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Sedona.

Sedona Facts & Information

Location Central Arizona just south of Flagstaff.
Climate Generally mild winters and hot summers.
Population 10,192
Persons Over 65 25.6%
Female Persons 53.1%
Ethnic Groups White 92.2%, Black 0.5%, American Indian 0.5%, Asian 0.9%
Housing Units 5,709
Median Household Income $44,042
Description of Flag Flag of Nevada
 Arizona Flag The lower half of the Arizona flag is a blue field and the upper half divided into thirteen equal segments, seven red and six light yellow. In the center of the flag is a copper colored star with 5 points. The red and the blue are the same shades as the flag of the United States of America, and it measures four feet high and six feet wide. The copper star represents Arizona as the largest producer of copper in the United States.

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Sedona Culture

Since the 1980s, when Sedona became the vortex capital of the planet (and beyond), New Agers have settled there in droves, impressing their unique signature upon the city in numerous ways. It is common to hear, in passing, locals discussing the latest crop circles and extra-terrestrial sightings with the same nonchalance with which they’d talk about the weather. A quick perusal of the phone book will turn up channelers, psychic surgeons, clairvoyants,

numerologists, acupressurists, crystal healers, herbologists, and other practitioners of holistic medicine. The theme for all these odd practices, it should be pointed out, is health. Therefore, even if the things listed are not to your taste, the New Age presence, though conspicuous, is basically benign and unobtrusive, making a point of toleration for whatever your beliefs may be.

Sedona also fosters a cottage industry of painters whose work, though not cheap, is available everywhere throughout the city. In the city’s outskirts, usually down private dirt drives, live wealthy Americans drawn to the isolation and beauty of the red rocks. And in the city, because tourism is really the only other large business, there is a small, diverse blue-collar constituency. Although Sedona has a rich Native American heritage, this is little in evidence now, except where it has been gringo-ized for tourist consumption. The city is mostly white.

 

Sedona Culture

Since the 1980s, when Sedona became the vortex capital of the planet (and beyond), New Agers have settled there in droves, impressing their unique signature upon the city in numerous ways. It is common to hear, in passing, locals discussing the latest crop circles and extra-terrestrial sightings with the same nonchalance with which they’d talk about the weather. A quick perusal of the phone book will turn up channelers, psychic surgeons, clairvoyants,

numerologists, acupressurists, crystal healers, herbologists, and other practitioners of holistic medicine. The theme for all these odd practices, it should be pointed out, is health. Therefore, even if the things listed are not to your taste, the New Age presence, though conspicuous, is basically benign and unobtrusive, making a point of toleration for whatever your beliefs may be.

Sedona also fosters a cottage industry of painters whose work, though not cheap, is available everywhere throughout the city. In the city’s outskirts, usually down private dirt drives, live wealthy Americans drawn to the isolation and beauty of the red rocks. And in the city, because tourism is really the only other large business, there is a small, diverse blue-collar constituency. Although Sedona has a rich Native American heritage, this is little in evidence now, except where it has been gringo-ized for tourist consumption. The city is mostly white.

 

Sedona Shopping

The main shopping district in Sedona is a quaint area downtown known as the “Y” because of the shape made by Route 179 and a diverging 89A. A stroll here will reveal an unparalleled amount of high-quality galleries and boutiques. Naturally there are plenty of shops selling crystals, incense, metaphysical books, and other related products – these stores always make for an interesting browse and many sell very attractive jewelry. Tlaquepaque is a popular two-story

building holding this varied selection of goods.

Because Sedona is tailored to the tourist, it is not cheap. On the other hand, the wares are unique and well made, and the selection – especially regarding cuisine – is very diverse. El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano serves your standard upper-tier Mexican fare while L’Auberge de Sedona is a highly rated French restaurant beside Oak Creek. Cheaper – though no less eclectic – is the food at Heartline Café, which has a garden patio.

Finally, Crystal Castle, the megillah of all New Age shops, is a virtual must-see if you wish to absorb the full spirit of Sedona. It’s right off the road at Route 179 and may turn out to be the most unique wholesale stores you’ve ever shopped in.

 

Sedona Shopping

The main shopping district in Sedona is a quaint area downtown known as the “Y” because of the shape made by Route 179 and a diverging 89A. A stroll here will reveal an unparalleled amount of high-quality galleries and boutiques. Naturally there are plenty of shops selling crystals, incense, metaphysical books, and other related products – these stores always make for an interesting browse and many sell very attractive jewelry. Tlaquepaque is a popular two-story

building holding this varied selection of goods.

Because Sedona is tailored to the tourist, it is not cheap. On the other hand, the wares are unique and well made, and the selection – especially regarding cuisine – is very diverse. El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano serves your standard upper-tier Mexican fare while L’Auberge de Sedona is a highly rated French restaurant beside Oak Creek. Cheaper – though no less eclectic – is the food at Heartline Café, which has a garden patio.

Finally, Crystal Castle, the megillah of all New Age shops, is a virtual must-see if you wish to absorb the full spirit of Sedona. It’s right off the road at Route 179 and may turn out to be the most unique wholesale stores you’ve ever shopped in.

 

Sedona Restaurants
   
Read reviews for some of the best restaurants in Sedona. You'll find the perfect restaurant for your vacation here. Choose a restaurant by cuisine type or visitor rating.
Name Address Phone Cuisine
 Troia's 1885 W Hwy 89A (928) 282-0123 Pizza
 The Redstone Cabin 267 Van Deren Road (928) 282-4200 American
 L'Auberge Restaurant 301 L'Auberge Lane (928) 282-1661 French
 Oaxaca Restaurant 321 N Hwy 89A (928) 282-6291 Mexican
 Steak & Sticks 160 Portal Ln (928) 282-1777 American
 El Rincon Hwy. 179 at The Bridge (928) 282-4648 Mexican
 Heartline Cafe 1610 W. Hwy. 89A (520) 282-0785 International
 Yavapai Restaurant 525 Boynton Canyon Rd (928) 204-6000 American
 Ren? at Tlaquepaque 336 Highway 179 (928) 282-9225 Continental
Sedona Restaurants
   
Read reviews for some of the best restaurants in Sedona. You'll find the perfect restaurant for your vacation here. Choose a restaurant by cuisine type or visitor rating.
Name Address Phone Cuisine
 Troia's 1885 W Hwy 89A (928) 282-0123 Pizza
 The Redstone Cabin 267 Van Deren Road (928) 282-4200 American
 L'Auberge Restaurant 301 L'Auberge Lane (928) 282-1661 French
 Oaxaca Restaurant 321 N Hwy 89A (928) 282-6291 Mexican
 Steak & Sticks 160 Portal Ln (928) 282-1777 American
 El Rincon Hwy. 179 at The Bridge (928) 282-4648 Mexican
 Heartline Cafe 1610 W. Hwy. 89A (520) 282-0785 International
 Yavapai Restaurant 525 Boynton Canyon Rd (928) 204-6000 American
 Ren? at Tlaquepaque 336 Highway 179 (928) 282-9225 Continental

 


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