Sedona.
Chapel is just south of
Sedona Grand Canyon Tour
The Grand Canyon, one the greatest wonders of
the world, is a comfortable drive from Sedona. Leave in the morning,
drive 2 1/2 hours through unbelievable scenery, and spend the
day exploring the Canyon's southern rim. Return to the Kings Ransom
and dine at one of many fine restaurants in town.
Sedona Mountain Biking
and expert riders alike will be thrilled to ride Sedona's
miles of mountain bike trails. Switch backs, steep climbs,
pleasant shade trees, panoramic red rock views and even
swimming are part of the Sedona mountain biking experience.
Don't be surprised if you have one of the single track trails
all to yourself!
Ghost Mining Town of Jerome
The copper mining town of Jerome was once home
to more than 15,000 people, but today less than 600 live there.
Built on Arizona's largest copper mine, Jerome produced over a
billion dollars in ore. Known at one time as "the wickedest town
in the west", Jerome is now America's largest ghost town.
Jerome's mines closed in the early 1950s and
today the town is a center for artists, craftsmen, writers and
musicians. Clinging to the side of the mountain, the town looks
much the same today as it did a 100 years ago. Get a feel for
its history by visiting the museum at Jerome State Park or follow
the footprint of the old narrow gauge railroad through switchbacks
and hairpin turns.
The early settlers came to Sedona to grow fruit
along the banks of the Oak Creek. Visit the apple orchards at
Slide Rock State Park and learn how these farmers lived.
Rock State Park
Sedona in Film
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" wrote USA Weekend
when they picked Sedona as the most beautiful place in America.
than 100 movies and TV commercials have been made in Sedona
and many of the production crews stayed at the Kings Ransom.
Check with us for details of our hotel's unique place in
the history of Sedona.
the movie "California Gold"
Believed to be a spiritual earth energy center,
Sedona's vortices are thought to be responsible for miraculous
healing and a calming sense of peace. Sedona is home to several
vortex sites and considered to be a spiritual center sacred to
people since pre-historic times.
Sedona Family Vacation
There's always exciting and fun activities for
the whole family to enjoy when you stay at the Kings Ransom in
Sedona, AZ. Your kids will want to hang-out at our large pool
area or chill-out watching cable T.V. in their room. There's an
easy hiking trail behind the hotel and shopping next door, including
a convenience store for ice cream and candy treats. Please see
Sedona Family Vacation Packages for money saving ideas!
Sedona area has lots of affordable family attractions and
is a two hour drive from the Grand Canyon.
Take the kids
hiking on Sedona's well maintained trails, tour a ghost
town, explore ancient ruins, play tennis, and don't forget
to visit one of the State Park's education centers.
those hard-to-impress teenagers, try mountain biking, testing
the power of a vortex, or an intense jeep ride.
under 17 stay free in your room.Rollaway
beds are available for a limited number of additional guests at
a small charge and cribs are available at no charge.