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Flagstaff, AZ Travel and Vacation Getaways

Flagstaff, Arizona Attractions A vacation to Flagstaff means experiencing the spectacular beauty of Northern Arizona. Head to the southwestern edge of the Colorado Plateau and explore it all. Impressive canyons, craters, gorges and geologic rock formations will take your breath away, including the world-famous Grand Canyon National Park. But Flagstaff is so much more. There's exciting skiing, snowboarding, hiking and rafting, not to mention exceptional museums, shops and restaurants that offer a taste of the great American Southwest.

Flagstaff, Arizona Vacation Destination

Visit this historic railroad and lumber town located at the foot of the San Francisco Peaks. Natural beauty and Western legacy abound at the Sunset Crater, Coconino National Forest and the Walnut Canyon National Monument. The Pioneer Museum Flagstaff and the Museum of Northern Arizona are for those looking to get to know the cultural heritage of the West. Grab your snow gear and fly down the well-groomed runs at the Arizona Snowbowl, located on the powdered slopes of Humphrey's Peak.

Visit the famous Lowell Observatory and reach for the stars. Flagstaff offers the perfect base for day trip adventures to Sedona's Red Rock Country and Slide Rock National Park and is the perfect stopping off point between Phoenix and Grand Canyon National Park.

Flagstaff, Arizona Travel Tips

  • Packing tip - As Flagstaff experiences warm days and cold nights, pack in layers. Short and long-sleeve shirts, long pants and sweaters. Flagstaff's altitude of 7,000 feet makes sunglasses, sunblock and lip balm essential.
  • Best attractions/tourist spots - For most Flagstaff visitors, the Grand Canyon National Park is the icing on the cake.
  • Great time of year to visit - There's perfect summer weather between May through August, but afternoon thunderstorms are possible. In the fall, beautiful fall colors abound. If you're looking for ski and snowboard adventures, winter is your best bet.

Weather - Climate (average high temperature)

  • January: 43°F
  • February: 46°F
  • March: 50°F
  • April: 58°F
  • May: 68°F
  • June: 79°F
  • July: 82°F
  • August: 80°F
  • September: 74°F
  • October: 63°F
  • November: 51°F
  • December: 44°F

Nearby Cities/Towns

  • Camp Verge, AZ
  • Holbrook, AZ
  • Payson, AZ
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Sedona, AZ

Nearby Airports

  • Flagstaff Pulliam Airport
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • Sedona Airport

Medical Facilities

  • Flagstaff Medical Center