Flagstaff promotes itself as the ideal base for exploring Northern Arizona, but with so much to do here, why would you ever leave? Start with a visit to the Museum of Northern Arizona, especially if you have a dinosaur lover in your family. Cross the road and explore the Pioneer Museum . You can’t miss the engine and caboose out front. Then, wind down with a stroll through the Arboretum at Flagstaff. Finally, spend the evening gazing at stars through the telescopes at Lowell Observatory .