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From the desert floor to the highest mountain peak, Arizona's renowned sunshine ensures that nearly every day is a perfect one for sightseeing, playing golf, skiing a slope, or simply relaxing by a sparkling swimming pool. Generally, peak season in the desert lasts from January through March, shoulder season is from April to May and September through December, and value season is June through August. Peak and value seasons in mountainous regions are the opposite of the desert areas.

What to Wear

Depending on the time of year and where one plans to travel in Arizona, anything from a swimsuit to a winter jacket may be appropriate. Overall, dress is casual with an emphasis on comfort. Few restaurants require jackets and ties for dining. Jeans and Western wear are always in style. If attending a cultural event or dining at one of our finer restaurants, bring along a more formal outfit. During summer, shorts and sandals are appropriate during the day and a sweater or light jacket is perfect for the evenings. In the cooler months, a sweater or light jacket is perfect in the desert for evenings and a winter jacket is recommended in the mountains. Also, wide-brim hats, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended year-round.
Convention/Event Facilities/Venues

Glendale Civic Center
5750 W. Glenn Drive
Glendale, AZ 85301

The Glendale Civic Center welcomes more than 70,000 guests annually. With nearly 40,000 square feet of rentable space ready to host everything from an intimate family reunion to a large-scale fundraising gala and every wedding, prom and business meeting in between, the Glendale Civic Center is poised to help make your event one that will impress. Our elegant yet contemporary appointments guarantee your guests will enjoy the greatest comforts while our integration of technology will offer the modern conveniences today’s professionals demand. The Glendale Civic Center is surrounded by lush gardens and located within walking distance of Historic Downtown Glendale’s unique international restaurants and shopping districts.

play video "The City's Centerpiece: The Glendale Civic Center" TV show tells the story of the crown jewel of downtown Glendale - the Glendale Civic Center. Available in both a 30-minute or 5-minute version, the program showcases the many uses of the diverse facility through clients who use it and city staff who work there.
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Glendale Media Center
9494 W. Maryland Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85305

The Glendale Media Center provides two large rental studios with seamless cyc walls and multi-format HD television production services in the heart of Glendale's sports & entertainment district.

Community Organizations/Non-Profits

16165 N. 83rd Ave.
Peoria, AZ 85382

Cognosante's EAP program delivery supports the active participation of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services in supporting the Affordable Care Act in the planning and implementation necessary to meet the programmatic needs to reduce the number of uninsured. Assisters provide critical in-person assistance to consumers where they live, work and play.

Glendale Chamber of Commerce
5800 W. Glenn Drive, Suite 275
Glendale, AZ 85301

The Glendale Chamber serves over 700 area businesses and is involved in the following areas: Economic Development, Government Relations, Community Development, Military Affairs and Member Benefits.
This website is designed to serve as a one-stop information resource center for individuals and firms considering doing business in, relocating to or visiting Glendale.

Glendale Civic Pride Ambassadors
PO Box 8032
Glendale, AZ 85302

The Glendale Civic Pride Ambassadors volunteer as well as raise funds for worthwhile projects or events that impact the citizens of Glendale and the West valley; the GCPA Foundation has increased our fundraising abilities. We provide members with networking and social opportunities. We volunteer and have fun.

Glendale Soroptimist International of the Kachinas
Club meetings held 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesdays of every month, at Bitzee Mama's Restaurant, 7023 N. 58th Ave.

Soroptimist is an international organization whose members work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Almost 95,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community–based and international projects that benefit women and girls.
Rental Cars, Shuttles and Transportation

Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
4742 W. Glendale Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85301

Enterprise Rent-A-Car (ERAC) is the perfect solution to your car rental needs for your visit to Glendale or your meeting need in the West Valley. Whether you need a rental at the airport or in Glendale/West Valley ERAC can assist with the need. ERAC is located at Sky Harbor Airport's Consolidated Rental Car Facility, Tucson Airport and inside the Phoenix Mesa Gateway airport. There are also more than 110 rental branches throughout Arizona.
Group Needs: Whether it is a group needing specific vehicles at a specific location, or a large convention needing a wide variety of vehicles at several locations, ERAC can create a customized package for whatever you need. We can even create a customer web link where your meeting attendees can make their reservations directly. For details please contact Jill Longfellow at 602-489-6898

Super Shuttle - ExecuCar
4610 S. 35th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85040

SuperShuttle - ExecuCar, the nation’s leader in airport transportation, offers convenient, reliable and affordable 24 hour service daily. Airport shuttle and around-town private luxury sedan transfers from home, office or hotel. Professional, courteous drivers. Established fares. Specialty vehicles, charter rates and group arrangements also available.

Zetian Limousine
6841 N. Glen Harbor Blvd.
Glendale, AZ 85305

We are a Limousine service based in Glendale, AZ. Our office is located in the Glendale Aero Services FBO. We provide hotel shuttle services in the Westgate area and limousine services across North America. We specialize in professional, corporate transportation service and have more than twenty years of experience. We provide both reliable online booking and billing for private and corporate users as well as telephone reservations by a live agent at all times.

Travel and Meeting Resources

Arizona Scenic Tours
480-459-7144 or 1-800-724-1251

Custom personalized day trips and multiple excursions throughout Arizona. Arizona Scenic Tours provides guided tours for any size group to all of the best destinations in our state. Grand Canyon, Sedona, Prescott, Tombstone, Phoenix area tours and more! Scenic drives, historic sites, Native American Ruins, Winery tours. Many activities available including jeep tours, horseback riding, lake cruises and more! We’ll pick you up at your hotel or Metro Phoenix location. Single day or multiple day excursions custom-planned for you. Family friendly, on-board DVD entertainment system. Beverages and photography included. Give us a call today and make your trip to Arizona unforgettable.

