Rainbow Ryders Balloon Excursion

Experience the magic with Rainbow Ryders on a one-hour flight over the beautiful Sonoran Desert. It’s the ultimate adventure, book yours today!


Glendale is a playground for the outdoor and athletic enthusiast. We welcome you to enjoy the miles of trails and acres of parks that Glendale has to offer. Love to hike? Then you’ll love Glendale. The city offers approximately 40 miles of hiking trails open from sunrise to sunset. Trails are expansive and not very demanding.

  • 1201 N. Galvin Parkway
  • (480) 941-1225

Discover the tranquil vibrancy of desert plants nestled amid the red rocks of the Papago Buttes. Visitors can stroll through five thematic trails to explore the fascinating beauty of the Sonoran Desert, from towering cacti and alluring succulents to brilliant wildflowers and lush…

  • 41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd.
  • (602) 506-2930

One of the most scenic water recreation areas in the “Valley of the Sun,” this northwest Valley park is a recreationist’s dream. Lake Pleasant is a power boater’s dream. As the largest lake in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, load-up all your water recreation toys. You’re in for…

  • 5959 W Brown St
  • (623) 930-3596

Xeriscape Demonstration Garden is one of the best outdoor demonstration gardens in Glendale and has been displaying a unique variety of plants since 1990. The Xeriscape Garden surrounds the Glendale Main Library (5959 W. Brown St.). The award-winning garden is a living example of…

  • 7934 N Glen Harbor Blvd
  • (480) 299-0154

Soak in the mesmerizing desert landscape, stunning rock formations and infamous cacti all from a bird’s eye view! You are sure to love every second in the sky with Rainbow Ryders. Rainbow Ryders, Inc. is the premier and largest hot air balloon business serving the Southwest since…

  • (480) 459-7144

Custom personalized day trips and multiple excursions throughout Arizona. Arizona Scenic Tours provides guided tours for any size group to all of the best destinations in our state. Grand Canyon, Sedona, Prescott, Tombstone, Phoenix area tours and more! Scenic drives, historic…

  • 10710 W. Camelback Rd.
  • (623) 877-8585

Home of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox, this spring training facility offers 10,000 stadium-seats and 3,000 lawn seats. The 141-acre campus has 118,000 square feet of clubhouse space with four major league and eight minor league practice fields.

  • 17212 E. Shea Blvd.
  • (480) 837-3966

Desert Dog Offroad Adventures has been offering exhilarating off-road desert adventures in The Sonoran Desert for over 25 years. Choose between a Guided ATV Sand Buggy Adventure, Jeep, or 2021 Bronco Tour. Tours available 7 days a week, 3X’s a day.

  • 7637 N. 55th Ave.

This beautiful garden was developed to stimulate the senses of sight, sound, smell and touch. The Elsie McCarthy Sensory Garden was developed to stimulate the senses of sight, sound, smell and touch. Through the use of specific plants and trees for texture and scent, water…

  • 5600 W Union Hills Drive,
  • (623) 930-4600

The Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center is a full-service, recreation and aquatics center serving the Glendale community. Located at 5600 W Union Hills Drive, the Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center (FRAC) is a full-service, recreation and aquatics center serving the…

  • 5127 W Northern Ave
  • (623) 435-0072

Built in 1897 by a wealthy lumber baron from Wisconsin named Herbert W. Hamilton, Manistee Ranch began as a 320-acre spread along what is now Northern Avenue. Hamilton sold the place to Louis M. Sands, a prominent Arizona businessman and rancher, in 1907, and it stayed in the…

  • W Glendale Ave
  • (623) 930-2820

Murphy encouraged settlers to the area and he donated the park to Glendale in 1909. Glendale residents closely protected the park, allowing only a public library to be built here (the first in 1917 and the current one in 1971). Motivated by patriotism in 1912, residents installed…

  • W Northern Ave & N 63rd Ave
  • (623) 930-2820

The public safety-themed playground area provides hours of fun and mind stimulation for all ages. Over 200 trees provide shady areas to have a picnic or just cool off to relax. Birthday parties or any kind of family get-togethers can be celebrated in the three covered ramadas…

  • 6268 W Thunderbird Rd
  • (623) 979-1234

This award-winning tennis center features 19 tennis courts, a pro shop, lessons, camps and more. The Paseo Racquet Center is a City of Glendale owned and privately managed tennis center featuring 19 tennis courts, pro shop, lessons, camps and more. It received the USTA Facility…

  • 9480 W. Hanna Ln.
  • (632) 323-0002

PopStroke is the perfect outdoor spot to entertain everyone from corporate clients to colleagues to friends or to celebrate your special day! Have your next event at PopStroke! No golf experience is needed for your guests to enjoy two 18-hole putting courses, a jumbotron for…

  • 9802 N. 59th Ave.
  • (623) 930-4200

The crown jewel of Glendale’s park system, Sahuaro Ranch Park offers users both a recreational and historical experience. This park is unique with its historic ranch buildings and its recreational park areas. Visitors can picnic, play on the playgrounds, smell the roses, view…

  • 21027 N 67th Ave
  • (623) 561-1902

Perched on a remote mountain slope just 26 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, The Legend at Arrowhead Golf Club’s award-winning Arnold Palmer-designed championship golf course, delicious dining, array of amenities and superb service offer a foursome of reasons to visit…

  • 6011 W Thunderbird Rd
  • (623) 930-2000

Thunderbird Paseo Park is a great park for walking, horseback riding, and biking. It is nearly 4 miles of trails that connect to Skunk Creek Linear Park for additional trails. Park Amenities: Playgrounds Bike/Pedestrian Path Equestrian Trail 18-Hole Disc Golf Course Basketball…

  • 4242 N. Golf Drive
  • (623) 388-3000

In the shadows of the White Tank Mountains, just a short drive west of Phoenix, lies 36 holes of championship golf designed by PGA Tour star and Ryder Cup Captain, Tom Lehman. The Verrado Golf Club, with two thrilling layouts meandering the desert, filled with ancient saguaro…

  • 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road
  • (623) 935-2505

Nearly 30,000 acres makes this the largest regional park in Maricopa County. Most of the park is made up of the rugged and beautiful White Tank Mountains on the Valleys west side. White Tank Mountain Regional Park offers approximately 30 miles of excellent shared-use trails…