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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!

If you are like the rest of us, you are probably over summer at this point. Even without the recording-breaking heat of this year, you will find that summer is great small doses. That is why vacationing to Flagstaff is always the best when you spend some time here in the fall. The weather is cooling off and you will find plenty of outdoor activities still completely open. Take a look at why a Flagstaff in the fall is best as compared to other times of the year:


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Better Weather and Less Crowds

When someone thinks of Arizona, they typically think of the desert that surrounds Phoenix and the rest of central and southern Arizona. The beauty of our state is that it has tons of variety with its climate, especially in northern Arizona, where Flagstaff is located. Many locals in Phoenix tend to escape the blistering heat of summer by making a drive to Flagstaff for the weekend. Even with Flagstaff having cooler temps the summer has been a long one. That is where the fall season comes in with incredible weather that encourages you for all of the outdoor play. You will find the weather to be wonderful in the 60s and 70s throughout most of the fall season during the day. This makes hiking the many trails enjoyable. Late night temps cool down quick allowing you to enjoy some time in front of the fire pit making s’mores and looking up at the stars. (Flagstaff is a Dark Sky Community, allowing you to see endless stars above you!) Best of all, you will not find the summer crowds in Flagstaff during the fall so you can explore downtown Flagstaff easily enough. Now that is quite a way to enjoy your fall break!


Fall Events

The fall season also has a variety of events that will make your time in Flagstaff the best yet. These fall activities are only offered this time of year. To kick it off, make sure to visit Flagstaff when Oktoberfest is happening. This world celebrated event kicks off the fall season here in Flagstaff. The Flagstaff Oktoberfest is all things German food and drink along with autumn activities. This yearly event may have origins in Germany but is now a worldwide celebration. The Flagstaff Oktoberfest has celebrated 14 years of bringing together visits and locals alike for a timely event that includes German beer, brats, pretzels, and more. You will find exciting activities including brat eating contests, polka music, stein holding competitions, and more. Make sure you dress up in your best lederhosen and enjoy this family friendly event. The 2023 Flagstaff Oktoberfest will take place on Saturday October 7th from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM at Wheeler Park in downtown Flagstaff.


Changing Color of Leaves

While most of Arizona is covered in a desert landscape Flagstaff surrounded by beautiful forest scenery. The fall season brings out a variety of beautiful colors as the leaves change for the season. Come see the vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows that light up the landscape over Flagstaff. Some call this activity leaf peeping, and it is a great way to see the area in the fall. With the numerous hiking trails in the area, you will have no shortage of areas to explore!


Ride the Snowbowl Scenic Gondola Ride

Flagstaff is known for having some incredible winter sports at Arizona Snowbowl during the winter. To use the slopes, you will take one of the ski lifts to reach the top. Arizona Snowbowl also features a scenic gondola that is used for those who want to take a look at the surrounding beauty of Flagstaff. These enclosed gondolas provide a scenic ride like no other especially if you came to see the changing colors of the leaves. Don’t miss out on this fall activity in Flagstaff.


Fall Hiking

As mentioned, Flagstaff has plenty of hiking trails in the area that will keep you busy all trip long. One popular trail is the Aspen Nature Loop that offers a relative easy experience with plenty of scenery around you. The trail is easy to find right at the base of Arizona Snowbowl. Another great area to hike around is Bismarck Lake. You will find more rigorous trails perfect for those who wish to find a more challenging outdoor experience. The local ponds and marshes provide plenty of opportunities to have local wildlife be spotted during your hike.


More Fun in Flagstaff This Fall

Get ready for a fall getaway like no other when you book a stay here in Flagstaff. Our vacation rentals will keep you close to fall activities and events. Book today before your favorite vacation property is already reserved for the fall season.

