Sedona, Arizona Could Be Your Best Vacation
If you ever travel to Phoenix, Arizona, then it is worth your while to travel an hour and a few minutes out of your way to experience Sedona. A city with interesting history and surrounding beauty will always be one of my favorite locations to visit.
Read more about Sedona's history.
- Sedona History | Sedona AZ History | Sedona Arizona History
Sedona History, a fascinating blend of pioneers, Native Americans, Yavapai, cowboys and more. Learn all about what made Sedona AZ what it is today.
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The History of Sedona
Since 1988, Sedona, also known as Red Rock country, has become a growing community of artists and tourism, but this city's history also includes ancient civilization. A land with breathtaking scenery was a sacred land to early Native Americans. The cultural and geological history of the area is reason enough to travel to this beautiful land of inspiration.
A well-traveled route between the Red Rock country and Flagstaff was known as Munds Trail and it became so popular that resident, Theodore Carlton "Carl" Carl Schnebly, initiated the building of a post office in the vicinity. Mr. Schnebly and his wife traveled to this land from Missouri in the early 1900s. They lived by a creek and at the tail of the trading route and their home which was at the location of what is now known as Los Abrigados resort was used by people traveling in the direction of Flagstaff. The post office was called the "Schnebly Station". Although the government approved the post office, it didn't approve of the name and that was when Carl renamed the post office after his wife, Sedona. The town which used to be called Red Rock became Sedona. Carl and his wife left town a few years later after their daughter died in a horseback accident. Stricken with grief, they moved back to Missouri with their remaining two children, then to Colorado where they had three more children. They eventually returned to Sedona and are buried at the Cook Cedar Glade Cemetary. Carl passed away in 1954 and Sedona passed away in 1950.
Today millions of visitors travel here annually bringing their cameras to capture its beauty. A popular location is the local airport to snap photos of the sun going down. Other visited areas include Bell Rock, Oak Creek Canyon, Schnebly Hill Road, art galleries, great restaurants such as The Heartline Cafe, and shops focused on spirituality.
- Tourist Information Site
Helpful visitor information about things to do and what to see in Red Rock Country and where to stay, eat and shop in Sedona, Arizona.
Lodging in Sedona
There are several hotels and motels in Sedona for families, but if you journey here on a solo experience or romantic get away, you will want the adventure of staying at one of their resorts surrounded by the valley's beauty. There's L'Auberge de Sedona in its French setting; the Hyatt Pinon Pointe; Los Abrigados Resort; or highly acclaimed Enchantment Resort surrounded by Red Rock country. (There are various options that can be explored further by clicking on the "Tourist Information Site" link).
- Sedona Golf - Sedona Golf Courses - Sedona Golf Resorts
Sedona golf courses, golf resorts, professional courses and pro shops are legendary, with a few Sedona golf courses counting among the top courses in the USA.
NY Times Article published April 2006 relating to the New Age in Sedona and the subject of the Vortex
- The New Age in Sedona, Arizona - Travel - New York Times
In Sedona, Ariz., the New Age is all around you, and your aura is almost tangible.
If you like to be taken on a tour, one of the popular resources in Sedona is the Pink Jeep Tours.
- Sedona Tours and Things to Do | Pink Jeep Tours
5-star rated Sedona Tours from Pink Jeep Tours. The most beautiful views in the Southwest are on our award winning tours of Sedona's famous red rocks!
Sedona is only a two hour drive from the Grand Canyon
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