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Sedona Provides Relaxing Desert Getaway

Sedona, Arizona is well known for being one of the most majestic and relaxing places in the country to visit. Guests will love the arts and culture scene as well as the natural wonders.


Sedona offers visitors just about anything they can imagine, including one of the most sought after wedding locations on Earth — making an ultimate destination for LGBTQ travelers.


Sedona was named #2 in the Most Welcoming Cities in the US, by USA Today, diverse and welcoming city to everyone travel destinations in March 2019.


Set among ancient red rock formations, scenic mountain lanes, and gorgeous river valleys, Sedona-Verde Valley’s annual Pride festival supports the entire Verde Valley region’s LGBTQ community. The late September event brings together members of the LGBTQ family from scenic Sedona, the historic city of Jerome, and the friendly city of Cottonwood for a community friendly annual event. The annual festival brings folks from Arizona cities with their own Pride festivals, such as Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Tucson.


Here are some LGBTQ-friendly hotels worth visiting during your stay.


At L’Auberge de Sedona, you’ll find more than a hotel. You’ll find a destination the likes of which are unparalleled, where life-enriching experiences, adventures and memories are around every turn. Here, under the care of an attentive staff, guests thrive and return home renewed—even in ways they hadn’t imagined.

Orchards Inn located in Uptown Sedona with spacious guestrooms and some of Sedona’s best Red Rock views, is a picturesque, family-friendly property located steps from Sedona’s many local shops, galleries and restaurants. Inspired by the property’s scenic location each room includes thoughtful details and colors reflective of the beautiful environment, including rusty shades of red, warm browns and vibrant turquoise to represent the nearby mountains, creek beds and running water.

Courtyard Sedona, located in beautiful Sedona Arizona has a very unique style. This award winning hotel offers services for the distinguished guest and while having the appearance of a resort, has the feeling of comfort that our loyal Courtyard guests know and expect. Courtyard Sedona, as part of Marriott International, is proud of our culture of inclusion and fairness that welcomes all of our associates and guests. This includes the LGBTQ community, and their families and allies. Marriott is a Platinum Global Sponsor & Proud Board Member of IGLTA.org. Marriott launched a LoveTravels Campaign, our largest-ever multicultural campaign conveying our commitment to making every traveler feel comfortable being who they are, everywhere they travel. The Courtyard Sedona proudly hosts weddings, receptions, fundraisers, conferences and other LGBTQ events.

Amara Resort and Spa happily hosts LGBTQ guests throughout the year, whether for couples vacations, friends trips or weddings. The property celebrates diversity and individuality among their team and with their guests. Amara is located in the heart of uptown Sedona and features a sunny social courtyard and the best private pool in the area. Nestled in an ideal location-creek side in Uptown Sedona with picturesque Red Rock views. The Amara Resort & Spa is a boutique hotel that offers unmatched amenities, including a full service spa and yoga mats in every room.