IG user: @fitbalancenutrition_rd || Location: Westgate Entertainment District
Glendale, Arizona is the place to have fun in the sun during a family weekend getaway. With a variety of things to do in Glendale, Arizona such as hiking, shopping, and sports games, your family is sure to have a great time!
Get outside and be active. Glendale, Arizona has a wide range of parks to enjoy for hiking, bike riding, and bird watching. Thunderbird Conservation Park, Sahuaro Ranch Park, and Heroes Regional Park are just a few of the great parks in Glendale. Visitors will have the opportunity to observe some of the native animals, plants, birds, and more.
IG user: @surpriseazmom || Location: Thunderbird Conservation Park
The newly built Topgolf – Glendale is where you can experience golf in a fun, lively environment. They make the game of golf engaging for people of all ages. With micro-chipped golf balls, players aim to hit the ball at giant lighted dartboard-like targets. The computers keep score and the closer to the ‘bullseye’ on the further targets, the more points one earns. A towering video wall is one of the never before seen features that is exclusive to the Topgolf Glendale location. The video wall measures 24 feet by 18 feet and can split 12 different ways for ultimate video coverage. They also have a full-service restaurant and bar with a menu. Be sure to try the bacon jam and cheddar sliders if your family is feeling adventurous or a grilled cheese if the kids are more on the classic side.
IG user: @wheresbnow || Location: Top Golf – Glendale
Historic Downtown Glendale has a variety of options to keep the kids entertained while you stroll along the pedestrian-friendly Catlin Court District with its mid-century bungalows. Kimberly Anns Tea Room & Café is a must visit to have a cute princess tea party! This Victorian-style café offers high tea and small meals to anyone who likes to pretend to be a princess for the day.
IG user: @janaya001 || Location: Kimberly Anns Tea Room & Café
Glendale, Arizona is a sports lovers paradise! Depending on the time of year, there are professional baseball, hockey, and football games within a short distance of each other. Take the kids to Camelback Ranch – Glendale during spring training season to see the Dodgers and White Sox, or visit Gila River Casino Arena to see the NHL Arizona Coyotes take to the ice. And don’t forget about State Farm Stadium, home to the Arizona Cardinals football team, they offer tours of their innovatively-designed indoor facility during the teams’ off-season. For a schedule of sporting events visit www.visitglendale.com/events/.
IG user: @courtneyparkynyoga || Location: Camelback Ranch
With close to 300 days of sunshine here in Arizona, it’s the perfect time for parents to take advantage of a Staycation here in Glendale. Parents can lounge by the pool, while the kids swim and play. There’s lots to do and see at Westgate. So book your vacation now! For additional fun in the sun experiences, be sure to check out Glendale’s public aquatic centers.
IG user: @sharonjadkins || Location: SpringHill Suites by Marriott – Glendale
Another place to visit for the day is the Wildlife World Zoo Aquarium & Safari Park. This park has the largest collection of exotic animals with over 600 species. The whole family can experience the sea lions at Shipwreck Cove, Lory parrot feeding and wildlife encounters. These activities are all FREE with admission.
IG user: @cassieneils || Location: Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium & Safari Park
After a playful day in the sun, head to Historic Downtown Glendale for some ice cream. One of the best places to get a refreshing scoop is Papa Ed’s Ice Cream. They offer 16 flavors of ice cream that can be served in an old-fashioned cone, waffle bowl, or even a cookie sandwich.
IG user: @debbie_essaintials || Location: Papa Ed’s Ice Cream
Whether your family likes to explore and be active or have a relaxing stay, Glendale, Arizona is the place to be for a perfect weekend getaway. Rated the #1 emerging tourist destination in the U.S. by Trivago, Glendale Arizona, is the perfect destination for an unforgettable experience. To find out more details, explore what else the city has to offer, and plan your next trip with us, go to visitglendale.com.
IG user: @nerdy.madi || Location: Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium & Safari Park