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Redolent with the charm of
both the nineteenth-century Wild West and the twentieth-century heyday
of Route 66, the small college town of FLAGSTAFF ranks among the most atmospheric
and attractive places to stay in the entire Southwest. It's split in two
by the twin eastwest routes of the main drag, Santa Fe Avenue, which was
once Route 66, and before that the pioneer trail west, and the tracks of
the Santa Fe Railroad whose mournfully whistling trains still reverberate
through the desert night. Immediately north lies the characterful downtown
area, while the lively blocks to the south are predominantly the preserve
of the town's student population... read
Arizona Is One Of The
Most Popular Desert Southwest Places To Visit by Cecilia Valenzuela
Just what is it about the
Arizona desert that attracts so many people to this state?
Is it because of the diverse
climate? Is it because Arizona is known so well known for the highly rated
golf courses that allows golfers to play virtually every day? Certainly
there are those who rate the high quality health care as one of the major
reasons why they travel to the state?
Or is the reason that so
many people flock to the desert southwest is just because of the simple
fact that constant sunshine can be felt on more than 300 days a year?
There really is no single
reason why so many people travel or permanently move to Arizona. There
just happens to be a long list of many cities and remote towns that offer
visitors everything they are looking for.
Whether you are looking for
the city life of Phoenix or Scottsdale or looking to take in a little rest
and relaxation of the mountainous high country, Arizona has so many places
to choose from that the only problem you might have is choosing one single
location over the other locations that attract so people from many cities
|With such a diverse climate
along with the size of the state, it's probably no wonder why Arizona ranks
high when it comes to the top states people visit. Arizona ranks sixth
among the states in size and is spread out over 114,006 square miles, (295,274
square kilometers), which includes 364 square miles, (943 square kilometers)
of water. The size certainly offers not only the visitors, but the residents
more than enough room to explore this wondrous southwestern United States
Arizona is home to the world
famous Grand Canyon and so many other famous tourist sites such as Sedona,
Tucson, Phoenix and the White Mountains and the famous road known as Route
66, that never stop attracting people from experiencing the amenities that
the Grand Canyon state offers.
Many visitors will be traveling
to the desert southwest when Arizona hosts Super Bowl 42 on February 3,
2008. There have been many already who have purchased their Super Bowl
tickets and have made all of their other necessary reservations to experience
this NFL experience of a lifetime.
Arizona tourism allows everyone
to explore the diverse landscapes that can be found throughout the state.
Arizona travel also includes the magical (and mysterious, to some) red
rocks and even snow-capped mountains making it possible for visitors to
explore winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling.
If you are wondering where
to stay when you visit you can always request an Arizona Travel Guide that
will assist you with your travel plans.
Arizonan truly has it all.
If you like warmer weather, you can be rest assured that you will find
that, as temperatures in the summer typically range well over 100 degrees.
Just remember that there is usually very little humidity, so it is a dry
heat, which to some, doesn't mean much until they experience the summer
Whatever your interests or
skill levels are, there's an endless list of activities that involve AZ
The AZ office of tourism
knows and understands that Arizona depends and thrives on its yearly visitors.
Whether it's a reenactment
like a good old fashioned wild west gun fight, a horse back riding tour,
or one of the many dinner theaters that are offered, the desert southwest
is waiting to accommodate you and your family.
If you are looking for convenience,
there are many places that you can stay that will offer you the perfect
luxury of picking you up right at the steps of your hotel or motel. One
of the attractive things visitors really appreciate is the complimentary
escort service that many of the cities offer to their guests. You'll find
this service in such cities such as the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Flagstaff
and Tucson, to name just a few.
Native American ruins and
fossils that are over 225 million years old can be found in the state which
offers many just what they want to experience.
The Arizona Office of Tourism
offers great Arizona experiences in the form of nature, heritage, culture,
and a magical history that astounds many people who thought they already
knew what Arizona was all about. And if you are looking to just educate
yourself on the state, there are many museums, such as the Heard Museum,
and art galleries that can be discovered with an emphasis on Native Americans.
|About the Author - Cecilia
Valenzuela is a full time entrepreneur and supporter of small businesses.
for Flagstaff AZ Hotels (and surrounding areas)
list of Flagstaff AZ Hotels (and surrounding areas)
Suites by Marriott Flagstaff
The Springhill Suites by
Marriott Flagstaff in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona is a wonderful first
class property located just five miles from the city's main airport and
only a short distance from the area's most popular attractions. This hotel
offers guests the perfect blend of top quality service, and clean, comfortable
accommodations at affordable rates. At the Flagstaff Suites, all guests
receive the courteous, service with a smile that makes this a top choice
for today's most discriminating travelers. Each of the hotel's spacious,
comfortable guest suites is tastefully decorated with pretty, modern furniture;
and each is fully equipped to meet the demands of the 21st century.
Best Value Inn & Suites Flagstaff
The Best Value Inn &
Suites in Flagstaff, Arizona, is located on historic Route 66 close to
Interstate 40. The hotel is just two miles from Northern Arizona University.
This economy-conscious property provides complimentary shuttle service
to Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, located eight miles away. The hotel is two
miles from Lowell Observatory, an astronomical observatory. Property amenities
include a full- service business center, laundry facilities and complimentary
wireless Internet access. Coffee and newspapers are available in the lobby.
