Flagstaff History & Museums: Historic Downtown Flagstaff Arizona

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Historic Downtown Flagstaff

Everyone knows that downtown is the place where everything happens in every city, right? Well that’s certainly true for Flagstaff nightlife and community events.

What can I see/do in Downtown Flagstaff?

Walking downtown, there is only one way to explain this unique piece of Flagstaff: Northern Exposure. Wandering down these streets you will be transported back into an era with classic buildings, small town finesse and where everyone knows you’re name.

There are plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants, great entertainment and community events.

  • Shops: There are great shops Downtown. If you go the Oldtown shops you will find three shops, two restaurants and an ice cream/chocolate stop. This collection of shops under one roof is a great place to go if you’re in the mood for food and browsing. 
  • Cafes: There are many cafés downtown where you can grab a quick bite or cup of coffee. Check out Late for the Train for some joe and Café Pickles for a snack. 
  • Restaurants: If you are in the mood for more of a sit down meal go to Monsoons for some delicious Asian cuisine and sushi. If you’re looking for a more intimate setting go to Karma.
  • Entertainment: There is entertainment around every corner downtown. Some of it is even on the corner. The best and biggest place to go however is the Orpheum Theatre. It features concerts, burlesque shows and special movie showings.
  • Community events: It’s a small town and it shows. There are annual events like parades (especially for the Fourth of July and Northern Arizona University’s Homecoming weekend) and Movies on the Square during the summer.

Where is Downtown Flagstaff?

It is in the heart of the city just off of new Route 66.

When is Downtown Flagstaff open?

For the most part there is always something open downtown.

How much does Downtown Flagstaff cost?

Going downtown doesn’t cost a thing, doing anything downtown though is a different story. After all, food, drink and entertain aren’t free—unless there is a parade downtown; they are free.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

If you have questions call the Flagstaff Convention & Visitors Bureau at 928-774-9541.