Vaughan's Southwest Custom Tours

Daily tours to the Grand Canyons, Sedona, Apache Trail...even local city tours! Custom tours also offered, so make the call or visit the website today!!


Rockin R Meetings & Events, LLC
PO Box 6657
Glendale, AZ 85312

Rockin R Meetings & Events LLC specializes in full service meeting and event management. Our professional staff can provide services to fully execute your event from the beginning to the end or handle specialized areas where you need assistance to ensure your event is successful and unique.!

Travel Publications

Arizona Drive Guide

Arizona Drive Guide Magazine helps inform visitors on Where to Go, What to See, What to Do and How to Get There while in Arizona. Drive Guide is a helpful and valuable tool tourists refer to again and again.


Arizona KEY Travel Magazine by KEY 360 Media

Arizona KEY Travel Magazine (in Print and Online) is your "must-have" Arizona Travel Guide featuring Arizona's Most Memorable Experiences. Featuring amazing events, shopping; dining; attractions; golf; gaming & nightlife; theatre & museums, and more. Don’t miss Great Deals at where Arizona KEY Travel Magazine helps you Unlock the Fun!

Discover the Region
Surprise, AZ 85379

Discover the Region is a digital and print publication that networks Businesses and Community Leaders together to bring into focus the opportunities of their part of the world. Create the climate for economic development, expand tourism, and attract talent to your endeavors. Visit the website or call today for more information.


Hennen Publishing
3701 N. Marshall Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Hennen Publishing and Marketing Group publishes Visitor Guides for Arizona Destinations, as well as Arizona Meetings and Events, the leading industry resource for Meeting Planners.

Madden Media
2702 N. 44th Street, Ste. 103A
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Madden Media offers full service and expertise on every stage of the publishing process for visitors’ guides. Destination marketing is our only business, and we maintain consistent focus on adapting emerging technologies for travel promotion, and improving tried and true visitor attraction approaches to keep our clients’ campaigns continually relevant.

One Community Media, LLC

An interactive web and events community for LGBT and allied individuals and businesses whose motto is: You Vote With Your Wallet Every Day!

Tips on Tipping

Tipping is voluntary in Arizona and generally not included in the bill. (There are exceptions at some restaurants where a 15-18% gratuity is automatically added for groups.) Generally, restaurant servers and taxi drivers are tipped 15-20%. Bellhops receive $1 to $2 per bag taken to a room and airport sky caps are tipped 50 cents per bag.

Currency Exchange

For currencies, exchange locations and hours of operation, please contact individual banking institutions, see your hotel concierge or consult the Yellow Pages. Also, a Travelex foreign currency exchange office is conveniently located at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Terminal Four.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

The main airport serving Arizona, Phoenix Sky Harbor entertains more than 36 million passengers per year and is served by 16 airlines which provide nonstop service to over a hundred cities in the U.S. and around the world. Nonstop international service is provided by Volaris (Mexico), British Airways (London's Gatwick Airport), Air Canada (Toronto), and Sun Country Airlines (Caribbean and Mexico).

Sky Harbor operates four passenger terminals. Fourteen national car rental agencies have service counters in the baggage claims area in each terminal. Some companies have cars available at the terminal while others use a courtesy van or bus to shuttle visitors to their off-airport location. In addition, limousine, taxi and shuttle service are available from any terminal.

Glendale Municipal Airport

Let the friendly skies fly you into Glendale Municipal Airport, the best run and friendliest airport in the Valley of the Sun. The Glendale Municipal Airport provides excellent customer service by combining the amenities of a big city airport with small town, personalized service. The Glendale Municipal Airport provides complete airport services for general aviation and corporate jet traffic. Amenities include the Airport Restaurant (open all day), corporate meeting space, enclosed hangars, flight instruction and car rentals.

Convenient Location

Glendale Municipal Airport enjoys a convenient location to several Valley of the Sun destination points as well as important corridors. Located at the intersection of Glendale Avenue and Glen Harbor Blvd. (approximately 107th Ave.), the airport is just west of the Agua Fria Freeway (Loop 101), 10 minutes north of I-10 and 30 minutes west of I-17.

Reliever Airports

The Phoenix Goodyear Airport in Goodyear operates as a general reliever airport for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, offering fuel sales, overnight parking, a flight planning and lounge area, and a conference room.

RV Parks
For a list of RV Park in the Valley, click here (PDF).

Time Zone

The State of Arizona is located in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST). Arizona is one of only two U.S. states that do not make an adjustment for Daylight Savings Time, and during the months of April through October, Arizona time mirrors Pacific Daylight Time

Alcoholic Beverages

Arizona law prohibits anyone younger than age 21 to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. Liquor is not sold from 1-6 a.m. Monday-Saturday and from 1-10 a.m. on Sundays. It is against the law to drink in a motor vehicle or from the original container in public places.

Radio & Television

Radio: 18 AM stations and 25 FM stations
Television: Local channels are KTVK, 3; KPHO, 5 (CBS); KAET, 8 (PBS); KSAZ, 10 (FOX); KPNX, 12 (NBC); KNXV, 15 (ABC); KTVW, 33 (Span.); KUTP, 45 (UPN); KPPX, 51 (PAX); KASW, 6 or 61 (WB).
Newspapers: The Arizona Republic, (602) 444-8000

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