Visit Prescott, Arizona to experience one of Arizona’s most Beautiful & Historic Destinations.

Visit Prescott, Arizona!  Nestled at an elevation of 5,200′ feet above sea level amongst the largest stand of ponderosa pine forests in the U.S., Prescott’s perfect weather provides an average temperature of 70 degrees, with four beautiful and distinct seasons, and breathtaking landscapes complete with granite mountains, lakes, streams, and rolling meadows filled with wildlife.

Here you’ll find many things to do including horseback riding, golfing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, camping, mountain biking, local breweries, restaurants, shopping, and a hometown feel that keep our visitors, young and old, coming back year after year.

Once the territorial capital, Prescott is rich with history embodied in its world famous Whiskey Row and abundant historical landmarks. Whether you’re seeking to relax in a natural environment filled with beauty and wildlife, or the history of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and cowboy forays in the most famous saloons of the Old West, check out the True West and Real Adventure.  Visit Prescott, AZ.

The Best Arizona Cities To Visit During The Christmas Season

Prickly saguaros, towering palm trees, and massive red rocks: Arizona’s most recognizable features don’t exactly conjure up the classic Christmas.

But wrap some strings of lights around those palm trees and nestle a few rows of glowing luminarias among the red rocks, and you’ll have a Christmas scene unlike any other.

During December, when winter weather is taking much of the northern United States into snow-globe territory, Arizona’s desert cities are typically basking in sunny days in the 60- and 70-degree range.

But that doesn’t mean the Grand Canyon State forgets about Christmas. In fact, December is the month that many of Arizona’s communities shine brightest.

From major urban extravaganzas that attract thousands of holiday revelers each year to small-town gatherings that are big on tradition and warmth, Arizona offers a spectacular array of holiday experiences.

Here are seven of the best places in Arizona to spend Christmas.

Tucson Foodie Travels: Where to eat in Prescott, Arizona by Angela Orlando

Not so long ago, Prescott’s food scene placed a heavy emphasis on cowpoke Americana cuisine (as in, overcooked pre-formed burger patties and nothing “exotic” whatsoever). Over the last few years, though, the growing town has matured into a worthy foodie destination.

This list of where to eat well in Arizona’s former territorial capital (twice over) is nowhere near complete, and more worthwhile restaurants are opening monthly.

Bonus: most of these listed are just a buzzed stumble from the picturesque Courthouse Square.

Here are 10 cream-of-the-crop culinary stops you need to make in Prescott.

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The Complete Guide to Riding in Prescott, Arizona

Love mountain biking?   Brice Shirbach, with Pinkbike magazine visited Prescott for a few days this spring, and wrote a great article about Prescott, accompanied by some amazing photography and video for their Local Flavours section.  Take a look!

Read the full article…

AZ Central Names Prescott Top Of List of Cool Summer Getaways

Summer is so hot in Phoenix. You’re desperate to escape. 

But … you are out of ideas. 

From a quick day trip in Arizona to a long weekend out of state, here are some of our favorite cool getaways, complete with mileage from central Phoenix and typical summer temps. (Don’t blame us if you hit traffic.)

Topping our list is an Arizona city that gets you into cooler temps in the least amount of time. Prescott sits at an elevation of 5,200 feet, and the mercury rarely hits 100. 

See the full list>>

Prescott Launches History Hunt Adventure

Learn about Prescott’s history and heritage on the Prescott Heritage Trail and History Hunt Adventure.

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