I was in Flagstaff and Sedona this time last year and there's plenty to do in town and nearby. Top of the list locally in Flagstaff would have to be Route 66 - there's some fantastic 50's style diners, and if you decide to follow it along a bit, you'll also stumble across some "unique" roadside attractions, particularly in the smaller townships. Nearby Sedona is well worth a visit for its artisan community, amazing scenery and rich native American Indian history (there's some great hikes you can do to visit relics). If you're looking to cool down try Slide Rock, nature's own waterslide :) And if you're prepared to do a bit of driving and haven't already seen it, you can't go past the Grand Canyon. Have a great time! almost 9 years agoAnswered by Michelle via WorldNomads.com
I would highly recommend the Little America Hotel as a place to stay. Of all of the places I have tried, they have always been hospitable and provided a consistent lodging experience, whether I am in Flagstaff to ski or hike: http://flagstaff.littleamerica.com/ over 7 years ago
I was impressed with Flagstaff. We were very pleased to stay at the historic Weatherford Hotel (http://www.weatherfordhotel.com/), it's a local institution. We found the best coffee at Flagstaff Coffee Company (http://www.yelp.com/biz/flagstaff-coffee-company-flagstaff) and excellent lunch/dinner options at its sister Flagstaff Brewery, next door. I loved Flagstaff's Lowell Observatory, where they discovered Pluto, and the USGS Astrogeology Science Center is also very impressive. Apart from the Grand Canyon, we enjoyed seeing the surreal Sunset Crater Volcano and ruins at the Wupatki National Monument. There is a huge Meteor Crater close by too. When you arrive, just go to the Visitor's center at the old train station on Route 66--and they will help you plan your stay.
Here are some ideas about Flagstaff resources and nearby attractions: http://transplantedtatar.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/two-craters-and-two-ruins/ over 7 years ago