Prescott, Arizona Visitor Guide

Prescott, Arizona will surprise you no matter what you think you know about the area. Known for it’s authentic cowboy history, Whiskey Row, moderate climate, and convenient livability - Prescott offers hidden gems of every sort just around the corner. At an elevation of 5,200 feet, you’ll find yourself surrounded by ponderosa pine forests, giant granite boulders, lakes, and endless hiking and mountain biking trails in and around the city. Prescott’s climate provides with four moderate, but distinct seasons with uncommon views of mountains, lakes, streams, and rolling meadows filled with wildlife. Prescott is verdant, full of opportunities to enjoy recreating outdoors in ways that many visitors do not realize, especially when visiting from out of state. The same goes for Prescott's city life. Local microbreweries, distilleries, and restaurants severing both comfort and modern cuisines continue to pop up, adding to the already well-known Whiskey Row scene. Don’t worry though, the spirit of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and other legendary cowboy figures still live in the heart of saloons of downtown Prescott. There’s no shortage of experiencing the True West, the Wild West in Prescott.

Prescott lodging is all about location, amenities, preference and experience. If you're looking for a great mix of retro style and proximity to downtown events, you'll want to pick a downtown hotel or bed and breakfast. Visitors seeking accommodations offering great value and modern amenities will want to check out some of the familiar hotel and lodging brands dotted along Highway 69 between Prescott and Prescott Valley.

If you're looking for an outdoor experience, consider a cabin, vacation home rental or camping at one of the dozen campsites anywhere from 5-20 miles from downtown Prescott. Prescott offers all kinds of lodging with unique attributes that make them special. You'll find hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, cabins and even RV parks and campgrounds just right for you. Each Prescott visitor can have their unique combination of lodging amenities and atmosphere in a great location for experiencing everything that's great about Prescott.

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You probably don't need help finding things to do in Prescott - there's a ton to do! Nevertheless, we can help you narrow down the list to fit into your perfect Prescott vacation. Looking for family-friendly attractions that kids and adults will both love? Or maybe a winery tour, a casino and some grown-up fun is more your style. How about rock climbing, kayaking, hiking or swimming? Whether you want to go for outdoor adventures, embark on an area tour, ride horses, or play golf, the best things to do in Prescott are at your fingertips.

Enjoy Prescott attractions like art galleries and museums and historical sites, entertainment and nightlife on Whiskey Row and beyond and dozens of other Prescott attractions. Be sure to leave some time to venture beyond Prescott to all that the Verde Valley and northern Arizona have to offer: Jerome, Cottonwood, Sedona, wine country, and the Grand Canyon are all within a couple hours drive of beautiful Prescott.

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Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley: About the Tri-Cities

Tri-Cities of Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley - Ask the Prescott locals, and they'll tell you that Prescott - meaning the city of Prescott - is completely different from Prescott Valley. That's absolutely true; they are separate cities entirely, with different municipalities, unique attributes and individual atmospheres. Furthermore, rounding out what we call the "Tri-City" area, is Chino Valley, with its own environment and idiosyncracies to boot. But as a visitor, all you need to know is that they're all "Prescott." They're all part of what makes this swath of central Arizona extraordinary. Read on to find out what each city brings to the experience that is all Prescott.

Other very popular and worth while places to visit while you're here is Sedona, Jerome and Cottonwood. In recent years, Cottonwood is giving Sedona and Jerome a run for it's money in the tourism industry. Being the Green Belt of central Arizona, the numerous wineries, nature opportunities, and fishing holes, Cottonwood is well worth a visit for a day or two. But of course, nothing really beats Sedona' red rock views or Jerome's "edgy" character. You have many options for very worthwhile day trips near Prescott, AZ.

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Prescott Hotels, Cabins & Vacation Home Rentals

Prescott Resort & Conference Center

Discover the area’s only full-service resort when searching for hotels in Prescott, AZ.

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Hassayampa Inn

A beautifully restored 1927 boutique hotel set in the heart of the downtown historic district.

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Sheldon Street Lodge

A small, unique western motel in the heart of Downtown Prescott Arizona.

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Prescott Tours, Attractions, & Things to Do

Out Of Africa Wildlife Park

Tiger Splash show at 1:15 every day or watch Bengal tigers in natural play.

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Predator Zip Lines

Experience the wind ripping through your hair on a thrill ride over nature's wildest predators.

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Granite Mountain Guides

Established on the foundations of providing exceptional instruction to climbers that are just learning the craft.

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Inflatable Kayak Adventure from Camp Verde

Kayak down the river at your own pace taking in the views as you go!

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