Things to Do in Flagstaff

Share this Page


Amazing Things to Do in Flagstaff AZ

Historic Route 66
Get your kicks on Route 66 by traveling across the northern half of Arizona, through Flagstaff, Williams and Kingman. Must-see spots include the Museum Club, Galaxy Dinner, Petrified Forest National Park and Meteor Crater. Explore hidden gems like the Mother Road Brewing Company and La Posada Hotel, Winslow.

Arizona Snowbowl
Just 12 miles outside of Flagstaff is one of the oldest running ski areas in the world, open from mid-November through mid-April. Skiers have access to 777 skiable acres with a 2,300-foot vertical drop, eight lifts and amazing views of the red rocks in Sedona. The Grand Canyon Express is the only six-person, high-speed chair lift in the state. It can elevate to 1,500 feet in less than six minutes, giving riders incredible views of Sedona, the Grand Canyon and the cinder cone volcanic fields.

Grand Canyon
This natural wonder is Arizona’s most notable landmark. The breathtaking sight of its uniquely-hued rocky walls and the Colorado River below attracts visitors from around the world. The canyon stretches 277 miles long and 18 miles wide. Hike or bike near the park’s south rim, which is the most-visited area of the park and is accessible all year-round.

Grand Canyon Railway
Ride the rails and see beautiful scenery on this day-long train ride along the beautiful Grand Canyon. The trip includes an onboard lunch. Bring your camera to snap the amazing views along scenic Arizona desert.

Maverick Helicopter Tours
See the Grand Canyon from the sky in a quiet, eco-friendly helicopter with luxury seating. Individualized tours are interactive, as the pilot narrates through riders’ headsets, and questions are encouraged.

Elden Pueblo Archaeological Site
On U.S. Highway 89 north is the site of an ancient village thought to have been part of a major trading system. The Archaeology Project makes the study of ancient civilizations and artifacts accessible to the public. Annual programs include public archeology events featuring site tours, excavation and artifact washing. Visitors can also test out ancient hunting weapons.

Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce Area Information Center and Meeting Space
Serving the community for 125 years, Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce welcomes new residents and offers a wealth of resources on local businesses, events, activities and recreation.

Heritage Square and Historic Downtown Flagstaff
In the center of historic downtown, Heritage Square is the site of community events including concerts, art festivals and movies in the square every Saturday during the summer. The square is framed by unique shops and restaurants, making it a must-see destination for dining and shopping.

Lava River Cave
Explore a 700,000-year-old lava tube, stretching a mile long, in northern Arizona’s Coconino National Forest. Warm clothes, flashlights and sturdy shoes are recommended for exploring the cave, which is as cool as 42 degrees in summer.

Lowell Observatory
Established in 1894, the observatory is best known for the discovery of Pluto, moon mapping for the U.S. space program and spotting the rings of Uranus. In 1994, the Steele Visitor Center opened, providing tours, telescope gazing, multimedia shows and exhibits. Lowell continues to expand, and plans are in the work for the Giovale Open Deck Observatory. This 4,300-square-foot, elevated plaza will contain sophisticated telescopes that can also project images onto monitors.

Meteor Crater
Near interstate 40 and old Route 66 in Northern Arizona is the best-preserved crater resulting from an asteroid hitting the earth. The crater, 3,900 feet in diameter, is now home to a museum with exhibits about the history of the crater. Guided hikes offer information and a close-up look at this marvel.

Museum of Northern Arizona
View rare Native American artifacts and art and science specimens at this museum, which has become a regional learning center. It is dedicated to interpreting and preserving the region’s natural history and is home to exhibits, collections and research projects.

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
The youngest crater on the Colorado Plateau, Sunset Crater is a place to hike and take in the scenery and wildlife. Visitors can walk around the Lava Flow Trail and go hiking along the  Lennox Crater Trial.

Wupatki National Monument
Tour the amazing ancient pueblo near the San Francisco Peaks. The site, rich in Native American ruins, is run by the National Park Service.

Day tripping
There’s much to see and do near Flagstaff. Day-trippers can see many fascinating places such as, mountains, deserts, a four-season climate that cannot be found anywhere in the U.S. and one of the state’s largest ski resorts.

