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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.

 

1. Predator Zip Lines Camp Verde, AZ

Experience the wind ripping through your hair on a thrill ride over nature’s wildest predators.

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3505 Highway 260
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
9285679947
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2. Out Of Africa Wildlife Park

Come see Tiger Splash show at 1:15 every day. Watch Bengal tigers in natural play as they "hunt" the
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3505 Highway 260
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
9285672840
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3. Holiday Inn Express Flagstaff

Holiday Inn Express, Flagstaff AZ Hotel is conveniently located near the Grand Canyon at the interse
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2320 East Lucky Lane
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
8003458082
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4. The Ultimate Off Road Adventure

At Guidance Air in Sedona, we fly Robinson helicopters, specifically the R44 and R66, which have unr
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1200 Airport Rd
Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 351-1000
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5. Arizona Mountain Inn & Cabins

Our Tudor-style inn and 17 cabins are tucked away on 13 acres of secluded Ponderosa Pines. The grou
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4200 Lake Mary Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
9287748959
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6. Bearizona Wildlife Park

At Bearizona Wildlife Park you will Steer your way through 2 miles of forest and get up close to bea
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1500 West Route 66
Kaibab National Forest, Williams, AZ 86046
9286352289
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7. Little America Hotel Flagstaff

Little America is truly one of the best Flagstaff hotels. From our 500-acre private forest to our f
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2515 East Butler Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
8003524386
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8. El Portal Sedona

El Portal Sedona Hotel is dedicated to providing an extraordinary lodging experience for guests a

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95 Portal Ln
Sedona, AZ 86336
8003130017
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9. GreenTree Inn Flagstaff

Located just minutes away from Northern Arizona University, and only three miles from Downtown Flags
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2755 South Woodlands Village Boulevard
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
9287731111
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10. One Day Colorado River Float Trip From Flagstaff From Viator

For a scenic and fun day out in Arizona, you can't go past this relaxing float trip down the mighty
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4825 North Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89108
7026485873
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11. Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend

Spend a day visiting two of the most iconic landscapes in the American Southwest- Antelope Canyon

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1515 North Main Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
1-800-514-0884
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12. Wilderness River Adventures

Wilderness River Adventures offers over 50 combined years of experience as whitewater outfitters on
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Page
AZ 86040
8009928022
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13. Grand Canyon Railway

Visit the official website for Grand Canyon Railway. Book your reservation online for a train tour o
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233 North Grand Canyon Boulevard
Kaibab National Forest, Williams, AZ 86046
8008438724
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14. Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course

Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course is an elevated obstacle course set in the tall Ponderosa Pines

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Fort Tuthill County Park
Fort Tuthill-Palmer Bypass, Flagstaff, AZ 86005
(888) 259-0125
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15. Grand Canyon Day Tour

Voted on Trip Advisor as the most popular Grand Canyon day tour. This is the best way to enjoy th

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1515 North Main Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(800) 514-0884
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16. DoubleTree By Hilton Flagstaff

We are a newly renovated hotel right on route 66. With banquet space, indoor whirlpool, outdoor J

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1175 W Rte 66
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
928-773-8888
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17. Greer's Pine Shadows RV Park

The Greer's Pine Shadows RV Park is located in Flagstaff, Arizona and is a popular base camp for

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7101 US-89
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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18. Mountain View Lodge

Located in Elden Pueblo in the region of Arizona, this detached vacation home and is 9 miles from

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11120 Margaret Way
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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19. Porky’s Pub

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2285 East Butler Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
9287741000
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20. Hotel Aspen InnSuites

The Hotel Aspen Flagstaff strives to provide our guests with the highest quality of service, excepti
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1008 East Route 66
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
9287747356
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21. Mormon Lake Lodge

Situated in the tall pine country of Northern Arizona is just 30 min. south of Flagstaff. The quaint
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1991 Mormon Lake Road West Side
Mormon Lake, AZ 86038
9283542227
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22. Pine View RV Park

The Pine View RV Park is an active adult community campground located in Bellemont, Arizona and i

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Hughes Ave
Bellemont, AZ 86015
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23. Days Inn & Suites Flagstaff East

For a southwestern vacation to remember, book a room at Days Inn & Suites Flagstaff East hotel near
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3601 East Lockett Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
9285271477
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24. Riordan Mansion State Park

Built in 1904 for two Riordan families, Riordan Mansion is an impressive example of gracious living
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409 West Riordan Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
9287794395
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25. Pioneer Museum

Located in the historic Coconino County Hospital for the Indigent. Exhibits reflect Flagstaff and no
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2340 North Fort Valley Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
9287746272
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26. Spa Citron Massage

Spa Citron Massage is a massage and bodywork spa, located in beautiful downtown Flagstaff in the Sto
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401 N San Francisco St
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928)288-2550
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27. Saaty Photography

I’ve been playing with cameras since I was a little girl. I used to steal my mom’s camera and us
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Flagstaff
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(480) 415-3452
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28. Museum of Northern Arizona

