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Your family is most welcome at these places in Flagstaff. Family-friendly means going the extra mile to help you manage your trip with your kids and partner in mind. From activities, accessibility, safety and convenience to space, flexibility and more, these family-friendly hotels and restaurants are here to make your Flagstaff vacation more enjoyable for you and the whole family.

Flagstaff is a mecca for outdoor activities, which can be enjoyed by the whole family. Choose from dozens of hiking and biking trails; explore the Lava Tube Cave; visit the Meteor Crater; or get a close look at bears at a wildlife park. Other things that families often enjoy is looking into deep space with telescopes at Lowell Observatory; participating in seasonal activities at the parks; going on the Scenic Skyride or skiing at Arizona Snowbowl; and of course, families love to camp, fish, boat and cookout.

Guided activities and tours are a highly recommended for families. Guided activities such as rock climbing and horseback riding allow the whole family to enjoy themselves under the supervision and safety of an experienced professional guide. Grand Canyon tours and park ranger talks are also a really fun thing to do with kids. There are so many things to do in Flagstaff — take a look at the list below of some of our favorite family-friendly activities and also check out Calendar of Events.

Traveling with your pet? If you travel often with your pet or pets, you know there is a range of "pet-friendliness." Some hotels simply allow you to bring your pet into the room, others treat your pet as family. It just so happens that not only is Flagstaff a dog-friendly town, but it's very common for locals to bring their dogs with them almost everywhere they go. Flagstaff hotels are very much used to visitors traveling with their furry friends and often are ready to greet your pup with a treat and a bowl of water. There is a pretty big selection of pet-friendly hotels, motels, cabins and vacation homes for you to chose from. In general, most hotels permit up to two dogs, so if you have more consider staying at a cabin or a vacation rental. Take a look at these pet-friendly hotels in Flagstaff, AZ and see if any of them get your pup's two paws up.

Flagstaff is a very pet-friendly town. Most restaurants with patios permit dogs to be leashed to the outside portion of the patio, while bars that do not serve food allow you to bring your pup into the establishment. You'll find that pets are just part of the local scene and typically go with their owners everywhere. Many of the small businesses such as bike shops and ski shops will have a dog lulling about only coming out to say hi and check out the most recent patrons.

Hiking and running on the trails are the most popular things to do with your pet. Most trails require dogs to be on a leash, which is the considerate thing to do especially if you and your dog are not familiar with the trails or the area. During the warmer months of the year, Flagstaff hosts several events and festivals at the parks and in the woods. Dogs are almost always welcome to these. Just be mindful of your dog and considerate to others when going to public events; that way our furry friends can continue to be invited in future.

Are you traveling on a budget? Flagstaff is no stranger to guests who don't mind "roughing it." Actually, many visitors prefer to camp rather than stay in a motel or hostel when the weather is nice. Whichever preference you may have, Flagstaff certainly has accommodations to fit your needs without you having to spend a lot of money. Whether you're a student, a backpacker on your way to see the Grand Canyon or just budget-minded, take a look at these budget-friendly hotel options and see if any of them work for you. If you're planning on staying a while and are the kind of traveler who has everything you need to survive in the back of your vehicle, check out our BLM map. There is dispersed camping everywhere, and it's typically just a matter of your vehicle being able access some of the areas that require 4-wheel-drive at times.

Motels and hostels are a great option for the budget-minded, especially if you plan on being outdoors most of the time. Many Flagstaff visitors require just the basics: a roof over their head at night, a clean bed and shower. The rest of the day they are out exploring the Flagstaff and other nearby attractions. If the basics are all you require, staying at a Flagstaff motel will be just what you need. But the chances are that you'll get a few more amenities regardless like free Wi-Fi and coffee in the room as well.

Flagstaff is definitely one of those places where you don't need to spend a lot of money in order to experience the good stuff; especially if you already have a knack for outdoor adventure. Flagstaff has a high "dirtbag" population. For those of you not familiar with this term, it's a word used often proudly to refer to people who are committed to a given outdoor lifestyle to the point of abandoning stable employment and other societal norms in order to pursue said outdoor lifestyle. Usually the passion for rock climbing, river rafting, skiing and other high-consequence sports are the impetus towards this lifestyle. Consequently, hygiene and other everyday conveniences are not a priority. The point is that Flagstaff's outdoor culture rocks so much that people from all over the country come here to live out this passionate lifestyle.