Places to Stay in Flagstaff Arizona

America’s Best Value Inn & Suites (928) 774-2779
1990 E. Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Arizona Mountain Inn + Cabins (928) 774-8959
4200 Lake Mary Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86005

Arizona Nordic Village (928) 220-0550
16848 US 180, (Mile Marker 232 on Hwy 180), Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Best Western Pony Soldier Inn & Suites (928) 526-2388
3030 E. Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Comfort Inn (928) 774-2225
2355 S. Beulah Blvd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Comfort Inn Lucky Lane (928) 774-7701
2480 E. Lucky Lane, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Comfort Inn near Grand Canyon (928) 635-4045
911 W. Route 66, Williams, AZ 86046

Country Inn & Suites -NAU/Downtown (928) 774-8888
224 S. Mike’s Pike, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Courtyard by Marriott Flagstaff (928) 774-5800
2650 S. Beulah Blvd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Days Hotel/Northern Pines Restaurant (928) 779-6944
2200 E. Butler Avenue, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Days Inn – Historic Route 66 (928) 774-5221
1000 W. Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Days Inn & Suites (928) 527-1477
3601 E. Lockett Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Days Inn Flagstaff – Woodlands Village Blvd (928) 779-1575
2735 S Woodlands Village Blvd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

DoubleTree by Hilton Flagstaff (928) 773-8888
1175 W. Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Drury Inn & Suites Flagstaff (928) 773-4900
300 S. Milton, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Embassy Suites Hotel – Flagstaff (928) 774-4333
706 S. Milton Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Fairfield Inn & Suites Flagstaff (928)707-7800
1000 N. Country Club, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Grand Canyon International Hostel (928) 779-9421
19 S. San Francisco St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Grand Canyon National Park Lodges (928) 638-2631
10 Albright St., Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel (928) 635-4010
233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd., Williams, AZ 86046-6237

Grand Canyon West (928) 769-2636
5000 Diamond Bar Rd., Peach Springs, AZ 86434

GreenTree Inn Flagstaff (928) 773-1111
2755 Woodlands Village Blvd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001-7126

Hampton Inn & Suites (928) 913-0900
2400 S. Beulah Blvd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Hampton Inn & Suites of Flagstaff East (928) 433-1234
990 N. Country Club, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Highland Country Inn (928) 774-5041
223 South Milton Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Hilton Garden Inn – Flagstaff (928) 226-8888
350 W. Forest Meadows St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Historic Hotel Monte Vista (928) 779-6971
100 N. San Francisco, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Holiday Inn Express (928) 714-7130
2320 E. Lucky Lane, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Williams (928) 433-6923
511 N Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams, AZ 86046

Junipine Resort (928) 282-3375
8351 N. SR 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

Knights Inn (928) 635-1412
750 N. Grand Canyon Blvd., Williams, AZ 86046

LaQuinta by Wyndham (928) 440-5900
1000 N Bronco Way, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Little America Flagstaff (928) 779-7900
2515 E. Butler Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Mormon Lake Lodge (928) 354-2227
1991 S. Mormon Lake Road, Mormon Lake, AZ 86038

Motel 6 – Butler Ave. (928) 774-1801
2010 E. Butler Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Motel 6 – Woodlands (928) 779-3757
2745 S. Woodland Village, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Motel DuBeau Travelers Inn (928)774-6731
19 W Phoenix Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Quality Inn Lake Powell (928) 645-8851
287 North Lake Powell Blvd., Page, AZ 86040

Quality Inn Navajo Nation (928) 283-4545
10 North Main Street, Tuba City, AZ 86045

Quality Inn Navajo Nation Capital (928) 871-4108
48 West Highway 264, Window Rock, AZ 86515

Red Feather Lodge, (928) 638-2414
300 State Route 64, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Residence Inn Flagstaff, (928) 440-5499
100 N. Humphreys St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Rodeway Inn – Downtown (928) 774-5081
122 W. Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Ski Lift Lodge & Cabins (928) 774-0729
6355 Highway 180, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Sleep Inn of Flagstaff, L.L.C. (928) 556-3000
2765 Woodlands Village Blvd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Sonesta ES Suites Flagstaff (928) 526-5555
1400 N. Country Club Drive, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Springhill Suites Flagstaff (928) 774-8042
2455 S. Beulah Blvd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001

The Grand Hotel at The Grand Canyon (928) 638-3333
149 State Route 64, Tusayan, AZ 86023

Travelodge – King’s House (928) 774-7186
1560 E. Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Travelodge Williams (928) 635-2651
430 E Route 66, Williams, AZ 86046

Twin Arrows Casino Resort (928) 856-7200
22181 Resort Boulevard, Exit 219, I-40, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Vacasa Arizona (520) 214-7828
7373 N Scottsdale Rd., Suite C190, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Weatherford Hotel & Charly’s Pub & Grill (928) 779-1919
23 N. Leroux Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Wyndham Flagstaff Resort (928) 527-9500
1900 N. Country Club Drive, Flagstaff, AZ86004

Yavapai Lodge and Restaurant (877) 404-4611
PO Box 159, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023