Why Come to Sedona in the Spring?
Spring break is a great time to visit Sedona, Arizona. The weather is warming up with plenty of sunshine and moderate temperatures. It is the perfect break from the cold and snowy weather that other states are experiencing during March and April. Coming to Sedona during Spring Break has drawbacks though. It is one of the busiest times of the year and Sedona is full of visitors, a lot of traffic and crowded trails. Hotel rooms can be very expensive. No matter what, the red rocks of Sedona are always beautiful, and vacations will be remembered for a lifetime.
Go to Slide Rock State Park.
Kids will love to go to Slide Rock State Park. It is a great place to cool down and take a dip. The water that flows through Oak Creek is cold, but kids don’t seem to mind sliding down the natural water slide. You will want to arrive at Slide Rock early in the morning for the best chances of getting a parking spot. During the spring rain and snow run-off, the creek might be running high. Don’t worry, there are other things to do at the park. There are great hiking trails, historical information about the apple orchard and of course, the beauty of Oak Creek Canyon and the red rocks. Slide Rock State Park is located on State Route 89A north of Sedona in Oak Creek Canyon. You can find out more by visiting our Slide Rock State Park Guide.
Hike Bell Rock Trail
Bell Rock Trail is an easy hike that is great for kids and families. Located at the north end of the Village of Oak Creek, the Bell Rock Trail has great views of some of Sedona’s best known red rock formations. The pathway of the trail is well marked and well maintained, making this an easy hike. From the Bell Rock Trailhead parking lot, you’ll see a completely different view of Bell Rock than the view from the Courthouse Trailhead parking lot. Either way, kids will love climbing on Sedona’s famous landmark.
Take a Tour During Spring Break in Sedona.
If you don’t have a lot of time to explore Sedona on your own, then consider taking a tour. Companies like Jeep tours or Trolley rides offer long tours and short tours that highlight some of Sedona’s best attractions. Tour companies will show you the best places to hike, to explore and enjoy everything that Sedona offers. They may show you the Chapel of the Holy Cross, take a drive to the Boynton Canyon area as well as giving you some interesting facts about the town itself.
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Don’t know what to Pack for your Sedona Vacation?
- Bring plenty of water, sunscreen and your hiking gear.
- Wear layers of clothes, like t-shirts, long-sleeves, sweaters and jackets.
- Wear good hiking boots or shoes with a good tread on the soles.
- Clothes for a fun night on the town.
Plan a Day Trip to the Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon National Park is only about 2 hours away from Sedona, so it only makes sense that you would want to include it on your vacation. After all, the Grand Canyon is one of the seven wonders of the world. The South Rim is the most popular area to visit. The beauty of the canyon walls and the Colorado River below are so majestic, you will realize why visiting the Grand Canyon is on everyone’s bucket list. Visit Yavapai Point, Mather’s Point, Hermit’s Point, and Desert View. During Spring Break, the Grand Canyon is a very popular destination. Plan to arrive early to avoid long lines at the park entrance and long lines for the shuttle buses.