3/5 - Okay
Verified travelerDec 4, 2019
It is not really fair to provide a review of the town as we were pretty much snowed in! Used it as a good location to stop for the night and travel up to Grand Canyon the next day.
Explore the gateway to the Grand Canyon and enjoy a slice of old-fashioned Americana on holiday in the historical city of Flagstaff.
The 19th-century railroad hub of Flagstaff remains a busy Arizona holiday destination, with both the Grand Canyon and Route 66 on the doorstep of this quaint and attractive city. But it is far from just the surrounding landmarks which make Flagstaff such an appealing place for a getaway, particularly for history enthusiasts and lovers of the natural world.
Flagstaff was born out of the timber and rail industries and retains many of its historical buildings. During your holiday in Flagstaff, discover characterful boutique shops and restaurants lining the old town. Only a handful of Flagstaff’s hotels are in the old town area, with the bulk of holiday accommodation in the outlying districts, including next to the legendary Route 66, which passes through the heart of the city.
Arriving on Route 66, either from Las Vegas and Los Angeles in the west or Albuquerque in the east, is a joy if you decide to hire a holiday car. But Flagstaff also has its own airport to the south of the city, with connecting flights to Phoenix.
If you enjoy astronomy, take time on your holiday to visit the Lowell Observatory on the west side of the city. This American National Historic Landmark was where the planet of Pluto was discovered in the 1930s and was also the site where first evidence about the expansion of the universe was unearthed. Hunt out more evidence of the wonders of space 35 miles away at the Barringer Crater, where a meteor crashed into the earth 50,000 years ago.
But the best reason to visit Flagstaff is an outdoorsy holiday. Check out the Grand Canyon National Park just an hour’s drive away. Head there at sunset and watch the kaleidoscope of colours descend over the rock formations.
Closer to Flagstaff are the Walnut Canyon National Monument and Wupatki National Monument. At both you’ll find all sorts of Native American ruins that add to the rich historical narrative of Flagstaff.
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While Southside Neighborhood may not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Lowell Observatory and Flagstaff City Hall.
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Fort Valley Estates might not have many top sights, but Lowell Observatory and Museum of Northern Arizona are two attractions nearby that you can check out.
If you're spending some time in Baderville, Fort Valley is a top sight worth visiting.
While visiting Downtown Flagstaff, you might make a stop by sights like Doris Harper White Community Playhouse and West of the Moon Gallery.
Reviewed on 12 Dec 2019
Reviewed on 9 Dec 2019
Study a massive impact crater, created by a meteorite in the northern Arizona desert that hit earth about 50,000 years ago.
This observatory is famous for discovering the dwarf planet Pluto and features many educational activities, historic telescopes and events for visitors.
Arizona’s highest mountain soars out of the Coconino National Forest and the hiking trail that leads to its summit passes by tundra, wildflowers and volcanic peaks.
Enjoy the mountain views and explore Walnut Canyon National Monument, a favourite green space in Flagstaff. Amble around the area's lush forest or seek out the hiking trails.
Hit the slopes in Arizona Snowbowl, a top ski area in Flagstaff. Discover the top-notch restaurants and lively festivals in this family-friendly area.
Take one of Arizona’s most beautiful scenic drives through this canyon and be sure to take your hiking boots, fishing rod, swimsuit and camera along for the ride.
This tour is for the traveler who wants to discover a spectacular, off-the-beaten-track gem that offers scenery unlike any other location in the country. Antelope Canyon is one of the American Southwest's best-kept secrets, and it begs to be discovered and explored.
Discover the Grand Canyon from multiple angles on a comprehensive tour that leads you to the most popular viewpoints. Enjoy a window seat in a comfortable vehicle and listen as friendly and knowledgeable guides provide fascinating details about the geological history.
Experience the spectacular beauty of 2 iconic Southwest landmarks on this guided expedition. First, venture into Antelope Canyon, 1 of the world's best-known slot canyons, and then take a short hike to survey the incredible Horseshoe Bend.
Explore the spookiest corners of Flagstaff on our ghost tour! Along with historical sites, your guide shows you scenes of altercations and experiences which have resulted in numerous reports of suspicious activity.
Experience the majesty of one of the American Southwest's great natural wonders with a trip to Antelope Canyon. Along the way, you also get to explore a meandering, horseshoe-shaped section of the Colorado River known as Horseshoe Bend, completing your immersion into Arizona's scenic heartland.
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Historic Downtown and Railroad District, 1 E Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5530 Walk about 2 miles round trip to see downtown Flagstaff. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Verified travelerMay 20, 2019
Weather Ford hotel is a quality eating establishment plus has a bar if require beer. Also have a band once a week and other entertainment like bar games and quiz.
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