The months of July and August mark Monsoons Season in Sedona with heavy rainfalls in the afternoon and early evening. While the rain showers usually just last a short period of time, rain in Sedona does not distract from its Red Rock beauty. Often, Red Rocks turn into beautiful waterfalls and spectacular cloud formations grace the sky. If you wake up to blue skies and warm temperatures, start your day with a hike. The earlier you hit the trails the better to avoid the summer heat. However, if it drizzles and you do not mind the rain, grab your camera and follow the sprinkles for amazing captures. If you are lucky you may even see a rainbow or two. Alternatively, we’ve compiled a few things to do on a rainy day in Sedona to stay dry.
4 Things to do on a Rainy Day in Sedona
Explore Sedona’s Galleries
Sedona prides itself with numerous galleries featuring art from local, national as well as international artists. Take the afternoon and browse through the different galleries. Be captivated by the different art mediums and styles. The biggest gallery is Exposures International, which we recommend if you are a sculpture lover. Alternatively, Goldenstein Gallery and Art Mart Gallery are well worth a visit. Their displays primarily focus on diverse and inspiring work of local artists.
Visit the Sedona Heritage Museum
If you are interested in Sedona’s history, a stop at the Sedona Heritage Museum is a must. You can find information on the work and life of Sedona’s’ pioneers from 1876 to the present. In addition, it is a great activity for families. Your kids can embark on a scavenger hunt, while you dive into Sedona’s past.
Dine in Uptown Sedona
A great way to escape a rainy day is a delicious meal in Uptown Sedona. Whether you are looking for a quick bite or a sit-down meal, Sedona offers everything from local fare to international cuisine. A few of our favorites in Uptown are 89Agave Cantina (authentic Mexican food), Cowboy Club (high desert cuisine), HP Café (New-American fare) and Sedona Pizza Company (pizza & pasta). Enjoy!
Visit the Chapel of the Holy Cross
The Chapel of the Holy Cross is an architectural landmark in Sedona. Thus, it is a favorite destination amongst Sedona visitors. The award-winning chapel was planned by an intern of Frank Lloyd Wright and built within 18 months. Overall, the catholic church does not hold regular services. It is rather intended to be a place of reflection and meditation, all the while offering breathtaking views of the Red Rock country.