Photo Courtesy of Romiana Lee/Shutterstock.comSan Francisco Peaks in winterWITH THE WILD FLOWERS, BUTTERFLIESRainbow en route to lake Ashton, Flagstaff, ArizonaFALL IN FLAGSTAFFView from Canyon Vista CampgroundFlagstaff

Families will love:

  • Coconino National Forest
  • Historic Downtown Flagstaff
  • Location near Grand Canyon

Flagstaff is hip. Home to Northern Arizona University, many of the city's residents are college students who frequent Historic Downtown, where breweries, bookstores and boutiques create a totally eclectic atmosphere. That doesn't mean it isn't family-friendly though. In fact, it's one of the best places you can travel with children.

Known as The City of Seven Wonders, ... more
Flagstaff is hip. Home to Northern Arizona University, many of the city's residents are college students who frequent Historic Downtown, where breweries, bookstores and boutiques create a totally eclectic atmosphere. That doesn't mean it isn't family-friendly though. In fact, it's one of the best places you can travel with children.

Known as The City of Seven Wonders, Flagstaff is surrounded by the Grand Canyon, Oak Creek Canyon, Walnut Canyon, Wupatki National Monument, Sunset Crater National Monument and the famous San Francisco Peaks- not to mention it's located in the heart of Coconino National Forest. It's also just under an hour from Sedona. All of the above provide families with beautiful scenic drives and outdoor opportunities, including skiing at Arizona Snowbowl. And Flagstaff's annual North Pole Experience is not to be missed with kids.

Fun Fact: Flagstaff is also the World's First International Dark Sky City -- it enforces light ordinances to preserve the night sky, and in turn gives visitors an incredible opportunity to see the moon, stars and constellations like they've never seen them before.

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