Nestled in the Bradshaw Mountains of central Arizona, Prescott is less than two hours (100 miles) from Phoenix. The Prescott area including Prescott Valley sports a population of 100,000. Home to more than 40,000 residents, Prescott is the seat of Yavapai County. Metro Prescott is the third largest metropolitan area in Arizona, according to the U.S. Census.
Nearly 300 days of yearly sunshine make Prescott the ideal location for a variety of outdoor entertainment, including:
- Mountain biking
- Rock climbing
Things to Do
Steeped in history and known as the antiques capital of Arizona, Prescott’s appeal spans a spectrum of interests.
- Heritage Park Zoo
- Smoki Museum
- Phippen Museum
- Sharlot Hall Museum
- City of Prescott
- Prescott Center for the Arts
- World's Oldest Rodeo
Events are held at various locations in and around Prescott. Most concerts and sporting events can be seen at the Prescott Valley Event Center. Harkins Theaters at Prescott Valley Entertainment District, Picture Show at Frontier Village and the Yavapai College Performance Hall are great places to take in a performance. Prescott's historic Elks Theater and Performing Arts Center is also a year-round host to music, dance, and classic cinema productions. Other popular local attractions include the Prescott Center for the Arts and the historic Whiskey Row.
Where to Stay
Prescott offers a variety of hotels and accommodations to visitors, some of which offer special discounts or promotions to anyone staying for an Embry-Riddle function. For a comprehensive list of all hospitality options, from hotels to bed and breakfasts, visit the City of Prescott's website Where to Stay. Remember: when calling to inquire for an Embry-Riddle discount, be sure to contact the establishment's local Prescott office to speak directly to an employee.
Throughout the year, Embry-Riddle is host to a number of incredible special events open not just to university students, faculty and staff--but to the entire surrounding Prescott and Quad-City community as well. Please check back often to see what new and exciting events are coming to campus.