TOP 5 THINGS TO CELEBRATE: FLAGSTAFF 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND

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Independence Day is all about food, fun and freedom. In the mountain town of Flagstaff, we have so much of that, you’ll need a three-day weekend (or more) to pack it all in. Flagstaff 4th of July Weekend is an all-American, stars and stripes celebration filled with excitement—all in the cool pines. It’s no surprise that Travel Channel selected Flagstaff for “Top 10 Small Town Fourth of July Celebrations.” 

While the 4th of July will look a little bit different this year, that doesn't mean the celebrations have to stop. We encourage you to get outdoors and have some socially-distanced fun with friends and family. Flagstaff has plenty of opportunities for patriotic-inspired festivities in our scenic, wide-open spaces:

1. EARN YOUR STARS AND STRIPES

Earn your stripes when you zip through the world’s largest Ponderosa pine forest at Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course. Not everyone can say they conquered aerial obstacles that include swings, slides, suspended bridges and nets. This thrilling activity is treetops above the rest in providing safe, fun and physical outdoor experiences. Reservations recommended during Flagstaff 4th of July Weekend.

2. CELEBRATE OUR NATIONAL PARKS 

Get your patriotism on by visiting Flagstaff’s nearby national parks. Walnut Canyon and Sunset Crater Volcano are within 30 miles (48 km) from Flagstaff. For another monumental option, take the beautiful scenic 80-mile drive north to Grand Canyon National Park.  

Lunar Legacy Milestones Vehicle

3. WALK LIKE AN ASTRONAUT

Every Apollo astronaut who walked on the moon trained in Flagstaff. Independence Day is the perfect time to trace their steps with Flagstaff Lunar Legacy Landmarks Maps and Passports available at the Flagstaff Visitor Center (1 East Route 66).  Your moonwalk will take you to Meteor Crater, USGS Astrogeology Center, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Cinder Lakes and Grand Canyon National Park.  Collect stamps on your passport for a free Flagstaff Lunar Legacy prize.

4. PURPLE MOUNTAINS MAJESTY

For a majestic mountain experience, rise to the occasion on the Arizona Snowbowl scenic chairlift. This Fourth of July weekend get bird’s eye views of the fruited plain, the San Francisco Peaks and the Grand Canyon. Afterward, relax at the Hart Prairie Lodge 9,000 feet above sea level with Fourth of July food and drink specials. 

5. GET YOUR (4TH OF JULY) KICKS ON ROUTE 66

Escape the mundane when you ride like the wind on Harley-Davidson motorcycles along the nostalgic Route 66. The Mother Road runs right through Historic Downtown Flagstaff, where Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper rode in scenes from the movie, Easy Rider. From here, cruise out to hidden spots and obscure roadside attractions when you rent Harleys at EAGLERIDER Flagstaff.  You’ll capture the spirit and freedom of simpler times on scenic roads–without the big-city traffic. 

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