Flagstaff, AZ
Arizona
By Shaina Amienyi

Flagstaff, the largest city in Northern Arizona, lies at the foot of Humphreys Peak, Arizona’s highest mountain. The city has a considerable amount of diverse attractions including museums, art galleries, amusement parks, National Parks, festivals, and more. Those not interested in attractions will enjoy the striking scenery and year-round recreational activities that have earned the city its reputation as “the destination for all seasons.”

WhatsCheaper.com invites you to book your business or leisure trip to Flagstaff. The city’s airport, Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, is the access point for Flagstaff and the surrounding region. Please reserve your flight through the following link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php). Because of its proximity to the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff has a vast number of hotels. For assistance finding suitable accommodations, see our top choices for hotels. Please visit the hotel portion of WhatsCheaper.com by clicking on the following link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

Because Flagstaff has such incredible scenery, WhatsCheaper.com recommends hiking and taking in the views. The San Francisco Peaks, once explosive volcanoes, are just north of Flagstaff and reach well over 12,000 feet. The Peaks represent six summits, including Humphreys Peak, the tallest mountain in Arizona. The Peaks Ranger District has over thirty hiking trails. The adventurous might try to tackle Humphreys Trail; it is the most difficult because it is steep and rocky. Those looking for a more relaxed hike might try Little Bear Trail, good for seeing area wildlife, or Deer Hill Trail, a gentle trail that goes through semi-dense forest and open country.

Though not immediately outside of Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon National Park is worth taking the drive to see. We at WhatsCheaper.com assure you. If you don’t want to drive, you have the option of taking a shuttle from Flagstaff Amtrak Station or Pulliam Airport. The Grand Canyon consists of the North and South Rims. The South Rim is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, whereas the North Rim is open from mid-May to mid-October. Both Rims offer camping and lodging. The Grand Canyon is a captivating and moving landscape that tourists ought to visit.

After viewing Flagstaff’s scenery and National Parks, you should visit a couple of the city’s fascinating attractions—the Lowell Observatory and the Arboretum and Flagstaff. The Lower Observatory was established by Percival Lowell in 1894. It welcomes visitors for tours and telescope viewing; visitors can even look through the Clark Telescope, the Observatory’s original 24-inch refracting telescope. One of the exhibits that WhatsCheaper.com recommends is the Pluto Tour, during which you get see the Pluto Discovery Telescope. The Arboretum at Flagstaff is a 200-acre botanical garden and nature preserve with 2500 plant species. The Arboretum offers a free guided tour of the gardens, a bird walk with members of the Audubon Society, and a wildflower walk that showcases one of the nation’s largest assemblages of high-country wildflowers.

Flagstaff has more to see and do than attractions and recreational activities. WhatsCheaper.com suggests experiencing Flagstaff’s shopping venues and nightlife. Shopping venues include Flagstaff Mall and The Marketplace, featuring over 80 stores and a new food court, and the Downtown Flagstaff Historic District, with specialty bookstores, art galleries, and clothing boutiques. The Historic Downtown District, with its 1890s streets, is also the center of Flagstaff’s entertainment scene. Another entertainment area is Heritage Square, an amphitheater where you can find free entertainment.

Flagstaff has a mild climate throughout the year, which makes it an ideal destination for those interested in outdoor activities such as rock climbing, snowboarding, hiking, and camping. We at WhatsCheaper.com urge you to experience all of the highlights of Flagstaff, from its entertainment districts and shopping centers to its recreational attractions and parks. WhatsCheaper.com encourages you to book your trip to Flagstaff by visiting the above link.

MUST SEE IN Flagstaff, AZ LIST:

  • 1. Sunset Crater Volcano Monument
  • 2. Museum of Northern Arizona
  • 3. Coconino National Forest
  • 4. San Francisco Peaks
  • 5. Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
  • 6. Lowell Observatory
  • 7. Walnut Canyon National Monument
  • 8. Flagstaff Visitor Center
  • 9. Lava River Cave
  • 10. Wupatki National Monument

Flagstaff, AZ EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Flagstaff Wine & Food Festival - June
  • 2. Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival - June
  • 3. Flagstaff Folk Festival - June
  • 4. Arizona Highland Celtic Festival - July
  • 5. Flagstaff Yoga Festival - August
  • 6. Pickin in the Pines Music Festival - September
  • 7. Flagstaff Festival of Science - September
  • 8. Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival - October

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Hilton Garden Inn Flagstaff
350 West Forest Meadows Street, Flagstaff, AZ
By Keleigh M. Quinn

The Hilton Garden Inn Flagstaff hotel is just two miles from downtown Flagstaff, Arizona. You can take advantage of the wonderful shopping and restaurants in the area. The hotel is also conveniently located close to the Arizona Snowbowl, the Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Oak Creek Canyon and the Walnut Canyon National Monument. Grand Canyon National Park is just 80 miles away and Sedona is just 28 miles away, as well. You will find yourself surrounded by the natural beauty of the desert. This hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle to bring you to and from the airport 24 hours a day.

The rooms are designed with your comfort in mind, starting with the 250 thread count sheets and adjustable bed. You will also find a color television with HBO, an MP3 compatible radio and complimentary high speed internet access in all rooms. A separate work desk and desk chair are provided, as well as an easy chair or loveseat. A USA Today® is delivered to your room on each weekday of your stay. These rooms are equipped with a kitchenette including a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker for your convenience.

Business travelers will find all of their needs met, from remote printing access in the guest rooms to a 24 hour Business Center. Boardrooms are available for meeting with 5-15 people, as well. After your work is complete, enjoy the indoor pool and whirlpool or get in a workout at the fully equipped fitness center.

You have several dining options during your stay. The Great American Grill® will prepare a made to order breakfast for you each morning. The Coco's Bakery Restaurant is located right next to the hotel and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service is available in the evenings, as well. The Pavilion Pantry is a great choice for snacks and quick, pre-made meals.

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