Whenever you think of planning a summer getaway the last state you probably think of is Arizona. Everyone knows Arizona is part of the Southwest desert with many parts of the state easily hitting triple digits on the temperature during the summer. However, you may not know that Northern Arizona is a little hideaway complete with cooler weather and fun things to see. A summer getaway spent in Flagstaff will show you great outdoor activities, incredible local restaurants and breweries, and fun summer events. Take a look at what to plan for when it comes to your summer getaway here in Flagstaff:

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Check Out the Arboretum

Flagstaff is a unique destination in Arizona that has an elevation of over 7,000 feet. This high elevation helps keep the temperature nice and cooler than the rest of the state and offer a unique array of plant life in the area. Visitors can learn all about the 750 species of plant life by visiting The Arboretum, a unique 200 acre property that features a variety of woodland trails, gardens, and greenhouses. This family friendly attraction lets you learn all about the conservation of plant life for the Colorado Plateau that Flagstaff is a part of. The Arboretum will be opening for the summer on May 1st, 2024 for their opening celebration. Check them out all throughout the summer season!

Flagstaff Community Farmers Market

Nothing quite says summer like a day at the local farmers market. You too can find a local farmers market with the Flagstaff Community Farmers Market taking place every Sunday during the summer and fall seasons. The farmers market sets up in Downtown Flagstaff at the City Hall parking lot from 8:00 AM to noon. 2024 will be the 22nd season for the Flagstaff Community Farmers Market that continues to grow each year. You will find small businesses and local vendors with booths selling unique gifts, flowers, food, and much more. You can even enjoy a delicious breakfast with local food vendors on hand for a memorable day at the market. Don’t miss out on the chance to explore the Flagstaff Community Farmers Market!

Yoga on the Lawn

Feel completely relaxed with a quick yoga session during the Saturday of your summer stay with Yoga on the Lawn. The County Courthouse Lawn features this enjoyable activity each Saturday from June through August in the summer and is just a $5 drop in. Make sure ot bring your own towel and yoga mat as they are not provided for the activity.

Hit Up the Local Breweries

Flagstaff is home to a variety of local breweries all producing some of the best craft beer in the state of Arizona. During your stay the adults can enjoy a pint or two of their favorite beer styles. Head on over to Mother Road Brewing Company in Downtown Flagstaff to try their favorite Tower Station IPA that has been around for over 20 years. Dark Sky Brewery is just down the street and offers a rotating selection of craft beers with seasonal favorites. Historic Brewing offers their Pie Hole Porter that has become a hit with both locals and visitors. Whatever kind of beer you enjoy you are sure to find it at one of these local breweries.

Art in the Park

If you are a crafts or arts enthusiast you cannot pass up the opportunity to attend the Flagstaff Art in the Park if you have the chance. This arts and crafts festival takes place over the Fourth of July weekend along with Labor Day weekend at Wheeler Park. This event features over 70 artists from all over the Southwest offering incredible pieces for sale. The event also brings out nonstop live music, delicious food from local food vendors, and the popular Shady Beer Garden where different local and regional breweries offer their delicious beers to enjoy. This is a great way to participate with the local community and find unique gifts to take back home with you!

Explore Downtown Flagstaff

Downtown Flagstaff is home to various shops and restaurants that deserve a peek during your stay. It is also the home to many events and activities. First Friday Art Walk takes place on the first Friday of each month from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Enjoy special art exhibits, live music, and performances for a truly unique celebration of the arts. Movies on the Square returns this summer for a free family friendly movie shown at Heritage Square. This weekly event takes place each Saturday starting at dusk. Movies on the Square will run this summer from May 27th through September 2nd.

More Summer Fun in Flagstaff

Each of these activities and more can be yours when you visit Flagstaff this summer. Book your vacation rental today and see what the fun is all about!