Things to do in Sedona - Sedona area guide

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With our artisan shops, fashion boutiques, local brewery and piano bar, 50+ art galleries, live theater, and many restaurants, there’s never a shortage of things to do in Sedona! Here’s our Sedona area guide, with the inside scoop on some of our favorite things to do when we’re out on the town.

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Shopping & fashion boutiques

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The Tlaquepaque Arts & Craft Village is only a short 4 minute drive away

Plan on a 20 minute drive to Oak Creek Shopping Outlets from Sedona

Our concierge is more than happy to help you plan the perfect shopping excursion

Sometimes you just need a little retail therapy

If you’re in the mood for an artesan adventure, look no further than the Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village. There, you’ll find a beautiful outdoor Sedona shopping experience designed to mirror a traditional Mexican village, and filled with high-end galleries, gift shops, and restaurants. For the classic Sedona shopping experience, visit Hillside Sedona, which features specialty shops, fine-art galleries, and exquisite dining experiences.

Finally, venture out of town a bit and you’ll find the Oak Creek Factory Outlets as well as the many locally-owned shops and boutiques that are easy to spot when driving through town.

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Restaurants & watering holes

Our favorite nearby restaurants

Famous Pizza | Great beer selection | Across the street!

Nick’s on the West Side | Local favorite | 0.3 miles

Barking Frog Grille | Mexican | 0.6 miles

Thai Spices | Thai & Asian | 0.6 miles

Dahl & Del Luca | Italian | 0.9 miles

Taste the yummy side of Sedona

You’ll never go hungry while vacationing in Sedona. There’s plenty of mouthwatering goodness to be had, starting with the delicious, wood-fire-oven pizza and brew pub right across the street from where you’ll be staying at Sedona Real Inn & Suites.

Just a few minutes further down 89A, try the Barking Frog Grille for good Mexican and Margaritas or the locally owned Thai Spices. If you’re fancy and ready for some fine dining, don’t look any farther than Dahl & De Luca Ristorante Italiano.

Feel free to stop by the concierge desk if you’d like us to make any reservations for you. We’re here to help.

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Festivals & entertainment

As if you needed another excuse to come

Besides all of the amazing scenery, Sedona also has a thriving entertainment scene. If you check out the Sedona Chamber of Commerce events calendar, you’ll see that there’s pretty much always something fun going on here. In fact, on the first Friday of every month, the Sedona Trolley provides free transportation between many of our local art galleries, where you’ll be treated to refreshments and unique exhibits.

First Friday Trolley

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  • Complimentary trolley is available on the first Friday of every month
  • Over 20 galleries, shops, and restaurants are showcased every month
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A sophisticated kickoff to your next weekend adventure

The first Friday of every month offers you a unique opportunity to explore Sedona’s amazing art scene. Members of the Sedona Gallery Association all showcase amazing artists by hosting special exhibits and other art events. The best part? There’s light refreshments and you get to ride a trolley around town.

You can join us for free trolley rides to Sedona’s open house gallery art walks and shopping center on the first Friday of every month. Be sure to stop by the concierge desk for the most up-to-date First Friday information.

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