Tlaquepaque Village nestles 40 specialty shops between cobble-stone walkways and giant sycamore trees. This stucco, vine-covered setting has been a Sedona landmark since the 1970s. Charm follows you with every step as you enter art shops full of bronze sculptures, beautiful ceramics, large photographs, hand-blown glass ornaments and paintings. You won’t be in a rush to leave this arts and crafts village. Tlaquepaque (pronounced Tla-keh-pah-keh) means the “best of everything,” and you’ll find that to be true as you sit by the blue-tiled fountain and dine in a French café. You’ll start to feel like you’re part of a painting yourself.
Uptown Sedona is the equivalent of Main Street. In addition to indoor and outdoor shopping plazas, you’ll also find art galleries, sightseeing tour companies and restaurants. Americana abounds, from Native American jewelry and cowboy shops to candied apples and flags. The New Sedona Crystal Vortex will put you in touch with local psychics as you shop for gemstone jewelry. The Sedona Olive Oil Company offers free tastings, and Cactus Carlos Best sells southwest ceramics for your kitchen. There are lots of options for jewelry and fine art here, as well as casual and fine dining. Don’t forget stunning Red Rock views everywhere you look. There’s also the Sedona Art Center, where local artists gather to share their artistic dreams. If you get lucky, your stay will coincide with one of the many holiday parades that cut through Uptown throughout the year.