Who doesn’t love free? We do! When you visit Glendale, AZ you do not have to spend money in order to experience the excitement! Here are some places in Glendale you can create memories without spending a dime.
Originally known as the town or city park, Murphy Park has always been the center of Downtown Glendale and has a special connection to our founder, W. J. Murphy. This neighborhood park is 2-1/2 acres with the Velma Teague Branch Library nestled in the middle. For more information, click here.
Historic Downtown Glendale
Historic Downtown Glendale has been named by USA Today & Sunset Magazine as one of the country’s ten best places for shopping. Catlin Court and Old Towne are the two distinct neighborhoods that comprise Downtown Glendale and you can view the historic buildings that give these neighbors its quaint charm. For more information, click here.
Martin Auto Museum
Mel Martin not only has a love for cars, but he is also an expert mechanic who could literally fix any of the cars in the museum blindfolded. Over the years, Mel’s love of cars led to a substantial collection and after the years of joy they brought him, he decided to give back to our city and open the Martin Auto Museum. For more information, click here.
Thunderbird Conservation Park
Thunderbird Conservation Park is a conservation park dedicated to preserving the desert environment. Park activities include picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, jogging, and bird watching. About 20 miles of trails have been constructed for various activities. For more information, click here.
Westgate Entertainment District
Westgate Entertainment District is one of the largest and most exciting mixed-use, urban developments in North America. Offering a vibrant outdoor setting with a dancing water fountain and jumping fountains for kids, Westgate delivers an interactive experience day or night. For more information, click here.
Sahuaro Ranch Park
The crown jewel of Glendale’s park system, Sahuaro Ranch Park offers users both a recreational and historical experience. Visitors can picnic, play on the playgrounds, smell the roses, view peacocks, explore the old ranch grounds or play a ball game. For more information, click here.
Arizona Doll & Toy Museum
View the wide variety of vintage and nostalgic dolls and toys, as well as familiar modern playthings. Don’t miss the authentic schoolroom of 1912 featuring antique doll students. The gift shop is filled with specialty items that will delight any collector. For more information, click here.
For more trip suggestions, please contact our team to plan your trip to The City of Glendale today!