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Prescott Rated One of the Coolest Downtowns in North America

04 May 2017   John Heiney

We already knew it, but now it’s official, according to Expedia. Prescott has one of the Coolest Downtowns in all of North America - not just the good ol’ USA.

PRESCOTT, AZ (May 4, 2017) – Expedia Viewfinder has named Prescott one of the coolest downtowns in North America.  

According to Expedia, the criteria for the Coolest Downtown includes one-of-a-kind dining options, local arts venues, unique shopping experiences, fascinating historical sites, and access to urban green space.  

“Prescott’s downtown has long been the centerpiece of our city,” said Prescott Mayor Harry Oberg.   “Our history as a territorial capital of Arizona in the 1860’s, and the fact we remain the Yavapai County Seat makes our downtown vibrant and active.”   

The downtown is filled with unique shops, art galleries, historic hotels, even the restored Elk’s Theater with an active show schedule.   Combine that with the historic and infamous Whiskey Row, the iconic Courthouse Plaza, some amazing architecture, great restaurants and bars, it’s easy to see why.  

Prescott Downtown Partnership maintains Prescott’s Main Street America Accreditation through the National Trust for Historic Preservation as well.  

Other Cool downtowns included Boston, Evanston, Illinois; Old Town Alexandria, Virginia; Tacoma,  Washington; Boise Idaho; and Denton, Texas.