At the north end of Sedona just before State Route 89A begins to meander up Oak Creek Canyon, you’ll find Uptown Sedona, our own “Main Street.” Jam-packed with shops, galleries, restaurants, and sightseeing tour companies, you could spend an entire day strolling down the spacious sidewalks of Uptown Sedona discovering modern, contemporary and southwestern fine art, picking up trinkets to take home to your loved ones and discovering other uniquely Sedona restaurants and shops. Sidewalk cafes pair stellar views and scrumptious meals while the aromas of fresh baked waffle cones, Sedona fudge and southwestern fare tantalize your taste buds everywhere you go. Glimmering bronze statues, fine art, and bubbling fountains line the streets bringing art and fun together in one.
You will literally shop ‘til you drop in Uptown. With so many choices, you could spend an entire day here picking out fun things to take home with you. Uptown is home to several indoor and outdoor plazas offering dozens and dozens of one of a kind boutiques and shops.
Take a stagecoach ride through history with the Hands Through History bronzes commemorating the Cowboys Artists of America. These old-timers began their journey right here in Uptown at a table in the back of the old Cowboy Club. Want to learn more about the history of Sedona? Head down Jordan Road to the Sedona Historical Museum at Jordan Historical Park.
At the end of Uptown Sedona, you’ll see the Sedona Arts Center on the right. The Sedona Arts Center is a historical landmark in Sedona. In 1958 Nassan Gobran and a group of local visionaries originally purchased the old Jordan Apple and Peach Packing barn and turned it into the “Art Barn,” a place for local artists to congregate and share their artistic dreams. The old barn still stands here today and has since continued to be a community-centered school and gallery where artists can learn from each other and exhibit their works for all to enjoy in the Members Art Gallery.
Throughout the year many festivals and parades take place in Uptown both on the main street and on neighboring Jordan Rd. including the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in March, the National Day of the Cowboy in July, the Uptown Moonlight Madness Street Fair every Labor Day Weekend, the “Paint Out” on Main Street in October, a safe annual Halloween Trick-or-Treat in October and the annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Santa Visit in December.
Uptown Sedona is the perfect blend of history, modern fun, activities and tasty treats for everyone.
To find parking in Uptown, drive about 1/2 block on 89A and turn left on Jordan Road. Travel a couple of blocks to Schnebly Road, turn right and watch for the city parking lot on the left. You can either hop on the free Sedona Roadrunner Shuttle and let them do the driving for you or walk the short distance to the main street to stroll through Uptown. Also, be sure to stop the Chamber of Commerce’s Uptown Visitor’s Center for more area information, Red Rock Parking Passes, maps and more.