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Best things to do in Coconino County

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“The most popular nearby attraction is, of course, the Grand Canyon National Park. There are 2 routes to get to the South Rim. The usual route is west (turn R) along Highway 89 and then north at Valle along Highway 64; the Park entrance is 70 miles (110km - about 1 ¼ hours) through the ponderosa pine forest and then the high desert. In the summer, try to arrive early as there can be a substantial wait at the park entrance. Incidentally, there is a nice historic aircraft museum at Valle, but it might be best to visit it on another day to allow more time at the Canyon. - An alternative route is east to Highway 89 and then north to Highway 64 West, about 85 miles (135km - 1 ½ hours). This route provides good views of the San Francisco Peaks and the San Francisco Volcanic Field and the high desert. The Cameron Trading Post, just past the Highway 64 turnoff, is an interesting stop for souvenirs (don’t miss the Gallery of antique Native American crafts on the north side of the parking lot), and their famous “Navajo taco” makes a good filling lunch. The Park entrance here may be less crowded, but the Visitor Center and Grand Canyon Village is another 25 miles along the Canyon rim through the Park. ”
238 locals recommend
Zoo
“Drive through wildlife park near Williams, Az. Kids love this place! Not just bears, has many other animals. It’s about a 30 minute drive from the property. ”
67 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“A beautiful rendition of classic upscale Mexican old shopping center, In Sedona . Very fun window shopping or drop a few bucks on something you will love forever! There’s a women’s clothing shop upstairs in the back I’m crazy for.... I forget the name but it’s about the only clothing shop there... so much other artzie stuff to look at. ”
130 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“The Tonto Natural Bridge State Park is a must place to visit. They offer few different trails to visit the natural bridge. I recommend you to take the trail through the river especially your older kids will enjoy climbing the rocks and play in the water. They have great picnic site. Wear sturdy sandals. ”
39 locals recommend
Bar
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“Northern Arizona’s famous Ski resort. Offers beautiful panoramic views and dozens of ski runs for all skill levels.”
118 locals recommend
Observatory
“Founded in 1894, this important historic site is where the (now dwarf) planet Pluto was discovered. Several of the telescope buildings are open to visitors and there are regular programs and tours at the visitor center both during the day and most nights (including telescope viewing opportunities). Just 1 mi. west of downtown off Santa Fe. Ave. (928-774-3358); adults $15, children 5-17 $8; discounts Sunday.”
122 locals recommend
Park
“30 minutes away - Ruins with a blowhole- bring your camera and the National Parks Pass”
38 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Antelope Canyon requires reservation and can be reserved online. Requires a small hike into the canyon. Only accessed through purchased tour guide, but well worth every penny, one of the most beautiful places in AZ to visit!”
41 locals recommend
Park
“This amazing view is located just down the road from us. It is about a 1 mile hike in and back out, self guided, wear good shoes and take water. Most people spend about 45 minutes to and hour there. ”
26 locals recommend
Museum
“Walnut Canyon National Monument, only 10 miles (16km) east from Flagstaff along I-40, contains about 25 cliff-dwelling rooms constructed by the Sinagua people in the 13th century along a 1 ½ mile (2400m) loop trail. (Warning: there is a stairway of some 240 steps to get into and out of the canyon; if this is too strenuous, there is also a rim trail). ”
76 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“A slice of Flagstaff on caffeine. The place has character and really good vegetarian pastries and meals... sometimes live music, and local color. It’s in the heart of The Southside on S beaver street... fun people watching... lots of other good full on restaurants around the corner on South San Francisco St ”
97 locals recommend
Park
“A hidden gem of the past right here in the Verde Valley. Native American architecture.”
67 locals recommend
National Park
“Popular Tourist Spot. Natural Water Slide in Rock Formation. Kids love it! ”
86 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“This is a MUST SEE if you are bringing family to AZ! This park NEVER disappoints! We have been there multiple times and our kids absolutely love it! This is an hour and half drive from the house but so worth the trip! Make sure to get the VIP tickets they are well worth it! ”
56 locals recommend
Museum
“Just ¼ mile east of our road on Hwy. 180, MNA is an award-winning must-visit to get a background for the Colorado Plateau area: geology, archaeology, Native American life and arts. It also contains an outstanding gift shop for high quality Hopi and Navajo crafts. There are usually Museum tours on Saturdays; call for times (928-774-5213). Adults $12, seniors $10, children 10-17 $8; open 362 days per year (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s). Don’t miss the summer festivals if one is taking place during your stay.”
88 locals recommend
Bar
“High end, top notch dining, great views. For the special occasion... reservations recommended.”
83 locals recommend