Like the varying shades of color in the
Arizona sky, Glendale and Arizona’s West
Valley will surprise meeting attendees with
its ever-changing nature. Even natives will
attest — just when you think you know Glendale, you’ll stumble onto something new
Glendale sees more than 300 days of sunshine annually — just one of many reasons
why it hosts so many professional sporting
events. Every year the city welcomes the
Fiesta Bowl, and in 2008 and 2015 it hosted
the Super Bowl. Next month, Glendale will
host the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four.
Those who prefer to participate rather than
spectate will ;ind plenty of ways to be active,
If it’s not sports in Glendale, it’s shopping.
Cabela’s in Glendale is the second-most-vis-ited tourist site in Arizona, and USA Today
named Historic Downtown Glendale as the
No. 1 best spot for antiquing in the United
States. The Catlin Court neighborhood makes
for a charming stroll with its white-picket
fences and bungalows turned boutiques.
Glendale has more than 8,000 hotel
rooms within a 15-mile radius, ranging from
full-service resorts like the 320-room Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa, o;ering more
than 115,000 square feet of meeting space, to
modest and boutique-style accommodations.
With this diverse inventory, Glendale has the
capacity to host most groups, whether the
number of attendees is seven or 70,000. The
range of venues in Glendale is also plentiful. The University of Phoenix Stadium, the
40,000-square-foot ballroom at the Glendale
Civic Center, the 118,000 square feet of clubhouse space and 13 baseball ;ields at Camel-back Ranch ballpark — there’s an option for
every kind of event.
For more information: Glendale Convention
& Visitors Bureau — Lorraine Zomok,
President and CEO; (623) 930;2955;
Sun, sports, and sweeping vistas
Desert awakening Glendale has more than 40 miles of open hiking trails
and 100-plus miles of bike routes.