Welcome To Sedona, Arizona

"Under-the-Radar Food Destinations in the Southwest U.S.”

by Zagat

Sedona was named after Sedona Arabella Miller Schnebly (1877–1950), the wife of Theodore Carlton Schnebly, the city's first postmaster, who was celebrated for her hospitality and industriousness. Her mother, Amanda Miller, claimed to have made the name up because "it sounded pretty".

Sedona, known as Red Rock Country is a 2 1/2-hour drive from Phoenix and Flagstaff is 27 miles to the north. Surrounded by red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls and pine forests in the northern Verde Valley region, Sedona's red-rock backdrops, and small-town charm makes this one of the most beautiful places on earth to visit. The iconic mountains of Sedona are formed from layers of sandstone in various shades of bright, bold red. Many people believe that the red rocks of Sedona are an Energy Vortex of healing properties.

Sedona is home to a bustling downtown and vibrant arts community, but the real attraction is the surreal, red rock landscape, visible from anywhere in town. Downtown Sedona is quaint but stylish. The stunning natural beauty of the area combined with its relaxed atmosphere has drawn many artists to the area. Art galleries are numerous, offering many varieties of art in all price ranges. A variety of entertainment and fine dining provide an excellent nightlife in Sedona. Canyon Moon Theatre Company offers professional productions. The Sedona Heritage Museum gives a glimpse into the area’s pioneer history. The area is also becoming known for its wineries and tasting rooms.

Glimpse Into Sedona's Culinary Scene

Sedona is a robust little community of almost 200 restaurants. In 2016 Zagat named Sedona one of Under-the-Radar Food Destinations in the Southwest U.S. The food scene is best described as Southwest style with the finest Verde Valley ingredients such as cactus fries with prickly pear dipping sauce, wild rattlesnake cakes or salmon with Adobo chile vinaigrette to name a few options you will find on the menus throughout Sedona. You will also find an emerging wine scene, even though wine has been made in parts of Arizona since the 17th century, vintners have, over the last decade, rediscovered the fertile, river-fed Verde Valley around Sedona, resulting in the arrival of several vineyards and wineries within a short drive from town. Not only has the food scene flown under the radar but the wines have too. The wines we have tasted from Arizona have been nothing but amazing. This little area of Arizona is a must if you want to experience a laid back, up and coming food and wine scene before anyone else discovers just how good it is.


Food, Wine & Eventss in and around Sedona
Experience - Sedona Winefest

Enjoy fabulous Arizona wines, tasty food, music, and vendors galore while enjoying the breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic red rocks. Experience - Verde Valley Wine Festival

The Verde Valley Wine Festival is always held on Mother’s Day weekend in charming historic Clarkdale, Arizona.
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