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Experience Sedona, AZ

It's easy to see why Sedona has been recognized as one of the most beautiful places in America. Sedona is a geological wonderland nestled between Red Rocks State Park and Oak Creek Canyon. The bright blue skies and picturesque sunsets are the backdrop to multi-hued stone formations that rise up from the high desert floor. Since most of the rock is sedimentary, Sedona's portrait is constantly eroding and changing shape. The juniper and cypress trees in the canyon provide a sharp contrast to the fire-hued rocks, creating a magnificent setting. It's a sight to behold.

With prominent buttes and pinnacles, the stone formations in Sedona are known by name. Some of the famous "Rock Stars" include Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock, Chimney Rock, Coffeepot Rock, Snoopy Rock, and Courthouse Butte. Sedona is said to contain an unusual number of vortexes, and is one of the few places in the world to possess all three types of energy.

Many people come to Sedona to experience healing and spiritual renewal. Cathedral Rock is a well-known magnetic vortex with a "yin," or feminine energy, that can assist in meditation and reflection. Bell Rock is an electrical vortex with a "yang," or masculine energy that tends to be very energizing. Airport Mesa is one of the best known balanced vortexes that can help with perspective and clarity. Check out the spectacular sunset at Airport Mesa too.

Visitors to Sedona have instant access to a variety of recreational activities. You can hike or bike on the trails, go for a jeep adventure tour, ride a hot-air balloon, receive soothing treatments from the dozens of local spas, or check out a vineyard and tasting room. Sedona boasts countless art galleries and studios that display residents' artistic endeavors such as pottery, sculpture, paintings and jewelry. They embody a variety of styles, from Western and Southwestern to modern. With so much to do, there is something for everyone in Sedona.

Since Sedona is so close to the Grand Canyon, you'll want to spend a day checking out the stunning scenery there as well. You can go on a self-guided driving tour of the Grand Canyon or participate in a guided tour. Pack a lunch and enjoy your natural surroundings. Walk along the rim in Grand Canyon Village and peer into the abyss. Be sure to snap plenty of photos along the way before heading back to Sedona.

Visit Sedona and be inspired by the stunning scenery. AAA Travel can help you plan the vacation of your dreams. Our expert agents can book your flight, hotel, arrange transportation, reserve tours, and so much more. Or, take a look at AAA hotel discounts online. We always offer exclusive discounts for AAA members. Call 1-800-444-8691 or visit your local AAA Travel office to discover more about Sedona.

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