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drive-cations / 202 TRAVEL / • Don’t miss the kid-friendly area at camp this year, which will include interactive football-themed activities Destination Dining Watching 100 grown men exhaust themselves on the field is a great way to help build up an appetite! “In recent years, in addition to its abundant family food offerings, Flagstaff has really become a foodie destination,” said Joanne Hudson of the Flagstaff Convention and Visitors’ Bureau. If traveling with the family, Hudson recommends the following best bets: • Granny’s Closet – family favorites coupled with personal flat screen TVs at each booth • Galaxy Diner – space-age décor and old-fashioned milkshakes • Sakura Restaurant – hidden gem with family-friendly teppanyaki tables inside Radisson Woodlands Hotel If visiting with friends or looking to explore the area’s hottest spots, Hudson recommends: • Tinderbox Kitchen – re-imagined American cuisine with exceptional Arizona wines Alpine Pedaler per person or for groups, families, parties. www.alpinepedaler.com Action Attractions Today, there is more to summer in Flagstaff than just food, drink and the Arizona Cardinals. After camp and before dinner, hot attractions abound! “One of Arizona’s newest attractions is the just-opened Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course, which is a treetop adventure course for the whole family,” said Hudson. The park features distinct adventures, all including cable bridges, Tarzan ropes, ziplines, swings, ladders and more, based on age, height, weight and physical fitness. All adult courses are divided into four categories: • GREEN – Minimum Elevation/ Minimum Skill • BLUE – Medium Elevation/Medium Skill • RED – Advanced Elevation/ Advanced Skill • BLACK – Most Advanced Elevation/Most Advanced Skill There is also an extensive adven- Other attractions in and near Flagstaff: • Lowell Observatory • Out of Africa Wildlife Park • Sedona Wine Country • Bearizona For expanded information on Flagstaff summer attractions and activities, please visit flagstaffarizona.org. Ladder ropes obstacle • Brix – Conde Nast award-winner known for farm-to-table delicacies • Cottage Place – Fine dining, chef-driven and Flagstaff’s longestrunning high-end eatery Alpine Pedaler Flagstaff’s first and only human powered party on wheels, available ture course designed specifically for children. “Even while swinging high above the ground, I felt safe at all times – exhilarated, really,” said participant Tesa Martin, who noted participants are secured to a lifeline at all times. For more information, please visit flagstaffextreme.com. For those looking for a little more relaxation on their drive-cation, Arizona Snowbowl provides the perfect outdoor activity. In the summer months, the popular winter ski destination re-imagines its chairlift as a sky ride with views of the Grand Canyon. In July, the venue also boasts expansive hiking trails, ranger programs for kids and even organized sports activities. For more information, please visit arizonasnowbowl.com. 202magazine.com / JULY 2012 / 202 MAGAZINE 23