Sedona

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ShermansTravel experts rely on years of collective travel experience to bring you the best money-saving tips for your vacation. We take a discerning look at all the attraction passes, public transportation options, and other local bargains to make sure you get the most bang for your buck while traveling.

Sedona Money-Saving Tips

Rent some wheels

While much of the compact Uptown area is easy to navigate on foot, you'll need wheels to get out to the trailheads and scenic backcountry – four-wheel drive comes in handy for some of the area's unpaved side streets.

Red Rock Pass

You'll need this pass to park in National Forest areas, including Boynton Canyon; it can be purchased at select area hotels, the visitor center, and self-service machines at numerous trailheads.

First Friday gallery tour

If you happen to be in town on the first Friday of the month this free early evening tour by the Sedona Gallery Association provides a great overview of the local arts scene.

Wild wild West

Sedona’s Sonoran Desert is home to an exotic palette of wildlife with everything from coyote to javelina and gila monsters to tarantulas – don’t wander into the wilderness unless you’re ready for a meet and greet.

Protect yourself

Year-round, hats, sunglasses, and sun screen are a must while under the desert sun.

Drink up

Carry plenty of water around with you at all times – it’s a smart idea to keep extra in your rental car, too, in case of emergencies.

Best sunset

Sunsets, a local rite of passage, are phenomenal as passing sunrays transform the color and character of Sedona's red-rock formations. Catch one on the rocks or from Oaxaca Restaurant & Rooftop Cantina.

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