Looking for a break from the city? Trade saguaros for pines in Arizona’s favorite mountain town.
Route 66 Walk This Talk
This self-guided tour takes advantage of mobile technology, allowing you to tour historic Route 66 at your own pace. You call the provided number, and the recording gives you neat facts at each stop. Plan to spend about an hour discovering gems like the Mother Myth mural, The Rock Lab and Motel Du Beau. It even features a special welcome from Flagstaff’s own Ted Danson. flagstaff365.com
Built in 1927, the historic Hotel Monte Vista has long intrigued visitors and locals alike. It now boasts Flagstaff’s chicest Asian fusion spot, Lotus Lounge, with striking street views of downtown Flagstaff alongside a sushi and sashimi board with spicy tuna, salmon and yellowtail, and unique cocktails like a lychee margarita. lotusloungeflagstaff.com
Mother Road Brewing Co.
The Arizona Restaurant Association just named Mother Road the No. 1 brewery in the state, and with the new title comes new brews, including collaborations with Oregon’s Ninkasi Brewing Company (Perpetual Joy, a traditional German pilsner with comet hops) and Flag 9, a Mexican Vienna lager brewed collectively by nine Flag breweries. motherroadbeer.com