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Located in Arizona, Flagstaff is a city filled with monuments and surrounded by stunning landscapes. Here, visitors can reflect on America’s cultural history as well as look up to the stars.

There are plenty of exciting things to see and do in Flagstaff. You can learn all about space at the Lowell Observatory through a range of workshops, exhibits and telescopes. It's one of the counry's oldest laboratories, famed for being the place where dwarf planet Pluto was discovered back in 1930. Located at the base of the San Francisco Peaks on sacred land, the Museum of Northern Arizona offers an insight into the history and culture of the region's Native Americans.

Flagstaff has a lot to offer outdoor lovers – just remember to bring strong footwear. You can walk the loop at Buffalo Park and take in its scenic mountain views. If you’re lucky, you might be able to spot some deer. There’s also Coconino National Forest, a sprawling natural landscape containing deserts, pine forests, ancient volcanic peaks, Native American ruins and more. It’s located just outside Flagstaff and is well worth the trip.


From $56 per night

This weekend

From $254 per night

Next weekend

From $208 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency USD
Average weekend price $123 per night
Average weekday price $118 per night
Average stay 1 night

Flagstaff reviews

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We went to Flagstaff for a concert at the Pepsi Amphitheater.

August 4, 2023

We went to Flagstaff for a concert at the Pepsi Amphitheater. The weather started out being rainy, but thankfully dried out before the concert started. The people were extremely friendly, and we would definitely go back for another event.


We only stayed from check-in until about 3 AM, the next...

June 26, 2023

We only stayed from check-in until about 3 AM, the next morning, at which time, we left to catch Amtrak. We live close to Flagstaff, and it is a great college town, with lots of hiking shopping and restaurants/bars!

RALPH United States of America

Flagstaff is welcoming.

June 9, 2023

Flagstaff is welcoming. There are different types of people to meet. The history is unique and the roads are sometimes full. That just attests to how much people enjoy Flagstaff, the community, art, culture, food, and shops.

Joshua United States of America

Mostly clean, friendly city.

June 5, 2023

Mostly clean, friendly city. Downtown area is a nice easy walking area. Lot's of good eateries, brew pubs, coffee shops and some tourist shopping. Great place to bike, on road or off! For me, it was perfect! Great place to relax and enjoy what surrounds you. Certain there is more to do if you have a vehicle as Sedona is within 45 minutes. Grand Canyon is within a day trip. Petrified Forest is a half day trip. I can think of others but up to you. Golf courses nearby. Great mountains and trails to hike or bike.


The traffic problem has always been bad but now it's...

June 5, 2023

The traffic problem has always been bad but now it's worse than ever. This is caused by an exploding population and Rita Chang's constant student Highrise building program. The charm of the old Flagstaff is eroding. However I still love that town. I long for my student days when the City Council was strongly against urban sprawl. Sadly that is no longer the case.

Bart United States of America

With road construction going on, we found that we were...

June 4, 2023

With road construction going on, we found that we were routed onto a closed street, that was a little challenging to get around. Bearazonia was awesome and the grandsons really enjoyed it. The hike just outside of Flagstaff was a blast. The science place was very good and staff answered all the questions the boys posed to staff. That place could be hard on my wallet, but well worth the money spent.

Larry United States of America

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