Great Summertime and Year-round Activities
by Marnie Uhl, President/CEO, Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce
Warmer weather brings so many more opportunities to enjoy the assets, amenities and fun that Prescott Valley has to offer. In honor of the Prescott Valley Chamber’s 45th anniversary, here are 45 great things to do in this wonderful community we call home.
- Visit the Prescott Valley Chamber as your resource for local, state and tourist information.
- Hike the Glassford Hill Summit Trail.
- Play mini-golf or any of the arcade games at In the Game Freedom Station.
- Watch movies under the stars at the Prescott Valley Civic Center.
- Bowl at Antelope Lanes.
- Get wet and refreshed at Mountain Valley Splash Pad and Pool.
- Fish at Fain Lake or at the Urban Forest/Yavapai Lakes.
- Take a flower design class at Prescott Valley Florist.
- Get exercise at the Mountain Valley path with exercise stations.
- Run your dogs at the dog park.
- Play pickle ball or tennis at one of the many courts.
- Read a good book at the library.
- Bike or hike the Iron King Trail.
- View the archeological site the Fitzmaurice Ruins and mining exhibit at Fain Park.
- Watch a Little League game.
- Traverse Prescott Valley along the multiuse path system.
- Picnic at any of the Town’s parks.
- Play horseshoes at American Legion Park.
- Shoot some hoops.
- Study your genealogy at the library.
- Enjoy an outdoor concert at the Civic Center.
- Ride the rides at the Prescott Valley Days carnival.
- Feed the ducks at the Yavapai Lakes (no bread please — instead, try corn, peas, seeds, oats or lettuce).
- Play golf at one of the local 18-hole courses.
- See a movie at Harkins Theatres.
- Try a craft beer at the local Lonesome Valley Brewery.
- Tour the Art at the Center sculptures and other art at the Civic Center.
- Watch and bet on the horses at Arizona Downs.
- Take swim lessons at Mountain Valley Splash.
- Take a cooking class at Rafter Eleven.
- Tour Bronzesmith Foundry and Gallery and view the bronze pour.
- Dine in one of the many great restaurants.
- Celebrate a birthday or a special occasion at In the Game Freedom Station.
- Bargain hunt at the local Peddler’s Pass.
- Make the scenic drive up Mingus Mountain to Jerome.
- Camp in the Bradshaw or Mingus Mountains.
- Visit historical Crown King.
- See Prescott Valley history at the Historical Society museum in the Town Hall.
- Attend a Northern Arizona Suns basketball game.
- Get your “rodeo” on at the Turquoise Circuit Rodeo in October.
- Walk the multiuse path at Mountain Valley Park.
- See the beautiful stained glass windows at Chapel of the Valley.
- Play bingo at the Prescott Valley Senior Adult center.
- Pan for gold along Lynx Creek and Fain Lake.
- Buy local produce and other goods at the Prescott Valley Farmer’s Market.
Prescott Valley is fortunate to have an abundance of things to do. But it is also a central location to the surrounding communities of Prescott, Sedona, Jerome and Chino Valley, which enhances the inventory of quality activities, events and great destinations! Is there something to do in Prescott Valley? Oh, yes at least 45 things and counting!
For more information, contact the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center at 7120 E. Pav Way in Prescott Valley, 772-8857, or visit pvchamber.org.