Downtown Flagstaff

Downtown Flagstaff arguably has the best downtown scenes in Arizona. The combination of college students; free-spirited, outdoor, mountain culture; small, local businesses; and amazing weather makes for a vibrant downtown. Downtown Flagstaff is a great place to get the best of modern dining, craft brews, local art and community events all packed into one fun, laidback atmosphere. During the spring and summer, you'll find more people walking and on bikes than you'll see in vehicles. This bike and pedestrian-friendly town loves being outside as much as possible, which most definitely includes a variety of outdoor patios to enjoy your sunny weather beverage on. Downtown Flagstaff is the heart of our city where locals, tourists, visitors and students all congregate throughout the day as there's almost always something to enjoy year-round. In the summer, family movies are shown every Saturday evening at Heritage Square among other featured events. During the winter, it's common to get apre ski beverages or dinner with friends after a great day at the ski resort. No matter what time of year or time of day you head downtown, you'll find people enjoying the company of each other over some local favorite (coffee, beer, pastry, brunch, happy hour...). You'll also enjoy concerts at the downtown Flagstaff park, farmers' markets, and varying events that are hosted especially during the warmer weather months. So spend a few days here and relax, enjoy the weather, the laidback atmosphere and leave all that crowded city stuff behind...because, yeah, it's pretty cool up here.


Top 5 Things to See & Do in Downtown Flagstaff

If you only have a day or two to spend in Flagstaff, spending some time downtown is a great thing to do year-round. Flagstaff definitely has a mountain town vibe and a character that is very different from most of the other cities in Arizona. You’ll find that most local and visitor things to do actually take place downtown, creating a very close, community-based environment. Here are some of the best things to do in downtown Flagstaff.

In Warm Weather

Top 5 Best Downtown Patio with Food & Drinks

1. See what’s going on at Heritage Square or Wheeler Park.

These are two main public spaces where there’s always something “Flagstaffian” going on.

2. Enjoy the sunshine and great weather.

When downtown, that usually means on a restaurant patio or in a public space like Heritage Square or Wheeler Park. Layer up! Because a little wind might feel too cool for relaxing outside, but the high-elevation sun might warm you up a bit too much minutes later. Welcome to Flagstaff.

3. Visit the historic Weatherford Hotel, Hotel Monte Vista or even take a haunted tour of downtown Flagstaff.

Historic and haunted tours can be done on foot or on Segways!

4. Enjoy live music.

Whether it’s an impromptu drum circle on the corner or live music on the patio of Flagstaff Brewery, if the weather is nice, someone is bound to be making music somewhere in downtown Flagstaff!

5. Check out the local shops.

From organic treats, gifts made from repurposed materials to vortex crystals, Flagstaff has an eclectic and even eccentric collection of wares. Also outdoor gear. Lots and lots of outdoor gear for sale.


In Cold Weather

1. Get a hot drink.

Get cocoa for the kids and a simply delectable, hot, spiked drink for yourself. Try Rendezvous for a selection of drinks that bring out the warm and fuzzy in you.

2. Visit the Weatherford Hotel and Hotel Monte Vista.

History and ghost stories endure through the cold weather.

3. Have drinks by the warmth of a fire pit.

Many restaurants, breweries, and bars have great outdoor fire pits to keep you warm even when it’s cold outside. Who doesn’t love having a drink by the fire?

4. Dine.

Enjoy a cozy meal in one of the small, intimate nooks of Flagstaff's restaurants.

5. Still check out the local shops.

Also, many offer seasonal goods that are available only during the winter. The shops are still interesting and fun no matter what time of year you visit.


Top 5 Best Downtown Patio with Food & Drinks

1. Dark Sky Brewing Co

DSB has expanded and has built Flagstaff’s biggest outdoor patio! Not only that, they have an additional kitchen that features high-end, classic pub food that really isn’t fair to call “pub food”. One more thing, they also serve wine, liquor and craft cocktails at the patio as well. No big deal. (Opens officially in May 2022)

2. MotherRoad Brewery

Motherroad has also expanded its patio. They serve the same great beers loved by all with Pizzicleta that can be delivered tableside.

3. The Annex

This large patio is located in a historical Basque handball court featuring Flagstaff’s best craft cocktails, great food, and a large fire pit. Patio games like corn hole and giant Jenga are known to come out in the summer during the less crowded times of the day.

