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About 75 miles southeast of the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff welcomes family vacation travelors and tourists each year. Renowned for its historic charm, fresh mountain air, and year-round recreation opportunities, Flagstaff is the perfect place to go when the heat of Phoenix and the bustle of the city gets too much to handle. It also makes a great vacation base area to take day trips to the Grand Canyon, as well as numerous other area points of interest.

Perfect Mountain Getaway

Flagstaff is located next to the San Francisco Peaks, the highest mountain range in the state of Arizona, so the infamous heat of the southwest only scorches when you want it to and only if you are poolside. At 7,000 feet, the town has low humidity and mild weather and is situated amongst the beauty of the largest ponderosa pine forest in the world.

This wonderful four-season climate is the reason outdoor enthusiasts, relaxation seekers, and national monument goers flock to the area each year. World-famous hiking and biking trails dot the landscape of the San Francisco Peaks. Infamous Route 66 winds through the area as classic car lovers enjoy the sights and sounds of Americana. Beautiful area golf courses tempt the sports enthusiast to improve their game. Flagstaff has so many sites to enjoy; it’s hard to tear yourself away to sleep at night.

With over 70 lodging options in the area, there is a bed for every type of sleeper and wallet. Get out of your comfort zone—stay under the stars in one of the highly rated campgrounds. Save some money by staying in one of many AAA rated motels. Get some peace and quiet and head to Mormon Lake and stay in a lodge as you listen to the waves lap the shore or if you prefer unwind in one of the many quality hotels and motels in the area.

If you can pull yourself away from your comfy bed, you’ll be heavily rewarded at one of Flagstaff’s delicious restaurants. Enjoy authentic cowboy barbecue, fresh sushi, and excellent comfort food at some of the best restaurants in Arizona. Conde Nast Traveler ranked one of Flagstaff’s own as one of the best 95 restaurants in the world in 2007, as your palette will be sizzling for days after eating at Brix Restaurant. After dining, head to a wine bar, dance club, brewpub, dive bar, or concert hall to get your kicks the old fashioned way. Flagstaff is steeped with cultural choices as artists, musicians, and actors flock to the area for the cultural influences of the mountains and the nurturing people that abound here. When enjoying a discounted vacation here, you’ll have an easy time finding an art walk or playhouse to entertain you for an evening. Read our top summer vacation ideas for the area and start planning your trip today.

Getting Here

At the intersection of two major highways, the areais served by a regional airport with direct flights to Los Angeles and Phoenix. A convenient train station serves those who’d rather take the scenic route.

Summer Vacation Discounts

Take a look at the great Flagstaff vacation deals and discounts in this section. Find deals on hotels, inns, bed and breakfasts and more.