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Best Way to Travel: Car or Bicycle
#1 Thing to do: Walnut Canyon National Monument
#2 Thing to do: Lava River Cafe
#3 Thing to do: Lowell Observatory
Fun Fact: In 2001, Flagstaff was recognized by the International Dark-Sky Association as the world's first “International Dark-Sky City”
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With your affordable car rental, you'll have access to the entire city of Flagstaf, and really to the entire Southwestern U.S.A.! From Flagstaff, you could drive 2.5 hours south on Interstate 17 and visit Phoenix. Or, you could take your car rental for a drive on I-40, either west to Barstow in California, or east to Albuquerque, New Mexico! It's really up to you, and the limit is only how much time and gasoline you want to use to explore the region!
If you decide just to hang out in Flagstaff, you could be surprised at some of the awesome restaurants and bars you might come across! One of the worst-kept secrets in Flagstaff is that it's home to some really great international cuisine… Drive your car rental to Delhi Palace: Cuisine of India, the top-reviewed restaurant for all of Flagstaff, and you'll see what we mean! This high-quality Indian place is an amazing dinner experience! Or, try out the Himalayan Grill and Bar, another authentic and tasty place for some Indian food. It has a bit more Nepali/Tibetan menu items, and is also getting rave reviews!
Flagstaff (population 54,000) is the best base for traveling in northern Arizona. Sometimes called “The City of Seven Wonders,” it is surrounded by natural attractions and the ruins of prehistoric villages. At 7,000 feet in the Kaibab National Forest, Flagstaff is a forested, high-desert oasis in an arid region.
1. Tour the Museum of Northern Arizona. This should be your first stop for an introduction to the archaeology, ethnology, geology, biology, and fine arts of the entire Colorado Plateau and the Four Corners Region, where Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico converge. The stone-and-timber building houses one of the region's best collections of Southwest Indian pottery and weaving.
2. Discover another planet. The Lowell Observatory, atop Mars Hill west of Flagstaff, is where the planet Pluto was discovered in 1930. You can take a peek through the original 1894 telescope in a wooden observatory tower, then take a guided tour of the facility.
3. Ski in the desert. Fairfield Snowbowl, a few miles north of Flagstaff, provides superb Alpine and cross-country skiing and snowboarding throughout the winter. Three lodges, three triple chairlifts, and 33 snow trails cater to all levels of skiers. Chairlift sightseeing rides up to 11,500-foot Mount Humphries and hiking trailheads are available in summer.
4. Anasazi Ruin, Walnut Canyon and Wupatki National Monuments. See an Anasazi ruin. Walnut Canyon and Wupatki national monuments are a short drive from Flagstaff. A one-hour walk on a paved trail above Walnut Canyon accesses about 100, small, 800-year-old cliff dwellings of the Sinagua band of the Anasazi Indians. Wupatki was a community of Kayenta, Sinagua, Hohokam, and Cohonina farmers living in pueblo pit houses. A ¼-mile trail takes you to an 800-year-old ruin called “Lomaki,” or “Beautiful House”; an amphitheater; and the farthest north ball court in pre-Columbian America.
5. Sunset Crater . See a “new” volcanic cinder cone. One-thousand-foot-tall Sunset Crater (northeast of town on the way to Wupatki) began erupting in 1064-65 A.D. – unusually recent in geological time – and spewed cinders for almost 200 years. A 1-mile nature trail loop starting at the visitors center leads you to the crater's edge. The path also gives you a look at the entrance to a collapsed ice cave.