A quick zip up north on a hot day is always a good idea. A few weeks ago, my hot-weather-weary family and I hit the road “just because” and were rewarded with a perfect day in Everybody’s Hometown: Prescott. Check out what made our spontaneous trip one of our favorites ever.
Prescott is just a couple hours’ drive up north – it’s not quite as far as Flagstaff and it’s a small town paradise. We set Google Maps for “Courthouse Square” and we were dropped into all the action of downtown. Courthouse Square itself is a beautiful park right in the heart of Prescott. There may be a festival going on or there may just be people playing on the lawn in the amazing weather. We brought a frisbee and I brought my book so I got a little reading in while my husband and girls played.
Once we worked up an appetite, we checked out a local restaurant with some serious Yelp love – Farm Provisions. We were NOT disappointed. Hubby and I shared some delicious apps (don’t sleep on the crab cakes) and my big kid dove into the kid-size steak and cleaned.her.plate. We opted not to bring our dogs this particular trip since we didn’t know what we’d get ourselves up to, but Farm Provisions (and many of the other restaurants in town) has a dog-friendly patio.
After lunch, it was time for a bit of shopping. Prescott has a big “mall” type storefront that houses multiple local shops – Bashford Courts. Everything from local spice blends and coffees to trinkets, t-shirts, and my new-favorite hat. Another favorite a little off the main square is the Hike Shack where we picked up a few things for our upcoming camping trip. It’s a great local store and they even offer discounts for military and educators.
Looking for a new experience, we rested our shopping-weary feet at a local meadery, Superstition Meadery. We sampled some really unique adult bevvies and our kids sipped on Shirley temples. It was a very chill atmosphere with yummy sharing plates and we highly recommend the tasting flights!
After a little ice cream treat, we headed back to the Courthouse to play and shake out the wiggles before a trip back down the mountain to home. We laid in the grass, pet all the dogs, and listened to local musicians just hanging out in the square.
After a FULL day of fun in less-horrible sun, we were treated to a few sprinkles of rain on our walk back to the car, and ended up back home in time for dinner, baths, and bedtime.
Prescott is an amazing family-friendly town. Explore all its local goodness – restaurants, shops, fests – and tell us what you love most!