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A Day in Glendale

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Glendale has a small-town charm and holds an important place in the history of the state of Arizona. It has contributed to the cultural and economic progress of the state. Explore the historic places, museums and other wonderful cultural, recreational and historical attractions to know about the story of Glendale.  Here’s a 24 hour itinerary guide to help you explore the city and savour the best the city has to offer from morning till night!

Saguara Ranch Park
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Breakfast at 9:00am!

Kick start your day with American breakfast at IHOP. The IHOP dishes out pancakes, omelets, sandwiches and a large selection of American breakfast dishes. 

Address: 6601 W Peoria Ave, Glendale, AZ 85302, United States
Phone: 1 623-878-9631
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: Open 24 hours

Sahuaro Ranch Park at 10:00am!

Head to Sahuaro Ranch Park for some history and recreation. Check out the thirteen historic ranch building, play on the playground, marvel at the attractions and exhibits like the vintage farm equipments, and visit the museum and know the past. There is also a barnyard, a rose garden and historic orchards. 

Address: Saguaro Ranch Park, 9802 North 59th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85302, United States
Phone: 1 623-930-2820
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Distance from IHOP: 1.4miles or 3minutes drive

Xeriscape Botanical Garden at 12:00pm!

Gentle stroll in the Xeriscape Botanical Garden. It has over 400 varieties of plants that are identified by their botanical and common names. Learn about the plants, know how to put cactus into your garden and learn good plant combinations. 

Address: 5959 W Brown Street, Glendale, AZ 85302, United States
Phone: 1 623-930-3596
Distance from Sahuaro Ranch Park: 0.5miles or 2minutes drive

Out to Lunch at 1:00pm!

For classic steak and seafood, head off to Arrowhead Grill (8280 W Union Hills Dr), for authentic German cuisine, visit Haus Murphy’s of Glendale (5739 W Glendale Avenue). Craving for Mexican fare, head off to Don Rubens Mexican Restaurant (4323 West Cactus Road #1).  

Glendale Police Museum at 2:00pm!

Head off to the Glendale Police Museum and know the history and role of Police in Glendale. It features exhibits spanning the history of the Police from the territorial sheriff days to the present day. It showcases the various facets of police work. Get up close to several historic pieces including photos, guns, uniform and other police-related things.

Address: 6835 North 57th Dr, Glendale, AZ 85301, United States
Phone: 1 623-930-3000

Cerreta’s  Candy Co. at 3:00pm!

Next, head off to Cerreta’s and satiate your sweet tooth. Savor the homemade chocolates and candies at the Cerreta’s. Tour the factory and know the process of making and molding chocolates. Check out all kinds of sugary delights. Pick up the chocolates, candies and nuts prepackages boxes or create an assortment of chocolate and candy treats of your own. It offers sugar-free chocolates as well. Enjoy the free chocolate samples!

Address: 5345 W Glendale Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85301, United States
Phone: 1 623-930-9000
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Website: cerreta.com/ 
Distance from Glendale Police Museum: 0.5miles or 2minutes drive

Go Shopping at 3:30pm!

Indulge in some retail therapy! Head off to the Spinning Wheel Antiques that features antique pieces dating back to 1880s to the mid-20th century. It has all sorts of kitchen items, toys, spinning wheels and sewing, furniture, glassware, Mancave, and iron tools. 

Address: 7163, North 58th Dr, Glendale, AZ 85301, United States
Opening hours: Monday & Tuesday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Thursday to Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Distance form Cerreta’s: 0.8miles or 3minutes drive


Head off to Arrowhead Towne Center that has so much to offer to shopaholics as well as casual browser. It has more than 170 retailers and is anchored by Sears, Macy’s, JCPenney, Dillard’s, Forever 21, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and AMC Theatre. It also houses several restaurants, and an outdoor amphitheatre. Shop ‘til you drop!

Address: 7700 W Arrowhead Towne Center, Glendale, AZ 85308, United States
Phone: 1 623-979-7777
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am-6:00pm

Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix at 5:00pm!

After some outdoor adventure and fun, head off to Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix for some thrilling and exciting adventure. The Wet ‘n’ Wild features water adventure slides and rides, play areas and lazy river. It has over 30 fun and thrilling attractions for thrill seekers and families alike, including a dueling water coaster- Maximum Velocity, Mammoth Falls, Tornado, Desert Races, a funnel ride, Raging Rivers, and many more. 

Address: 4243 W Pinnacle Peak Rd, Glendale, AZ 85310, United States
Phone: 1 623-201-2000

Thunderbird Conservation Park at 6:00pm!

Time for some outdoor fun! Head off to the Thunderbird Conservation Park that has more than 15 miles of recreation trail. Enjoy the picturesque views of the area and relish some great outdoor moments the park offers, like a horseback ride, a brisk hike, mountain bike adventure, picnic, or bird watching. There’s a plenty of room to enjoy your choice of ride, walk, hike, bike or jog amid the natural beauty.

Address: W Pinnacle Peak Rd & 59th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85302, United States
Phone: 1 623-930-2820
Distance from Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix: 3.8miles or 6 minutes drive

Dinner at 8:00pm!

Head off to JoJo's Pizza & Family Restaurant (23425 N 39TH Ln Ste 110) for Italian food and pizza.  Drop by Dillon's (20585 North 59th Ave) for American fare, or Pork on a Fork BBQ Grill (1515 W. Deer Valley Rd Suite B102) that serves up barbecue food. Visit the Logan's Roadhouse (2501 W. Happy Valley Bldg. 12) for steak and seafood. 

Sports, drinks, dance and nibbles at 10:00pm!

Head off to O2 Lounge that offers classic pub grub, an outdoor patio, plenty of space to dance the night away and drinks. Sip on the drinks, chow down on some tasty bar bites and enjoy the music. 

Address: 8110 W Union Hills Dr # 400, Glendale, AZ 85308, United States
Phone: 1 623-825-4988


Step into the Padre Murphy’s, a popular sports bar in Glendale that features more than 80 TVs, a laid-back vibe, a menu of classic pub grub and off track betting. The tavern has a great collection of sports memorabilia. The TVs all around make sure you don’t miss the big game and the barkeeps keep on serving up the best beers and other cocktails that you have been craving.

Address: 4338 W Bell Rd, Glendale, AZ 85308, United States
Phone: 1 602-547-9406
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 11:00am-2:00am

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