Sedona, Arizona sit 150km south of Grand Canyon National Park, if you are going to Grand Canyon, you have 3 big reasons to visit Sedona.
The first reason is “beautiful”. US Weekly voted Sedona the most beautiful place in US, this is a 50 square kilometer relaxing, quiet little town but it is picturesque everywhere.
The second reason is “convenience”, Sedona is located between Phoenix and the Grand Canyon, from Sedona to Grand Canyon South Rim only takes two hours by car. If the Grand Canyon is a traveler’s Christmas dinner, Sedona is a delicate appetizer.
The third reason is the real reason for millions of tourists to flock to Sedona each year. In the 1980s, the medical profession found Sedona to have a very strong energy vortex, a mysterious magnetic field that can treat pain, with a capacity to lift and balance the body and mind. People’s response to high energy varies, some people feel calm, tranquil and serene, other people get more sentiment, bursting into tears.
The ten thousand residents of Sedona show how much they love their home town in lots of different ways, from materials and colors of the buildings, to styles and colors of the lamp posts and even traffic light posts are all carefully chosen. Even the giant food chain McDonald’s has changed its “M” mark into a color more suited to the surrounding environment.
Sedona has many hotels and holiday cottages with pleasing scenery, but the price is also a bit high, like all other popular tourist sites. To just have a day tour to Sedona then go to Flagstaff for accommodation is not a bad idea. It will take you 1 hour less to drive to Grand Canyon from Flagstaff rather than Sedona and likely save you in hotel costs. There are lots of modern hotels of good standard with lots of parking, to choose from in Flagstaff.
Flagstaff is also a delightful little town Located on the foot of the San Francisco Peaks. Take road No. 89 if you drive from Sedona to Flagstaff, you will enjoy beautiful scenery all the way.