Prescott is nestled in one of the most extensive ponderosa pine forests in the U.S. At 5,200 feet above sea level; the scenery is spectacular. Imagine rolling meadows, lakes and streams, and majestic granite mountains. Outdoor activities are abundant with kayaking, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, camping, golfing, and horseback riding. In town, visit Whiskey Row, which, in its heyday, was lined with saloons catering to cowboys, outlaws, and Old West legends like Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. Today's Whiskey Row is home to the historic Hotel St. Michael, known for its paranormal sightings. There are also shops, restaurants, and the Jersey Lilly Saloon, overlooking Courthouse Square from the second story of the Palace Historical Building. Make reservations at Hassayampa Inn, a restored 1927 boutique hotel in the center of town. Splurge on dinner at the property's Peacock Room. Other dining options include casual fare at The Barley Hound, a gastropub, or sample award-winning brews and bites at Prescott Brewing Company. Prescott looks like it's frozen in time, just like these 20 other towns.
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