Escape the Heat: Your Flagstaff Weekend Itinerary

BY Rebecca Kleinman | June 14, 2018 | Feature

As Valley temps start to soar, Flagstaff doesn't need to sell itself. The growing city's abundance of festivals, outdoor activities and independent shops, restaurants and breweries are mere bonuses that seem to get better every season. Take a drive up north with these places in mind.

Stop 1
Prospective residents participating in Pine Canyon’s Discovery Visit program can experience the exclusive golf community through its new Club Cabins (from $1,050 for two-night packages; 1201 E. John Wesley Powell Blvd., 928.779.5700). A couple of rentals with contemporary or rustic interiors by Arcadia Design Group are ready for springtime jaunts. Both accommodate large parties too, since each features a main unit with two bedrooms and a full kitchen connected to separate end suites for several combinations totaling up to 3,500 square feet.

Stop 2
After ending a popular lunch rush due to its small staff, Coppa Cafe (1300 S. Milton Road, 928.637.6813) introduced happy hour three days a week. Patrons are reunited with lemon oil-cured pickle plates, a three-bite version of the Reuben sandwich and those addictively famous “Frenched” fries (try them with cactus creme fraiche dipping sauce). Foraged local elderberries creep into cocktails about this time; though some days call for a stiff martini whose ponderosa pine-infused vodka could be gin’s cousin.

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