Flagstaff Tourism, Arizona

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Flagstaff is a city in the U.S. state of Arizona. The city is surrounded by mountains, desert and ponderosa pine forests. It is avidly known as the destination of all seasons and it is always buzzing with much cultural diversity. It is known for its beauty, history and recreational spirit. Situated at an elevation it is surrounded by the world’s largest ponderosa pine forests. It is near to seven national parks and monuments and is 80 miles from the Grand Canyon. North Arizona is also replete in Native American history and culture, with nearby Navajo and Hopi reservations housing pueblos, which were the hamlets of the Native American Indians.

The city is abundant in diversity, with a variety of dining, nightlife, outdoor recreation and lodging options. Flagstaff is the hotspot for experiencing the wonders of Southwest. Today, Flagstaff is slowly becoming a honeypot for tourists and travellers to get a fun day tour out. Modern explorers, outdoor adventurers and cultural enthusiasts make their way to Flagstaff to explore the sheer and immense beauty and grandeur of the place. People head out to seek the charm and freedom the region provides. It is at the junction of two major U.S. interstates served by a regional airport, which has direct flights to many states.

The first settlement in this place was in the 1880s, when the flag of the United States was flown. The initial engagements of sorts in the city attracted the railroad industry to the town. The early economy was based on timber, sheep and cattle. Flagstaff is located on a mountain surrounded by volcanoes, in the heart of the Coconino national forest. Any type of desert climate can be found below its elevation 100 miles from Flagstaff.

Flagstaff Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Flagstaff tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: UTC -7
  • Currency: American Dollar (USD)
  • Electricity and Internet: Standard output is 110-120V. WiFi connectivity is present almost everywhere and cellular connectivity provides 3G and 4G services.
  • Languages: Predominantly English speaking population.
  • Security: Dial 911 or emergencies.
  • Tipping: Tipping is highly appreciated everywhere on good service but is not compulsory.

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Facts and Stats for Flagstaff*

  • Pollution Statistics in Flagstaff

    Know the pollution level of Flagstaff before you plan your visit.

    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Flagstaff: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Flagstaff for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Flagstaff.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.5 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 31.25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 31.25 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 93.75 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 31.25 (Low)
  • Living in Flagstaff - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 71.48 (High)
    • Climate Index 42.11 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 6.9 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 24 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 61.11 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.49 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Flagstaff

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Flagstaff

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 71 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.48 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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