An Arizona vacation is spectacular in the fall, combining the awesome sights of the desert with rapidly-cooling temperatures that are perfect for exploring the area! Flagstaff is well-known as a base of operations for people exploring the Grand Canyon, but there’s far more to Flagstaff in the Fall!
Great Fall 2014 Attractions In Flagstaff
Sky Races (October 3-5)
The broad expanse of Arizona desert makes it perfect for air shows, and our annual October Sky Races are some of the best. The race begins here in Flagstaff before heading for the mountains, so you can be right up and close to the action at the very beginning!
Heritage Festival (October 3-4)
If you prefer to stay “grounded” in history or Americana, Flagstaff has you covered. Our Heritage Festival is popular among locals and tourists, young and old alike. There are plenty of reenactments of classic crafts work, folk sing-a-longs, and even rides in genuine restored Model-T cars.
It’s a great reminder of America’s past and how far we’ve come in the last century.
Two Great Train Adventures (Oct-Dec)
Nearby Williams, AZ, hosts the Grand Canyon Railway, which holds themed rides throughout the season. Come in October, and you can experience our Pumpkin Patch train, complete with journeys through haunted tunnels and corn mazes. Or, in November and December, ride the Polar Express, while meeting Santa and his helpers!
Dark Skies Concerts (Oct)
Music-lovers, fear not. Every two years, Flagstaff hosts a series of free / cheap concerts from local musicians as well as professional ensembles. The Dark Skies centerpiece this year is the 2012 composition “Orbit, A Symphonic Fantasy,” from Karim Elmahmoudi, which is also featured in NASA Space Center presentations.
Picnics At Bismarck Lake
Or, if you just want to get away from it all and see natural beauty, Bismarck Lake is where it’s at. This unusual lake features marshland at places as well, creating a truly unique mix of flora and fauna to explore. Or, come and night and see the stars reflected across its expanse.
Arizona Vacation Homes Complete The Stay
WeRentHomesAZ has both unfurnished and fully-furnished rental homes available by the day, week, or month. With all the amenities, like full-size garages and swimming pools, they can be the perfect end to each Flagstaff day.