Flagstaff, AZ, USA

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Flagstaff, AZ, USA

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Flagstaff Has Something for Everyone Year Round

No matter if you like hiking in the summer or skiing in the winter, Flagstaff, Arizona, has condos, private homes, and full feature hotels and resorts on offer for you. With absolutely perfect conditions in the summer, followed by ideal winter weather during the Holiday season, travelers of all ages have grown to appreciate the small town feel of this surprisingly robust tourist area. Accommodation wise, this one city has it all. From rustic log cabin homes in the forest, Flagstaff is definitely a place that you and your loved ones can relax and bask in the great outdoors.

Outdoor Activities

If you like hiking, Flagstaff is definitely for you There are marked trails throughout the region, and with long summer days awaiting you, you can go on as long or as short a hike as your heart desires. If mountain biking is more you thing, then there is plenty of areas to do that as well. From going of the road, to actual road racing, Flagstaff has it all. Of course, there are numerous other outdoor activities available in the area year round, so whatever your interests are, you can likely take part.


There are several ski resorts in the area that cater to the snow enthusiasts out there. Whether you like snowboarding or skiing, or if you just want to enjoy snow tubing with your children, you can do it all in Flagstaff. While every winter in the area is different, as long as it is cold the resorts will manufacture snow. You can feel free to get out there and have a blast with the kids while making snowmen and having classic snowball fights.


Flagstaff is world famous for its Route 66, which cuts right through the middle of the downtown area. In addition, as home to Northern Arizona University, there is a vibrant and youthful feel to the area. The region is home to many aspiring artists and young professionals, so there are loads of venues catering to this demographic group year round. You will find plenty of opportunities to listen to live music, jazz, and dancing and eating options about as well.


If there was ever a part of the United States that truly has four season, Flagstaff is place. From mild summers to cold and snowy winters, the area truly has it all. Given its elevation at over 7,000 feet, trees and mountains about, The Spring will bring the color of New England, while the fall will see the leaves falling in all of their majesty. While the summer highs in nearby Phoenix might top 115 degrees, a short 3 hours away in Flagstaff will bring highs in the mid-70s. Depending on your interests, there really is no best time of the year to visit the area, although the Summer months are the most crowded with residents in the Valley of the Sun escaping to the cooler temperatures.

How to Get There

Most out of town visitors will arrive by plane into Phoenix and then rent a car for the short 3 and ½ drive through the mountains to Flagstaff. The area is also easily accessible via Interstate from Neighboring California, Nevada, and Utah. Downtown Flagstaff also has a vibrant Amtrak Train station. So for those touring the country by train, Flagstaff can easily become a stop on the journey of a lifetime. Naturally, there is also a Greyhound bus link as well, so options for getting to this resort town are plentiful and easily accessible.

Attractions In and Around Flagstaff

Looking for things to do while you’re in Flagstaff? Local attractions include Coconino County Fairgrounds. Don’t miss landmarks such as Lowell Observatory. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, experience the natural beauty of Walnut Canyon National Monument, Humphreys Peak and Meteor Crater.

If you have extra time, you might want to explore the campuses of Northern Arizona University and Coconino Community College. Also while in town, you can visit Thorpe Park, Bushmaster Park or Ashurst Lake.