It sure is hot here in Arizona, but you wouldn’t know when you visit the one and only Flagstaff. Come experience our northern Arizona home that offers cool temps and plenty of exciting activities for the whole family. Everyone knows that once Labor Day rolls around that the end of the summer season is upon us. Make one last getaway before you throw in the summer towel with an adventure up north to Flagstaff. You will find plenty of activities and attractions during your Flagstaff Labor Day weekend stay. Take a look at what you can expect in Flagstaff:

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Flagstaff Art in the Park

Get ready for one of the most popular arts and crafts festivals in northern Arizona at Flagstaff Art in the Park. This yearly event takes place over two weekends. You will have already missed the Fourth of July weekend version, but Art in the Park also takes place over Labor Day Weekend. You will find this arts and crafts festival located at Wheeler Park, right in the heart of downtown Flagstaff. This beautiful park offers plenty of shade so you can hide from the sun as you shop from over 70 different artists. These artists come from all over the Southwest, bringing their unique pieces. You can peruse from crafts that include ceramics, soaps, eyewear and clothing, pet equipment, leatherwork, jewelry, glasswork, and so much more. Purchasing something from one of these artists not only lets you shop local to provide further to the art community but also bring home a unique gift found nowhere else. Flagstaff Art in the Park will feature various food trucks and vendors offering tasty food to make sure you don’t go hungry. The Shady Beer Garden offers a variety of regional and local beer, letting you relax sip after sip. Live music is always on hand for the three-day event. As you can see, Flagstaff Art in the Park is no joke and is sure to be an instant favorite for you and your family. Festival hours are from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM all Labor Day Weekend long.


Coconino County Fair

Get ready for the largest event in all of northern Arizona with the annual Coconino County Fair. This annual events takes place nearby at Fort Tuthill for a weekend full of festivities. The Coconino County Fair is like your typical fair with carnival games and fair attractions. Bring the whole family to see some truly entertaining activities over Labor Day Weekend. The Coconino County Fair also includes special events throughout the weekend too. Start your festival off with the Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival: Mini Renfaire, taking place on the main stage. A livestock and small stock show area will be open all weekend long for particular livestock showcases to watch. The Variety stage offers real life magic shows including a hypnotist and sword swallower. Visit the display of antique tractors to see a moment back in time. Live music will be on hand all weekend, including the Hot Red Chili Peppers, a tribute band to the Red Hot Chili Peppers playing their greatest hits. Of course, the kids will love all of the midway games you will find in the carnival area. Grab a bite to eat from the food vendors such as funnel cake or corndogs. Shuttle services are available from remote parking lots making it easy to get to and from the fair grounds. The Coconino County Fair will take place Labor Day Weekend; hours are from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM Friday through Sunday and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Labor Day.


Check Out the Local Breweries

Celebrate the labor force up in Flagstaff who work tirelessly to produce some of the best tasting beer in all of Arizona. Local favorites include Dark Sky Brewery has always offers a tap list with rotating beers and several core offerings. Mother Road Brewing has been a staple in the community for over 20 years and can be found in the historic part of downtown Flagstaff. Or head over to Historic Brewing Company for their famous Piehole Porter that will give you dessert in a glass. Most of the local breweries are family friendly and offer rotating food trucks so you enjoy food during your visit. Bring a board game and relax as you enjoy a pint of your favorite beer around others enjoying their time in Flagstaff.


Labor Day Weekend Is Almost Here

The summer season may have just started, but Labor Day Weekend will be here before you know it. Book one of our vacation rentals today so you can find a property that welcomes you and your family. Stay close to these wonderful Labor Day activities along with having access to luxury amenities.

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.

Are you looking for the perfect place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2023? Look no further than Flagstaff, Arizona! Located in the beautiful Coconino County in northern Arizona, Flagstaff is an ideal destination for those seeking an exciting and unique St. Patrick’s Day AZ experience. From parades and festivals to Irish pubs and live music, there are plenty of ways to enjoy this special holiday in Flagstaff. In this blog post, we’ll be exploring the best ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Flagstaff.

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Flagstaff’s St. Patrick’s Day AZ Festival and Parade

Flagstaff’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities are sure to be a blast for all! On March 17, 2023, the city will be hosting its annual St. Patrick’s Day parade and festival to celebrate the Irish holiday. The parade will begin at 10 AM at Heritage Square and end at Wheeler Park. During the parade, you’ll see a variety of floats, costumes, and musicians representing local businesses, community organizations, and more.

The festival will start after the parade and will feature live music, dancing, carnival games, food, and drinks. Don’t forget to take part in the traditional leprechaun hunt! There will also be a variety of vendors selling handmade items such as jewelry, pottery, and crafts. There’s something for everyone so come out and join us in the festivities!

