Things to Do in Flagstaff

The attractions of living in Flagstaff are almost limitless. Some of the highlights of things to do in Flagstaff are listed below, along with links to learn more details. We've included a selection of sports, parks, museums, music, restaurants and places to stay. Each week, you'll find a list of special Flagstaff events for the weekend on our blog.

 
Flagstaff Area Attractions
 
  • Coconino National Forest - The entire town is mostly surrounded by National Forest Service land within the Coconino National Forest.  This cherished public land offers visitors and residents a wide array of activites for year round enjoyment.
  • The Arboretum at Flagstaff - At 7,150 feet in elevation, The Arboretum at Flagstaff is a unique destination with a unique mission, specializing in plants native to the Colorado Plateau and northern Arizona.  
  • Heritage Square in Historic Downtown Flagstaff -Located in the heart of historic downtown, Heritage Square is filled with music, movies, live performances, art festivals and other special events throughout the year. This outdoor venue is home to Movies on the Square and Summer Nights on the Square.
  • Lowell Observatory -Lowell Observatory is an independent, non-profit research institution located in Flagstaff, Arizona - the world's first International Dark-Sky City. The mission is to pursue the study of astronomy, especially the study of our solar system and its evolution; to conduct pure research in astronomical phenomena; and to maintain quality public education and outreach programs to bring the results of astronomical research to the general public.
  • Flagstaff Urban Trail System -The Flagstaff Urban Trails System (FUTS, say "foots") is a city-wide network of non-motorized, shared-use pathways that are used by bicyclists, walkers, hikers, runners, and other users for both recreation and transportation.
    At present there are about 56 miles of FUTS trails in Flagstaff.
  • First Friday Artwalk -First Friday ArtWalk is one of Northern Arizona’s premier arts events. Each first Friday of the month, art galleries and businesses in historic Downtown Flagstaff open their doors from 6-9pm with special art exhibitions, performances, live music, treats and much much more. 
  • Arizona Snowbowl: Down Hill Skiing -Located on the majestic San Francisco Peaks at 9,500 ft. above sea level, Arizona Snowbowl lies just 14 miles outside of Flagstaff, 2 hours from Phoenix, and 70 miles from the Grand Canyon. Since 1938, Snowbowl has been the best destination in the state for skiing and snowboarding since the sport’s arrival in Flagstaff in the early 1900’s.
  • Flagstaff Nordic Center -Tucked into the San Francisco Peaks in the Coconino National Forest about 15 miles from downtown Flagstaff, this Nordic oasis has most of the common attributes one would associate with a good cross country ski center anywhere else in the country. Flagstaff Nordic Center has a full 40km of non-redundant trails.
  • Wing Mountain Snow Play -Wing Mountain Snow Play Area is set on about 40 acres composed of natural cinder hills in Coconino National Forest that make for GREAT sledding. On top of sledding there is also plenty of space to build a snowman and make snow angels!
  • Flagstaff Winter Recreation Guide 2016-2017  -Flagstaff was designated Arizona’s official winter wonderland by Governor Ducey in 2015. Here are some sources for enjoying our snowy playground. 
 
Flagstaff Music and Theater
  • Master Chorale of Flagstaff Master Chorale of Flagstaff, a community chorus now in its 39th season. 
  • Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra (one of the best regional symphony orchestras in the country)
  • Theatrikos (Flagstaff community theatre) -The mission of Theatrikos Theatre Company is to be a leading arts organization in Northern Arizona, offering high-quality live theatrical productions and developmental opportunities, utilizing a diverse base of writing and production talent reflecting the community at large.
  • Orpheum Theatre in downtown Flagstaff -Northern Arizona’s Premier Performing Arts Facility offers the best in local and national artists as well as exciting and unique film screenings!
  • Amphitheater at Ft. Tuthill Park - Flagstaff's premier outdoor summer venue. Enjoy music, movies and festivals.
  • NAU Theatre Schedule -Join us this season on our two state-of-the-art stages, the 300-seat Clifford E. White and the intimate Studio Theater for the best line-up of live theatre you’ll enjoy this year.
  • Movies -- Harkins 11 Theatre Cinema -Harkins Theatres is a family owned and operated business, founded and based in Arizona since 1933. With 33 locations in five states, Harkins Theatres is the 5th largest theatre circuit in North America. With more than 83 years of colorful history, Harkins Theatres remains the Southwest's premier entertainment company.
 
