BerettaFest 2022 Proposal - Flagstaff, AZ

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BerettaFest 2022 Proposal - Flagstaff, AZ

Postby lmnjlo » Thu Aug 12, 2021 12:07 am

Sure, you have been to green pastures and flat countryside’s, you have even looked up to past Presidents and an amazing tower that the Devil seemed to have placed. Now it’s time to look down! Welcome to the American Southwest! The gateway to the Grand Canyon, Route 66, Meteor Crater. I’m talking about Flagstaff, Arizona!
Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts year-round with its spacious vistas and cool, clean mountain air. At an elevation of 7,000 feet (2,135 m), in the midst of the world’s largest ponderosa pine forest, Flagstaff is a hub of activity where an electric mix of small-town charm and endless outdoor adventure beckons. With tons of outdoor activities, we will be able to visit places where the sky has fallen, the ground has been carved out by water, lava has flowed, and Indians had settled.
History buffs will delight in the Route 66 nostalgia and the museums and attractions dedicated to Flagstaff’s Native American culture and old west legacy. Those who like to hit the town will have a hard time choosing between all of the locally-owned shops, restaurants, and galleries in historic downtown. Flagstaff isn’t just a pit stop on the way to the Grand Canyon. Nor is it a tourist trap — the food scene and dedication to local ingredients has exploded over the past few years, making it worthy of a day trip, or better yet, a full-fledged food vacation. Don’t forget to check out Lowell Observatory where Pluto was discovered!
Come to Flagstaff and check off items on your bucket list that will leave you in awe for life! Just watch where you are walking, it’s a steep drop!

BerettaFest Flagstaff Proposed Itinerary:

Wednesday, June 22nd:


10am-2pm – BerettaFest Check-in/Registration at the hotel. Lots of parking.

3pm – (Optional) Hang out and visit downtown. Great food and a lot of pubs to visit and try some local cuisine.

6pm – BerettaFest annual Taco Night! (Kick off the weekend with the tastiest tacos south of the Rockies!)

Thursday, June 23rd:

9:00am – Depart for the Grand Canyon! – 85 mile drive to enter Grand Canyon Village. Each vehicle is $35 for a 7 day pass, or opt for a annual pass for $80. https://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm

11:00am – Dine together in the cafeteria or explore the Grand Canyon Village on your own and find what suits you. https://www.grandcanyonlodges.com/dine/ ... cafeteria/ This area will have the most shopping, food options and parking. This will allow us to stay together as a group to explore tons of look out points into the Grand Canyon. (This is also where you can take the hike and walk down the trail all the way to the Colorado River. You can also rent and ride a Donkey down the trail. Keep in mind this is about a 5 hour trip down walking and about 7 hours back up….so this you may want to hold off on. Also keep in mind there are signs that state if you get stuck down there…..nobody is gonna come get you)

We can spend the rest of the day traveling along the lower loop (36 miles total) where you can stop and walk out to different viewpoints looking into the Grand Canyon, including the Desert View Watchtower. They also have an excellent ice cream shop and tourist shop.

6:00pm – Enjoy downtown eateries or get together at a local restaurant. Check out some great places on Route 66!

Friday, June 24th:

10:00am: Tour Meteor Crater! Open until 7pm. 43 Miles away. This true wonder happened over 50,000 years ago, with a force of over 2.5 million tons of TNT, traveling at 26,000 mph, this ¾ mile crater was created. Must see in person. Adults are $20, kids are $11 https://meteorcrater.com/

10:00am (Optional) – Sedona. 45 miles. Head south to explore more wonderous views, cliffs, and mountains. Ditch the pavement and hit the trail a Jeep off-road adventure. Fees range from $45 and up for adults, depending on the tour. https://www.pinkadventuretours.com/tours/sedona-tours

Optional: Head to Wupatki Ruins. 53 miles. Head over to an Indian Pueblo. See the buildings they lived in and learn about the history of this tribe. If you purchased the pass from the Grand Canyon this will be free. https://www.nps.gov/wupa/index.htm

Optional: Explore the local caves and parks including Lowell Observatory https://lowell.edu/visit/experiences/

3:00pm – 31 miles Go Karts! Park opens from 3pm until 7pm. 2 hours worth of racing, $15 per person. https://grandcanyongokarts.com/


Saturday, June 25th:

10am – Leave hotel and head to Bushmaster Park

10:30 – 3pm – Picnic, CarShow and Food. Tons of parking. Playground; two lighted tennis courts; sand volleyball court; two lighted basketball courts; six picnic ramadas; permanent restrooms; skate park; roller skating arena; four horseshoe courts; dog park https://www.flagstaff.az.gov/DocumentCe ... ark?bidId=

4pm – Explore the City! Lots of local breweries! Explore some natural caves and parks.

Sunday, June 26th:

Grab a local donut and say goodbyes.

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Re: BerettaFest 2021 Proposal - Flagstaff, AZ

Postby Styluss » Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:27 pm

Bravo! Well done sir.


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