Shopping in Sedona
The only time you may not fully enjoy the vistas of Sedona’s red rocks is when they’re growing smaller in your rearview mirror.
It’s always hard to say goodbye to a Sedona vacation. You want to linger a little longer on the trail, watch one more sunset or browse in one more shop. When you do finally have to head home, take more than just amazing memories with you. As meaningful as the memories are to you and your family, you can’t mount them on your wall, hang them in your closet or gift wrap them for a friend’s birthday.
As one of the Southwest’s premier arts communities, Sedona is a paradise for collectors and buyers. Galleries feature traditional Western, contemporary Southwestern and Native American art. You’ll also find wearable art, home décor, garden accents, outdoor gear, books, music, gift items, souvenirs and so much more. Several New Age shops specialize in items for those on a personal journey, such as crystals, candles and aromatherapy oils.
Don’t look for malls or charmless big box stores. Sedona’s shopping areas are woven into the fabric of the town. And like everything else, very connected to the dazzling scenery. Shopping is one more outdoor activity in Sedona. You just carry bags instead of backpacks and have more footwear options. Roam the streets, prowl the plazas and every time you step out of a store the soaring red rocks are there to greet you, like old friends eager to share in your newly purchased treasures.
You’ll find shopping throughout Sedona but here’s a simple guide to help get you started.
Uptown Sedona, at the intersection of Arizona 89A and 179, is packed with galleries, gift shops, cafes and restaurants. Compact and easily walked, Uptown serves as the central hub of Sedona. An eclectic assortment of retail businesses are tucked into every nook and cranny and it’s hard to proceed more than a few steps before some eye-catching jewelry or sculpture, or just-right T-shirt pulls you in off the sidewalk. Perched on a hill overlooking Uptown, the Shops at Hyatt Piñon Pointe include upscale galleries, clothing stores and eateries.
To the south, nestled on the banks of Oak Creek, sits Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, a collection of Spanish-style buildings reminiscent of a Mexican hamlet. Cobblestone walkways, splashing fountains and giant, graceful Arizona sycamores that seem to grow from the buildings themselves make this an unforgettable destination. Soak up the sights but don’t forget about the myriad galleries and shops tucked beneath arched doorways.
The Arizona 179 corridor, often called Gallery Row, is lined with restaurants and world-class galleries, clustered in small plazas, such as Hozho Center and Hillside Sedona. This stretch includes such notable landmarks as the Chapel of the Holy Cross and Cathedral Rock. Arizona Highway 179 has been declared a Red Rock Scenic Byway, and dishes up dramatic and far-reaching views.
The Village of Oak Creek, further south along 179, and West Sedona, along 89A, are more traditional shopping and service areas but also bristling with opportunities to find artwork and products unique to Sedona.