So what can you do on a budget? Nature is free. There is no cost to enjoy the trails on Mt. Humphreys nor Mt. Elden. There is no charge for parking at the base of these mountains and they are open 24/7. Crags are free, putting in at the lake and rivers are free, and mountain biking trails are free. If you've taken the train or shuttle into Flagstaff, the taxi cabs are reasonably priced and often times there are shuttles to some of the more popular attractions such as the Grand Canyon. Places like the DeBeau Hostel have connections with Grand Canyon guides who offer guided hiking tours at backpacker prices. Also, catching a ride with people headed in your desired direction is still a common thing in Flagstaff. Just be smart about it. If you're already an outdoor adventurer and have your own gear but want to hook up with some locals, head over to one of many gear shops in town. They can surely point you in the right direction. For all other things that you can do on a budget that doesn't necessarily entail going outdoors, take a look at our list of things to do on a budget below as well as our Calendar of Events.

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1. Holiday Inn Express Flagstaff

Holiday Inn Express, Flagstaff AZ Hotel is conveniently located near the Grand Canyon at the intersection of I-40 and Butler Avenue in Flags...  More
  • (800) 345-8082
  • 2320 East Lucky Lane
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86004
  • $110.00 - $170.00

2. GreenTree Inn Flagstaff

Located just minutes away from Northern Arizona University, and only three miles from Downtown Flagstaff, GreenTree Inn offers guests a comf...  More
  • (928) 773-1111
  • 2755 South Woodlands Village Boulevard
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86001
  • $56.00 - $125.00

3. Out Of Africa Wildlife Park

Come see Tiger Splash show at 1:15 every day. Watch Bengal tigers in natural play as they "hunt" their caretakers. Open Daily 9:30 a.m.-5:00...  More
  • (928) 567-2840
  • 3505 Highway 260
  • Camp Verde, AZ
  • 86322
  • $14.95 - $29.95

4. Arizona Mountain Inn & Cabi...

Our Tudor-style inn and 17 cabins are tucked away on 13 acres of secluded Ponderosa Pines. The grounds are bordered by the Coconino Nationa...  More
  • (928) 774-8959
  • 4200 Lake Mary Road
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86001

5. One Day Colorado River Float Tr...

For a scenic and fun day out in Arizona, you can't go past this relaxing float trip down the mighty Colorado River. After being picked up at...  More
  • (702) 648-5873
  • 4825 North Rancho Drive
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • 89108

6. Bearizona Wildlife Park

At Bearizona Wildlife Park you will Steer your way through 2 miles of forest and get up close to bears, wolves, bison and more. After your d...  More
  • (928) 635-2289
  • 1500 West Route 66
  • Williams, AZ
  • 86046

7. Grand Canyon Day Tour

Voted on Trip Advisor as the most popular Grand Canyon day tour. This is the best way to enjoy the Grand Canyon without doing any strenuous ...  More
  • (800) 514-0884
  • 1515 North Main Street
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86004
  • $119.00 - $139.00

8. The Ultimate Off Road Adventure

At Guidance Air in Sedona, we fly Robinson helicopters, specifically the R44 and R66, which have unrivaled views. This means clear views fro...  More
  • (928) 351-1000
  • 1200 Airport Rd
  • Sedona, AZ
  • 86336

9. Predator Zip Lines Camp Verde, ...

Experience the wind ripping through your hair on a thrill ride over nature’s wildest predators. Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime on a ...  More

  • (928) 567-9947
  • 3505 Highway 260
  • Camp Verde, AZ
  • 86322

10. Pink Jeep Tours 5 Star Rated G...

Transform your trip to the Grand Canyon into an experience full of memories that will last a lifetime. Relax in an open-air Jeep Wrangler as...  More
  • (800) 999-2137
  • 450 AZ-64
  • Grand Canyon Village, AZ
  • 86023
  • $99.00 - $135.00

11. DoubleTree By Hilton Flagstaff

We are a newly renovated hotel right on route 66. With banquet space, indoor whirlpool, outdoor Jacuzzi and spa, fitness center, lounge a...  More

  • (928) 773-8888
  • 1175 W Rte 66
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86001

12. Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Be...

