Sedona might be famous for awe-inspiring natural beauty and fiery sunsets, but if you’re someone who loves a bit of retail therapy when you vacation or loves to shop for one-of-a-kind souvenirs and gifts, you’ll absolutely find it here! From artsy villages to quirky shops that are quintessentially Sedona, you’ll never run out of shops to explore when you’re visiting red rock country. Internationally renowned art galleries, shops with handmade southwestern goods, and delightfully eclectic emporiums await you when you enjoy shopping in Sedona!
Shop the Day Away in Uptown Sedona
Uptown Sedona is situated at the start of Oak Creek Canyon, and offers sweeping, elevated views of the canyon and surrounding mountains—just walking around you’re treated to gorgeous scenery! You can find it all here—shops selling authentic Native American jewelry and crafts, storefronts offering trendy t-shirts and tanks with locally printed designs from Arizona artists, and much more! The area is also peppered with restaurants, coffee shops, and ice cream parlors, giving you plenty to do besides enjoy the best shopping in Sedona!
Visit One of Sedona’s Crystal Shops
Sedona is famous for its energy vortexes, and for years has drawn the cosmically inclined and people seeking out their own mystical experiences. As such, it’s no surprise that we have a number of crystal shops—and they are absolutely worth a visit! Selling all sorts of things from incense to greeting cards, you’ll also be able to find spiritual books and tapes, jewelry, tarot card and rune sets, candles, and locally made crafts. Many crystal shops also offer psychic readings if you book in advance, and have a lineup of psychics with different specialties! Crystal Magic, Sedona Crystal Vortex, and Mystical Bazaar are all well-known establishments.
Stroll the Magical Courtyards and Shops of Tlaquepaque
Tlaquepaque arts and shopping village is a collection of art galleries, boutique shops, and a few restaurants, hosed in a gorgeous Spanish Colonial style building that features tiled courtyards with fountains, romantic patios, and sits steps away from Oak Creek! It’s a lovely place to wander for the afternoon, or in the evening when the village lights up and creates a charming atmosphere. You can find everything from toy shops to elegant cookware stores, as well as candles, outdoor gear, and books and records!
History, Faith, Reflection, Art, and Shopping All in One
Wherever you visit in Sedona, all you need do is look up to see the majestic lines of one of Sedona’s most significant landmarks. The Chapel of the Cross was erected in 1956 when it was built into a twin pinnacled spur about 250 feet high, jutting out a 1,000-foot rock wall, making it “solid as the rock of Peter.” Today it remains an eclectic holy ground for the Catholic Church Diocese, however every day (except for major holidays), it is open to the public. Come and tour the church for a firsthand look at the magnificent infrastructure and design that now features remarkable artwork throughout. This is a unique destination for contemplative prayer and breathtaking views of Sedona from above, while also providing an opportunity to support local at the gift shop, which features many unique items produced by local artists. With a deep appreciation for the region and natural stone elements combined with a deep faith and gratitude, these artists create one-of-a-king items you don’t want to miss out on.
When the Sign Reads “Will Travel for a Great Deal”
Sometimes perusing the local shops is the best way to get to know a new area. While Sedona venues will never disappoint, Arizona is unique in that the demographics change significantly in a very short stretch of land. With Sedona’s central location, you can travel a short distance in any direction to find an assortment of one-of-a-kind treasures while also experiencing a multitude of different cultures. And best of all? It’s easy to support local when you venture out on these short day trips:
Head north on Hwy 89A for a scenic drive up Oak Creek Canyon and in just 33 miles, you’ll have arrived in Flagstaff. On your drive, be sure to keep a lookout for the Oak Creek Overlook Vista once you reach the top of the canyon. Not only will you be rewarded with amazing views from above the canyon, but there are often Native Americans selling traditional handmade jewelry that make fantastic souvenirs for everyone back home. Continue your drive to Flagstaff where you’ll love the ‘hippie-meets-lumberjack’ vibe in this picturesque downtown landscape set in front of the majestic San Francisco Peaks.
If you head the opposite direction on Hwy 89A from Sedona, in just 25 miles you’ll arrive in Jerome. The drive alone is worth it for the magnificent views, as this old mining town is built into the side of Cleopatra Hill. From here you can see Sedona’s red rocks, Flagstaff’s San Francisco Peaks, and even eastern Arizona’s Mogollon Rim country. This old ghost town is seeing a resurgence, bringing together local artists for an extraordinary collection of unique boutiques and restaurants.
Both of these day trips offer a fascinating perspective of northern Arizona, but sometimes you just crave some warm sunshine and a good deal. If that’s the case, we’re happy to report that 86 miles south of Sedona on I-17 is the desert oasis every shopper dreams of… an outlet mall. The drive to Anthem is significantly different than the other day trips we suggested, offering a close-up look of the desert landscape everyone associates with the Wild West with purple mountain ranges in the distance. The Outlets at Anthem offer over 60 designer brand shops, a food court, and play areas for the kids. With warm temperatures year-round, this outdoor shopping complex is a great destination for wandering around in search of a great deal.
If you’ve come this far, you should know that the Outlets at Anthem are just a 35-minute drive from Downtown Scottsdale. This gorgeous town has a renowned reputation for luxury spas, the finest resorts, five-star restaurants, upscale art galleries, and designer golf courses, so it will come as no surprise to learn that Scottsdale is also recognized for its superior shopping venues. Needless to say, you can easily make a day out of this venture. Head to Fashion Square, an upscale, contemporary shopping complex with 240+ specialty stores, restaurants, and a movie theater. Or opt instead for the Old Town Shops, where buildings date back as far as the 1920s and specialty boutiques mingle with art galleries and trinket shops.
Book Your Dream Vacation and Enjoy Shopping in Sedona!
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