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Celebrate the long weekend with these top seven tips of fun Memorial Day things to do in Flagstaff, Arizona to kick-off the summer season.
1. It’s no secret bucket list items are rising to the top of to-do lists. Consider this accomplished. Visit Grand Canyon National Park with an easy one-cup of coffee and only 80 miles drive from Flagstaff. Tip: Start with breakfast in Flagstaff, drive to the South Rim entrance, rent a bike at Bright Angel Bicycle and then head back to Flagstaff for dinner and stargazing at Lowell Observatory.
3. Discover Flagstaff shops, galleries, restaurants and 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.
4. Hike endless trails, breathe deep fresh mountain air and try tree bathing in the World’s largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest. 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.
5. Ziplining, Axe Throwing and Laser Tag! Zip over to Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course for tree top thrills then trek over to Flag Tag AZ for axe throwing or laser tag! Tip: Don’t forget closed-toe shoes for ziplining and axe throwing activities.
6. 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.
7. 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. Tip: Support wildlife conservation at Mother Road Brewery. Did you know Mother Road Brewery partners with Arizona Game and Fish to support critical conservation work with a “Conserve and Protect Golden-Ale?”
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Discover Flagstaff features travel information for visitors to Flagstaff, Arizona and regional attractions like the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Navajo Nation and Route 66.