Adventure Southwest offers private group hiking and sightseeing trips to amazing Southwest destinations including Grand Canyon, Horseshoe...  More

  • (800) 514-0884
  • 1515 North Main Street
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86004
  • $119.00 - $139.00

13. Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Co...

Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course is an elevated obstacle course set in the tall Ponderosa Pines. It is securely suspended between the t...  More

  • (888) 259-0125
  • Fort Tuthill County Park
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86001

14. Little America Hotel Flagstaff

Little America is truly one of the best Flagstaff hotels. From our 500-acre private forest to our friendly, knowledgeable concierge staff, ...  More
  • (800) 352-4386
  • 2515 East Butler Avenue
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86004
  • $119.00 - $183.00

15. Grand Canyon Railway

Visit the official website for Grand Canyon Railway. Book your reservation online for a train tour on one of five classes of service on our ...  More
  • (800) 843-8724
  • 233 North Grand Canyon Boulevard
  • Williams, AZ
  • 86046
  • $65.00 - $219.00

16. El Portal Sedona

"Top 10 Hotels in the Southwest" Condé Nast Travelers Magazine - Twelve extraordinary luxury suites in the heart of Sedona, AZ. See breatht...  More
  • (800) 313-0017
  • 95 Portal Ln
  • Sedona, AZ
  • 86336
  • $179.00 - $399.00

17. Residence Inn Flagstaff

The Residence Inn Flagstaff offers a comfortable home base, whether visiting the Canyon, historic Downtown Flagstaff, Northern Arizona Unive...  More
  • (928) 526-5555
  • 3440 North Country Club Drive
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86004
  • $139.00 - $219.00

18. Pioneer Museum

Located in the historic Coconino County Hospital for the Indigent. Exhibits reflect Flagstaff and northern Arizona history, as well as ranch...  More
  • (928) 774-6272
  • 2340 North Fort Valley Road
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86001

19. Flagstaff Area National Monume...

Visit all three Flagstaff Area National Monuments: Walnut Canyon National Monument (7.5 miles), Sunset Crater Volcano (14 miles) and Wupatki...  More
  • (928) 526-1157
  • Flagstaff
  • Flagstaff, US
  • 86001

20. Country Host

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  • (928) 774-1000
  • 2285 East Butler Avenue
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86004

21. Hampton Inn & Suites Flags...

Flagstaff isn't just a beautiful spot in the desert; it's also one of the most conveniently located. Point your car in virtually any...  More
  • (928) 913-0900
  • 2400 South Beulah Boulevard
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86001
  • $149.00 - $219.00

22. Spa Citron Massage

Spa Citron Massage is a massage and bodywork spa, located in beautiful downtown Flagstaff in the Stone Ridge building, 401 North San Francis...  More
  • (928) 288-2550
  • 401 N San Francisco St
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86001

23. Sedona Day Trip from Flagstaff

Spend your day exploring Sedona Red Rocks on our Sedona Day Tour. Your professional Sedona Guide will take you through beautiful Sedona and ...  More
  • 18777
  • 1515 N Main St
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86004
  • $69.00 - $80.00

24. Porky’s Pub

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  • (928) 774-1000
  • 2285 East Butler Avenue
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86001

25. Great West Adventure Company

The Grand Canyon Specialists! Several Grand Canyon tour options: helicopter tours, river rafting, Railway, IMAX, SUV tours, and scenic Sedon...  More
  • (877) 367-2383
  • Sedona
  • Sedona, Ar
  • 86336

26. Mormon Lake Lodge

Situated in the tall pine country of Northern Arizona is just 30 min. south of Flagstaff. The quaint Western ambiance of this remote 280-acr...  More
  • (928) 354-2227
  • 1991 Mormon Lake Road West Side
  • Mormon Lake, AZ
  • 86038