Popular Flagstaff Attractions

If you’re looking for other fun activities to take part in on St. Patrick’s Day, Flagstaff has you covered! The city is known for its outdoor recreation, so why not get out and explore some of the area’s natural beauty? Head out for a hike up Humphreys Peak, Arizona’s highest mountain. Or take a stroll through historic Downtown Flagstaff and soak up the charm of the city.

The Museum of Northern Arizona is another great attraction to visit. You can explore their many exhibits and learn about the area’s Native American and pioneer history. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a ride on the Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course. You’ll be zipping along and navigating aerial obstacles up in the trees.

If you’d rather stay close to downtown, you can still have a blast! Try your luck at one of Flagstaff’s many casinos, or take a tour of Arizona Snowbowl, a popular ski and snowboarding resort. The Lowell Observatory is also nearby and offers guided tours of the night sky.

No matter how you choose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Flagstaff, you’re sure to have a great time! Get ready for some Irish-themed fun, good food, and lots of laughter!

Spring Fun in Flagstaff

Flagstaff, Arizona is a great place to visit during the spring. From outdoor activities to special events, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing day trip or a longer vacation, here are some ideas of things to do in Flagstaff in the springtime.

Flagstaff has numerous outdoor activities that are best enjoyed in the spring. Visitors can explore nearby national forests and canyons, take a scenic drive through the Coconino National Forest, and camp or hike at the Grand Canyon.

For active adventurers, Flagstaff is home to various sports teams, including the Arizona Cardinals football team and the Arizona Coyotes hockey team. There are also numerous golf courses in the area for all levels of golfers.

Flagstaff offers plenty of sights for sightseeing, from historic landmarks and cultural sites to mountain views and starry night skies. A few must-see attractions include the Lowell Observatory, Walnut Canyon National Monument, and Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.

Families will love exploring the downtown area, with its numerous shops and restaurants. Kids can also enjoy a variety of activities like visiting the Bearizona Wildlife Park or exploring the trails at Flagstaff Urban Trails System.

Why Stay with Us?

If you are thinking of vacationing in Flagstaff during St. Patrick’s Day, it’s time to choose a rental space for you and your party. Do you want a pool outside? Do you desire a private deck area? We completely understand! You should be able to do anything you want when you want on vacation.

When you choose to book a stay with Porter, you’ll be getting the best possible rental vacation experience. Rather than paying for a chain hotel room to share with your friends, try one of our Flagstaff short-term rentals that includes private bedrooms, contemporary kitchen appliances, shared living room areas, and access to everything Arizona has to offer. The Flagstaff area is recognized for its outdoor-centric and gorgeous natural environment, making it a perfect destination for explorers and vacationers looking to enjoy hiking, bicycling, and kayaking.

It’s wonderful that Flagstaff isn’t too large – with us, you can find a home on the outskirts of town and stroll to some of the neighboring eateries and cafés in the morning. Our vacation rentals are the best in terms of price, location, and customer service; our goal is to make each guest’s holiday memorable.

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Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day 2023 in Flagstaff

St. Patrick’s Day 2023 in Flagstaff will be an unforgettable celebration! From the city parade and festival to all of the delicious Irish food and drink specials, you’ll be sure to have an amazing time. With so many events to enjoy, it’s the perfect way to celebrate with your family and friends. So, don’t forget to wear green, grab a pint, and get ready to party the night away. Cheers to St. Patrick’s Day 2023, and contact us today!

There is always the misconception that all of Arizona is one giant desert and is hot all the time. Those folks probably have never been to Flagstaff before, where we get to enjoy all four seasons throughout the year from our higher elevation. Flagstaff is a great place to visit all year long, especially the spring season when the weather starts to warm up. Flagstaff is home to a variety of spring events that helps us celebrate the season with fun and excitement. Take a look at some of our favorite upcoming spring events in Flagstaff:


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Grateful Festival 2023

You will not find a bigger music following than the eclectic group of Grateful Dead fans here in Flagstaff. The Grateful Dead has been around for decades with their thrilling rock music and lively performances. For the 4th year in a row the Grateful Festival will be taking place here in Flagstaff. This Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia dedicated experience is an all-ages event that is perfect for music lovers everywhere. The festival features a massive outdoor setting where live bands will be hitting the stage for several days straight. The Grateful Festival will take place this year from Friday May 26th through Sunday May 28th. You can get started Friday night as doors open at 6:00 PM. The kick off show will be featuring Electric Waste Band, a San Diego staple that has been playing since 1989. Live music will continue to be play until 10:00 PM. The fun kicks off even earlier on Saturday as doors open at 10:00 AM. You will find musical performances from a variety of bands taking place across two stages. A yoga session will also be provided by Kali Ray Torres. Sunday features more yoga and live musical performances so make sure to visit the festival as often as possible. A variety of food and beverage vendors will be on hand to ensure you never go hungry or thirsty. This year’s Grateful Festival will take place at the Ft. Tuthill Fairgrounds. Tickets are on sale now so make sure to snag some before it sells out!


