Located only a short distance away from the thriving metropolis of Phoenix is the city of Glendale, Arizona. With its beautiful outdoor parks, a bustling entertainment district, and an enthusiastic sports culture, you won’t want to miss out. Here are some recommendations from us on what to do and areas to explore in Glendale, Arizona.
Parks & Recreation
Surrounded by acres of beautiful parks, you’ll be able to lace up your hiking boots and explore over 40 miles of hiking trails around Glendale.
The Sahuaro Ranch Park — This park offers historic ranch buildings and grounds — with peacocks walking around — alongside lots of recreational areas for you and your family to enjoy. The historical area features a homestead built in 1886 that is one of the earliest examples of ranches built in the Salt River Valley.
Thunderbird Conservation Park — Located in the Hedgpeth Hills, this 1,185-acre park is committed to conserving the desert environment and native wildlife. It offers hiking, jogging, and biking trails, along with picnic and bird-watching areas.
Estrella Mountain Regional Park – This was the first regional park in Maricopa County and was established in 1954. It includes an incredible 19,840 acres of beautiful desert and mountain landscapes for visitors to experience and explore.
Glendale is full of lots of entertainment options, offering fun for all ages. Here are a few highlights.
Historic Downtown Glendale — Offering tons of shops, antique stores, and restaurants, a stroll through Downtown Glendale is sure to be enjoyable.
Westgate Entertainment District — The Westgate Entertainment District is an outdoor center with all the shopping, dining, and entertainment options you could want. It sits next to the University of Phoenix Stadium and the Gila River Arena. Come enjoy live music, tasty restaurants, and a fun night out.
At Sanderson Ford, we’re proud to be part of such a dynamic community. If you’re in the area and on a hunt for your next vehicle, stop by Sanderson Ford to browse our showroom inventory.