Arizona has a very intriguing mix of influences from the surrounding states, with Phoenix being right at the heart of it. It is also known for its unique desert landscapes, Mexican influences, and natural landmarks.
Areas like Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Tucson are great areas where you will find Native American sites. The Grand Canyon National Park, San Francisco Peaks, and Meteor Crater are great tourist attractions which many people head to so they can take in the sights.
Sedona is a desert town near Flagstaff surrounded by an array of red sandstone buttes, steep canyons, and pine forests. A jewel in the desert, Sedona is one of the most beautiful and spiritual places in the world. It has a mild climate with the average of 31 °F/57 °F in January and the average of 64 °F/97 °F in July. North American Monsoon season starts with no rain while nature patiently waits for precious water. The convective thunderstorms during Monsoon season create one of the most impressive and breathtaking scenes in Sedona and the Southwest. Native Americans consider Sedona as a sacred place. The Anasazi Hohokam and Sanaa people lived there going back 10,000 years. Vortex energy, where metaphysical energy emanates from the Inner Earth, are observed in Sedona. Places like the Airport Vortex, Boyton Canyon, Bell Rock and Cathedral Rock are well-known for their vortices.
There are numerous trails in Sedona, which offers bird-watching, hiking, and picnicking spots. The seven most hiking trails are West Fork Trail, Cathedral/Templeton Trail, Devil’s Bridge Trail, Soldiers Pass Trail, Boynton Canyon Trail, Courthouse Butte/Bell Rock, and Fay Canyon Trail. Sedona is a vibrant arts community with talented writers, painters, etc. Uptown Sedona is packed with New Age shops, restaurants, spas, and fine art galleries.