Flagstaff Blues and Brews

Perhaps the biggest event that takes place in Flagstaff is none other than the Flagstaff Blues and Brews. This outdoor festival takes place right before the end of the spring season and is a ton of fun. What started as a single day event has now turned into a two-day extravaganza. The Flagstaff Blues and Brews provides two full days of live musicians hitting the stage. A variety of breweries will be on hand selling delicious beers so you can cool off from the sun. Local breweries such as Mother Road Brewing typically offer their handcrafted ales too. As the name of the festival suggests you can expect to enjoy a variety of live blues music. The lineup will be announced in the upcoming weeks, but live music will always be playing for your enjoyment. Tickets go on sale for the Flagstaff Blues and Brews Festival on February 1st. This year’s event will take place June 9th through 10th at the Continental Country Club.


Live Music at the Museum Club

Head over to the Museum Club located in Downtown Flagstaff for an exciting roadhouse and dance club. You will find the best live country and western music all spring long. The Museum’s Club will offer weekly live music every Saturday from February through the end of April. Come enjoy an evening of dancing with incredible live music!


First Friday Art Walks

Most cities now offer a monthly art walk that bring together a variety of art vendors for an exciting night. Flagstaff is home to the First Friday Art Walks that take place on the first Friday of every month. The fun and excitement will continue throughout the spring season here in Flagstaff. The various art galleries and businesses in downtown Flagstaff will be open from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM to show off special art exhibits, live musical performances, treat, and much more. This is one of Northern Arizona’s premier art festivals with Northern Arizona University being close by. The fun also continues at local bars after 9:00 PM for additional fun and excitement. You can further support the art movement here in Flagstaff with the Youth Arts taking place in March and April. The Coconino Center for the Arts hosts an incredible exhibit that features work provided by local youth artists. See their risk taking and strong potential be put on display for everyone to see.

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Flagstaff Is Waiting This Spring

Spring will be here before you know it, so do not wait on booking your vacation getaway to Flagstaff today. Our vacation rentals will keep you comfortable all stay long and offer the finest amenities around.

The new year is upon us, and with it comes a new year full of exciting vacation getaways. Get ready for your next outing by planning an exciting Spring Break to Flagstaff. Our northern Arizona community is the perfect place to enjoy some outdoor adventures and relaxing activities. Take a look at why you need to consider Flagstaff for your Spring Break destination this year:

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One Last Time Down Snow Bowl

Any Arizona native will know that Flagstaff is home to Snow Bowl, the top Arizona skiing destination. Snow Bowl is open all winter season for some thrilling skiing and snowboarding fun. You will find a variety of trails that can be accessed across the several ski lifts. Each year Snow Bowl closes down for the year around the time that spring comes around. This is typically done around the middle of March when most Spring Breaks occur. Make sure to spend one last ride down Snow Bowl when you visit for Snow Bowl. You may not find the peak skiing conditions, but you will find a quieter mountain allowing you multiple trips down the slopes. Snow Bowl has an onsite rental company so you can check out gear for the today leaving yours at home. If you do have your own gear all you will need to pay for is the ski lift pass that will be extremely budget friendly this time of year. Make sure one last ride down the slopes of Snow Bowl is on your Spring Break agenda here in Flagstaff.

Visit Lowell Observatory

If you live in a big city, you know that it can be difficult to see the starry sky at night. Luckily, Flagstaff makes sure there is minimal light pollution here in Northern Arizona making looking up at the stars easier than ever. There is no better place up north than Lowell Observatory to learn all about the stars and to go stargazing as well. This local observatory is the home to the Lowell Discovery Telescope, the 5th largest optical telescope in the country. General admission into the observatory will also grant you access to historic exhibits, science talks, tours of the property, and stargazing. Make sure to stick around at night to peek through the telescope for an unparalleled view at the stars. Keep in mind that Lowell Observatory closes at 5:00 PM every Tuesday so any other day of the week is recommended for you to visit if you would like to stick around for stargazing.

