One suggestion for a December weekend getaway: Take a drive to Prescott. We enjoy the quaint antique shops, craft breweries, locally owned restaurants, interesting holiday events just to name a few of the attractions.
The second weekend of December we traveled up on a Saturday morning. After checking in at the Forest Villas, we shopped for unique Christmas gifts along Courthouse Plaza in downtown Prescott. Looking for something different for gift exchanges? You’ll find a great selection in the Bashford Court shops, gift shops, antique stores in downtown Prescott.
Our favorite lunch stop is Bill’s Grill. You’ll find the juiciest burgers, and best fries, soups, sandwiches there! Everything is good. We explored more businesses and worked up a thirst for some craft brew. Since we hadn’t yet tried Coppertop Alehouse, we decided to sample their beers.
Back at Forest Villas, we relaxed in the lobby, which we found to be not only inviting, but welcoming with the late afternoon sun streaming in, beautiful fireplace hearth, its holiday decorations and coffee and tea bar.
We met our friends from nearby Prescott Valley for dinner. They suggested Lynx Lake Cafe for German food. At first I thought Lynx Lake’s facilities were no more than a bait store and marina, but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food, service and atmosphere. It was the perfect end to the day – an excellent dinner watching the sunset over Lynx Lake in a country lodge type dining room setting.
The next morning before leaving, we stopped by the Prescott Resort to see the gingerbread village. This is a fun activity to cap off the weekend and get into the Christmas holiday mood. The Prescott Resort is always beautifully decorated for the season.