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Along with its refreshing climate, Flagstaff offers While in Flagstaff, visitors can study the cosmos
a host of activities to suit all interests. Located in at Lowell Observatory, a private, nonprofi t research
the largest Ponderosa Pine forest on earth, the area center making astronomy accessible to the public.
features hiking trails, camping, festivals, educational This year marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo fi rst
events and recreational opportunities. using a telescope to explore the stars, and Lowell is
“You’ll fi nd plenty of fun things to do here,” celebrating with special events and programs, includ-
Stephens reports. “And even the drive from the Valley ing the Flagstaff Goes to the Moon exhibit from June
to Flagstaff is pleasant.” 8 through July 31. Throughout the summer, Lowell
offers personalized stargazing programs for groups of
Stars, Snowbowl and sojourns up to 60 at an additional fee.
Travelers to Flagstaff can also visit the 200-acre
Arboretum’s botanical garden and nature preserve, or
hike Sunset Crater. History buffs will enjoy touring the
Photo courtesy Sedona Chamber of Commerce
13,000-square-foot house at Riordan Mansion State
Historic Park. And visitors of all ages can participate
SEEING RED: Visit Sedona, where red rocks surround the town,
and take a ride down Slide Rock.
in no-cost programs held in Flagstaff’s historic
downtown or nearby parks.
for launching adventures in the San Francisco Peaks,
“On Fridays we offer free movies in Heritage Square,”
Arizona’s highest mountains, with summits topping
says Stephens. “And on Wednesdays, Wheeler Park
12,000 feet.
hosts free concerts featuring local bands. These are all
The Grand Canyon’s South Rim is about 70 miles
family-friendly events held in an ideal environment
north of Flagstaff, making the city a perfect staging
for outdoor shows.”
area for trips to this favorite tourist destination. The
Travelers planning to stay in Flagstaff can expect to
spectacular natural wonder can be experienced via
fi nd lodging at reasonable rates as well.
numerous hiking trails, observation points or aboard
“Flagstaff has a huge variety of budget-friendly
the Grand Canyon Railway. Various packages offer day
accommodations,” Stephens notes. “Hotels, bed and
trips or longer sojourns, entertainment and a taste of
breakfasts, family suites, campsites – whatever you’re
the Old West.
looking for.”
Only 7 miles north of Flagstaff is the Arizona
Enticing, eclectic Sedona
Snowbowl, a wintry treasure tucked inside the
About two hours from the Valley is Sedona, where
Coconino National Forest. The Snowbowl offers
summer temperatures hover in the mid-90s during the
summer hiking, picnic grounds and a world-class disc
day, but cool down to mid to low 60s in the morning
Photo courtesy Flagstaff Convention & Visitors Bureau
golf course. Brave visitors can take the Scenic Skyride,
and evening hours. Dubbed “Red Rock Country,”
CHILL OUT: A picnic under the pines at Lockett Meadow outside
which provides breathtaking, panoramic views of
Flagstaff is a great way to beat the heat. the area. The Snowbowl is also an ideal base camp
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