Outdoor Enthusiasts – Start Planning Your Springtime Visit Now!

As we cherish the peaceful beauty of winter, springtime may feel far away. But if you’re considering a trip to Sedona this spring, now is the time to start planning! With comfortably warm, sunny days, cool nights, and a tapestry of desert wildflowers in bloom, spring is one of the most popular times of year to visit Sedona—which means hotels and activities can book up quickly. As you plan your itinerary, here are a few can’t-miss activities:

  • Explore the outdoors. With its intricate network of trails and red rock formations, the Sedona area is a wonderland for anyone who appreciates the outdoors and natural beauty. Whether you prefer the solitude of a peaceful hike, the thrill of mountain biking through challenging terrain, or the adventure offered by one of Sedona’s famous jeep tours, spring provides ideal weather for exploring the area’s awe-inspiring landscapes.
  • Visit a state park. Another wonderful way to immerse yourself in Sedona’s natural beauty is by visiting one of the area’s state parks. Located amidst the tree-lined cliffs of Oak Creek Canyon, Slide Rock State Park beckons with its refreshing natural water slides and historic apple orchards, while nearby Red Rock State Park provides a serene backdrop for birdwatching and leisurely picnics. If you’re willing to venture further afield, the majesty of Grand Canyon National Park is less than two hours away!
  • Enjoy a round of golf. If you’re seeking a more relaxed outdoor activity, the mild temperatures and clear skies of springtime create an idyllic setting for teeing off against the stunning backdrop of red rock formations. Numerous golf courses in the area cater to all skill levels.
  • Experience a refreshing adventure on the Verde River. While kayaking and other water-based adventures might not be the first activities that come to mind when you think of the desert, the Sedona area’s Verde River features refreshing waters and banks lined with lush vegetation. As the weather warms up, spring is the perfect time to navigate the river’s picturesque canyons with a kayaking or rafting tour. For instance, our friends at Sedona Adventures offer several different tour options for all interests, including popular “Water to Wine” Tours that will transport you to some of the Verde Valley’s fabulous vineyards!
  • Browse the art galleries. With over 80 art galleries and boutiques showcasing the works of locally and internationally renowned artists, Sedona has established itself as a hub of arts and culture. From browsing the galleries to visiting with local artists as part of the annual Sedona Open Studios Tour to enjoying world-renowned performing arts at venues such as Chamber Music Sedona, the area’s art scene is more vibrant than ever during the spring months.

After a long day of experiencing all that Sedona has to offer, El Portal provides a tranquil retreat for guests and their pets. Through our personalized concierge services, we can help you make the most of your trip with an itinerary tailored to your schedule and interests. Don’t delay—call us at 800-313-0017 or visit https://elportalsedona.com/contact-us/ to make a reservation!