The Best Time to Visit Sedona for Good Weather, Lower Prices, and Gorgeous Scenery
With an otherworldly landscape, mystical sites, and a booming wellness industry, Sedona, Arizona, is a destination that will capture your heart from the moment you arrive. The gorgeous red rocks surrounding the city envelop you in their towering warmth, while Southwestern cuisine nourishes you from the inside out. It's a must-see place that many visitors return to again and again.
Because of its high-desert location, Sedona offers four distinct seasons, each of which comes with relatively moderate weather. That means there's no bad time to visit — but, depending on your itinerary, one time of year may tempt you more than the rest. The seasons in Sedona can be split into three rough categories as follows:
- High Seasons: March to May and September to November
- Shoulder Season: June to August
- Low Season: December to February
No matter what season catches your eye, here's what you need to know about the weather, prices, and local sights when planning a trip to Sedona.
Most Popular Time to Visit Sedona
Sedona's most popular seasons are spring and fall. Crowds flock to the Southwestern city between March and May and from September to November for beautiful temperatures perfect for outdoor exploration. The spring is prime time to see wildflowers (whether on a hike or via the Verde Canyon Railroad's Spring in Bloom train), and both seasons offer great chances to take a Jeep tour through the canyons, walk through the picturesque center of town, or sit and watch a magical desert sunset.
Be warned, though: Things get very busy during these peak times, especially in the spring. So if you plan on visiting during the high seasons, it's best to book your accommodations and activities as early as possible.
Best Times to Visit Sedona for Smaller Crowds
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