Econo Lodge University
914 S. Milton Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-6386
Phone: (928) 774-7326
Fax: (928) 774-7328
Each week, this downtown book seller selects a different subject area and features books of that genre at half-off the regular price. The owners carry a full range of subjects, from local history and culture to national best sellers. You'll also find a good selection of cards, calendars and magazines here. If you don't immediately find what you're looking for, be sure to ask one of the friendly staff members; they'll help you locate the desired material, or will try to find it for you elsewhere.
If you're looking for adventure in the forests, canyons and deserts around Flagstaff, check out this highly visible outdoors equipment store downtown opposite from the train station. Both sales and rentals are available for camping, fly-fishing, hiking and winter sports. This includes clothing, footwear, gifts, tents, as well as advice from a very knowledgeable staff. A large selection of brand-name equipment is also available.
Historic Flagstaff was established around the railroad, so there's no more appropriate place to start your downtown tour than the visitor's center located in a railroad station. When the rails subsided, this logging town grew around Route 66, but visitors can still see plenty of historic features that centered around these two different means of transportation. Don't miss the 1888 Babbitt Brothers Trading Company building (constructed in a Renaissance Revival style), the Spanish Colonial Hotel Monte Vista and the 1920's Weatherford Hotel. Many restaurants, bars and shops in this area also retain the charm and nostalgia of yesteryear. A couple of local spots include Flagstaff Brewing Company and Beaver Street Brewery.
This well-stocked downtown sporting goods dealer has everything you need to hit the slopes in winter and the hiking trails and local lakes in the spring, fall and summer. When you have the sudden urge to ski at Snowbowl, but don't have the gear, never fear. This place has complete and reasonably priced downhill, cross-country and snowboard packages. You'll also find a full spectrum of camping and hiking gear and water sports equipment, as well as all manner of items for individual and group sports activities. The staff is trained to help you select the size and style that best fits your abilities and your goals.
Opened in 1972 by local writer and character Cosmic Ray this full service bicycle shop is made for and by those who love to ride. All the staff are highly experienced in both service and riding and are willing to share their expertise with you. Cosmic Ray offers a full 24 point bike inspection on tune ups, plus bike's purchased at Cosmic's include 6 months free service and the chance to test ride before making your final decision. If you're building your own custom bike, look forward to a 10% discount on your purchases here. Although they only carry a limited amount of makers, you can be sure that these are the best available bikes on the market as well as fully tested and confirmed by Cosmic's staff. -Herman Sims
Historic Brewing Company is the dream of John Kennelly who along with his sister, Carole, brother, Tom and mom, Sherrill, opened this brewery in 2013. Though it is relatively new, this microbrewery has garnered enough attention due to their delicious brews and friendly ambiance. Their taproom is open every Wednesday through Sunday, though the timings are limited and differ during weekends. It features nine taps which includes their regular and rotating beers. You can also buy their merchandise from their on-site store.
Westcor's bright and trendy mall is Northern Arizona's only completely indoor shopping center and features more than 60 retailers beneath one roof. Anchored by JCPenney, Dillard's and Sears, the mall offers everything from boutique clothiers to toy stores, gift shops, salons, electronics retailers, shoe and sporting goods stores and jewelers. You'll also find tasty snacks and full meals at the mall's food court and a two-screen theater playing the latest releases. A stacked stone fireplace in the center court adds a cozy welcome to the otherwise bright and spacious mall.
Randall's, voted “Best Of Flagstaff” is a widely known name throughout town for carrying an astonishing range of fine meat and cheeses, including a full line of Boarshead deli meats. The staff gladly share their extensive knowledge about their products with patrons as they make a selection, which can be a bit tricky given the variety. The market also supplies kiosks at Flagstaff farmers markets, as well as supplying several outfitting and outdoor activity and tour companies with packed lunches for excursions. Just want a sandwich to go? Randall's can help you there too! -Herman Sims
For the chocoholics in your life, the Sedona Fudge Company will satisfy their dark habit's infernal urge. Using an original Mackinac Island recipe, Sedona Fudge tempts with a variety of fudge flavors. Choose from Peanut Butter, wonderful Amaretto Walnut, Maple Pecan, Chocolate Cream Cheese or a dreamy Chocolate Rasberry. Great gift baskets are customizable here as well, starting at $25. The staff will even ship your selection for a small fee.
If you are looking to buy a souvenir as a tribute to your visit to the Wild West, this place offers the goods for cowpokes. Custom-crafted leather products made from a variety of skins are offered here. Choose from Buckskin shirts and vests in addition to leather jackets and dusters. The place also carries an assortment of rugs, Indian-style artifacts and non-traditional rattlesnake vests and coats. Caribou and steer hides are also available for purchase. The shop is located in the historic George Jordan Sales Building in Uptown Sedona.
If Sedona is a feast for the senses, don't forget to feed your cranium! This uptown hot spot is the oldest full-service book and gift store in town. Every shelf is stuffed with stories to teach, inspire and entertain. Music, videos and Southwest gifts are available too, for that hard-to-please person on your souvenir-shopping list. Also find books and maps for hiking, biking and vortex enthusiasts. Choose a coffee table picture book or an expose on native lore and peruse the pages by the window—you'll appreciate the red rock views.
Unique gifts from indigenous Southwestern peoples are featured in this little shop in the lovely Tlaquepaque artisan village. Find unusual jewelry and belt designs, from snake links to horse jewelry. Choose from one-of-a-kind work from artists of the American Southwest as well as a few pieces from South America are highlighted. Also find kachinas and gifts of all sizes, shapes and colors here to commemorate your trip to the area.