Tlaqepaque Sedona's Arts and Crafts Village

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by sasha1 on November 30, 2005

Spend a day at Tlaquepaque after a day of hiking, jeeping and enjoying the strenuous activites that Sedona offers. Tlaquepaque is an artist village and landmark since the 1970s, the dream come true of Abe Miller. As you twist and turn through the four courtyards (you will swear there were more), there are fountains, flowers, scupture, restaurants and stopping places you won't want to resist.

Named for a suburb of Guadalajara, within a short time, more than 40 shops filled the niches. Wander around, sit by the fountains, peek in the shops, nibble on the great food. Tlaquepaque is a place to relax. The artists have brought their work outside for you to enjoy whether wondering at the wind scuptures or posing in the funky metal art work chairs. A shortcut down Canyon Road, easily accessible although the parking lot can be a bit hair raising.

The Sedona Trolleys might be a better choice if you want to maintain that wonderful feeling of tranquility. There are also several festivals like the Cinco de Mayo Ballet, the Fiesta, and the Luniminaras but don't worry if you miss an event. This is a place for languid relaxations, smiles at the surprises around the corners and a day of relaxation that will make you come back.

Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
336 State Route 179
Sedona, Arizona, 85339
(928) 282-4838

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