Culture & Lifestyle
People travel from all over the state, country and world to visit Flagstaff, Arizona and the areas famous landmarks. Flagstaff is the regional crossroad for northern Arizona and the Grand Canyon National Park, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Other sites people can experience include the San Francisco Peaks, Arizona Snowbowl, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument and Native American ancient pueblos at Wupatki and Walnut Canyon National Monuments. Flagstaff provides residents and visitors with both natural and local attractions to enjoy, including Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course, The Arboretum at Flagstaff and the Museum of Northern Arizona.
Residents and tourists alike enjoy the famous landmarks as well as taking a stroll through Flagstaff’s historic downtown. Full of unique restaurants and boutiques, the downtown district is one of the most walkable downtowns in Arizona and includes restored areas from the late 19th century. Flagstaff stands out against other Arizona cities because it is nestled at 7,000 feet above sea level, and is one of the highest cities in the nation. Situated at the base of the San Francisco Peaks and surrounded by ponderosa pine forests, Flagstaff offers the perfect playground for outdoor enthusiasts.
Flagstaff provides an escape for those who wish to leave the hustle bustle and complexity of big cities. The culture it provides is rich in nature and many dining and retail locales as well. Downtown Flagstaff contains small storefront locations for businesses with sidewalk access, which attracts many visitors each day. The Flagstaff Mall is located on the east side of town off I-40 with many popular stores and eateries in and around it, making it a desirable place for business.
Flagstaff was chosen as one of the best places to live in the United States by Men’s Journal in 2011, and listed as one of the top 30 Best Towns in America in the 2007 edition of Outside Magazine. The 4 million visitors and large second home owner population in Flagstaff, are drawn to the city’s four seasons, accessible location and fulfilling quality of life.