It’s no secret that Prescott, AZ, is rife with lodging, dining, and entertainment options for out-of-towners looking for a rural respite. What may not be as well-known? It’s also a rising hot spot for hosting meetings and events on the West Coast—especially since the city offers direct flights from Los Angeles and Denver international airports.
As event and meeting professionals begin to safely fill their teams’ 2021 calendars with socially distant live events, corporate meetings, and team-building trips, here are just three of the many reasons why you should choose Prescott as your host city.
- The city’s breathtaking nature is primed for outdoor team-building activities, allowing for safe in-person gatherings.
Thanks to Prescott’s over 450 miles of groomed trails that are complemented by three picturesque lakes and 12 parks, opportunities are endless for corporate groups to enjoy some fresh air coupled with outdoor team-building activities—from hiking, kayaking, and canoeing to stand-up paddleboarding, bird-watching, horseback riding, and much more. And for those that prefer hitting the links over the lake, or simply need an outdoor space to conduct deals with clients, seven different golf courses are yours for the taking.
- Prescott’s historical sites and art museums offer a refreshing respite from busy breakout sessions.
The only thing richer than Prescott’s lush trails is its history, which is why guests won’t want to let their trip go by without paying a visit to one (or more!) of the city’s history and art museums overflowing with awe-inspiring artifacts and masterpieces. With Prescott once being a territorial capital of Arizona, the destination is home to three of the state’s most coveted museums: Sharlot Hall Museum, The Phippen Museum of Western Art, and the Smoki Museum. A bonus for visting history buffs: Snag a ticket to the Blue Rose Theater to experience its entire season of historically based plays.
Looking for the perfect guided tour for your team? Look no further than the Prescott Heritage Trail and History Hunt Adventure. The historical 90-minute walking tour of downtown Prescott boasts a can’t-miss series of self-guided activities that reveal some of the city’s most historical landmarks and popular cultural attractions. Historical highlights of the interactive tour include the Governor’s Mansion built in 1864 on the grounds of the Sharlot Hall Museum, the Hassayampa Inn built in 1927, Elks Theater & Opera House, The Carnegie Library, and more. Tip: The walking tour makes for a memorable meeting break as well as a top-choice team-building activity for corporate groups.
- Post-meeting entertainment and eats are easily accessible.
When the breakout sessions end and keynote speakers conclude their messages for the day, Prescott’s nightlife, entertainment, and dining scene gets its chance to shine. Local dining spots intermingle with familiar fare throughout downtown Prescott, while watering holes with unmatched drink menus line the famed Whiskey Row, where saloons from the Gold Rush era were rebuilt following the fires that destroyed the strip in 1900.
Need more convincing? Check out this comprehensive list of suggested itineraries for every type of guest—we guarantee you’ll be booking your ticket faster than you can say “window seat.”