The most charming little vacay of your dreams could be sooner than you think! Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village in Sedona features stunning architecture like that you'd see in some Mexican cities. You can take a trip up north from the Valley and pretend you're wandering the streets of another country.

Just under two hours from Phoenix is the cutest spot for some retail therapy.

Tlaquepaque (pronounced "T-lockey-pockey") is surrounded by towering sycamore trees that'll make you forget you're in the desert.

You'll find over 50 specialty shops, art galleries, restaurants, cobblestone archways, lovely stairwells, and the coziest atmosphere right on the banks of Oak Creek. 

As you explore all of the nooks and crannies, you'll be transported to a place "reflecting the flavor, sights and sounds of Old Mexico."

Parking is entirely free, meaning you can stroll and explore all of the stores for hours without worrying about a permit expiring.

It's also pet-friendly so that you can bring your furry friend along for a passport-free trip to Mexico!

With shops dedicated to exotic olive oils and Christmas decorations to ancient fossils and rare books, there are a variety of souvenirs you can bring home. 

You might want to pack an extra suitcase for all of the goodies you're bound to leave with. 

Most of the shops are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; however, restaurant times can vary.

There are many places to browse through, so why not make a weekend trip out of it? 

If you want to visit when it's less crowded, you can go on a random weekday too.

No matter the occasion, this spot is sure to satisfy your need for travel. 

Tlaquepaque Arts And Crafts Village

Price: Free

Address: 336 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ

Why You Need To Go: You can wander through this village that's like strolling through Old Town Puerto Vallarta.


Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and, most of all, be respectful on your trip.


 

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