Glendale, just west of Phoenix, boasts over 100 antique shops in and around Caitlin Court, many fine specialty shops, museums, two large arenas hosting sports and entertainment events, eclectic restaurants, and even a candy factory that give tours.

Glendale Arizona

Glendale Arizona

Unique to Glendale, drawing visitors from around the globe, is The Bead Museum , showcasing a collection of over 100,000 beads and beaded artifacts. Lectures, tours and classes are popular among residents and tourists.

Concerts, shows and major sports attractions are often held in Glendale at Jobing.com (formerly Glendale Arena). In fact, The Phoenix Coyotes play professional NHL hockey there. University of Phoenix Stadium (formerly Cardinals Stadium), hosts the Fiesta Bowl, and other major events and activities in Glendale.Company

Looking for fun things to do with the kids? Take a 30-minute guided tour of a hometown candy factory at Cerreta Candy Co. ,  where you’ll see caramel and wonderful chocolate treats made.

The only mountain preserve in Glendale is Thunderbird Park. Here, you’ll enjoy jogging trails, bike trails and even horseback riding.

A big draw for tourists is the antique shops. Visit The Mad Hatter and browse over 20,000-square feet of antiques including Native American, western, Mexicana, folk art, vintage clothing, pottery, fine china, crystal and more.

Ready to relax? …how about tea and a scone or ice cream at Kimberly Anne’s Ice Cream Parlor and Tea Room, where you’ll find lots of charm, specialty teas, and great food (including sandwiches, salads and soups), as well as sweet treats.

Looking for beautiful and affordable vacation rentals near Glendale….check out Westbrook Vacation Rentals

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Conveniently located in northern Phoenix, Villagio at Happy Valley was recently built in 2008. This 3 bedroom, 2-and-a-half bathroom town-home was professionally designed with hip and stylish furnishings, making it a perfect destination for the sophisticated traveler. Dolce Villagio comes equipped with mounted flat screen televisions, a blu ray player, and much more. The secure, gated community has two large pools and spas, as well as meticulously maintained, lush grounds. The Norterra Shopping Center, featuring boutique shopping, elegant restaurants, a coffee shop, movie theaters, massage spa, and salon, is just minutes away for your fun and convenience.