Things to Do in Flagstaff 

The attractions of living in Flagstaff are almost limitless. Some highlights of things to do in Flagstaff are listed below, along with links to learn more details. If you can think of anything else I should include on this page, please let me know!

Flagstaff Services

Flagstaff Medical Center

Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library

Recreation in Flagstaff

Flagstaff Aquaplex

Family Doctors in Flagstaff

Flagstaff Chiropractors

Flagstaff Area Government Information

City Government

Coconino County Government

Fire Services

Flagstaff Area Attractions

Coconino National Forest

Heritage Square Downtown Flagstaff

Lowell Observatory

Flagstaff Nordic Center

Official Flagstaff Visitor Guide

Flagstaff Winter Recreation Guide

Music, Theater and Art in Flagstaff

Arizona Highland Celtic Festival

Pickin' in the Pines Bluegrass Festival

Flagstaff Calendar of Events

Flagstaff Art in the Park

Flagstaff Music Festival

Fairs and Festivals in Northern Arizona

Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra (one of the best regional symphony orchestras in the country)

Local Organizations

Churches in Flagstaff


Bright Angel Bike Rentals (Grand Canyon)


KJack -- 1680 AM Radio (NAU students)

Museums and Parks

The Grand Canyon Railway

Wupatki National Monument

The City of Williams


Wildlife Zoos and Parks

Where to Eat (My favorites)

Salsa Brava Fresh Mexican Grill

Criollos Latin Kitchen

New Frontiers Marketplace (I know it's a grocery store, but they have a great hotbar!)

1899 Bar and Grill

Brandy's Restaurant

Fratelli's Pizza


Macy's Coffee Shop

Where to Stay

Short Term Vacation Rentals in Northern Arizona

Flagstaff Climate

Flagstaff’s combination of high altitude, low humidity and diverse terrain provide mild weather conditions and clear air throughout the year. At 7,000 feet (2,135 meters) elevation, Flagstaff is located in the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in the world. However, ecosystems spanning piñon-juniper studded plateaus, high desert, green alpine forest and barren tundra can all be found within the Flagstaff area.

Climate and Conditions website

U.S. News and World Report selected Flagstaff as the #1 place to retire based on climate

Press About Flagstaff

Sunset Magazine names Flagstaff one of the 9 Fittest Towns of the West 2012. If you have any doubt about that, read about those who come here to train for the Olympics.

Flagstaff is among the top 10 places for bicyclists, according to Outside  magazine

"Flagstaff is infused with new energy -- both from its residents and college students at Northern Arizona University. The university adds jobs to the city's economy, plus arts and entertainment to its cultural scene," says Kiplinger's Personal Finance in choosing Flagstaff as #9 in it's annual survey of Best Cities for 2009.
U.S. News & World Report named Flagstaff the #1 place to retire for those seeking the best year-round climate. October 2011. "Flagstaff's high altitude and low humidity generally lead to a pleasant four-season climate throughout most of the year."
"Nothing matches the vibe of a college town." "There's something about living near a campus that stimulates the mind and spirit." -- Flagstaff is one the five best college towns of Kiplinger's Personal Finance, May 2007

One of the "100 Best Retirement Towns" - Where to Retire Magazine, Winter 2001

One of the "Top 10 Cities with the Best Summer Climate" - CustomWeather, June 2001

One of the "18 hottest spots in sports & best altitude training center" - Sports Illustrated for Women, October 2001