Spring Break in Sedona

Perhaps one of the most beautiful places to visit in all of Arizona is Sedona. Typically a high-end and classy town, Sedona is home to breathtaking views and luxury. It can, however, still be accommodating to families with young kids. For a full family experience with the kids this spring break, head to Sedona to try out these activities for memories that will last a lifetime. Here is our list of places to spend time for Spring Break in Sedona with kids.

  1. Pink Jeep Tours
    One thing that Sedona does not lack is an adventure. For the thrill seeking type family a trip on a Pink Jeep Tour is a must-do activity. The Pink Jeep Tour is not the only Jeep tour in the area but they tend to have the most variety and best access. These tours last from 1.5 hours to an all-day event.

    Each tour has a guide and makes stops along the way for scenic photo-ops and a moment to take it all in. You can get to know Sedona better and really see the beautiful desert landscape. The ride itself is also thrilling and the Jeeps show off their power and ability.
  2. Slide Rock State Park
    You do not have to go to a designated water park to enjoy a waterslide. You can take the whole family to Slide Rock State Park and slide down a waterslide made by nature. The park is located just a few miles north of Sedona and offers an adventure for the whole family. The water might be a little chilly during spring break, but the fun is nonstop.
  3. Chapel of The Holy Cross
    One of the top places to visit in all of Sedona is the famous Chapel of the Holy Cross. This structure is built directly into the red rocks. The visit inside the church does not take a ton of time, but you will want to budget in time for exploring the park as well.

    The chapel was imagined in 1932, but not completed until 1956 due to World War II. You can continue to support the chapel through donations or by visiting the gift shop.
  4. Stargazing
    An evening activity for your Sedona visit should include a stargazing event. This can be hit or miss due to weather, but it is worth looking into, especially for older kids or teens. For some families, they may better enjoy bringing their own telescope and venturing out into the great wide open. Either way, there are plenty of stars to see in the nighttime sky when visiting Sedona.
  5. Montezuma Castle
    Native American culture is found throughout your adventure in Sedona. One place to not pass up is a tour of Montezuma Castle. This unique cliff-dwelling is full of history and wonder. It is essentially a 20-room highrise apartment that has stood the test of time and weather. This is also a budget-friendly activity. Entrance fees are only $10 for adults and guests ages 15 and under are free.  A $35 combination ticket for 3 adults also buys admission to the nearby Tuzigoot Monument which isn’t as visually impressive for children but is another family-friendly spot to enjoy.
  6. Eating Out
    When you go to Sedona you and your family are inevitably going to get hungry. Eating out can be a chore with young ones, so it is nice to find family-friendly dining options. Here are just a few places to check out on your trip:
  • Cowboy Club
    241 North Hwy 89A Sedona, AZ 86336
    Located in the middle of downtown Sedona, Cowboy Club is an iconic eatery. This family-owned steakhouse is considered ‘high desert cuisine’ that has delicious options for the whole gang. Homemade cornbread and tall margaritas are a must. Enjoy the authentic, Western memorabilia for a dinner you won’t soon forget.
  • Sedona Memories Bakery and Cafe
    321 Jordan Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336
    The sandwiches are almost big enough to feed an entire family and the prices are just right too. This is the perfect lunch spot for your afternoon break. Don’t forget to stock up on homemade cookies and other bakery items for that sweet tooth.
  • Black Cow Cafe
    229 N State Rte 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

For those seeking a sweet treat relief after a strenuous hike or two, this cafe has great ice cream options. Additionally, there is delicious lemonade, hot dogs, pie and coffee to top you and your family off. 

Final Thoughts

A spring break in Sedona with the kids is a great adventure for any family. There is plenty to do and plenty to see and experience in this great little town. Just remember to bring your walking shoes and appetite.