Flagstaff, Arizona, is a beautiful and exciting place to visit all year round, but I was really excited to be taking a trip there in the heart of autumn when the weather would be crisp and fresh and the views incredible.
This gateway to the Grand Canyon is a great destination for enjoying nature, Route 66 culture and a vibrant downtown lifestyle.
Sunrise at Coconino National Forest
Route 66 Motorcycle Tour
Exploring Downtown by Foot
Walking onto the deck of Mother Road Brewing Company, I had an immediate sense that I would like the place. When I see that almost every patron outside is joined by his or her pet, I know this is my kind of place. After sampling a couple of the craft beers – the Roadside American Ale and the Gold Road Kolsch – I was even more in awe of the laid-back pub. If only I could move the entire establishment, customers and all, back to my home town!
Moon Viewing at the Lowell Observatory
I finished off my first day in Flagstaff with a lovely meal at the Little America Hotel and then off to bed ready for my next fun-filled day.