Have a weekend? We have activities!
by Marnie Uhl, President/CEO, Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Hike one of Prescott Valley’s beautiful trails. The Glassford Hill Trail is a 2-mile trail on the historic Glassford Hill with spectacular views of Prescott Valley. This primitive trail is a scenic gem and home to natural wildlife and beautiful vegetation and ascends to the summit elevation of 6,123 feet, a 940 foot gain. The Iron King Trail begins north of the Prescott Valley Civic Center at Glassford Hill and Spouse Drive. The trail follows the old Prescott East Railroad track that once serviced the Iron King Mine. The trail meets up with other trails in the Prescott Granite Dells. The town also has many multi-use and urban pathways that meander throughout Prescott Valley creating a unique trail system for hikers and bikers of all experience.
- Take in a Northern Arizona Suns Basketball game. During the months of November until March, the Prescott Valley Event Center is home to the Northern Arizona Suns, the developmental team for the Phoenix Suns. Exciting professional basketball can be enjoyed as players competing for spots on the NBA teams perform at their highest level. Tickets prices are reasonable, and it is fun for the whole family.
- Spend an afternoon in the Entertainment District. Anchoring this family friendly area is a 14-screen Harkins Theatre which runs first release movies all day and evening. Freedom Station is another center of fun that can keep you entertained for hours. In addition to arcade games, there is miniature golf, a climbing wall, laser tag and a soft playhouse for the younger kids. It is also a great location for parties and other group activities. The Lonesome Valley Children’s Theater performs many live theatrical productions throughout the year. Rounding out the district are many restaurants catering to a variety of tastes.
- Visit one of Prescott Valley’s beautiful parks. Fain Park features a fish-stocked lake, Native-American ruins, a trail system and a historical mine display. Mountain Valley Park is home to several baseball, softball and soccer fields. Tournaments of many sports are hosted there on the immaculately prepared fields as well as ongoing youth sports. It is home to the annual July 4th celebration as well as other festivals and activities.
- Plan your Christmas holidays to visit Valley of Lights. Open from Thanksgiving through Dec. 30, Valley of Lights is one of the most visited holiday destinations in the state. Valley of Lights is a 1-mile drive through lighted and animated displays. There of over 100 displays that consist of millions of colored lights. It is viewed from the comfortable location of your vehicle, however it does open the Tuesday after Thanksgiving for one night for a Holiday Stroll walking event. Admission is by donation.
No matter what time of year, Prescott Valley has something going on. For more information visit the Prescott Valley Chamber website at pvchamber.org or the Town of Prescott Valley at pvaz.net.