4. The Mayor

Flagstaff’s best (and only) rooftop bar. All the booths have their own tabletop fire pit and a great view of downtown Flagstaff, Mt. Elden, Aggaziz and the southern part of the San Francisco Peaks. The food is pretty good, too. Summer nights bring rooftop movie showings and other shenanigans.

5. Flagstaff Brewing Co

Flagstaff’s OG craft brewery is still the place to hang out during the summer for locals and visitors alike. There’s live music out on the patio every Sunday afternoon and it’s a great place to take in Flagstaff while getting a burger and a beer.


Upcoming Downtown Flagstaff Events



DOWNTOWN FLAGSTAFF HOTELS, DINING, & THINGS TO DO

Flagstaff E-Bike Tours & Rentals

We are a fun tour experience with discovery on the operation of e-bikes for transportation and recreational purposes and you will learn about mobility-assisted options for your outdoor interests. The views around Flagstaff are amazing as you will enjoy this ride as you tour the trail sy

We are a fun tour experience with discovery on the operation of e-bikes for transportation and recreational purposes and you will learn about mobility-assisted options for your outdoor interests. The views around Flagstaff are amazing as you will enjoy this ride as you tour the trail system. Your tour will include views of pines, parks, and pathways while discovering the Flagstaff Urban Trail System (FUTS). This tour is 2.15 hours long and a riding distance of about 10-12miles. If you are looking to explore more on the bike paths then this tour is for you! Minimum (2) riders.

Schedule: Varies, check out the calendar

What you will see on this tour:
Flagstaff Urban Trail System, NAU Campus, Route 66, Buffalo Park, Arizona Trail, Parks, San Francisco Peaks, Coconino National Forest

E-BIKE RENTALS
Electric Bicycles of Flagstaff, located on 14 East Birch Avenue in Historic Flagstaff offers a variety of rental services for your e-bike interests.


Flagstaff Urban Fun

From Historic Tours of Flagstaff to wild Amazing Chase Scavenger Hunt and more, Flagstaff Urban Fun has something for everyone to enjoy.

Flagstaff Historic Tour Learn about Flagstaff's history, architecture, local "flavors" and NAU. Lumber, trains, educati

From Historic Tours of Flagstaff to wild Amazing Chase Scavenger Hunt and more, Flagstaff Urban Fun has something for everyone to enjoy.

Flagstaff Historic Tour Learn about Flagstaff's history, architecture, local "flavors" and NAU. Lumber, trains, education, and even camels have been a part of this rich history. Learn from the locals about Flagstaff and kick-off or end our tour with a local craft beer or coffee.

Experience your own Amazing Chase! Your clues include places, art, angles, and unique photos based on clues and hints both North and South of the RR Tracks. Choose from a self-guided hunt with our clues, or let us plan and manage it for you complete with guides, awards, and more!


Craft Beer & Flagstaff!

Our local guide will take you to 3 brewpubs and allow you to sample 3 favorites while being educated on Craft Beer. Along the way get some historic education and a brew map upon competition. $75 guide fee + $10 per stop for beer samples. Up to four people. Additional guests by request.

FLG Terroir: Wine Bar & Bistro

FLG Terroir is located in historic downtown Flagstaff. We specialize in small boutique wines from throughout the world in all price categories. Our list is over 500 labels, which makes us one of the best wine bars in Flagstaff with an assortment of choices for your experience. We offer

FLG Terroir is located in historic downtown Flagstaff. We specialize in small boutique wines from throughout the world in all price categories. Our list is over 500 labels, which makes us one of the best wine bars in Flagstaff with an assortment of choices for your experience. We offer 27 wines by the glass and a great selection of bottled beers with a focus in Belgian Ales.

With the addition of a kitchen we are not only a wine bar in Flagstaff but a hotspot in the local foodie scene. Featuring oysters on the half, small creative plates, house-made ice creams and so much more. With our fully renovated space and commitment to quality service, FLG Terroir surely sets the standards high for wine bars in Flagstaff and is a place to visit again and again.

