Flagstaff is along America’s famous road trip route, Route 66. If you’ve seen the animated movie, then, you’re familiar with this route. In fact, Route 66 is the main road that divides Flagstaff’s North and South area.
Though Flagstaff nowadays is not anymore your regular road trip stop, I’d still recommend you to stay here for a night—that is, if you’re on your way to see the Grand Canyon from Phoenix or Sedona. This old, little town has quaint houses and still has its small town charm. And yeah, you can also go up to the hill in the town where Lowell Observatory sits on top of it—and see for yourself the telescope that discovered Pluto.
Just in case, you’ll decide to stop by for a night there and you feel like staying in a cheap place to rest, try these two hostels: Grand Canyon International Hostel and Motel Dubeau Travelers Inn and Hostel. Both are centrally-located and are few steps to Route 66, Amtrak Station and the entertainment district.
During my stay there, I had some hours to spare going around the town. Mainly, I was searching for Starbucks, really. It was scalding hot and I just wanted to stay cool inside and get a wifi connection. I actually found one, inside the Northern Arizona University (NAU) campus. I went inside and tried to blend in with the university crowd. 😀
On my way to NAU, these murals below interest me. They are, I think pretty interesting masterpieces of the artists that reflect the town’s unique allure and geographical location.
Staying in Flagstaff is a good idea. You can either go to the Grand Canyon or to the Antelope Slot Canyon in Page. If you want to have a comfortable stay, Rodeway Inn and Suites is a nice place to start with your accommodation search. For backpackers, Williams AZ Hostel is available for you, right at the center of downtown.
This is Flagstaff, Arizona in one mural.
Native American Pow Wow Mural.
A huge chunk of the State of Arizona is a Native American Reserve.
Photos: Native American Hoop Dance
The Road of Flight Mural.
I love a bike with a horn like that! 😉
This is my favourite mural in Flagstaff. It’s painted on the side wall of the town’s theater.
The Waiting Bird. 😉
Not really a mural but I like it. 😀 It’s the name of the newly-opened coffee shop.