Go Hiking at Meteor Crater Natural Landmark

Many of the hiking trails in Flagstaff will open up just in time for Spring Break. This includes Meteor Crater Natural Landmark that is approximately 30 miles east of Flagstaff. While visitors are unable to descend into the crater, they can explore the rim by hiking the Meteor Crater Trail. This easy trail is only a mile in length making it perfect for individuals of all ages. Make sure to leave your pup at the vacation rental as this trail does not allow any dogs on it.

Go Extreme with Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course

Skip out on a boring Spring Break visit and instead enjoy a thrilling adventure that only Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course can deliver on. This local adventure center offers incredible zip line rides through the treetops. You will be flying at high speeds as you take in the views all around you. Their adventure course also has plenty of fun to enjoy such as rope walls, rope bridges, and much more. Each activity is perfect for children ages 12 and older so the whole family can join in on the action. Spring Break is typically a busier time for this exciting activity so make sure to reserve your dates in advance!

Try Out the Local Breweries

Flagstaff is also home to some of Arizona’s finest breweries and are a great place to visit during your Spring Break adventures. Try out local favorites such as Historic Brewing Company that features local favorites such as their Piehole Porter. Dark Sky Brewing always has a varied selection of beer on tap including many seasonal beers that rotate throughout the year. They also share an inside space with Pizzicleta, one of Flagstaff’s best wood fire oven pizzerias. You can join the Northern Arizona University students and create your own “ale trail” by visiting many of the different breweries here in downtown Flagstaff. Our vacation rentals are often within walking distance or a short Uber ride away!

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Come Experience Spring Break in Flagstaff for Yourself

Spring Break cannot come quick enough, so start planning for your upcoming Flagstaff visit today. Our vacation rentals offer comfortable features that are sure to make your stay one that is enjoyable from start to finish here in Flagstaff.

Many people knows that Arizona is located in the Southwest, and with that being said, think it does not receive much rainfall throughout the year. However, we all know that Mother Nature likes to play tricks on us sometimes and rain can hit when you least expect it. Have some back-up activities during your stay in Flagstaff just in case you come across any unexpected rainstorms. Rain does not mean your time in the area is ruined! Take a look at some of our favorite rainy-day activities to do in Flagstaff:

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Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Whenever the rain falls in Flagstaff, make sure to do yourself a favor and visit the Riordan Mansion State Historic Park. The Riordan Mansion was built in 1904 for two Riordan families to live in the area. This is no typical home and instead an expansive mansion that features 40 different rooms. It has been turned into a State Historic Park and is open for guided tours. Guests can visit the property and be wowed by the incredible architecture of the home. The home itself features over 13,000 square feet that can be explored. Tours are only $10, making this an extremely budget-friendly activity. Architect buffs and anyone who appreciates some Flagstaff history will find this activity to be one of their favorites!

Museum of Northern Arizona

Flagstaff is located in a unique landscape here in Northern Arizona, as it features a variety of biological and geological resources. The Museum of Northern Arizona was created to be better understand this vast region along with showing locals and visitors a detailed look at Flagstaff’s landscape. Visitors will find that the Museum of Northern Arizona has nine permanent and rotating exhibit galleries that focus on natural sciences, tribal lifeways, fine arts, and Native American cultures. The onsite bookstore and museum shop is award winning and is a great place to find a gift for someone back home. A tour of the museum usually takes approximately 1-2 hours with tours available between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

Flagstaff Visitor Center

Come see all things Flagstaff by visiting the Flagstaff Visitor Center here in town. The visitor center is actually located inside the Historic Train Station. You will be able to make the most of your trip to the area by starting off with a stop here. Visitors can find maps of the area, watch the trains take off from the station, and explore the vast gift shop. You will find practically everything at the gift shop, allowing you to bring all things Flagstaff related back home to your loved ones.

Hit the Local Breweries

Flagstaff is home to outdoor enthusiasts who share a love for exploring the rich landscape of the area and then finish their day off at one of the local breweries. Flagstaff is home to a variety of local breweries, many of which are favorites of travelers from all over. Hide away from the rain by visiting one of these local taphouses for handcrafted ales.

