Sedona is a perfect place for shopping and arts. If you’re in Sedona to shop and peruse the incredibly diverse art, you’ll find countless boutiques, art galleries, kitschy tourist stops, and one-of-a-kind places to buy hiking gear, cowboy hats, leather goods, soaps, candles and crystals, towering bronze sculptures, home decor, Native American art and jewelry, locally-made olive oil and wines and even scorpion lollipops. (You’ll have to see those for yourself.) The great thing is that many of these locations are grouped in several spots around town, making it easy for you to park and then meander at your leisure.
One of the most popular stops is along 89A to the north. Considered Uptown Sedona, this touristy area spans both sides of 89A and offers little stores, fudge and coffee shops, restaurants and shops, and even art galleries. You’ll also find breathtaking views of the red rocks and toward the edge of town the Sedona Arts Center. You’ll find restaurants such as Canyon Breeze with its stunning views and the famous Cowboy Club Grille (where the Cowboy Association of America was founded). This area is also home to Tequa Festival Marketplace, and Shops at Piñon Pointe, which offers another great grouping of art galleries, shops and restaurants including the Arizona favorite: Wildflower Bread Company.
Tlaquepaque is a beautiful courtyard-style, two-story plaza modeled after a Mexican village. Located on 179, it features shops selling hats, clothing, unique home decor and art, as well as a beautiful year-round Christmas ornament store and several restaurants including El Rincon Restaurante, René at Tlaquepaque, Secret Garden Café and Oak Creek Brewery & Grill.
While Uptown Sedona offers the best concentration of galleries and shops; you will also find several art galleries and unique retail spaces clustered along 179, including Hillside Sedona (a group of galleries) and Gallery of Modern Masters. There is also plenty of shopping in the town of Oak Creek Village just south of Sedona on AZ 179.
If you’re planning a shopping trip, consider staying at the Best Western – Uptown. From here you’ll be a short walk from all of the shopping, dining and sight-seeing available in Uptown Sedona. This Best Western hotel is part of the time share property, giving you access to the property’s indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, steam rooms and game rooms — a perfect option for families with kids.
If you’re looking for a more urban hotel with access to all that West Sedona has to offer — numerous hiking trails such as Devils Bridge and Thunder Mountain and Sugarloaf Trail, shopping and restaurants like Coffee Pot Restaurant, The Barking Frog Grille and Heartline Cafe — try the beautiful Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa with its relaxing on-site spa.
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