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Thanksgiving 2021 in Sedona

Author 11-12-2021

Four-seasons Sedona is waiting to give you a wonderful experience no matter when you need a refreshing respite. Take your break around Thanksgiving and add fresh mountain air and red rock scenery to your Thanksgiving traditions. Enjoy the scents and feel of a location in a pine forest that exudes everything rest and relaxation should be. There are plenty of things to do and see this Thanksgiving in Sedona that will keep everyone happy and busy throughout your stay.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Several restaurants in Sedona and the surrounding area will be hosting a traditional Thanksgiving feast this year. From turkey to pumpkin pie, they’ll have it all. Some, like Sound Bites Grill, even throw in live entertainment. Wherever you choose, make sure to make reservations in advance. If you’d rather not the join the crowd, ask about take out or delivery so you can enjoy the meal safely at your rental.

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Annual Turkey Trot

Get some exercise and work up an appetite this Thanksgiving morning. Run Arizona presents this year’s 5K Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2021. The family-friendly activity starts at 9:00 a.m. Posse Grounds Park, winds through Sedona and ends at the park. Roads will be open, so please be safe and share the road with others. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Pick up your race day packet Monday through Wednesday November 22-24 at Run Arizona headquarters, 150 State Route 179 Suite #5, or arrange for race day pick up between 7:45 and 8:45 a.m. Registration is $35 until November 23 and goes up to $40 on November 24 and $45 on race day. Awards include Overall Male and Female, Overall Masters Male and Female, and Male and Female age groups.

Winery Tour

The unique year-round climate of desert heat during the day and the low temperatures of northern Arizona at night make Sedona a great environment for wine making. Blaze a trail this fall that includes many of the more than 20 wineries that have decided to call the Sedona area home. The Valley Verde Wine Trail guides you to many of the area’s wineries for a delectable tasting tour you’ll never forget. If you like what you taste, take some back to your rental to enjoy with the Thanksgiving feast. Take the special tour or load up your GPS with the details and make your own path. However you tour, safe transportation is a must so make sure you have a designated driver before heading out.

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Red Rock Scenic Byway

Pack up the rental car and head out on an adventure. SR-179, better known as The Red Rock Scenic Byway, is a short trip that can last all day. The byway itself only measures ten miles in length, but you can while away the day at the many scenic pull-off points along the route. Marvel at the towering red rocks and breathtaking view of Arizona’s Red Rock Country. Don’t forget to stop by the Coconino National Forest visitor’s center for maps of local hiking and biking trails if you need a little exercise after the Thanksgiving meal.

Verde Canyon Railroad

Take a scenic tour of the area during your Thanksgiving break and leave the driving to someone else. Everyone can enjoy the sights and beautiful scenery of Sedona’s Red Rock Country on the Verde Canyon Railroad. The railroad runs year-round and is a fun way to sightsee areas you won’t be able to reach in your rental vehicle. You can choose to take in everything during the 40-mile four-hour tour from your ticketed seat, or head to an open-air viewing platform car for a better view of the red rocks and pine forest. Come back for special holiday trains like the “Chocolate Lovers’ Special” for Valentine’s Day, or themed rides for St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, Christmas, and other holidays.


Hiking the red rocks of Sedona and the surrounding area is a must-do any time of year. Make it your preferred exercise to digest a delicious Thanksgiving meal or work up an appetite. Not only are you in for the beauty of red rocks and pine trees among fresh mountain air, but the landscape is also drenched with fall and Red Rock Country colors. There is a myriad of trails that challenge every skill level from beginner to advanced. Make sure to pack your hiking essentials, including your camera and sun gear.

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Sensational Sedona Thanksgiving Getaway

To create a Thanksgiving stay as unique as you and your loved ones, make sure booking a vacation rental home with ILoveSedona.com is at the top of your planning list. Prepare the Thanksgiving feast or another home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. When each amazing day of your vacation is done, retreat to a private bedroom. For a cozy stay, choose a one-bedroom unit for you and your sweetheart or small family, or plan a Thanksgiving family or group reunion and book a unit as large as six bedrooms! Upgrade to a premium unit for luxury perks and features like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat screen TVs and more!

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