Even with a pandemic going on, Sedona is maintaining its allure as a travel destination. One indicator? The celebrities who have visited Arizona’s red-rock city in the COVID-19 era.
Kendall Jenner of the Kardashian clan hung out with Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns in April, kicking off a summer of celebrity sightings in and around Sedona as well as speculation that the pair is dating.
The new coronavirus has brought tourism worldwide to a near-standstill, but reality TV stars from “Vanderpump Rules” and “The Bachelor” reminded people of what they’re missing in Arizona.
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Here are some of the celebs who have been spotted visiting Sedona this spring and summer.
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While neither Jenner nor Booker publicized their Sedona road trip on social media, a video of them getting back on the road after taking a bathroom break was leaked to TMZ.
Neither the model nor the NBA star has addressed their relationship status since their sighting in April, but they have been photographed out together throughout the summer.
Lauren and Arie Luyendyk
Sedona was the destination of choice for “Bachelor” stars this summer.
In May, married couple Lauren and Arie Luyendyk, along with their daughter Alessi, headed up north from their home in Phoenix for a Sedona vacation.
Kristen Bell, who played “Arizona dirtbag” Eleanor Shellstrop on the NBC show “The Good Place,” brought her family to Arizona in July. The actor was one of the few celebrities to address coronavirus safety concerns in her caption.
“@daxshepard had to work on (the very safe set of) #topgearamerica so our pod decided to follow him for a fun family road trip. We were extra cautious the whole time and only took our masks off when we were secluded,” she wrote.
She said the heat was as “hot as Hades!”
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Unlike her younger sister Kendall, Kourtney Kardashian shared photos from her Sedona visit, which appeared to involve boating, posing with vintage signs and swimming.
The star of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and various spin-offs posed in a two-piece suit and a cover-up in her August photo, tagging the location as Sedona.
Pop singer Halsey alluded to also making a road trip to Sedona in August.
Based on the photos she posted, it looks like she stopped for some new books, tarot cards, incense and a lottery ticket. She appears to have partaken in a yoga class and a Pink Jeep tour, too.
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Former “The Bachelor” contestant Amanda Stanton spent the weekend with her partner Oren Agman in August. Some other friends, including fellow “Bachelor” alum Corinne Olympios, joined in on the trip.
Olympios, Stanton and their friends appear to have rented some dune buggies to explore Sedona’s red-rock landscapes — or they simply posed with the vehicles.
In the post’s comments, Stanton took credit for taking the picture.
Actress Marielle Scott, who appeared in the 2017 movie “Lady Bird,” traveled to Sedona in August and noted how hot it was in a post depicting the various bodies of water she visited during her trip.
The “Vanderpump Rules” star also took the opportunity to pose with a dune buggy while visiting Sedona in August to celebrate a friend’s birthday.
She also made sure to pose with the red rocks while she was there.
Tookes, a model and Victoria’s Secret Angel, also celebrated a birthday weekend in Sedona.
The August trip appeared to include hiking, biking and a hot-air balloon ride.
Nicole Ari Parker
Nicole Ari Parker gave a shout-out to Cathedral Rock in “magical place” Sedona in September.
The actor, known for “Boogie Nights” and “Remember the Titans,” also visited the Grand Canyon, according to her Instagram page.
Julianne Hough did a Sedona getaway in September and sat “on top of a mountain full of gratitude as I watched the sunrise, reflecting on the beautiful red rocks.”
The rapper, who noted in his Instagram Story that his hair matched the red rocks, made a stop at Munds Mountain Wilderness.
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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Celebrities are flocking to Sedona during the pandemic. Here’s who visited Arizona and why