Sedona, Arizona

Gaining its name from the city’s first postmaster’s wife, Sedona lies in the north of the US state of Arizona. One of the main attractions of the city is the nearby landscape of red sandstone formations. These formations glow orange-red when lit by the sunrise or sunset. Apart from these geological features, the city is well known for its surrounding pine forests. Sedona is steeped in Native American history, with human presence dating back to 11,500 BC. The city’s semi-arid climate sees temperatures that range from the low 30s Fahrenheit (-1° C) in winter to the mid-90s Fahrenheit (35° C) in summer. Despite the predictably low precipitation levels in the area and the relatively high elevation of the city (4,300 feet or 1,310 meters above sea level), Sedona has a population of more than 10,000 people.