Thursday, April 21, 2011

Prescott Offers a Cool Getaway for Easter Weekend

Posted By on Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 10:54 PM

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  • MICHELLE WEISS

Photos and Story by Michelle Weiss

Prescott, Ariz. — Despite having a listed population of 40,000, Prescott maintains a small town charm that draws in the visitors, coupled with the scenic views that greet yearly visitors as they drive into town.

Performers, musicians and art shows populate the sidewalk almost every weekend, making summertime one of the busiest and best times to visit the historic courthouse.

The elaborate art shows draw crowds from all over the state. Locals dress up their shops to feature booths for food tasting, handmade bags and clothing, items for dogs and many other one-of-a-kind items created by artists.

Many families come by with their dogs, children and friends to enjoy the music, artwork and food.

One of the local Prescott favorites is the “Dinner Bell,” a popular breakfast place that brings in many regulars.The restaurant has been operating since 1939 and reveals that rustic and historic look along with a variety of bright colors on the tables and chairs.

Home to several lakes and campsites, weekends in Prescott is abuzz with outdoor activities. Watson Lake, a popular spot for locals and tourists, is a sight to behold with granite dells standing sentinel around the park, providing healthy fodder for your rock climbers and scenic photographers. Granite Mountain, located in the Prescott National Park, is a very popular hiking site and stands a beacon for any passerby.

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