The Kings House is one-and-one-half
miles from Northern Arizona University and downtown Flagstaff and the The
Lowell Observatory is within three miles. The hotel is located on historic
Route 66. The Kings House serves complimentary continental breakfasts daily.
The heated outdoor pool is seasonal. Complimentary wireless Internet access
is avilable throughout the property. The 56 smoke-free geustrooms at the
King's House include cable television with premium channels. Refrigerators
are in all rooms, and microwave ovens are available on request.
Our property is a Days Inn
Worldwide Chairmans Award property. Come stay at our Flagstaff, Arizona
Days Inn just off I-40, I-17 and Hwy 89A in the beautiful pine country
of Northern AZ. You will appreciate our exceptional quality, cleanliness
and friendly service. Our Flagstaff Days Inn is conveniently located across
from Wal-Mart Shopping Center, within walking distance to many restaurants
and just minutes from Downtown Flagstaff and Northern Arizona University
or take it easy and relax in our indoor spa
Lodge Lucky Lane Flagstaff
The Econo Lodge is a tourist
class hotel, located 10 minutes from the Flagstaff-Pulliam Field Airport,
5 minutes from downtown Flagstaff and one hour from the Grand Canyon. The
hotel received the Presidential Award as well as the Ruby Award from Choice
Hotels International for Exceptional guest services and hotel cleanliness.
You'll enjoy the comfort and convenience of Econo Lodge at Lucky Lane.
Take a relaxing swim in the indoor pool or a delightful soak in the whirlpool.
With the rooms and guest laundry, this makes it the perfect vacation spot.
The Econo Lodge has beautifully appointed rooms that feature southwestern
décor and all the comforts of home.
Inn by Marriott Flagstaff
Nestled in the cool pines
of Northern Arizona, the Fairfield Inn offers quality accommodations and
world- famous Marriott hospitality. The Grand Canyon, Sedona's Red Rocks,
Oak Creek Canyon, Native American reservations, and a string of breathtaking
national monuments are all close to the hotel. Flagstaff is the perfect
hub for Arizona explorers because from here, guests can see everything.
The hotel is just five miles from the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport This three-story
hotel is just four blocks fro downtown Flagstaff and Amtrak at the intersection
of Interstate 40 and Interstate 17.
Quinta Inn & Suites Flagstaff
The La Quinta Inn &
Suites Flagstaff is across from Northern Arizona University on the west
end of Flagstaff, just minutes from Pullium Airport and the Amtrak Station.
Set out from here to Grand Canyon National Park, colorful Sedona, Sunset
Crater Volcano National Monument, and the Lowell Observatory. The Flagstaff
Mall and Downtown Historic District are just a few miles away. In the expansive
lobby of the La Quinta Inn & Suites Flagstaff, enjoy a Free Bright
Side BreakfastTM every morning. Stroll through the sprawling courtyard
to a romantic gazebo; relax in the outdoor swimming pool (open seasonally)
and hot tub.
The Little America Hotel,
located on 500 acres of private Ponderosa Pine forest, is four miles from
downtown Flagstaff, and 10 miles from the recreational opportunities at
Arizona Snowbowl - a year-round recreational area made of the pine-topped
lava flows and cinder cones of an extinct volcano in Arizona's San Francisco
Peaks. The hotel offers 24-hour front desk, complimentary airport transportation,
a gift shop, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and spa tub. This beautifully
landscaped resort features a two-mile hiking/jogging path, and courts for
sand volley and badminton.
Inn East Lucky Lane Flagstaff
The Quality Inn East Lucky
Lane is located in Flagstaff, Ariz., off Interstate 40, only a few miles
from Northern Arizona University. Many of the region's attractions are
within two hours from the hotel, including the Grand Canyon, Meteor Crater,
Painted Desert, Indian Reservations, Petrified Forest, Tuzigoot National
Monument, Sedona, Snow Bowl Ski Mountain, Sunset Crater and Lake Powell.
The hotel offers complimentary hot continental breakfasts. The hotel features
a picnic area and seasonal outdoor pool. All 122 guestrooms feature cable
television and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Rooms include
The Radisson Woodlands Hotel
in Flagstaff, Ariz., is located on famous Route 66. Downtown Flagstaff,
Northern Arizona University and Lowell Observatory are all within one mile
of the hotel. Flagstaff and the surrounding area offer numerous options
for hiking and biking enthusiasts, and skiing venues are 15 miles away.
Flagstaff Pulliam Airport is five miles from this property. Richly adorned
with Italian marble and granite details, the Radisson Woodlands Hotel's
lobby radiates warmth and elegance. The hand-carved teakwood art reflects
the glow of the inviting, wood-burning fireplace. During crisp winter months,
guests can relax in the indoor whirlpool spa, where a magnificent picture
window frames tall pines and blue skies.
The Travel Inn is a centrally
located historic Route 66 motel nestled in the beautiful Pine Country of
northern Arizona. This property is only a few bocks from Northern Arizona
University, historic downtown Flagstaff, the Greyhound bus station, visitor's
center and the Amtrak train station. The Flagstaff Airport is two miles
away. Family owned and operated, the Travel Inn offers economical lodging
with reliable housekeeping and comfortable rooms. The Travel Inn also offers
a complimentary continental breakfast, has a new Internet Café,
and a completely remodeled indoor spa and sauna area providing a relaxing
retreat after an adventurous day of travel.