Sedona is known around the world for its majestic natural beauty and vibrant outdoors culture—but within the city itself, visitors will also find an abundance of activities, including a diverse selection of shops and galleries to explore. Whether you’re looking for an awe-inspiring work of art, a one-of-a-kind gift for someone special, or just a small token to remind you of your trip, you’re sure to find the perfect treasure in Sedona. Here are some of the key shopping destinations you won’t want to miss:

Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village 

Located just steps from El Portal, Tlaquepaque (pronounced T-lockey-pockey) is one of the most distinctive shopping centers in the Southwest. Built in the 1970s as an homage to the sights, sounds, and flavor of Old Mexico, Tlaquepaque—which means “best of everything”—remains a vibrant arts community and a Sedona cultural icon. Today, there are 45 specialty shops (including 19 art galleries) nestled amidst the center’s enchanting vine-covered walls and cobblestone walkways. Visitors will find artwork representing every medium and genre, as well as stylish clothing, jewelry, handcrafted home décor, leather goods, and much more.

After a long afternoon exploring the shops and galleries, you’ll find a variety of dining options conveniently located within Tlaquepaque. For instance, experience classic Mexican cuisine at El Rincón, fine French and continental dining at René at Tlaquepaque, or sample an award-winning local brew at Oak Creek Brewery & Grill.

Uptown Sedona 

As one of the most bustling parts of Sedona, Uptown is packed with shops, galleries, and restaurants—not to mention sweeping vistas of the surrounding red rocks. If you’re seeking a dose of local culture, be sure to visit the Sedona Heritage Museum—which showcases the area’s history from its first pioneers to the orchard industry to films that were made in Sedona—and the Sedona Arts Center, a nonprofit, educational institution dedicated to nurturing creativity and developing artistic talent. At Sedona Arts Center, visitors can take classes or browse a gallery filled with the works of over 100 local artists.

Hillside Sedona 

Another prime shopping destination is Hillside Sedona, which is home to a collective of restaurants to suit all tastes, a diverse array of fine art galleries, and boutiques that offer a vast assortment of fashion and home décor. In addition to incredible views of the red rocks, Hillside Sedona also features several visually intriguing kinetic wind sculptures by artist Andrew Carson.

At any time of year—and particularly during the warm summer months—browsing the diverse array of local shops and galleries is a great way to spend a day in Sedona. With El Portal as your base, you will be conveniently located in the heart of Sedona, within minutes of the area’s best shopping and other attractions. Call us at 800-313-0017 to book your stay!