Covid-19 Precaution Measures: State of the art air purification system


Rodeway Inn Downtown

Near Northern Arizona University and Flagstaff, Arizona city center, this hotel offers convenient services and amenities such as free wireless high-speed internet access in all guestrooms. Grand Canyon National Park is 75 mi from the property. Rodeway Inn Downtown Flagstaff features guest
Near Northern Arizona University and Flagstaff, Arizona city center, this hotel offers convenient services and amenities such as free wireless high-speed internet access in all guestrooms. Grand Canyon National Park is 75 mi from the property. Rodeway Inn Downtown Flagstaff features guestrooms with flat-screen TVs, mini-refrigerators, and microwaves. After a restful night's sleep, guests can begin the day with complimentary coffee, tea and juice at this pet-friendly hotel. Orpheum Presents is 5 minutes' walk from Downtown Flagstaff Rodeway Inn. Knob Hill Ranger Station is 15 minutes' drive from the property.

Dark Sky Brewing

Micro-Brewery pushing the limits on flavor & style combinations with over 500 different recipes to date. Established 2014 in Flagstaff, Arizona ~ the World’s 1st Dark Sky City!
$1 off pours from locals on Mondays

Residence Inn by Marriott

Discover the perfect home away from home at the Residence Inn by Marriott® located in the heart of beautiful Downtown Flagstaff. Surrounded by great restaurants and breweries in a bustling local area, our neighborhood provides convenient access to Northern Arizona University, the Flagstaff
Discover the perfect home away from home at the Residence Inn by Marriott® located in the heart of beautiful Downtown Flagstaff. Surrounded by great restaurants and breweries in a bustling local area, our neighborhood provides convenient access to Northern Arizona University, the Flagstaff Medical Center, Lowell Observatory, and Arizona Snowbowl. You’ll thrive during your stay with the conveniences you need. Relax and unwind when you want. And stay focused and productive when it's essential. At Residence Inn, we'll make sure you thrive during your stay.

Fun Flagstaff History Segway Tour

Flagstaff is best known as the gateway to the San Francisco Peaks mountain range and the Grand Canyon, but it’s worth spending some time exploring the historic town too. On this tour, discover Flagstaff’s small-town charms on a guided tour and choose from a variety of options. Join a wa

Flagstaff is best known as the gateway to the San Francisco Peaks mountain range and the Grand Canyon, but it’s worth spending some time exploring the historic town too. On this tour, discover Flagstaff’s small-town charms on a guided tour and choose from a variety of options. Join a walking tour and enjoy extra time to browse the shops and take photos; explore further on a leisurely bike tour; or zip between the sights on a Segway.

  • Explore Flagstaff by bike, Segway, or on foot
  • Plenty of stops to admire the sights and take photos
  • Receive tips on what to see and do in Flagstaff from a local guide
  • Choice of tour departure times throughout the day

  • Haunted Downtown Flagstaff Segway Tour

    Explore the streets of downtown Flagstaff—on foot, by bike, or via Segway—during this family-friendly sightseeing excursion, a great choice for first-time visitors. Hear stories of spooky ghost sightings and Wild West history, and learn fun facts about the city. A headset is provided so

    Explore the streets of downtown Flagstaff—on foot, by bike, or via Segway—during this family-friendly sightseeing excursion, a great choice for first-time visitors. Hear stories of spooky ghost sightings and Wild West history, and learn fun facts about the city. A headset is provided so you don’t miss a word your guide says. Plus, choose from multiple times to easily fit this tour into your schedule.

  • Discover the haunted history of Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Opt to explore the local streets on foot, by bike, or via Segway
  • Headset provided, so you can hear your guide clearly
  • Choose from multiple times to best suit your schedule

  • Downtown Flagstaff Haunted History Tour

    Once a part of the Wild Wild West, Flagstaff has a rich history of railroad expansion which brought about a number of colorful characters to the region. Discover the history of this desert city on a guided tour of downtown and learn about the city’s rapid growth during the 1800s. Listen

    Once a part of the Wild Wild West, Flagstaff has a rich history of railroad expansion which brought about a number of colorful characters to the region. Discover the history of this desert city on a guided tour of downtown and learn about the city’s rapid growth during the 1800s. Listen to ghostly tales of past residents as you follow your guide to several haunted locations.

  • Hunt for ghosts as you explore downtown Flagstaff
  • Listen to eerie tales of colorful western characters
  • A central meeting point makes for a seamless experience
  • A small group means more attention from your guide

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