What I particularly love about Sedona is the quiet and peaceful atmosphere and friendly people that I find there. People seem to come to Sedona for a variety of reasons, sightseeing and relaxation to "get away"; hiking and biking and other forms of outdoor recreation, spiritual renewal or spiritual searching and the arts, whether to buy or just to enjoy. No one seems to be going anywhere in any great hurry and all seem to have time to give you a happy smile and a warm hello. I wish that everyone was like the happy folks of Sedona, Arizona. The late Senator John McCain lived in the peaceful countryside outside of Sedona and I can understand why it was so beloved by him.
Lest you think that Sedona is just for adults, that is not the case. There are parks throughout, the beautiful Oak Creek to wade and swim in and two nearby wildlife parks complete with petting zoos to enjoy. The Grand Canyon is just up the road and Williams, Arizona on it's rim is home to the Grand Canyon Railroad and wild west shows for the kids. We took my grandchildren there and they loved the adventure. So there is something for everyone. Sedona is in the heart of the Northern Arizona "play land".
The landscape varies from arid desert, to rolling prairies to highland forests and, at approximately 4500' elevation, the climate is temperate throughout the year. It does have four seasons however, although none extreme. It is a place that is, or should be on everyone's bucket list and I invite you to come visit.