Have you ever been to one of those unicorn places you can’t believe has managed to stay under the radar as long as it has? And then you’re conflicted because you want to shout its praises from the rooftops, yet simultaneously keep its wonders all for yourself, too? That’s Prescott, Arizona.
Home to a charming downtown and stunning outdoor spaces, it’s an idyllic mountain escape less than two hours from Phoenix when the high desert heat starts to wear on you. Home to the largest free bluegrass festival in the U.S., the world’s oldest rodeo, and Arizona’s official Christmas city, Prescott is teeming with festivities year-round. Here are just a few of the highlights that make it so magical.