About Flagstaff

Neslted in the cool pines at the base of the San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is a diverse mountain town full of great people and fun things to do.  At an altitude of 7000′, our climate boasts cool evenings in the summer and sunny days throughout the year.

Our historic downtown was built along the railroad and later the “mother road” Route 66.  Many of the buildings downtown date to the early 1900’s and have been restored to highlight their original architecture.  Downtown is home to many restaurants, shops, galleries, coffee shops, offices,  and breweries.  Downtown plays host to many events throughout the year including Movies on the Square, First Friday Artwalk, Sunday Farmer’s Market, Dew Downtown, Fourth of July Parade, the New Year’s Eve Pine Cone Drop …and more.

Flagstaff is home to Lowell Observatory, The U.S. Naval Observatory, the United States Geological Survey Flagstaff Station, and Northern Arizona University. Flagstaff is located near Grand Canyon National Park, Oak Creek Canyon, Walnut Canyon, the Arizona Snowbowl, Meteor Crater.  Historic Route 66 runs through the center of town.

Hotel Monte Vista, Downtown Flagstaff

Gandy Dancer, Downtown Flagstaff, AZ

While in Flagstaff, take some time to learn about those who have lived here over the centuries by visiting the Museum of Northern Arizona, Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, the Arboretum at Flagstaff, and the Pioneer Museum.

Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ

Head north to visit Arizona Snowbowl for great skiing in the winter months. In summer, partake of incredible views that stretch as far as the Grand Canyon, Painted Desert, and beyond. Enjoy unparalleled views of the stars at Lowell Observatory, thanks to Flagstaff’s designation as “The World’s First International Dark-Sky Community.”

Arizona Snowbowl Summer Skyride

Use Flagstaff as the hub of your explorations around northern Arizona, a region rich in fascinating culture and beautiful scenery.

Grand Canyon, AZ


Trip Advisor, Downtown Flagstaff

Yahoo Travel, Downtown Flagstaff

Flagstaff History

Wikipedia, Flagstaff