Mother Road Brewing has been around for years and is the perfect stop for IPA lovers. Hang out in their intimate tasting room where you can see all of the brewing equipment used to make their delicious beers. Dark Sky Brewery is one of the more recent additions in town but has become an instant favorite since they first opened a few years ago. Stop by their original brewery for a tasting flight of some of their unique beers. This location also shares an indoor space with Pizzicletta, a tasty and fan favorite pizza joint that uses a wood fire oven for their delicious pizza pies. You cannot go wrong with a stop by any brewery here in town as you hide out from the rain.

For a unique beverage as you hide from the rain stop by Drinking Horn Meadery and Mead Hall. This local purveyor of mead brings you the delicious adult beverage that you may have tried at a Renaissance faire, but this one is made locally. Enjoy this honey wine that uses natural fruit flavors for a drink like nothing you have had before.

Catch a Movie

If all else fails, you can always head to the nearest movie theatre in Flagstaff and wait out the rain by catching a movie. Harkins Flagstaff 16 features giant screens, delicious snacks, and the best movies in town all in one place. Having 16 screens allows visitors to have the most choices for their movie selection whenever they want to see a movie on the big screen.

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When most people think of Arizona they think of the desert scenery that encompasses most of the Southern regions of the state. What many do not know is that Arizona is a truly complex state with a variety of elevations and scenic areas. For those looking for a lovely weekend getaway to the shaded pine forests of Northern Arizona look no further than Flagstaff. This humble town is home to Northern Arizona University and is popular with local residents of Arizona. Finding the right things to do can be difficult if this is your first time visiting the area. Take a look at the perfect three-day itinerary we have for a weekend trip to Flagstaff:

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Day 1 – Friday

Many individuals spend their Fridays on three-day trips arriving at their destination. Flagstaff features a high elevation providing cool temperatures throughout the year. If you are visiting during the warmer times of the year your first day can be best spent exploring the wonderful outdoor areas of Flagstaff. This includes a visit to Sunset Crater where visitors can find an extinct volcano with a modest hike to trek. For a little bit of a further drive, guests can check out Walnut Canyon National Monument which includes cliff dwellings and beautiful geological formations.

As your day unwinds you will find yourself ready for a delicious meal in Flagstaff. Luckily the city is home to many different locally owned restaurants, especially in the downtown neighborhood. Try out a delicious meal at Diablo Burger. This tasty burger joint features made-to-order burgers served on toasted English muffins; the fries come perfectly seasoned to complete the whole experience. Their spacious outdoor patio is perfect to enjoy during most times of the year.


Day 2 – Saturday

Now that you have gotten a taste of the incredible outdoor scenery around Flagstaff you may be wanting to see even more. Luckily seeing the scenic areas around Flagstaff is easy as most areas are within a short driving distance. This includes the ever-popular Coconino National Forest just south of Flagstaff. This incredible nature reserve is best known for its red rocks that tower over everything else around them. Exploring the forest is on many bucket lists so getting to the area early is especially recommended. If you are visiting Flagstaff during the winter season you will want to stick around town to find Arizona Snowbowl ready to take you up the mountain. Arizona Snowbowl is one of Arizona’s top ski resorts that features a variety of winter sports slopes down the mountains. Visitors simply purchase a lift ticket that will take them up the mountain so they can ski or snowboard back down. Their onsite rental shop has everything you need from skis, snowboards, bindings, boots, and more. There is even a shop you can browse to purchase jackets and more. Arizona Snowbowl is found immediately outside of town making it just minutes away from most of our vacation rentals.

Unwind after your busy day or exploring the Coconino National Forest or grinding down the local mountains with a stop at Dark Sky Brewing Company. This cherished local brewery is one of the more recent additions to town opening up a couple of years ago. Their main tasting room features rotating taps of your favorite beers including IPAs, sours, lagers, and many more. Pizzicleta, one of Flagstaff’s most popular pizzerias, shares the interior space offering up their made-to-order pizzas that are a must for anyone looking for a quick bite. Dark Sky Brewing also features a beer garden with its own in-house kitchen and huge patio seating area. While no children are allowed in the beer garden your loveable canine companion that is on a leash is welcome to join you for your adult beverage.


