10 Reasons to Choose Glendale, Arizona - Visit Glendale AZ


A charming slice of the Southwest, Glendale, Arizona also has some of the largest, most comprehensive meeting and event facilities in the region. We’re also growing — new hotels are opening every year, along with new restaurants, venues, and tourism attractions.

  1. Within Walking Distance of Everything
    Everything is within 15 minutes travel time or less, making everything close and convenient for meeting and event planners. Attendees will find conference venues, hotels, dining and attractions within walking distance.
  2. Local Experts
    For reliable, in-the-know local experts, look no further than Visit Glendale. Our local connections and experts will go to extraordinary lengths to help make your meeting a success. Best of all, most of these services are complimentary for planners who’ve confirmed a meeting or event in Glendale, Arizona.
  3. Undiscovered Experiences
    Once the work is done, attendees will want to immerse themselves in the city. You can enjoy sporting events at State Farm Stadium or a concert at Gila River Arena. For those looking to explore the outdoors, Glendale features hiking trails for the beginner to the novice. Attendees can experience urban activities such as shopping, dining, breweries, and a historic downtown.
  4. Accommodations
    With 15 convention hotels totaling 1695 rooms in Glendale and meeting space ranging from 185 to 100,000 sq. ft., meeting planners and delegates have plenty of accommodation choices and spaces to choose from. The 320-room Renaissance Hotel and Spa is adjacent to the Westgate Entertainment District and offers 100,000 square feet of meeting space, making it the largest hotel-convention complex between Los Angeles and Phoenix.
  5. Unique Venues
    Not limited to traditional meeting spaces? Glendale, Arizona has a variety of unconventional options to choose from, including theme parks, entertainment complexes, and stadiums.
  6. Glendale’s Got Game
    As one of the fastest growing sports and entertainment districts, Glendale has hosted two Super Bowls and will also host Super Bowl LVII in 2023. Some of the biggest names in sporting events play in Glendale like Final Four Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2017 and 2024 along with the annual College Football Playoff National Championship – Fiesta Bowl.
  7. Convenient & Easy to Navigate
    International routes at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport increase each your offering both domestic and international travelers and delegates more flight options. American Airlines, Condor and British Airways’ nonstop international service, as well as nonstop service to more than 100 domestic destinations provide travelers with a time-effective way to get to Glendale for business or leisure. Conveniently located, Westgate Entertainment District is right off the 101 and only minutes from Historic Downtown Glendale. There is also free shuttle service from Westgate to Tanger Outlets.
  8. Sunshine, All the Time
    Glendale’s mild winters and sunny climate means that planners have a variety of options for outdoor events from patios to rooftops nearly any time of year.
  9. Global Culinary Excursions
    Those looking for unique and globally-inspired dining options will find plenty to choose from in Glendale thanks to an incredible variety of international cuisines. Here you will find a world tour of culinary flavors featuring everything from traditional Polish, Mexican and German fare to Asian and American dishes.
  10. Nightlife
    Glendale’s Westgate Entertainment District has nightlife options to spice up a conference any day of the week with happy hours, specials and a variety of night clubs at price points to stay well within your budget.