Affordable fun in Flagstaff, near the Grand Canyon and Sedona.

By Travel + Leisure
February 21, 2012
Courtesy of Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau

Smack between the Grand Canyon and Sedona, the “gateway city” of Flagstaff is fun on its own. Drive the many historic points along Route 66, which goes right through the center of town. Come evening, cozy up at a bed-and-breakfast.

The Inn at 410

This 1894 rambling Craftsman-style house on the edge of Flagstaff’s lively downtown has 9 antiques-filled rooms each with its own fireplace. Try the “Southwest” room, which has a kiva-style fireplace.

Sunset Crater National Monument

Drive to the dramatic 900-year-old giant cinder cone formed during a volcanic eruption.

Walnut Canyon National Monument

Imagine you’re one of the 12th-century Indians who built cave dwellings along these canyon walls.

Buster's Restaurant & Bar

Flagstaff’s most popular special occasion restaurant's giant portions run the gamut from seafood and an oyster bar to the over-the-top Veal Buster (veal with crab, asparagus, and béarnaise sauce).