Day 3 – Sunday

Your final day in Flagstaff should be a day of relaxation and taking in the sights before you take off. Flagstaff features many charming attractions to explore such as the Museum of Northern Arizona which focuses on regional exhibits. Guests can also take time to explore the lovely exterior of Northern Arizona University to feel at one with the locals. Downtown Flagstaff offers plenty of local businesses to shop from including outdoor outfitters, boutiques, and art galleries. Of course, there is no shortage of food either from the local restaurants. Each of these businesses is located in restored buildings that originate from the late 1800s. This relaxing day is just what you need for the perfect three-day weekend in Flagstaff.

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What will make your trip to Flagstaff even more unforgettable is finding your favorite of our vacation home rentals in Flagstaff AZ for your stay. Our properties include full-size homes that are within minutes of these wonderful attractions.

Each year travelers look for the perfect reason to make their way to Flagstaff. Our Northern Arizona home is the perfect location for a wonderful getaway any time of the year. The fall season is finally here and with it comes cooler temperatures and the changing of the color of the leaves. The fall season also brings with it a variety of exciting events including Halloween. Enjoy this spooky holiday with us in Flagstaff as you enjoy a variety of holiday events and fall-season activities. Take a look at why you won’t regret a Halloween in Flagstaff:


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Flagstaff Freaky Fouttours

Halloween is a holiday designed to celebrate all things spooky and you will find no shortage of spooky activities here in Flagstaff. Like other Northern Arizona towns, Flagstaff has a rich history with hauntings, especially in the downtown neighborhood. You and your family can go out and explore the supposed haunted buildings of downtown Flagstaff with the folks over at Flagstaff Freaky Foottours. They offer walking tours that will take you around downtown Flagstaff at night as the rich history is explained out loud. The tour is approximately one mile in length with around seven or eight stops along the way. This 75-minute tour will discuss the railroad expansion of the 1880s and the resulting hauntings at local buildings such as the historic Monte Vista hotel and even the library. Their haunted history tour is rated PG-13 making it the perfect spooky activity for families with older children. Reservations are highly encouraged during October and can be placed by calling 928-224-0518. Tickets start at $18 per person for this must-see activity!


Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Orpheum

For many adults, Halloween is never complete without getting to see a live stage production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This iconic movie has hit the theatre stages over the last decade and continues to be a classic tradition in the fall. Flagstaff will have the perfect opportunity for you to join in on the fun and shenanigans this fall season on Saturday 10/22. This Saturday will host two different stage productions of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. You can attend the early performance taking place at 7:30 PM or stop in for the late performance starting at 10:30 PM. Each performance is known to bring the attendees into the fold by having them join on stage or being called out by the cast members. Tickets include regular viewing seats or the “More, More, More” VIP tickets that have you sitting upfront and practically being a part of the show. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is an 18 and up performance only so no children are allowed for either performance. Get your tickets today by contacting The Orpheum Theatre by calling 928-556-1580.


Downtown Flagstaff Trick or Treat Trail

Halloween will always be a family holiday as groups of adults and children get together in their best costumes to show off to the world. Trick or Treating is especially the favorite activity for any Halloween-loving family and you will find plenty of opportunities for that here in Flagstaff. On Halloween Day families can make their way to Downtown Flagstaff for the annual Downtown Flagstaff Trick or Treat Trail. Things finally feel back to normal after the past few Halloween holidays have dealt with social distancing. This year’s event is shaping up to be the best yet for a safe and fun trick-or-treat experience for the kids. The event will take place from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM and kicks off from Heritage Square where you can grab a trick-or-treat trail map; the map is also available online. Many different Flagstaff businesses will be offering a “Harvest Special” along the way as well as offering candy for children so make sure to stop in their businesses to see the special deal. After you are done tracking down all of the delicious candy you and your family can make your way back to Heritage Square for some more fun. Here you can enjoy live music and fun Halloween activities. The Freaky Fashion Show will show off the best-dressed costumes and so much more. The event will make sure all adults and children feel safe and have plenty of candy to round up. Don’t miss out on the Downtown Flagstaff Trick or Treat Trail happening on Monday 10/31.


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Our large family cabins for rent in Flagstaff AZ are the perfect lodging you need for a thrilling and spooky time here in Flagstaff. You will be just minutes away from popular locations such as Downtown Flagstaff or Northern Arizona University. Expect to find luxury amenities inside each property that is privately owned and ready to host your family.