It’s true that Flagstaff is an idealistic mountain town. Perfectly light powder and a general lack of crowds makes for ultimate winter getaways. But our summers, too, are not to be missed. Whether vacationing with the whole family or on a solo expedition, Flagstaff summers are perfect for outdoor adventure, taking it slow in a small town, and so much more. Even better, when you stay at Little America, not only will you be in the heart of all the action, you’ll also get to relax in comfortably spacious and elegantly detailed accommodations, alongside all the amenities you’ll need to compliment everything our city has to offer. Ready to start summer off right? Keep reading for our curated guide of bucket list-worthy ways to spend the summer at Little America in Flagstaff. 

Hit the Trails

Far from standard, Little America is uniquely situated on acres of our own Ponderosa Pine forest. Here, you can enjoy our Nature Walk trail. A peaceful loop of about 2 miles, perfect for families or taking a leisurely stroll, keep an eye out for a variety of local flora and fauna, including potential elk or deer sightings. Calm and quiet, this private trail highlights the very best of our property. 

Looking to reach greater heights? Several excellent trails are just a short drive away. Just shy of 7 miles through the Coconino National Forest, the Oldham Trail can be accessed right down the road.  With beautiful views and more challenging terrain, Elden Lookout Trail is a local favorite, also just a few minutes from the hotel. 

Poolside Among the Pines

It’s hardly summer without a few lazy days spent poolside. At Little America, our seasonal outdoor pool is surrounded by our beautiful pine forest. So you can enjoy the fresh air of Flagstaff’s signature great outdoors without having to lift a finger. 

Best yet, our poolside menu allows you to linger by the water. From light bites like Chips & Salsa and a variety of fresh salads to satisfying meals like the Sun Valley Reuben or the Korean Fried Chicken Sandwich, fresh, made-from-scratch dining is in our nature. Plus, our bartenders are ready to take your poolday to the next level with a lineup of refreshing drinks like the Prickly Pear Margarita. 

The patio at Silver Pine Restaurant with tables, chairs and umbrellas with a waterfall in the background.

Perfect for Patio Season

While our on-site restaurant, Silver Pine, has all-day menus to savor in any season, there’s something special about the summer months when you can enjoy your meal outdoors. From the classic American breakfast to the culinary variety of the dinner menu, raise a glass to patio season with an al fresco meal, designed especially for summer. 

A Sweet Summer Classic

For 50 years, Little America has brought comfort and quality to the surrounding beauty of Flagstaff. We’ve also been serving up our signature soft-serve ice cream cones for just as long. It isn’t summer without a cool, classic treat–and it isn’t a trip to Little America without stopping by our adjacent travel center for a signature 75 cent cone! 

Two children enjoy Little America Hotel's famed soft-serve ice cream

Gateway to the Great Outdoors

At Little America, we proudly provide our guests with access to all the natural wonders of Northern Arizona. With unmissable excursions like Walnut Creek and the Grand Canyon just a short drive away, as well as local offerings like Lowell Observatory and the nature conservatory park, Bearizona, each stay at Little America is a gateway to a plethora of summertime adventure and unforgettable experiences. 



Come experience everything Little America – Flagstaff has to offer! Book the Getaway Package now for a vacation among northern Arizona’s most beautiful natural wonders with cozy accommodations and a $50 hotel credit for our dining and retail outlets.