Interesting Facts About Glendale, Arizona - Visit Glendale AZ
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Glendale, Arizona is located just 30 minutes from Phoenix, two hours south of Sedona and a five-hour drive from Los Angeles. Whether you are interested in a day trip or staying in town for a few nights, Glendale, Arizona is the perfect hub for your trip. With over 15 hotels to choose from ranging from boutique style to modern, Glendale has something for everybody. Check out these fun facts you probably didn’t know. 

  1. Historic Downtown Glendale, recognized by USA Today as one of the country’s ten best places for shopping, locally known as Arizona’s Antique Capital and boasting an array of shops, boutiques, dining options is a staple for visitors coming to Arizona. Comprised of two neighborhoods, Caitlin Court and Old Towne, Downtown Glendale is home to Glendale Glitters, a free holiday light display illuminated by more than 1.6 million twinkling lights across 16 blocks. 
  2. Luke Air Force Base, named after Phoenix native Lieutenant Frank Luke Jr., is home to the 56th Fighter Wing, the largest fighter wing in the world and the Air Force’s primary active-duty fighter pilot training wing. With over 300 pilots graduating each year, movies such as Transformers “The Last Knight” was filmed on-site and featured some of the nation’s top pilots as extras. 
  3. State Farm Stadium, formerly known as University of Phoenix Stadium, is one of the nation’s top stadiums and is the first field in North America to include a retractable roof and a mobile grass playing field. The 63,400-seat venue has hosted two Super Bowls, in 2008 and 2018 and the upcoming Super Bowl LVII to be played in 2023. Curious to learn more? See our State Farm Stadium video on YouTube for more information. 
  4. West Wind Drive-In, the Valley’s only permanent drive-in, is the perfect location for a night out with the family. West Wind Drive, is a family-owned and operated business that offers state-of-the-art digital projectors and screens to make your movie night a memorable experience. From double features to summer concerts, there’s something for everyone. Click here for daily showtimes. 

Written by: Eveline Vanda

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