Fresh mountain air; historic buildings and neighborhoods; hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails; small-town charm just 90 minutes north of Phoenix; Prescott offers a plethora of attractions with a laid-back flair that have earned it it's reputation as "Everybody's Hometown". Whether you're longing for an escape from desert heat or planning your vacation to the southwest, Prescott's old-west history, arts and culture, outdoor recreational opportunities and enjoyable climate are alluring to all walks of life.
Art aficionados can stroll through the numerous galleries in the downtown area to find pottery, paintings, sparkling glass, handmade jewelry and furniture created by local artists. Make sure to take home a bit of history from one of the four Prescott museums, including the Sharlot Hall Museum and the Smoki Museum of Indian Art & Culture. Four area theaters are home to symphony, ballet, and dramatic presentations throughout the year.
Shoppers will delight in the treasures found in the Prescott antique stores lining Cortez Street and scattered throughout the city Seekers of one-of-a-kind home accents and apparel relish in the numerous boutiques found only in downtown Prescott.
Crisp, clean air and blue skies make Prescott a haven to outdoor enthusiasts. Hikers and bicyclists enjoy more than 450 miles of recreational trails, while water sports fans treasure the five area lakes throughout the Prescott Valley. If you love to gamble, the convenience of two casinos will be sure to jump-start your lucky streak. Keep an eye open for the motorcycle clubs that are often seen tossing a few back while listening to live music on world famous Whiskey Row.