Flagstaff can be a fun train trip from Los Angeles, California or a great day trip from Phoenix, Arizona. The mountain air, activities, and quaint downtown are appealing as a year-round getaway from the desert or big city.
Flagstaff has a hip college small town vibe in a few square blocks of the Old Town, within walkable distance of the train depot, right on Route 66. The Old Town district includes many historic buildings, interesting stores, art shops, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops that make the area perfect for casual strolls. You’ll enjoy stopping by Heritage Square, visiting one of the historic hotels, shopping for art, or people watching at one of the many restaurants with sidewalk dining during the warmer months. But, the highlight of Flagstaff is definitely the great outdoors. The spectacular mountains, ponderosa pines, and outdoor activities are the best attractions of all.
To enjoy this city and all it has to offer visitors, take the train into Flagstaff, pick up helpful maps and brochures at the Visitors Center located in the train station, then explore nearby Old Town on foot, head up to Arizona Snowbowl, or ride out on the open road to explore Northern Arizona’s scenic highlights.