About Flagstaff

Flagstaff Arizona, at nearly 7,000 feet in elevation, sits in the shadow of the San Francisco Peaks, the highest mountain in Arizona (12,633 ft.)

While visiting Flagstaff be prepared to experience a mountain climate with daytime highs in the winter barely above freezing and summer highs in the low 80’s. Night time temperatures average about 25 degrees lower than daytime.

Home to Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff is conveniently located to the Grand Canyon and Sedona. Flagstaff has museums, galleries and numerous historic sites, making the city a great tourism destination:

Route 66 – Drive into town and you are quickly on historic Route 66, the “Mother Road” made famous by the 1960s television series featuring Nelson Riddle’s iconic song “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66.”

Historic Downtown – At the heart of Flagstaff is this grid of cross streets featuring fine dining and shopping. Historic Downtown features the “First Friday Artwalk.” You can enjoy movies and music at Heritage Square on Aspen Avenue between Leroux and San Francisco during the summer. Many of the historic buildings are marked with plaques showing what the buildings originally looked like and what their purpose was during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Tours of historic downtown are available through the city’s Visitor Center or Pioneer Museum.
Visitors from all over the world are attracted to the clean mountain air, year-round outdoor recreation opportunities, historic downtown charm and the Western legacy of pioneer ranchers, railroad builders and lumbermen.

Historic Downtown is the most popular area of Flagstaff for tourism.  Within about a square mile are dozens of fine eateries, bars, breweries and the best places for nightime entertainment. Shops abound offering everything from gifts, bikes, sportswear, camping & outdoor gear and about everything else you can imagine for your needs. Plan to spend at least a few hours of wandering, eating & shopping in this historic area of Arizona.

The Flagstaff Visitor Center is located downtown in the historic Santa Fe passenger train depot on Route 66. Flagstaff Visitor Guides, Explore Flagstaff guides, event calendars, area maps and brochures are available free of charge. When you visit, be sure to browse the gift shop for a wide variety of Route 66 gifts and memorabilia, Flagstaff souvenirs, attire, books and railroad-themed items. The Flagstaff Visitor Center hosts special events throughout the year including: monthly First Friday Artwalk displays, National Train Day, Native American arts and jewelry education and occasional author presentations. The Visitor Center is open daily.