Sedona, Arizona is always a treasure to discover, but the city bursts into life during the springtime. With average high temperatures between the mid-60s and low 80s, visitors enjoy comfortably warm days and cool evenings. This weather is ideal for experiencing Sedona’s endless array of activities, from hiking to art walks to a diverse event calendar.
Known for its astounding red rock formations and extensive trail systems, Sedona is a premier destination for hikers, with trails suitable for any skill level. During the springtime, the desert erupts with color as cacti and wildflowers bloom.
In addition to mesmerizing natural beauty, springtime brings an exciting schedule of festivals and events. From March 3-5, 2017, the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival will attract thrill seekers to its celebration of the area’s world-class mountain biking scene. For a different vibe, the Sedona Yoga Festival will be held March 9-12. Year-round, Sedona is hailed as a spiritual mecca. The Yoga Festival draws on the city’s positive energy, offering a transformative experience with over 200 classes. From April 28-30, the Sedona Open Studios Tour provides attendees the rare (and free) opportunity to visit with talented artists in their daily work space, offering insight into the creative process behind the amazing art created in Sedona.
Spring 2017 culminates with two cultural events: Cinco de Mayo Celebration on May 6, and ILLUMINATE Film Festival, May 31-June 4. Held in the enchanting Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, the annual Cinco de Mayo allows visitors to immerse themselves in the rich culture of Old Mexico with mariachi music, dancing, and traditional Mexican cuisine. Considered the world’s leading event for conscious cinema, the ILLUMINATE Film Festival inspires attendees to live more enlightened lives, exploring topics like spirituality, wellness, and sustainable living.
Families visiting for spring break will love the thrilling jeep tours, which carry passengers to breathtaking vistas while tour guides offer witty commentary about the area’s history. Another popular activity is picnicking in Oak Creek Canyon or enjoying the smooth natural water slide at Slide Rock State Park.
Just two hours south of Sedona, Phoenix’s spring training baseball games allow fans to watch Major League Baseball teams at substantially lower ticket prices. In early spring, winter sports enthusiasts may still be able to ski at Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff, a charming mountain town.
Spring is the most popular time to visit Sedona, so guests should make plans as early as possible. El Portal Sedona Hotel offers an ideal base in the heart of Sedona. As a pet-friendly, boutique hotel with twelve uniquely appointed suites, El Portal Sedona Hotel has been named a AAA Four Diamond Hotel, one of the top hotels in the Southwest by Condé Nast Traveler, and has received Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence Award. Unpretentious luxury resonates from this meticulously created “hacienda.” Guests have access to personalized concierge services to enjoy, explore, and discover springtime in Sedona.
El Portal Sedona Hotel
95 Portal Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336
January 28, 2017