There are two types of people who visit the American Southwest, those who love the heat and those who like it a little milder. For the latter, the best time to visit Sedona would be in the spring from March to May, when the flowers are in full bloom, and fall, from around mid-September to November, when temperatures range from the mid-60s F to the mid-80s F. Even during the winter, the weather is never too disagreeable, and the Sedona International Festival celebrates independent films. Other festivals, such as the Sedona Art Festival and Red Rocks Music Festival, occur throughout the year.
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This exquisite resort is set amidst the spectacular beauty of the magnificent red rock formations surrounding Sedona.
No visit to Sedona is complete without a visit to one of their otherworldly vortex sites, such as Bell Rock or Boynton Canyon. Vortices are thought to be unique areas on the planet where energy directly enters or exits the earth. Indigenous tribes were first drawn to Sedona more than 10,000 years ago, mostly due to the springs at Oak Creek Canyon. Hollywood settled here, as well, beginning with Zane Grey’s 1923 silent film, Call of the Canyon. A variety of movies later starred John Wayne, Elvis Presley and the Wild West itself. Sedona was named after Sedona Schnebly. She and her husband, T.C. Schnebly, were one of the town’s early American settlers who built a two-story home that served as the first hotel and general store. In 1902, T.C. organized the area’s first post office, naming the town after his wife, Sedona.
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