Glendale, Arizona is a surprisingly vibrant vacation destination and a growing community that brings in thousands of visitors each year from all over the United States. This southwestern getaway is a hidden gem and a great place to travel for a family vacation or a romantic escape. Find a vacation rental or seasonal condo with all the room you need to store your outdoor gear and start experiencing all that Glendale has to offer.
Wake up in the morning and watch the desert sun rise over Glendale from your private deck with a cup of coffee in hand. Head downtown and explore the shopping areas, museums, and art galleries. Have lunch in the town square and then head for the parks where you can explore miles of trails on foot, by bicycle, or on horseback. In the evening, come home to your rental and relax in style.
Here are a few additional suggestions as you plan your trip:
-Visit Wet and Wild Phoenix: This popular waterpark in Glendale, AZ is a great place to ride the slides and splash the afternoon away, especially if you're traveling with children.
-Visit the Deer Valley Rock Art Center: On the outskirts of Glendale, close to Phoenix, a protected site of more than a thousand native petroglyphs covers the Hedgepath Hills.
-Explore the Bead Museum: Visit this museum of art, culture, and history and experience the changing exhibits and displays.
-See the University of Phoenix Stadium: See an exciting sporting event or take a guided tour of the stadium and learn more about its interesting history and architecture.
-Play golf: The Bellair Golf Club offers champion caliber courses and lies just a few miles outside of the city center.
-Stroll the Glendale Historic District: This charming walking area is a great place to meander through galleries and craft shops, experience excellent dining, or just sip a cappuccino and people watch.
You'll never run out of fun things to do in Glendale and you'll have no trouble finding a perfect private condo or luxury villa to begin your vacation adventures. While you're planning your trip to Arizona, be sure to schedule some time to explore popular nearby destinations like Phoenix or Gilbert.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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