Things to do in Glendale Arizona

Things to do in Glendale Arizona

Glendale, Arizona is a suburb just west of Phoenix with a population of over 250,000 people. Glendale is near Peoria. The two cities kind of merge together in many areas.

Top Glendale Attractions

Rose gardens in Glendale

Rose gardens in Glendale

Enjoy historical parks, rose gardens or just need an awesome park to take your tired kids to? Stop at Glendale's historic Sahuaro Ranch. Glendale has something for everyone.

Caitlin Court Historic District

Glendale is labeled “Arizona’s Antique Capital."  Downtown Glendale visitors have over 90 antique shops to explore.

While downtown, indulge your sweet tooth and visit Cerreta's Chocolates, be sure to visit Caitlin Court filled with old homes that house boutique shops.

Glendale Festivals

Visit the right time of year and you can be part of the many festivals held downtown local favorites include the:

  • Chocolate Festival
  • Glendale Glitters
  • Fiesta Glendale


Glendale Sports

The University of Phoenix Stadium is located near Gila River Arena. Home to the NFL's Arizona Cardinals and the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

Both venues are part of the Westgate City Center which is also home to restaurants, bars, shopping, theater and Water Dance Plaza, the mesmerizing Bellagio-like dancing fountains. Shows are on the hour from 5-10 p.m.

glendale03Westgate is a popular area in Glendale, Arizona. Located off the 101 next to Gila River Arena, The University of Phoenix Stadium, Tanger Outlet, and across the street from Cabela's.

Westgate is home to over 20 bars and restaurant.  If you like sushi,  Kabuki is a great restaurant in the heart of Westgate. Westgate is a great area to base your Glendale vacation.

Glendale is the spring training home to the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball.

Glendale has gained nationwide attention since hosting the Super Bowl XLII game in 2008 and again in 2015. The NHL's Arizona Coyotes play at Glendale's Gila River Arena.

Shopping: The most popular shopping areas in Glendale include Arrowhead Town Center on Bell Road, Westgate and the new Tanger Outlet mall located near Westgate.