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Celebrate the long weekend with these top 10 tips and fun things to do in Flagstaff, Arizona to kick-off the summer season.
Whether you're in town for a Flagstaff Memorial Day baseball tournament, enjoying a long weekend getaway, or relaxing around town, Flagstaff is full of exciting experiences worth adding to every itinerary. Check out these fun things to do on Memorial Day weekend when planning your trip!
It’s no secret bucket list items are rising to the top of to-do lists. Visit Grand Canyon National Park with an easy, one cup of coffee and 80 mile drive from Flagstaff and consider this accomplished.
Experience breathtaking views, ride the Arizona Gondola at Arizona Snowbowl, and enjoy lunch on the patio with live music.
Tip: Check out the Arizona Snowbowl website to purchase tickets in advance.
Spend the day visiting the many businesses in Flagstaff's historic downtown. Pop into the many shops and galleries, enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants and relax with a craft beer at one of the breweries in historic downtown.
Tip: Stop at the Flagstaff Visitor Center (1 E. Route 66) for an official visitor guide, free brochures, souvenirs and self-guided tours for Route 66: Walk this Talk, Haunted Flagstaff, Lunar Landmarks, Green Book and the popular Public Art tour.
Tip: Use the Flagstaff Urban Trail System (FUTS) as a guide to map your way along less traveled trails and practice the art of relaxation with “Shinrin-yoku” forest bathing.
Flagstaff is the City of Seven Wonders with Grand Canyon National Park, Oak Creek Canyon, San Francisco Peaks, Coconino National Forest and three national monuments. Flagstaff offers easy access to Walnut Canyon National Monument, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument and Wupatki National Monument.
Tip: Visit Walnut Canyon in the morning and hike the island trail and in the afternoon enjoy Sunset Crater Volcano’s lava flow trail and the Wupatki pueblos that dot the desert landscape.
Enjoy spectacular sunsets and wildlife watching at Lake Mary. Flagstaff is home to diverse terrain with sightings of elk and deer as well as bald eagles, wild turkeys and migratory birds. End the evening with a pint of craft beer at Mother Road Brewery.
Tip: Order a Conserve and Protect Golden-Ale to support critical conservation work. Mother Road Brewery donates a portion of the golden ale's proceeds to further Arizona Game and Fish's efforts.
Tip: Don’t forget closed-toe shoes for zip lining and axe throwing activities.
Visit the award-winning Museum of Northern Arizona, which celebrates the art, culture, and science of the Colorado Plateau. See the dinosaurs that once roamed, learn about the cultures of the Native people and the geology of the Grand Canyon. The gift shop offers a large selection of fine art, authentic jewelry, books, and gifts.
Tip: Admission is free for kids 9 and younger!
Start an adventure in Arizona's leading craft beer city with a trek on the Flagstaff Brewery Trail and identify your favorite craft beers. Download a passport at craftbeerflg.com and complete the journey with stamps from each brewery to receive a free commemorative pint glass at the Flagstaff Visitor Center.
Tip: Text WILD4FLAG and donate to Pledge for the Wild to help keep our trails beautiful.
Stroll a collection of gardens and natural areas, historic buildings and greenhouses, all nestled into the largest unbroken stand of Ponderosa Pine in North America at the one and only Arboretum at Flagstaff. The "Arb" is home to over 700 species of plants, including many Native species, alongside traditional garden varieties adapted to our unique high-altitude climate.
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