Prescott AZ

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10 THINGS TO DO IN PRESCOTT

1)      Whiskey Row: Whiskey Row is the premier nightlifedestination in Prescott. Think Nashville, but cozier and more customer centric. Live music from more than 20 venues fills the street, and visitors can find everything from country (the predominant music on the scene) to blues. There’s a good time to be had by everyone in your group, and you won’t forget this uniquely Prescott experience.Prescott-climbing-396x266

2)      Art Galleries: Prescott has more than 15 galleries spread throughout its streets, each of them with its own unique flair. You’ll find numerous Western art galleries, as well as a mix of contemporary and Native American. Fill your afternoon by perusing the galleries of Prescott before you hit Whiskey Row at night.

3)      Museums: There are three outstanding museums in Prescott that present its western heritage through different avenues.

  • The Phippen Museum presents Prescott’s history through pictures, paintings, and sculptures. They have rotating exhibits, so be sure to check out the museum’s current exhibits on their website.
  • Sharlot Hall museum takes visitors back in time to early Prescott history with living history (lifestyle reenactments throughout the museum). The nine buildings offer different architectural history, as well as the different activities that you would have experienced during the different time periods leading up to the founding of Prescott in 1864.
  • The Smoki museum presents a nice mix of artifacts and art to visitors. The focus is more on the history of the Smoki Indians, but doesn’t forget the cowboy image of Prescott. The museum also puts on a variety of different shows, so stay up to date on their schedule

4)      Horseback Riding: There’s no better way to engulf yourself in the western culture than to become a cowboy or cowgirl for a couple hours. Take a trail ride with one of the many tours that Prescott has to offer, and take in the northern Arizona beauty on horseback.

5)      Hiking: If sightseeing on horseback isn’t your thing, then take a hike on one of the trails in Prescott. With over 48 miles of trail in the Mile-High trail system, indecisiveness is a big problem when choosing which one to explore. Luckily, the City of Prescott provides an interactive trail map to make the process easier.

6)      Golf: We know… it seems like wherever you go when planning your Scottsdale trip there’s golf. That’s because Arizona is a golfer’s paradise and each town, each course presents its own challenge and scenery. Antelope Hills golf course stands out in Prescott, with its 36 holes and a stellar clubhouse.

7)      Lakes: The three lakes in the area provide residents and visitors with lots of options. Whether you want to go fishing, swimming, or boating, there is a lake in Prescott for you. Be aware that gas motors are prohibited on all lakes, and there are canoe and kayaks available for rent.

8)      Stay at a Bed and Breakfast: Instead of spending the night in a traditional hotel, book a night at one of the five B&B’s in town. Experience the hospitality that only a Prescott B&B can give, and snuggle into a cozy atmosphere after a night on the town.

9)      Dining: Prescott offers a wide range of food options for its guests. Southwestern cuisine is a staple in town, but don’t overlook the local BBQ’s and pizza shops. The town favorite for breakfast or lunch is Lone Spur Café, so be sure to get your grub on at this hotspot.

10)   Prescott Courthouse Plaza: Prescott boasts a lively town square where residents and tourists gather for good times. With special events always going on in the Plaza, you’ll need to glance at the schedule of events to see what’s going on during your visit.

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