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Roads across Arizona experience growing pains

Mayor Sandy Moriarty is used to getting these messages: frustrated emails from residents blaming Sedona’s traffic problems on tourists, asking the city to stop marketing to them. Occasionally, she’ll pick up an angry call with similar exasperated “rants.” This small town of 10,000 people attracts 2.8 million annual visitors, according to Arizona Department of Transportation… Read More →

Passes for 23rd Sedona International Film Festival on sale

by in Experience AZ Magazine

More than 1,200 films submitted for consideration are being reviewed and scored for a coveted screening among the more than 160 films to be selected for the 23rd annual Sedona International Film Festival, Feb. 18-26 in magnificent Sedona, Arizona. Three-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Hornsby will open the 2017 Festival with a performance on Saturday,… Read More →

Chef Lisa Dahl hosts Jordan Winery for Winemaker Dinner

by in Experience AZ Magazine

Before moving to Sedona, Chef Lisa Dahl called Marin County, just outside of Sonoma’s Alexander Valley wine region, her home for many years. On Thursday, Nov. 3, Dahl will bring a little taste of home to her Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill when she hosts CEO John Jordan of the Jordan Vineyard and Winery for a… Read More →

Hike, wine and dine amidst Sedona’s fall colors at Mariposa

by in Experience AZ Magazine

With Northern Arizona’s fall foliage in full bloom during the last few weeks of October, Sedona’s most talked-about restaurant Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill offers leaf peepers a new way to experience the season in Sedona. Perched atop a scenic bluff overlooking Mount Wilson, Mariposa is located just steps from the Adobe Jack Trailhead, creating the… Read More →

Arizona Forward honors environmental excellence

Deemed a “building of the future,” Northern Arizona University’s International Pavilion earned the coveted President’s Award (Best of Show) in Arizona Forward’s 36th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards presented by SRP. Jurists praised the facility as among the greenest building of its kind in the world. Arizona Forward celebrated the 36th anniversary of its historic program… Read More →

Amara Spa first to offer ‘gem water’ in Arizona

The age-old tradition of infusing water with gems dates back thousands of years, but as of late, it’s taking the spa world by storm. Nestled amongst the red rocks of Sedona, Ariz. Amara Spa is the first in the state to introduce VitaJuwel gem water to its storefront, and they can barely keep it in… Read More →

AOT awards Sedona nearly $100K in contest


Arizona destinations and partners, including the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, met at the annual Arizona Governor’s Conference on Tourism hosted by the Arizona Office of Tourism to strengthen, educate and enhance the industry. For the first time ever, the Arizona Office of Tourism created a “Grand Pitch” contest, which awarded the best… Read More →

Arizona resorts offer hot staycation deals

The Boulders Resort & Spa

Arizona is home to some of the world’s most fantastic pools, luxurious spas, romantic retreats, spectacular golf courses and best restaurants. So if you need a summer getaway, why not save money and take advantage of staycation deals? Forget about flight delays and rental cars because many of Arizona’s award-winning hotels and resorts offer summer deals that… Read More →

Sedona Hummingbird Festival returns in July

hummingbird festival

As Hummingbirds make their pilgrimage to southern Mexico for the winter, the International Hummingbird society is hosting the fifth annual Hummingbird Festival in Sedona. The July 29-31 event will be hosted at the Sedona Performing Arts Center and at various spots around Sedona, featuring lectures from hummingbird experts from across the country. Tickets are available… Read More →

Ducey signs bill protecting Airbnb, VRBO renters


Short-term home online rental services such as Airbnb and VRBO have been restricted by some local governments in Arizona, and the state passed a law banning those restrictions. Thursday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law that stops local governments from turning property owners into outlaws simply because they allow paying guests to stay in their… Read More →

The 2016 guide to Easter brunch and deals

Easter Events

Easter is this Sunday, which means there are lots of eggs to hunt, and plenty of brunch deals. We’ve compiled some of the best brunch deals going on across the valley and the state for those who are looking to eat out this holiday. One thousand eggs to be found at the Chaparral Suites  The… Read More →

Enchantment Resort offers Grand Canyon flyovers

Sedona-based Enchantment Resort will be launching a new adventure package for guests to explore the Grand Canyon in a unique manner, in honor of the Centennial Anniversary of National Parks taking place this August. The “Over-the-Top Grand Canyon Adventure Package” takes up to four guests on a once in a lifetime experience where they’ll embark on a breathtaking… Read More →

Amara offers Jingle Bell Red Rock package

by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play | Stay

Celebrate the season with a professional photo in front of the picturesque red rocks of Sedona with the “Jingle Bell Red Rock” package at Kimpton’s Amara Resort and Spa. For one day only, the resort is offering guests the opportunity to take a free professional family photo (pets included!) overlooking the Cleopatra Red Rock Formation… Read More →

Sedona Restaurant Week kicks off today

by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine

Sedona Restaurant Week kicks off today and invites local foodies and visitors the chance to experience a taste of the Verde Valley with a selection of specially priced meals from a wide variety of restaurants, while enjoying the cooler temperatures and the picturesque red rock backdrop of Sedona. From Aug. 21 through Aug. 30, guests will… Read More →