PRESCOTT
ELEVATION5,368 FEET
MAJOR SHOPPING CENTERFRONTIER VILLAGE
NOTABLE DESIGNATIONARIZONA'S CHRISTMAS CITY
Called one of the top 5 places to retire, “Hometown America” and a top 10 western town, Prescott has a lot to offer. The area itself is absolutely gorgeous with five lakes, mountains to explore as well as the Prescott National Forest. Outdoor lovers have made this a go-to vacation destination, as there is access to just about any recreational activity you could want.
Beyond the fishing, hiking, kayaking and swimming, Prescott is also known for its rich historic offerings. The tales of some of the best-known names of the old west days touch this town. Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp are among other cowboys rumored to have passed through here.
  • WHISKEY ROW

    At one time in its history, this strip had upwards of 40 saloons. Today, Whiskey Row is a huge tourist attraction. There are shops, restaurants and still some very active saloons. They actually celebrate the strip with an annual shoot out that is not to be missed.

  • WORLD’S OLDEST RODEO

    If you have a cowboy past, you’re going to be known for rodeo. In tandem especially with Prescott Frontier Days, this rodeo is certainly one to see. Starting in 1888, they’ve been one of the area’s premiere draws for those who love to watch the buckin’ broncs, as well as for those experiencing rodeo for the first time.

  • THE SEASONS

    Unlike some of the more arid regional climates to be found in Arizona, Prescott is fairly moderate. With an average temperature of around 70, it is rarely uncomfortable. In the fall you can see the leaves change, in spring watch flowers bloom and in the summer take advantage of all the lakes have to offer.

THE WEATHER
  • Prescott sits at an elevation of over a mile high. This makes all seasons cooler than much of the state. Winter will get a few inches of snow. The area has a lot of holiday celebrations and is popular in December.

  • Spring is very mild and dry. April highs reach the upper 60s with a lot of sunshine.

  • Prescott offers a bit of an escape to beat the heat in other Arizona cities. Daily highs reach the mid- to upper-80s. Summer is technically the wet season and the area receives some showers that cool down the town.

  • Fall is much like the spring. October highs are in the low-70s.