Flagstaff Services
 
  • Flagstaff Medical Center   -Northern Arizona Healthcare is the largest healthcare organization in a region that encompasses more than 50,000 square miles. Our team of more than 3,000 doctors, nurses and other experts works together to keep you and your family healthy.
  • Public Library -The mission of the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library is to inspire learning, enrich lives, and strengthen community.
  • Flagstaff Aquaplex -The Aquaplex is a multi-generational recreation center.  The facility offers affordable community fitness and fun for everyone!  Swimming lessons, kids’ climbing wall, open gym time, recreational swimming and more.
  • City of Flagstaff Recreation Services -The City of Flagstaff’s Recreation Department is your community connection for swimming lessons, ice skating lessons, leisure classes, programs, entertainment, and special events.
 
Flagstaff Area Government Information
 
 
 
Local Organizations
 
  • Arizona Historical Society -The Arizona Historical Society (AHS) is a non-profit organization whose goals- is to collect, preserve, interpret, and disseminate the history of Arizona, the West, and Northern Mexico as it pertains to Arizona
  • Flagstaff Arts Council -Art, music, science and culture: it’s all better up here. Flagstaff is rich in the arts and sciences, and the Flagstaff Arts Council is at the center of it all. 
  • Flagstaff Dark Skies Coalition -To celebrate, promote, and protect the glorious dark skies
    of Flagstaff and Northern Arizona through successful dark sky practices.
  • Northern Arizona Technology and Business Incubator -NACET has been a fixture in the Flagstaff startup community for over a decade. We’ve worked with startup founders to create hundreds of jobs and put tens of millions of dollars into the local community.
  • United Way of Northern Arizona -UWNA is a local nonprofit organization that brings our community together and focuses resources on the most critical human-care needs in Northern Arizona. 
 
Media
 
Museums and Parks
 
  • City of Flagstaff Parks and Recreation -- Locations and Services
  • Elden Pueblo Ruins -Elden Pueblo is the site of an ancient Sinagua (Sin ah’ wa) village, inhabited from about A.D. 1070 to 1275. The site is unique for a variety of reasons. Most importantly, it makes archaeology and the study of ancient peoples accessible to the public.
  • Museum of Northern Arizona -Founded in 1928, our mission is to inspire a sense of love and responsibility for the beauty and diversity of the Colorado Plateau through collecting, studying, interpreting, and preserving the region’s natural and cultural heritage. 
  • Pioneer Musuem -The Pioneer Museum is an old hospital converted into a Museum of Flagstaff’s rich history. 
  • Riordan State Park Museum-Built in 1904 for two Riordan families, Riordan Mansion is an impressive reminder of gracious living in a small, territorial logging town. 
  • Sunset Crater/Wupatki National Monument -Whether you take some time to walk the trails or drive through the monument, the Sunset Crater landscape will capture your imagination and interest in it's wonderfully, violent geologic history.
  • Walnut Canyon National Monument -Taking the steps down to the Island Trail or a walk along the Rim Trail, will provide opportunities to experience Walnut Canyon National Monument and the cultural and natural resources of the area.
  • Grand Canyon National Park -America’s Southwest is full of breathtaking canyons, but none as famous or as widely visited as the Grand Canyon. This world-famous landmark offers wondrous views, spectacular hiking, exhilirating whitewater rafting and countless adventures. 
  • Lake Powell/Glen Canyon -- 121 Miles NE of Flagstaff -Formed by the waters of the Colorado River behind Glen Canyon Dam, Lake Powell’s 1,960 miles of winding shoreline (when full) and 186 mile-length make it the second-largest reservoir in the United States. 
 
Sports
 
  • Continental Country Club -- Golf, Tennis and More! -Enjoy breathtaking views of the Ponderosa National Forest or admire the grandeur of the San Francisco Peaks and Mount Elden while taking in a round of golf, lounging poolside or playing on one of our world class tennis / pickleball courts. 
Where to Eat
 
