Known as “The City of Seven Wonders”, there are tons of exciting things to do and see in Flagstaff, AZ! The city was discovered in the mid 1870’s after prospectors and surveyors came by the land and performed the act of stripping a pine tree to fly an American flag. The area around the flying flag was called Flagstaff, a name that has stayed with the city since. Flagstaff began to boom with the advancement of the American railway system, and eventually the city was located beside one of the country'sbusiest cross-country railway lines. The city gained further notoriety as the home of the Lowell Observatory.
With a historic past and proximity to one of the world’s most visited national parks, the Grand Canyon, your trip to Flagstaff is sure to be an exciting one.
With the Grand Canyon just under an hour and a half from the city and tons of other local national parks, there are tons of fun activities in Flagstaff for nature lovers! Rent a car and drive through scenic desert highways to experience one of the most remarkable wonders of the natural world. Looking to enjoy more natural attractions? One of the most popular things to do around Flagstaff is to take a drive up to Walnut Canyon to enjoy a stunning array of ancient cliff dwellings once inhabited by the Sinagua people. Also be sure to check out the Wupatki National Monument, a series of ancient ruins that were made by the Anasazi and Sinagua tribes.