Entertainment Magazine: Arizona: Sedona

Places to go in Sedona


Scottsdale, Arizona Attractions

What is it about Scottsdale that attracts so many visitors? First of all, it’s the weather. Except for June, July, and August, the other nine months offer a balmy respite from those cold climates of winter. The average yearly temperature is in the 80s.

Drawn to its warm climate and desert beauty, more vacationers will be flocking to Arizona and purchasing timeshares there – both in Scottsdale and surrounding communities, for years to come.

Sedona Arizona RObert ZuckerIf you’re traveling as a family, Scottsdale, Arizona, offers a wealth of family-friendly activities. Take a Sonoran Desert adventure by Jeep or Hummer, or learn about Native American culture at the Heard Museum or Pueblo Grande Museum. Kids and adults alike will love the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park and the Fiddlesticks Family Fun Park, featuring go-karts and bumper boats.


A Golfer’s Paradise

If you’re traveling without the kids and you love golf, you’re in luck. Scottsdale, Arizona, boasts almost 30 public courses. The desert beauty beckons hikers as well, with Camelback Mountain, Desert Botanical Garden, McDowell Mountain Regional Park, and McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

If you can’t fit all the activities in this vacation, don’t worry. With your Scottsdale timeshare, you can return year after year.

Sources:: Q About.com – Vacation Ownership 101, Scottsdale, Arizona Convention and Visitors Bureau

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Sedona is like no other place

After having been there or just looking at photos, few would argue that Sedona, Arizona, is one of the most beautiful places in America.

It’s surrounded by red-rock monoliths named Coffeepot, Cathedral, and Bell, and marks the mouth of Oak Creek Canyon.

High above Sedona and its canyon stands the towering Mongollon Rim, part of the Colorado Plateau and home to the largest contiguous stand of ponderosa pine in the world.

Sedona, Arizona Attractions

Unlike some other areas of Arizona, Sedona offers a balmy climate all year round. Many couples flock there to get married, and other travelers are attracted to its spiritual side, seeking out numerous healers, intuitives, artists, and guides.

Art and culture buffs will have a field day. The city is home to the Sedona Arts Center, the oldest arts organization in northern Arizona, as well as more than 100 artists’ studios. Groove to the music each September at Sedona Jazz on the Rocks, Inc., and take in a performance by the Canyon Moon Theatre Company.

Vacationers drawn to Sedona, Arizona’s many attractions should consider purchasing a Sedona timeshare. Arizona timeshares are a popular vacation option, because of the state’s desert beauty and warm weather. Sedona is one of several choices, but a very wise one indeed.

If you’re visiting Sedona, Arizona, for the first time and want to explore its accommodations for a trial run, choose from B&Bs, cabins, condo and apartment rentals, hotels, motels, resorts, and RVs.

Once you’ve stayed there, you’re sure to fall in love with the beauty and cultural attractions, and buying a timeshare, to return again and again, may be exactly the right thing to do.

  • Sources: Vacation Ownership 101, Sedona Chamber of Commerce
  • Photo: EMOL.org publisher, Bob Zucker. Photo by Yuki Saruwatari, 1993.


Hiking, State Parks

Activities, Shopping in Sedona

Golf - great golf courses wind through the red rocks of Sedona.

Out of Africa Wildlife Park - more than 400 exotic animals in a simulated natural habitat.

Sedona Arts Center - Wander through exhibits, purchase works of art and mingle with artists at this cultural center.

Tlaquepaque - Tlaquepaque, meaning "the best of everything," is a unique Mexican-style arts and crafts village where you can shop and dine.

Verde Canyon Railroad - Roll by the red rocks and gaze at the Native American ruins on this canyon cut-through trip.

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