Best Western PLUS Arroyo Roble & Creekside Villas Upgrades
The Best Western PLUS Arroyo Roble & Creekside Villas recently upgraded the seven Villas with a fresh makeover. Guests will enjoy the room and comfort of these two bedroom units with full kitchens and the refreshing and stylish new upgrades. The Villas feature plush carpet, crisp comfortable linens, modern décor, granite countertops in the kitchen, and high desert paint colors to tie it all together. bestwesternsedona.com
Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village Turns 40
It is hard to believe that this year Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village is turning 40! Maybe that wouldn't be so remarkable in another city where arts and culture has been celebrated for decades or even centuries. Sedona, however, which had a population of 2000 in the early 1970s, and only became incorporated as a city in 1988, quickly became renowned as a vibrant arts community. Since its inception in 1973, Tlaquepaque has played a significant role in putting Sedona on the map as a world-renowned arts destination.
El Portal Sedona Hotel Announces New Hiking Guide
El Portal Sedona Hotel is pleased to welcome Stephen Ritson as their new hiking guide. Steve Segner, owner of El Portal says "We wanted to offer our guests a 'complete' Sedona experience at El Portal; to hike Sedona and give them an opportunity to see places that the regular visitor doesn't get to see, that's why we teamed up with Stephen Ritson."
New Zipline Opportunity at Wildlife Park
Out of Africa Wildlife Park, located in Camp Verde, Arizona, is scheduled to open a new zipline attraction in June. The Predator Zip Line will explore a never-before-seen part of the park, taking guests on a two-hour ziplining excursion above the animals in the park. As participants soar between a total of six towers with separate runs, they will also learn about the animals below them through narration provided by a guide.
The World's Top 25 Best Guided Tours
The Connecticut Post recently named Sedona's own Pink Jeep Tours on the the World's Top 25 Best Guided Tours!
Best Summer Family Travel Vacations for 2013
Elizabeth Street Magazine has discovered that Sedona's own Enchantment Resort is a perfect family travel destination for 2013. "Guests can spend the day at the pool that boasts stunning views of the red rocks while kids enjoy their time at Camp Coyote, the resort's kids' program. Trained counselors lead exciting activities that explore the region's culture and natural environment. Highlights include nature walks, sculpting, pottery, stargazing, and Native American arts and crafts like weaving dream catchers and designing arrowhead necklaces." elizabethstreet.com/discoveries/summer-2013-family-vacation-ideas-and-best-family-vacations
Culinary & Wine Escapes
It's a good thing that a trip to Sedona offers plenty of opportunities for strolling, hiking, swimming, biking, golfing, kayaking, yoga, horseback riding, and more. Those calories burned will make you a tad less guilty about indulging in one of Sedona's other attractions: mouthwatering cuisine and divine wine.
Awake to a fresh homemade breakfast in a unique Bed & Breakfast with a stunning view.
Feel Good: Enjoy local farm produce, raw delights, and several varieties of organic creations that make your rethink you daily diet.
Treat your palate to brilliant white and bold reds in one of our four local wineries, or six tasting rooms.
Local restaurants offer Western style cuisine with a Southwest flair. Be brave and sample rattle snake, buffalo, and cactus fries.
Care to taste more than wine in Sedona? Try our local brews, house-made tequila, and prickly pear margaritas.
Events in Sedona
May 24-26: Sedona Film School Shorts Film Festival
The Sedona Film School (SFS) will be hosting the 13th Annual SFS Shorts Film Festival on May 24-26, and will feature nearly 50 short films. The SFS thesis films range from a superhero that has to go into therapy to a documentary about the red sea urchin business off the coast of California. There is truly something for everyone!
June 3-9: Sedona Bluegrass Festival
The 7th Annual Festival and Institute takes place June 3-9 with the Festival Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9, 2013 at Los Abrigados Resort and Spa, Creekside. This event showcases established and emerging Bluegrass artists from around the USA with concerts, workshops and more. All events are open to the public. 928-204-2415
June 5-6: Sedona Star Festival
Attend free telescope viewing at various locations throughout Sedona with professional and amateur astronomers. Bring your telescopes or look through ours! Instruction available. Primary locations Verde Valley School on June 5 and various locations in Sedona on June 6. Sponsored by Sedona Star Gazing. 928-203-0006.
June 6-9: Sedona Photofest
PhotoFest offers a select group of Master Photographers with in-depth areas of expertise and an opportunity to catch the majesty and magic of Sedona's landscape each day. Workshops, lectures, juried exhibition. 928-282-3809
Mark your Calendar
Watch for the June Media Release for more information on upcoming events!