this was the state capitol decades ago. there are a LOT of very interesting old buildings. and there are a lot of nice little stores and interesting restaurants. well worth the trip.
As a travel writer and photographer, I appreciate the rarity of a historic district that retains its original vitality rather than a recreation. Here you will find not one but three historic hotels that have been serving guests for decades, wonderful shops, the Palace (voted best historic saloon in Arizona by True West magazine), and dining for every budget and... More
Nice office buildings and some Victorian homes close by but several restaurants were permanently closed and there were 4 or 5 seedy dives on the main street. The big boxes and chain eateries have killed downtown.
Downtown Prescott is full of history and charm. The lovely courthouse square is a great place to walk or have a picnic. The shops surrounding and off the square are full of variety and carry all kinds of unique art, jewelry, antiques and decorator items. There are numerous restaurants to choose from, all within walking distance, and a block or... More
Everything was in walking distance...could have done day trips to lots of other places.
It's fun walking down the street that Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp and Little Egypt strolled. The block of Montezuma Street on the west side of the Courthouse is called Whiskey Row. There are still some bars there but some are gone. My favorite is Jersey Lilly's on the second floor over the Palace. (there's an elevator). You can sit out... More
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