It’s no secret that Flagstaff, Arizona is one of our favorite places in the U.S. Since we’ve been visiting the area since 2015, we want to share some of our favorite dog friendly things to do in Flagstaff along with tips for campers and RVers.
At 7,000 feet in elevation, Flagstaff is nestled at the base of the San Francisco Peaks offering activities year round for outdoor enthusiasts. Flagstaff is also a popular destination for overland enthusiasts especially when one of the most popular overland events is going on.
Keep in mind some of these businesses are temporarily closed or have limited service right now. Before you visit, call for updated information or reach out to the Official Tourism Office of Flagstaff for assistance.
Things to Do in Flagstaff
Most of these places are dog friendly, which is one of the reasons we enjoy visiting Flagstaff so much.
Take a Stroll Around Buffalo Park
Start the morning with a brisk walk through Buffalo Park. The Nate Avery Trail is a 2 mile loop around the park with nice views of the San Francisco Peaks. Dogs are allowed on the trail but they must be kept on a leash.
Depending on the time of year you visit this park, water fountains may be turned off. As a general rule, we always bring filtered water.
Enjoy a Cup of Coffee at Macy’s
Flagstaff’s charming Historic Downtown has several local cafes where you can enjoy a delicious hot or cold beverage. The first coffee spot we were introduced to is Macy’s European Coffeehouse on Beaver Street. This local’s favorite also serves a variety of breakfast and lunch favorites including vegetarian options.
Metered parking is enforced in this area of Downtown Flagstaff, read the signs to avoid a parking ticket.
Sample the Craft Beers in Flagstaff
The founders of Mother Road Brewing live by the creed “finding joy in the adventure” and we’re 100% on board with that. This local independent brewery has two locations to choose from where you can purchase beers to go. Try one of the year round beers like the Tower IPA or Conserve and Protect Kölsch style ale.
When the patio is open, “socialized and well behaved dogs” are welcome at both Mother Road Brewing locations.
Climb Up the San Francisco Peaks
The mountains in Flagstaff are decorated with tall pines and snowy peaks. Drive up to the San Francisco Peaks and see what trails and views you discover.
The Humphreys Peak is the highest summit at 12,633 feet in elevation.
Pick Up a Loaf of Bread from Village Baker
We love finding local bakeries whenever we visit a place. Village Baker in Flagstaff has a great selection of freshly baked breads that you can purchase from their bakery or find at local grocery stores.
The 9 grain and honey whole wheat are two of our favorites.
Tips for Full Time Travelers and Road Lifers
For those of you camping in Flagstaff or staying in your RV, here are a few helpful tips:
- Showers are available at Little America Travel Center. Cost is per use, which means couples can shower together for the same price. Towels, shampoo, bubble bath soap included.
- Free RV dump at select gas stations in town. Check AllStays for the latest information.
- There is a locker at the Whole Foods in Flagstaff where you can send your Amazon orders.
- Fry’s Automotive is a local auto repair shop that worked on our truck when we needed service and repairs.
Where to Stay in Flagstaff
We usually find free dispersed camping near Flagstaff. Most recently, we booked a vacation rental through Airbnb that we really enjoyed. If you’re new to Airbnb, use our referral link to receive a credit towards your first booking.
Whether you’re traveling in a camper or staying at a vacation rental, I hope you enjoy Flagstaff as much as we do!
What are some of your favorite things to do in Flagstaff?