Things to Do
At an elevation of 7,000 feet (2,135 m), in the midst of the world’s largest ponderosa pine forest, Flagstaff is a four season hub of activity where an eclectic mix of small town charm and endless outdoor adventure beckons. Echoes of a rugged pioneer past blend with modern-day innovation to create a destination full of activities to keep you busy both inside and out. Whether your suitcase holds hiking boots and trekking gear or loafers and the latest novel you will find a way to feel right at home.
History buffs will delight in the Route 66 nostalgia and the museums and attractions dedicated to Flagstaff’s Native American culture and old west legacy. Those who like to hit the town will have a hard time choosing between all of the locally-owned shops, restaurants and galleries in historic downtown.
Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts year-round with its spacious vistas and cool, clean mountain air. Favorite activities include hiking, mountain biking, disk golf, camping, boating and rock climbing. During the winter months, Flagstaff is host to countless skiers and snowboarders, as well as many families who come to enjoy nearby snowplay.
While you are here, plan to use Flagstaff as your home base to explore some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. The city is only 80 miles from the Grand Canyon and close to seven national parks and monuments.
Paint the Town Blendz
- Blendz Winery & Bar ·
Every Monday, Creative Spirits and Blendz team up to provide painting nights in the heart of downtown Flagstaff.
Meet Me Downtown Flagstaff
- Historic Downtown Flagstaff·
Meet Me Downtown brings adults and families to downtown Flagstaff for a weekly social walk/run, engaging individuals and businesses in a vibrant event that showcases downtown Flagstaff as a prime location for healthy activities. Meet Me Downtown is a weekly social walk/run that starts and ends in Heritage Square. Registration is free and at the end of each walk there are free raffles to win. Registration and walk begin at 5:15pm and raffles are at 6:45pm. Make sure to get your hand stamp and then take advantage of the discounts offered at participating “Meet Me” businesses.
Flagstaff Poetry Slam
- Firecreek Coffee Company ·
Come watch, judge, or compete in this fun and interactive literary event, where we put numbers to poetry and let you decide who comes out on top at the end of the night! The Flagstaff Poetry Slam is a weekly event that takes place on Wednesday nights at Firecreek Coffee Company. Signups for poets start at 7:30, and the show starts at 8:00 pm. Competing poets are judged by five random audience members who put numbers to poetry and determine who moves on to the second round and, eventually, who wins the night’s slam. This is a fun and engaging opportunity to be involved in the literary community in Flagstaff. Welcome to all ages!
Cabin Fever Date Night
- Cabin Fever·
Drop off the kids and enjoy a night out! Cabin Fever is Flagstaff’s only Laser Tag and Active Play Facility, with: •Laser tag: Set against a backdrop of glow-in-the-dark urban warfare, rounds of laser tag challenge players to navigate a 3,000-square-foot arena in pursuit of victory. •Inflatables: Slides, obstacle course, and an indoor sports dome let kids bounce around without a care. •Indoor Turf Field: Play dodge ball, soccer, tug-of-war, or anything you can imagine! •Indoor rock climbing: This indoor rock climbing traverse simulates the thrills of scaling an actual cliff; if you get tired, just jump off onto the 8 inch mat below. •Arcade •Cafe: Great pizza, snacks, smoothies and adult beverages too! View less
- Human Nature Studio·
Weekly Flagstaff Zen Sangha Meditation, every Sunday, 8:30am, Human Nature Studio, 2 South Beaver St, #150, around the corner on Phoenix. Sutra service, walking meditations (kinhin), and two 25 minute sitting meditations (zazen). First time come at 8:00am for orientation, after that people can enter at 8:55 for one sit or 9:25am for one sit. Free.
Tour: Museum Highlights
- Museum of Northern Arizona·
Visit each exhibit gallery throughout the Museum for an introduction to the Colorado Plateau. Free with Museum Admission. Reservations not required.