Make sure you've got a hat and a bottle of water, then starting at the plaza, walk the streets of this Old West town finding key points in the locally available book, Historic Prescott.
Look for the time line etched in the sidewalk in the town plaza, and in front of the library. Have a drink at a saloon on Whiskey Row. Check out the Indian-made jewelry in the small local shops around town.
Drop into a local bookstore and check out the local authors, who write on everything from smirking to exotic recipes. Talk to the locals about town politics and the water situation. Pronounce the town's name the way they do, "PRES-kit".
Rose Restaurant 234 S Cortez St. Prescott, AZ 86303-3939, (928) 777-8308, theroserestaurant.com. Huge menu with great service in an old, restored building. A memorable experience.
Gurley Street Grill, 230 West Gurley Street, ☎ (928)445-3388, . Located in the historic downtown area of Prescott, this bar and grill serves up various styles of food so there is something to please every palate. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable. Private banquet rooms are available upstairs for larger groups.$5-16. edit
The Raven Cafe, 142 North Cortez, ☎ (928)717-0009, . Relaxed, hip atmosphere. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a special Sunday brunch menu. Check out their event calendar to see when live music and movie nights are happening.$5-20. edit
Prescott's historic "Whiskey Row" deserves a visit if only to say you were there. However, there are many fine drinking establishments throughout the city center that are worthy of mention:
Prescott Brewing Company, 130 W Gurley Street, ☎ (928) 771-2795, . 11am daily. Fine ales brewed on site and a friendly atmosphere combine to make PBC an excellent pub. Sadly, there is no outside area so it is be st enjoyed on a cool winter's eve.edit
The Raven Cafe, 142 N Cortez Street, ☎ (928) 717-0009, . THE place to hang for the hip, younger crowd as well as the small group of Prescott progressives. All kinds of fine ales and lagers as well as a well-stoked wine cellar and live music. A new outside roof-top area will open soon.edit
Donna's Hut, 444 W Goodwin Street, ☎ (928) 445-9867. The quintessential dive. A scary caged smoking area suggests that nicotine must really be very addicting. *Murphy's, 201 N. Cortez Street, ☎ (928) 445-4044. Good food and service in a great, old building. After you order, take a walk around and browse the old photos and remnants of the general that was once housed in the building. Have the hostess show you the ledger for the local townspeople of the day.editedit
Esoji, 220 West Gurley Street, ☎ (928) 445-4787. Authentic Japanese restaurant and sushi bar in Prescott. Enjoy well-prepared Japanese cuisine and good sushi in a friendly setting. The lively chef-owner is from Hiroshima and lived/worked in New York for 30 years before opening this place.edit
Prescott Inn & Suites Conference Center, 4499 E State Route 69, ☎ 866-467-4993, . edit
Forest Villas Hotel Prescott, 3645 Lee Circle, Prescott, Arizona, . 62 resort lodging accommodations some with panoramic views,edit
Pleasant Street Inn Bed and Breakfast, 142 S. Pleasant Street, Prescott, Arizona 86303, ☎ 877-226-7128, . checkin: 3pm; checkout: 11am. Named "One of Arizona's 10 Best B & B's" by Phoenix Magazine, this stately 1906 Victorian home is located in the Historic District of Prescott, just three blocks from Courthouse Plaza, restaurants, shops, galleries and "Whiskey Row". The name is charming and so is the Inn. Completely renovated in 1990 and redecorated in 2007, guests are treated to comfortable, spacious, air conditioned rooms with rich traditional furnishings, wall-to-wall carpeting, and ceiling fans. All four guestrooms have private baths and include two two-room suites; one with fireplace and the other with private deck. The bright and cheery living room is appointed with comfortable seating areas, bay window and cozy fireplace, and a full gourmet breakfast is served each morning in the adjacent dining room. Outside, the inviting front and side porches are arranged with wicker furniture, providing guests a quiet place to relax. The house has central air conditioning and high speed wireless internet.(34°32'24.55N,112°27'53.71W)edit
Point of Rocks RV Campground, 3025 N. Highway 89, Prescott, AZ 86301, ☎ +1-928-445-9018, . Granite rock formations, Pinon pines and cottonwood trees on most sites. Full hookups with 30 amp service.edit
Prescott Resort & Conference Center, 1500 State Route 69 Prescott, AZ 86301, . 90 miles northwest of Phoenix with 160 renovated guestrooms featuring modern amenities and designed inspired by the Yavapai Tribe.edit