Historic Victorian architecture in the Southwest.

By Travel & Leisure
August 08, 2012
Franz Rosenberger

Phoenix day-trippers have long appreciated Prescott’s beautifully preserved Victorian architecture. The historic downtown has a tree-shaded square, an elegant courthouse, and Victorian homes—in all, nearly 500 of Prescott’s buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. Wander on foot, take a tour to learn about the city’s pioneer past, and then duck into an old-fashioned saloon.

Prescott Chamber of Commerce

Snag self-guided walking-tour info for the city's historic places. Be sure to swing by Whiskey Row, the original downtown business district.


This well-worn, much-loved steak-and-seafood joint housed in a vintage 1890 building, serves up classics like oysters Rockefeller, prime rib, back ribs and fried catfish.

Prescott Brewing Company

Tip a few of the award-winning microbrews.

Hotel Vendome

The 16-room Hotel Vendome is a quaint, historic property with 16 Victorian-style rooms and handsome common areas including a cherrywood bar and airy veranda.