  • Shift -Beyond a last name, married couple and Shift Co-Owners Dara and Joe Rodger share quite a bit. From a mutual love for fine foods and mountain towns to matching employment histories in the hospitality industry, both their backgrounds and their visions for the future are evident in every square foot at Shift.
  • Beaver Street Brewery -In March of 1994, Beaver Street Brewery opened its doors as Flagstaff’s first brewpub.  Over the years Beaver Street Brewery’s beer has been well received by the public and has won numerous awards. 
  • Brix -Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar opened in Flagstaff, Arizona’s Historic Carriage House during the spring of 2006.  Local, regional, national, and worldwide acclaim soon followed. 
  • The Cottage Restaurant -2017 brings a new culinary chapter for Heinonen with the opening of The Cottage, formerly the Cottage Place. He has transformed this long time, Flagstaff fine dining restaurant into a stylish farmhouse French bistro, which opened April 23, 2017 for dinner service.
  • Horsemen Lodge -Relaxed cowboy-themed steakhouse offering all-day dining & an endless soup & salad bar.
  • Salsa Brava Fresh Mexican Grill  -Mexican grill featured on "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives". Provides lunch, dinner, and cantina menus, and sales of cookbooks and t-shirts.
  • Karma Sushi -Karma Sushi Bar Grill serves it up: fresh, beautiful and delicious sushi, plus grilled items and cocktails in the hip, casual setting of one of downtown Flagstaff's best restaurants: Karma Sushi Bar Grill is consistently voted "Best Sushi" in Flagstaff by readers of the Arizona Daily Sun.
  • The Oakmont -The Oakmont is the ideal place to grab a coffee with friends, an afternoon business lunch, dinner with the family, happy hour cocktails on the scenic patio, or host your own private event in our private dining room. 
 
Where to Stay
 
  • Starlight Pines B&B -Imagine staying in a grand Victorian style home, Starlight Pines Bed and Breakfast, a Flagstaff Bed & Breakfast nestled among the pines at the foot of Mt. Elden, in Flagstaff, Arizona. Starlight Pines is a perfect choice for your Flagstaff or Grand Canyon honeymoon, birthday, anniversary or a gift certificate for someone special.
  • The Inn at 410 -The Inn at 410 Bed and Breakfast has been consistently ranked a top 10 Arizona B&B; by the AZ Republic, AAA, Frommers, LA Times and a host of international reviewers. Since it's opening in 1991 as a bed and breakfast, this historic inn offers luxurious, romantic rooms and suites with unmatched amenities, and combines an outstanding downtown location, a warm and inviting ambiance, gourmet breakfasts and gracious friendly service to ensure a relaxing and memorable Flagstaff Bed and Breakfast experience.
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Eric Davis
Jessica Garard
Sara Holloway

The Elite Team at RE/MAX Peak Properties
123 W. Birch Ave. Suite 105
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: 928 714-0001
Email: info@bestflagstaffhomes.com

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Jessica, We want you to know that we were very pleased with your services on the sale of the house.  Everything went very smoothly and you kept us informed along the way. Bobbie and Dave Ursin
As if moving from Columbus, OH to Flagstaff isn't a big enough decision, we had less than a week to find a house that fit all our needs and wants! Thanks to Sara, and The Elite Team, this process was simply flawless! We communicated for weeks prior to our visit/house hunting trip. Every step of the way she was extremely helpful; from sending us new listings and properties that met our standards to answering our thousands of annoying questions! In early October, we viewed 9 houses in one day... from Bellemont to Doney Park down to Kachina and Munds Park, we were all over the place, and Sara never batted an eye. She is so down to earth and easy to get along with. Because we weren't super familiar with the different areas, her guidance and honesty was greatly appreciated! She even spent her weekend off ( she was supposed to be camping) communicating with us as she knew we only had limited time to see properties. Her team member, Eric, even fit us into his busy schedule to show us a house that went on the market while Sara was gone! The dedication and cooperation of this team of people is amazing! Once we finally decided on a house, we put an offer in, played the counter offer game, had our inspections, apprasials, repairs- including a new roof, paperwork and closing within 5 weeks! Whew! Sara's devotion didn't end after closing. She hooked us up with a handyman to replace our locks and a cleaning crew to make sure the house was move in ready! She guided us in the right direction to set up utilities and even met them at the house when needed. All of those deeds were greatly appreciated, but Sara went above and beyond on one more thing. The temperatures in Flagstaff reached extremely low over night to the point that pipes were freezing. Knowing we were 1700 miles away preparing for the big move, she went to the house to make sure the house was warm enough to prevent this from happening! And the proceeded to send us pictures of the fabulous views from our front yard! Sara made this process easier than we could have ever imagined and went above and beyond multiple times! We loved working with her and our recommendations are extremely high for Sara and The Elite Team! Gera and Kristen, December 2016
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