Located just three miles north of Flagstaff, MNA features exhibits relating to anthropology, biology
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3101 North Fort Valley Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
9287745213
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29. Fort Tuthill County Park

Nestled in cool Ponderosa Pine just 3 miles south of Flagstaff is the Fort Tuthill County Park, a

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Fort Tuthill-Palmer Bypass
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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30. J & H RV Park

In the cool hills of Flagstaff at an elevation of 7,000 ft., J and H RV Park is a fun place to st

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7901 US-89
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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31. Hops On Birch

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22 East Birch Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 774-4011
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32. Black Bart's RV Park

Black Bart's RV Park is located in the beautiful town of Flagstaff, Arizona and is perfect for va

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2760 E Butler Ave
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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33. Sedona Day Trip from Flagstaff

Spend your day exploring Sedona Red Rocks on our Sedona Day Tour. Your professional Sedona Guide wil
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1515 N Main St
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
1-877-7-SHUTTLE
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34. Guided Outdoor Rock Climbing & Indoor Climbing Gym

Flagstaff Climbing Center is located in historic downtown Flagstaff. The center features over 6500 s
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205 South San Francisco Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
9285569909
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35. Flagstaff Area National Monuments

Visit all three Flagstaff Area National Monuments: Walnut Canyon National Monument (7.5 miles), Suns
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Flagstaff
AZ
9285261157
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36. Embassy Suites Flagstaff

Nestled in the heart of Flagstaff, Arizona, our Embassy Suites Flagstaff hotel offers superb accommo
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706 South Milton Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
9287744333
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37. IMAX Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center

Located 1 mile from the National Park South Rim Entrance. Go beyond the rim in the spectacular IMAX
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Arizona 64
Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023
9286382468
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38. The L Motel Flagstaff

The L Motel (formerly the Rodeway Inn Near NAU) is ideally located within walking distance of histor
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121 South Milton Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
9287748820
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39. Drury Inn & Suites Flagstaff

At Drury, you’re certain to stay full with our free HOT! QUIKSTART breakfast. We believe "hot" mea
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300 South Milton Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
9287734900
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40. Country Host

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2285 East Butler Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
9287741000
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41. Mother Road Brewery

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7 Mikes Pike
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
9287749139
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42. Wyndham Vacation Resorts Flagstaff

Wyndham Flagstaff, located in Northern Arizona's high country, offers you a neighborhood-style home
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1900 Country Club Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
9285263232
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43. The Arboretum

Open to the public from May through October, The Arboretum at Flagstaff is home to 2,500 species of
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4001 South Woody Mountain Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
9287741442
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44. Tangled Lilac Photography

We are a team of photographers that capture the uniqueness of special occasions and everyday life. W
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Flagstaff
AZ
928-774-0220
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45. The Geekery

Perfect for families, enthusiasts, and casual gamers, The Geekery in Flagstaff is your local gaming
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1800 South Milton Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 225-5803
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46. The Museum Club

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3404 East Route 66
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
9285269434
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47. Flagstaff KOA

The Flagstaff KOA is located in the beautiful city of Flagstaff, and is just an hour from the bea

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5803 US-89
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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48. Bonito Campground

The Bonito Campground is located in the Coconino National Forest in Flagstaff, Arizona and is a b

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Bonito Campground
Coconino, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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49. Mountain Bike Rentals & Tours Biking near Aspen Yurt

The Flagstaff Nordic Center is excited to offer mountain bike rentals, mountain bike tours, hiking t
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U.S. 180
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
9282200550
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50. Michelle Koechle Photography

We are photographers because we believe that every special event in a family’s history is an expre
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Flagstaff
AZ
(602) 529-1984
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51. Grand Canyon & Navajo Indian Reservation From Viator

Enjoy spectacular views at the Grand Canyon South Rim and East Rim, and pick up a native American so
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4285 North Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89130
7026485873
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52. Diablo Burger

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120 North Leroux Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
9287743274
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53. Hampton Inn & Suites Flagstaff

Flagstaff isn't just a beautiful spot in the desert; it's also one of the most conveniently located.
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2400 South Beulah Boulevard
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
9289130900
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54. Great West Adventure Company

The Grand Canyon Specialists! Several Grand Canyon tour options: helicopter tours, river rafting, Ra
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Sedona
AZ
8773672383
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55. Kit Carson RV Park

The Kit Carson RV Park is located in the beautiful city of Flagstaff, Arizona and is a popular ba

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2101 W Rte 66
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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WHAT'S ON THE CALENDAR?

Our Flagstaff Event Calendar is full of festivals, workshops, art fairs, concerts and classes. Browse or add your event.
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TAKING YOUR FAMILY TO FLAGSTAFF FOR VACATION?

Here are some of the most family-friendly hotels in Flagstaff and some things to do that should keep everyone happy…at least for a while.
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These are the essential things you MUST do to get the most out of your day trip.
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