Remember that great last day of school feeling when you were a kid?

The final bell rang, the doors swung open and you and your classmates ran screaming and shrieking through the halls. There wasn’t a minute to spare because summer waited just outside. The whole languid season stretched before you and the possibilities seemed endless.

Every season has its own special magic but only summer means freedom.

Don’t be surprised if a visit to Sedona rekindles that sense of electric joy. The sun-splashed red rock landscape is a playground like no other on earth. Silver streams tumble down canyon, shady woodlands line the slopes and soaring sandstone monoliths define a skyline beloved by artists, movie-makers and vacationers alike. The possibilities really are endless.

Summer days are long and you’ll want every hour to sample the delights of Sedona. Lace up your hiking books. Hop on a mountain bike. Unlimber the fishing pole. Pack the picnic basket. Jump in a jeep. Saddle a horse. Climb aboard a hot air balloon. And whatever you do, don’t forget the swimming trunks.

When you do finally decide to come inside, you’ll find an amazing collection of shops, galleries, restaurants and spas. So what are you waiting for? Summer and Sedona are calling. It’s time to come out and play.