Many people come to Sedona for mind/body renewal and rejuvenation. It’s one of the most beautiful and spiritual places on earth. And some of the best things about Sedona are free! Take yourself on a hike. Visit the sacred Buddhist Stupa. Sit by Oak Creek. Or simply gaze at the stars in our “Dark Sky” community.

Make learning to meditate a priority on your trip. It’s much more than a souvenir—it’s a practice that can change your life. Visit the McLean Meditation Institute in the heart of Sedona. Explore our website to learn about our Meditation Classes, Teacher Training, Retreats, and other events.

If you are in Sedona and would like to be included on this list, email

Spiritual Events & Group Meditations
  • McLean Meditation Institute
    • Sunday 2:00 – 3:00 pm: Introduction to Mindfulness & Meditation for any level. $5. Drop-ins welcome.
    • Sunday – Friday 9:00-9:45 am & Monday -Thursday 5:30-6:15 pm: Silent meditation for experienced meditators.  No charge. Drop-ins welcome.
    • Saturday 3:00-4:00 pm: Meditation Salon for Deepening Your Practice. $10 – you must be preregistered for this.
Go hiking!
Getting To and Around Sedona

Most people visiting Sedona from afar fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor. The drive from Phoenix is about two hours. Rent a car, or use one of the shuttle services listed below. If you are driving to Sedona on Saturdayor Sunday, you could run into traffic, especially on holiday weekends. When you arrive, be aware that there is no public transportation to Sedona. There are a few taxi services and tour trolleys.

Mind/Body Healing in Sedona

Many people come here for bodywork and energy healing, there are some great people in town. Here’s who we recommend:


Healing/Transformation Sessions:

Yoga Centers in Sedona
Retreat Centers near Sedona

If you are looking for a getaway to do some personal growth work, we suggest you look into these retreat centers:

Restaurants in Sedona

Casual restaurants we recommend in Sedona:

  • Creekside (Hwy 179 in Sedona): Great Happy Hour! Delicious food!
  • Picazzo’s (89Z in West Sedona): Gluten Free & Organic Salads, Pizza and Pasta
  • Chocolatree Organic Eatery (89A in West Sedona): Raw & Vegan & Delicious
  • Indian Palace (89A in West Sedona)
  • Elote Cafe (Hwy 179 in Sedona): Gourmet Mexican food—no reservations, but worth the wait. Not open on Sunday and Monday. Get in line by 4:45 to eat before 7:30. If you prefer eating later, you can get a table if you just walk in.
  • Pisa Lisa (89A in West Sedona): Delicious wood-fired pizza
  • Reds (89A in West Sedona): Great happy hour tapas in the Sedona Rouge Hotel
  • Dara Thai (179 in the Village of Oak Creek): In the Village, south of Sedona

And fancier restaurants we enjoy:

  • Cucina Rustica: In the Village of Oak Creek, south of Sedona
  • Mariposa: Sedona’s newest restaurant with great views from their dining room or patio. Worth it!
  • Rene’s: in Tlaquepaque pretty pricey though elegant – lunch on the patio, dinner inside.
  • Dahl & DiLuca: Italian food in West Sedona, you’ll need reservations—romantic with piano music—everyone loves it!

And Sedona Rouge’s restaurant, Reds, it has a great lounge with live music—good food and wine in West Sedona.

Treat yourself to lunch or dinner at L’Auberge and sit along the creek.

And if you want the beautiful sunset experiences, visit Enchantment Resort or Mariposa and enjoy refreshments or a meal on their spectacular patio.

Live Performances and Entertainment
Where to Stay

If you are attending a program at the McLean Meditation Institute and want to stay nearby, be sure you choose to stay in the city of Sedona, (not the village of Oak Creek which also calls itself Sedona)

Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona
1200 W. Hwy 89A (Right next to the Agave Center! There are two BWs in Sedona, so be sure to insist on this one!)
Tel: 800.292.6344 Toll Free; 928.282.3072 Local
This hotel offers van service to local area sites

Baby Quail Inn
50 Willow Way off 89A (walking distance to Agave Center)
Tel: 928-282-2835

Arabella Hotel
771 Hwy 179 (walking distance from McLean Meditation Institute)
Tel: 928-282-7151 Local

Inn on Oak Creek
556 Hwy 179  (walking distance from McLean Meditation Institute)
Tel: 800-499-7896 Toll Free  928-282-7896 Local

El Portal Luxury Haciendas
Portal Ln. (walking distance to McLean Meditation Institute)
Tel: (800) 313-0017

The Sedona Motel 
Hwy 179 (walking distance to McLean Meditation Institute)

Sugar Loaf Lodge
1870 W Hwy 89A
Not beautiful but inexpensive…
Website: www.Sedona

Cedars Resort
20 W. Hwy 89A (longer walking distance to McLean Meditation Institute)
Tel:800-874-2072 Toll Free;  928-282-7010 Local

Star Motel
Hwy 89A, uptown

White House Inn
West Sedona, Hwy 89A

Check this sites for more options:

Other Hotels (*within one mile of the McLean Meditation Institute)

Bed & Breakfasts (*within one mile of the McLean Meditation Institute)

For more information, visit the Sedona Bed & Breakfasts website

Getting to Sedona

If you must fly in, most people fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX). Sedona is a 2-hour drive from Phoenix. Though there’s an airport in Flagstaff 45 minutes away. it offers limited direct service. Most flights to Flagstaff connect through Phoenix anyway, the you have to wait to get on a connecting flight. Therefore. it’s often easier to fly into Phoenix and drive to Sedona, or take a shuttle. There’s no public transportation to Sedona though there are these shuttle services:

Sedona Phoenix Shuttle – From Phoenix Airport to Sedona  928-282-2066  800-448-7988

Ace Express Shuttle Service – From Phoenix Airport to Sedona  800-336-2239

Sedona Resort Transportation  (866) 495-2600

Sedona Hotel Shuttle – Phoenix Airport to Sedona  (928) 203-9300

Enterprise Rental Car in Sedona  (928) 282-2052

You can always rent a car while you are here. And there are taxi services too.

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