The temperatures might be heating up here in Arizona, but that does not stop us from getting excited for summer. Get ready for a summer like no other when you plan for a Memorial Day Weekend vacation. There is no better place to spend this holiday weekend than with us here in Flagstaff. Our Northern Arizona community sits thousands of feet above sea level, allowing us to avoid the extreme heat of other parts of Arizona. Instead, you will find cool ways to spend the start of your summer in the area. Take a look at how you can spend your Memorial Day in Flagstaff:

Take a Look Around Historic Downtown Flagstaff

Like other historic cities Flagstaff features a vibrant downtown neighborhood that is an absolute joy to explore. Historic Downtown Flagstaff features some of the city’s oldest and preserved buildings. Inside, you will find fine dining restaurants that feature award-winning chefs, craft breweries that produce small batches of beer, art galleries featuring local and national renowned artists, and pop-up shops that provide unique gifts and trinkets. For a little more adventure for your Historic Downtown Flagstaff exploration make sure to pick up an official visitor guide from the Flagstaff Visitor Center as you make your way into town located at 1 E. Route 66. These guides will provide you with a variety of self-guided tours that you can enjoy on your own in Historic Downtown Flagstaff.

Stop by the Museum of Northern Arizona

Take your family on an educational yet exciting outing here in Flagstaff by visiting the Museum of Northern Arizona. This local museum features a variety of exhibits, including displays of dinosaur bones, the geology of the Grand Canyon, and insights into the Native American culture that originated in the area. You will also find a variety of goodies at the gift shop that will make for unique gifts to take back with you. Best of all, all children ages 9 years and younger get in for absolutely free at the Museum of Northern Arizona!

Visit the Local Craft Breweries

As mentioned, you will find several of the local craft breweries located in Historic Downtown Flagstaff. You can enjoy your own personal craft beer voyage by partaking in the Flagstaff Brewery Trail. This is a self-guided tour of the many breweries in the area and their delicious ales. It starts out by obtaining a copy of the brewery trail passport that can be obtained from the Flagstaff Visitor Center. After that simply visit at least five of the craft breweries participating in the trail. Breweries that are included on the trail include Historic Brewing Company that offers their flagship Piehole Porter. Wanderlust Brewing is on the map and is known for the German and Belgium inspired beers. Mother Road Brewing Company has been a staple in the community for years and is known for their Tower Station IPA, an award-winning beer. There are styles of beer for everyone to enjoy when they visit these three breweries and the many more available to stop by at. Once you have filled out your passport, simply return it to the visitor center for a commemorative pint glass. Make sure to be responsible and use a ride share or walk in between each of the breweries.

Stop by a National Monument

Flagstaff is known as the City of Seven Wonders, as it is in close proximity to seven different parks and monuments. It is easy to get to exciting places nearby such as the Grand Canyon National Park, Coconino National Forest, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, and more. Each of these areas are just a short drive away and will make your stay in Flagstaff unforgettable.

Go Stargazing at the Lowell Observatory

Flagstaff is a Dark Sky Community, meaning its minimal light pollution allows for easy stargazing in the area. There is no better place in the area to go stargazing at than Lowell Observatory. This local observatory won the 2020 Ecotourism Award and continues to highlight the importance of dark skies. You can participate in the weekend nightly events during your stay and take a peek at the night sky through the telescope. Your children will have a blast being able to stay up late and enjoy something educational during your Memorial Day stay.

Visit Flagstaff This Memorial Day Weekend

These are just a few of the many ways you can spend your Memorial Day Weekend with us in Flagstaff. Regardless of the activities you get to enjoy, you need to make sure to reserve one of our vacation rentals soon for this busy weekend. Our properties are some of the finest homes in Flagstaff and will make sure you have a comfortable experience.