Looking to build a second or third home and considering Prescott, Arizona for your project? Prescott is a small and beautiful city in central Arizona that offers breathtaking natural landscapes within minutes, a thriving downtown, and plenty of outdoor activities year-round. You can easily enjoy horseback riding, kayaking, camping, mountain biking, visit local breweries, eat at some of our great restaurants, and go shopping. The best part is that the city offers year-round average temperature of 70°.
Even with such great temperatures, Prescott still has four distinct seasons, each with something great to do. Read on to find out some of the best ways to enjoy Prescott in the winter.
How to Enjoy Prescott in the Winter
Courthouse Park Holiday Lights and Parade
Prescott has everything you need to get into the holiday spirit (sometimes it even snows). Each year, the town of Prescott hosts a holiday parade and displays thousands of lights in its historic Courthouse Park Plaza.
Whiskey Row is one of the most well-known areas of Prescott. This stretch is full of restaurants, bars, art galleries, and hotels. Once a popular area in the Old West, this part of town goes back to the mid-1800s and is home to Arizona’s oldest saloon. The best part? Whiskey Row can be enjoyed in all types of weather!
Thumb Butte Hiking Trail
One of the most popular hiking trails in the Prescott area, the Thumb Butte trail is a moderate hike that offers wonderful natural views all year long. Located in Prescott National Forest, it’s just a short drive from downtown.
Sharlot Hall Museum
If that occasional snow does hit while you’re in Prescott, you can stay warm by visiting the indoor/outdoor Sharlot Hall Museum. This museum allows visitors to explore different historic buildings alongside more modern exhibits. You can learn all about the history of Prescott and its surrounding areas. Enjoy the crisp winter air as you stroll through the museum complex and get warm once you’re inside!
Bill Williams Mountain Trail
Hiking the Bill Williams Mountain Trail its entire length will offer stunning mountaintop views. It is a long hike, a bit over 7.5 miles, but you can easily turn around after a mile or 2 and still get the same beautiful vistas.
Elks Theatre Opera House
The Elks Opera House was built in 1905 and renovated in 2010. This popular venue offers a variety of musical and theatrical performances throughout the year. You can even tour the inside during the week. It’s the perfect way to get out of chilly weather or take a break after a long winter hike. The giant Elk on the roof makes it very easy to find.
Wolf Creek Falls
Take a trip to Wolf Creek Falls this winter for a truly amazing view. Getting to the falls is an easy walk at just less than a mile. In the winter, the cold temperatures create icicles on the falls that make for some spectacular sights.
Schedule A Meeting to Review Your Building Project
The best part about Prescott is that just outside its thriving downtown are acres of beautiful natural landscapes perfect for building your next home. These communities offer unobstructed views of surrounding mountains and natural forests. If you’re looking to build your next home in Prescott, schedule a meeting to review your project with a member of our team at RES Contracting today. We’d love to help out on your next project.