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Top Three Things to do in Sedona With Kids

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Sedona is a perfect family travel destination, filled with endless adventure for every age.  Although the spring or fall provide perfect temperatures for exploring Sedona with kids, this all-season destination provides a breathtaking red rock back drop for a lifetime of family memories. Using Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa as your basecamp, families traveling have endless choices of things to do in Sedona with kids.

Take a Hike

Topping the things to do in Sedona with, or without kids, is hiking. The red rocks that envelop the community will wow you at every turn.  The biggest dilemma for families is to choose a trail that is right for your children, based on their age, hiking skill level and endurance.  Our favorite Sedona hikes were Bell Rock and Devil’s Bridge. Both gave my daughter, who, unbeknownst to us enjoys scooting up and down cliffs, plenty of options to challenge her dare devil limits while not provoking heart attacks in her less than thrill seeking mom.

While you can read about the many possible hikes before you arrive, families that are looking for a perfect hike can also go the Hike House for an interactive Sedona Trail Finder experience that will provide customized hiking trail suggestions, pointing you in the direction of where to hike in Sedona, for you based on your interests and abilities. The trail finder is free, and the suggestions and guidance of the staff at the Hike House are worth the stop.

Visit Archaeological Ruins

Visiting the archaeological ruins that remind us of the legacy and contributions of people long ago is another great family activity in Sedona. Montezuma’s Castle and Montezuma’s Well are a short 20 minute drive from the village of Oak Creek, just outside the center of Sedona, and will awaken the imagination of children and adults.  While there, children can pick up a Junior Ranger activity booklet from the visitors centers to explore the history and legacy of the Sinagua people that lived there 600 years ago.

Things do in Sedona with Kids Montezuma's Castle | Hilton Mom Voyage

Seeing Montezuma’s Castle and Well is one of many great things to do in Sedona with kids.

Take a Day Trip to the Grand Canyon

Beyond Sedona, just two hours away, sits the majestic Grand Canyon. Whether this wonder of the world is on your travel life list or not, taking a day trip to explore the Grand Canyon was one of the highlights of our trip to Sedona.  Although you do not need a tour guide to explore, we chose to take a hiking tour of the Grand Canyon that led us down the South Rim to Cedar Ridge.  The full day tour included a delicious below the rim picnic, and having a knowledgeable and skilled tour guide kept my daughter engaged with facts about animals and history.

Hiking in the Grand Canyon with Kids | Hilton Mom Voyage

Quick rest stop while hiking in the Grand Canyon, which is about two hours from Sedona.

Planning several days of things do in Sedona with kids is easy when you balance your itinerary to include hiking, culture and history and national parks. Of course, there is also a bustling arts scene, and Sedona has many family friendly restaurants that will round out your vacation.

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