27. The L Motel Flagstaff

The L Motel (formerly the Rodeway Inn Near NAU) is ideally located within walking distance of historic Route 66 and Northern Arizona Univers...  More
  • (928) 774-8820
  • 121 South Milton Road
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86001
  • $69.00 - $119.00

28. Tangled Lilac Photography

We are a team of photographers that capture the uniqueness of special occasions and everyday life. Whether it's a wedding, a newborn, famili...  More
  • (928) 774-0220
  • Flagstaff
  • AZ, US

29. The Geekery

Perfect for families, enthusiasts, and casual gamers, The Geekery in Flagstaff is your local gaming headquarters! We are your one stop shop ...  More
  • (928) 225-5803
  • 1800 South Milton Road
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86001

30. Riordan Mansion State Park

Built in 1904 for two Riordan families, Riordan Mansion is an impressive example of gracious living and Arts and Crafts style architecture. ...  More
  • (928) 779-4395
  • 409 West Riordan Road
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86001

31. Michelle Koechle Photography

We are photographers because we believe that every special event in a family’s history is an expression of love, connection and continuity...  More
  • (602) 529-1984
  • Flagstaff
  • AZ, US

32. The Museum Club

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  • (928) 526-9434
  • 3404 East Route 66
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86004

33. Museum of Northern Arizona

Located just three miles north of Flagstaff, MNA features exhibits relating to anthropology, biology, geology, and fine art. The Museum has ...  More
  • (928) 774-5213
  • 3101 North Fort Valley Road
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86001

34. Wyndham Vacation Resorts Flags...

Wyndham Flagstaff, located in Northern Arizona's high country, offers you a neighborhood-style home away from home with a full range of ...  More
  • (928) 526-3232
  • 1900 Country Club Drive
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86004
  • $119.00 - $179.00

35. The Arboretum

Open to the public from May through October, The Arboretum at Flagstaff is home to 2,500 species of plants in greenhouses, gardens, and natu...  More
  • (928) 774-1442
  • 4001 South Woody Mountain Road
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86001

36. Saaty Photography

I’ve been playing with cameras since I was a little girl. I used to steal my mom’s camera and use entire rolls of film to photograph my ...  More
  • (480) 415-3452
  • Flagstaff
  • AZ, US

37. Drury Inn and Suites Flagstaff

At Drury, you’re certain to stay full with our free HOT! QUIKSTART breakfast. We believe "hot" means Belgian waffles, sausage, b...  More
  • (928) 773-4900
  • 300 South Milton Road
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86001
  • $135.00 - $195.00

38. Grand Canyon & Navajo Indian R...

Enjoy spectacular views at the Grand Canyon South Rim and East Rim, and pick up a native American souvenir on this full day tour from Flagst...  More
  • (702) 648-5873
  • 4285 North Rancho Drive
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • 89130
  • $105.00 - $105.00

39. Guided Outdoor Rock Climbing &...

Flagstaff Climbing Center is located in historic downtown Flagstaff. The center features over 6500 square feet of widely varied climbing ter...  More
  • (928) 556-9909
  • 205 South San Francisco Street
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86001

40. IMAX Grand Canyon National Geo...

Located 1 mile from the National Park South Rim Entrance. Go beyond the rim in the spectacular IMAX adventure film shown on a 6-story high s...  More
  • (928) 638-2468
  • Arizona 64
  • Grand Canyon Village, AZ
  • 86023

41. Embassy Suites Flagstaff

Nestled in the heart of Flagstaff, Arizona, our Embassy Suites Flagstaff hotel offers superb accommodations ideal for business and leisure t...  More
  • (928) 774-4333
  • 706 South Milton Road
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86001
  • $119.00 - $219.00

42. Days Inn & Suites Flagstaf...

For a southwestern vacation to remember, book a room at Days Inn & Suites Flagstaff East hotel near Northern Arizona University. Our pet...  More
  • (928) 527-1477
  • 3601 East Lockett Road
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86004
  • $79.00 - $159.00

43. Hotel Aspen InnSuites

he Hotel Aspen Flagstaff strives to provide our guests with the highest quality of service, exceptional value and complimentary amenities yo...  More
  • (928) 774-7356
  • 1008 East Route 66
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86001
  • $75.00 - $155.00

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