Adventure beckons in Prescott, AZ during the delightful, sunny days of summer. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or the partaker of summer events, there is something for everyone in this idyllic mountain town.
Having beautiful scenic vistas, this mountainous region of Arizona offers many outdoor recreational activities. Just outside of Prescott you’ll discover many lakes, camping areas, wooded state parks, national forests, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, and rugged terrain. For lazy days at Prescott’s nearby lakes you can fish, have a picnic, go boating, pitch a tent and stay awhile, and/or go hiking on the many trails that beckon. Lynx Lake surrounded by ponderosa pines, happens to be a popular spot, where gold panning and horseback riding are favorite activities. Not interested in physical activities, try wildlife watching! Bring your binoculars and cameras, because these forested lake areas, national forests, and state parks have plenty of wildlife, such as deer, antelope and bald eagles to name a few. It’s always fun to drive your car or ride a motorcycle along scenic roads that take you to breathtaking places in these mountains.
Don’t forget about the lush vineyards in Prescott’s Verde Valley. So be sure to travel through Prescott’s wine region and sip the wines that have breathed in the pure fresh pine-scented air. Also there are winery tours that will take you to wineries near towns like Page Springs, Sedona, Cottonwood, and the quaint village of Jerome. Tourists should take advantage of these tours for the sheer pleasure of tasting these fabulous wines, experiencing the northern Arizona wine country, and breathing in fresh mountain air.
The picturesque town of Prescott sits in the mountains where pine trees and blue skies meet. There’s a lot of adventures awaiting you in just this town alone during the summer months. Fun places to visit would be Whiskey Row and the Courthouse Plaza where the Old Courthouse sits. Whiskey Row is where saloons lined the street over a hundred years ago. Be sure to go to the 100 block of S. Montezuma St. where Whisky Row lies, and check out the Hotel St. Michael, the Bird Cage Saloon, the Jersey Lilly, and Hooligan’s. Stroll along this historic district and you will think you’ve gone back in time.
June brings the Summer Concert Series where musical acts perform at the courthouse plaza. The Bill West Quintet, the Central Arizona Concert Band, and Southern Flight are some of the artist you will be hearing. The Prescott Jazz Summit takes off with many musical guests, and tasty food venders and exciting art exhibits keep you entertained throughout the day and evenings. The Prescott Bluegrass Festival happens on June 27th at the Courthouse Plaza also. Some of the artists have been The Sonoran Dogs, The Central Valley Boys, and the Blue Moon. Theatre lovers will enjoy Shakespeare in the Pines with adult beverages, catered appetizers, coffee, and desserts. In July, the Prescott Rodeo Days Fine Art & Craft Show takes place from the 3rd to the 5th. This event includes the World’s Oldest Rodeo, Whiskey Row Boot Races, Frontier Days Parade, street dances, and so much more.
There are many other activities that will keep your mornings and afternoons fun-filled. The Prescott Center for the Arts is a great place to go to spend an afternoon. The Prescott Farmers Market has a smorgasbord of farm fresh produce, artisan baked goods, arts and crafts made by the locals, and other interesting things. This summer market is open every Saturday through October and is held on the Yavapai College grounds. There’s also the Annual Yavapai Classic Cruisers Car Show, as well as, the Prescott Antique Auto Club Car Show. Beer lovers will enjoy the Mile High Brewfest where the finest craft beer can be sampled. This fun festival offers great food, music, and even a kid’s zone and can be found on Cortez Street in downtown Prescott on June 20th. During the evening, families will enjoy taking their kids for a picnic and a movie in the park. There are also nearby casinos for some gambling action, cocktails, and night life for the adult crowd.
With all these fun-filled activities, like outdoor adventures, bird and wildlife watching, wine tasting, musical festivals, Shakespeare plays, rodeos, historical sites, casinos, and so much more, Prescott is the place to go this summer. Prescott has a lot to offer and that’s why college students, families and adults all love experiencing the many adventures awaiting them in this fun, historic town in the mountains.
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