Watson Lake

A Day Trip To Remember: Prescott, AZ

by Shea Homes Arizona on July 31, 2015


Hello Weekend! This is the second in a series meant for the Phoenician weekender looking for a little day trip adventure.

This day trip is a blast from the past as you walk the streets of the old west and make memories for years to come. Home to the World’s Oldest Rodeo, historic downtown, hiking trails and scenic lakes, Prescott houses the perfect combination of history and nature. Only an hour and 45 minutes north of Phoenix, it’s a great way to beat the heat and experience a different side of Arizona.

Watson Lake:

Watson Lake

Photo Credit: David Seay of Flickr.com

Located four miles from Prescott, Watson Lake Park offers activities any visitor is sure to enjoy. Whether it’s just for a day or you choose to stay overnight, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy. Watson Lake offers camping, fishing, kayaking, hiking, boating, recreational activities, canoeing, rock climbing, etc. Summer hours at the lake are from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. This is a great getaway outside of the city if you’re looking to spend the day in nature.

Downtown Historic Area:

Prescott Courthouse

Photo Credit: Ken Lund of Flickr.com

Prescott is home to just over 40,000 people and has some impressive accomplishments for a small city. Honored with a top 10 ranking of public spaces in the U.S., the Prescott Courthouse plaza is just one of the many great venues in the downtown historic area. It is home to three of Arizona’s most valued museums, annual art and music festivals, the famous Whiskey Row, restaurants, and plenty of shopping. This day trip has a small town vibe with big things to offer.