Prescott Adventure Guide

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Day Trip To Prescott From Scottsdale

Escape the heat of the valley and embark on a memorable day trip to Prescott! Located just a 2-hour drive from Scottsdale, this charming city offers a delightful respite from the bustling urban life. With its old west historic feel, Prescott is a treasure trove of unique experiences and attractions. And if you have extra time, why not make a weekend of it and explore the nearby town of Jerome as well? Get ready to immerse yourself in a bygone era, stroll along historic streets, visit saloons on Whiskey Row, explore the great outdoors, and discover the cultural heritage of this captivating destination. Let’s hit the road and embark on a memorable adventure to Prescott

Fun Activities & Attractions:

  • Fishing at Watson Lake: Start your day by immersing yourself in the natural beauty of Watson Lake. Enjoy a peaceful fishing experience surrounded by stunning landscapes and tranquil waters. Cast your line and embrace the serenity of this picturesque location.


  • Whiskey Row: Make your way to Whiskey Row and step back in time at the Palace Restaurant & Saloon. With staff dressed in period costumes, this iconic establishment exudes an authentic old west feel. Sip on refreshing drinks and soak up the rich history and lively ambiance of this legendary saloon.


  • Downtown Antique Stores: Indulge your love for treasures and explore the downtown antique stores. Uncover unique finds, vintage items, and collectibles as you stroll through these charming establishments. Who knows, you might discover a hidden gem!


  • Courthouse Square: Take a leisurely stroll around the Courthouse Square, a vibrant hub where you can admire the charming architecture, relax on park benches, and soak in the ambiance of this historic area. Enjoy the pleasant atmosphere and take in the sights.


  • Museum of Indigenous People: Immerse yourself in the rich Native American heritage at the Museum of Indigenous People. Discover captivating exhibits showcasing the culture, art, and history of indigenous peoples. Gain a deeper understanding of their traditions and contributions.


  • Hiking in Prescott National Forest: Escape into nature and explore the wonders of Prescott National Forest. Lace up your hiking boots and embark on scenic trails that wind through the breathtaking landscapes of this pristine wilderness. Enjoy fresh air, stunning views, and a rejuvenating outdoor experience.


  • Prescott Frontier Days (World’s Oldest Rodeo): If you happen to visit during the end of June to July 4th, be sure to experience the Prescott Frontier Days, also known as the World’s Oldest Rodeo. Witness thrilling rodeo events, lively performances, and immerse yourself in the vibrant western culture that Prescott celebrates.


  • Sharlot Hall MuseumDelve into the past at the Sharlot Hall Museum heritage site. Explore historic buildings, artifacts, and exhibits that showcase the region’s heritage and pioneer history. Gain insights into the early days of Prescott and Arizona.

Popular Restaurants To Try:

  • Bill’s Pizza: Delight in mouthwatering pizzas with a variety of creative toppings at this popular local spot.
  • Bistro St. Michael: Experience fine dining in a charming atmosphere with a menu featuring delectable American cuisine and global influences.
  • El Gato Azul: Indulge in a fusion of Mediterranean and Latin flavors, accompanied by a wide selection of craft cocktails and live music.
  • Farm Provisions: Enjoy farm-to-table dining at its best, with a menu featuring seasonal and locally sourced ingredients for a fresh and flavorful experience.
  • Murphy’s Restaurant: Savor classic American comfort food and hearty dishes, including their famous prime rib, in a relaxed and welcoming setting.
  • Papa’s Italian Restaurant: Treat yourself to authentic Italian cuisine with a menu offering a variety of pasta dishes, pizzas, and homemade desserts.
  • Superstition Meadery: Discover the world of mead, an ancient honey-based beverage, and enjoy tastings and unique flavors at this meadery.
  • Tara Fine Thai Cuisine: Delight in the bold and aromatic flavors of Thai cuisine, with a menu featuring traditional dishes made with fresh ingredients.
  • The Barley Hound: Experience a gastropub with a wide selection of craft beers and a creative menu featuring elevated pub fare and globally inspired dishes.
  • The Local Prescott: Embrace a farm-to-table experience with a menu highlighting locally sourced ingredients, showcasing the flavors of the region.
  • The Peacock Dining Room: Dine in an elegant setting with a menu that combines American classics and international influences, offering a memorable culinary experience.
  • The Raven Cafe: Enjoy a vibrant atmosphere, live music, and a diverse menu featuring dishes made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients.

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