When you are in Arizona, you know that the summer season is just around the corner when the temperatures start to creep up. Luckily, you can still enjoy a summer getaway with cool temperatures and incredible outdoor activities when you vacation to Flagstaff. There is no better time to come experience Flagstaff than Memorial Day Weekend. This annual holiday signals the start of summer, and kids will be getting off school. Take your family to Flagstaff for fun events and summer activities like no other. Check out what your Flagstaff Memorial Day getaway can look like.

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Enjoy a Gondola Ride

Flagstaff may be best known in the state of Arizona as the location where you can find Arizona Snowbowl, one of the top skiing destinations in the state. During the winter months, Snowbowl offers a variety of slopes for you to ski or snowboard down. By the time Memorial Day Weekend comes, Snowbowl will have closed its slopes for the season, as the snow has more than likely melted away. However, visitors will still be able to take advantage of the gondolas on the property. Visit Snowbowl during your Memorial Day Weekend getaway to take a ride aboard their gondolas for a mesmerizing experience high above the trees. You can take in once-in-a-lifetime views of the area from these enclosed gondolas. After your ride is over, hang out at Snowbowl on their patio for a bit of lunch in the cool weather.

Visit the Museum of Northern Arizona

Just because the kids are off school for the rest of summer does not mean you cannot find anything educational to do in Flagstaff. During your Memorial Day Weekend visit head over to the Museum of Northern Arizona for an educational yet exciting time. This local museum highlights the culture, art, and science that is part of the Colorado Plateau, where Flagstaff is located. You will learn about the incredible geology of the Grand Canyon, experience the culture of Native tribes local to the area, and understand how dinosaurs roamed the historic valley. Don’t forget to stop by the gift shop on the way out to find beautiful jewelry and fine art among other gifts to purchase. The best part of a visit to the Museum of Northern Arizona is that all children ages 9 and younger get in for absolutely free!

Movies on the Square

Each summer season downtown Flagstaff puts on their Movies on the Square series for families to enjoy. We are happy to report that Movies on the Square will return once again for 2024. This event series showcases a different family friendly movie in downtown Flagstaff for everyone to enjoy. Movies will play every Saturday evening starting at dusk from Memorial Day Weekend up until Labor Day Weekend. The first movie that will be show over Memorial Day Weekend will be Coco, a family favorite! You will find that live entertainment and activities will be enjoyed starting at 4:00 PM until the movie begins as the sun sets. Fratelli’s Pizza will be on hand with their incredible pizza. Additional concessions including popcorn and sweet treats will also be available for purchase. Bring a blanket and warm clothing as the evenings are still chilly around Memorial Day Weekend. Come start Movies on the Square with us this Memorial Day Weekend!

Explore the Flagstaff Brewery Trail

Memorial Day Weekend is not just for the kids, as you will find plenty of activities for the adults to enjoy as well. Downtown Flagstaff is home to a variety of local craft breweries that are favorites among locals and visitors. Flagstaff is known to be the leading craft beer city in the state of Arizona and offers the Flagstaff Brewery Trail for you to follow. After collecting stamps on your downloadable passport, you can receive a free pint glass from the Flagstaff Visitor Center to celebrate your achievement. Breweries available to visit in Downtown Flagstaff include Beaver Street Brewing, Historic Brewing Company, Dark Sky Brewing, and more. Most breweries are family friendly and offer delicious food and snacks to enjoy as well. Come check out Northern Arizona’s best breweries!

Outdoor Adventures in Flagstaff

Take your family on a thrilling adventure with local guide companies in the area. Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course will take care of your zip line adventures with thrilling courses high up over the trees. Flag Tag AZ features axe throwing and also laser tag for family friendly fun. Visiting Flagstaff is all about having fun and these companies will make sure to do just that!

Get Ready for Memorial Day

These events and activities are waiting for you here in Flagstaff. Simply book your favorite rental with us today and see for yourself!