Phoenix is the definitive Arizona destination for extravagant nightlife, high end shopping, and luxurious spa resorts. But just a short trip North is one of the nations best attractions for culture fanatics and nature freaks alike. Flagstaff remains Arizona’s greatest hub of outdoor adventure, small town charm, and seasonal events all year round. During the summer months many escape to the City in the Pines for some leisurely hikes. And in the winter and spring skiers flock to the Snowbowl for its wide variety of terrain, perfect for everyone from beginners to experts! Whatever kind of traveler you may be, you will never run out of things to do in Flagstaff.
We’ll be honest; most people visit Flagstaff for the outdoors. It just has so much to offer! The San Francisco Peaks alone provide hikers with more trails than you could hope to conquer in a short trip. Not to mention all of the other pesky distractions along the way. Like fishing, kayaking, and kiteboarding on lakes Mormon and Mary. Or what about soaring above Mt. Elden on a hang glider? Needless to say, you’ll have to plan ahead to hit every destination you want to see. There are just so many things to do in Flagstaff!
While snowy peaks and winding trails bring in the majority of visitors, Flagstaff’s historic city sites are full of interesting activities for all ages. The historic downtown railroad district is a must see, filled with 1900’s era buildings transformed into an entertainment center filled with shops, restaurants, galleries and exciting events. For all of you history buffs out there, the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) showcases most of our Southwest History with stunning displays and interactive activities. And afterward you can get your science on at Lowell Observatory, the station that discovered Pluto! If you plan a weekend trip make sure not to miss the First Friday Artwalk!