Using its acres and acres and miles of hiking trails, and its miles of public parks, Glendale offers something for everybody. Situated about the diametrically opposite side of Phoenix from Mesa AC, Glendale’s city has over forty miles of grand, not too difficult hiking trails which are open from sunrise to sundown. Skunk Creek Linear Park is a 3 1/2 mile long trail which joins with the Thunderbird Paseo Path, a 4 mile long linear trail. Thunderbird Park encompasses some trails crossing 20 miles. Bridle Path is over decomposed granite that is expressly intended for equestrian use, a 9 mile long trail. Along with its hiking and horseback trails, the town of Glendale characteristics over 100 miles of bike trails including the Thunderbird Paseo Park, the Sahuaro Ranch Park, and the Grand Canal Linear Park. Glendale’s annual Family Bike Ride is a unique event to support families to bike together.
Plant lovers will probably be enthralled with the award winning Xeriscape Botanical Garden in Glendale. Visitors can check out listening wands from your library, complete with Arizona air conditioning, to have a self-guided tour of the Garden’s collection of more than desert shrubs, trees, and a thousand cacti. Plants are identified with both their common and their botanical names and many of the plants are adaptable for Arizona gardens since they are low-water species. You are able to take an online tour of the Xeriscape Botanical Garden. Animal lovers will love Glendale’s Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium which contains the biggest assortment of critters including white tigers and white alligators in Arizona. Arizona’s first public aquarium opened here with eighty exciting displays.
It’s also feasible to savor the attractiveness with customized tours and day trips which take you and your loved ones on panoramic drives to historic sites Native American ruins, and tours of wineries. Single-day or multiple-day tours pick you up at your hotel and take you to destinations such as the Grand Canyon, Prescott, Sedona Tombstone, and Bisbee with family and on board DVD entertainment -friendly, educational opportunities with complimentary beverages provided. Another family adventure that is excellent is the Challenger Space Center. Another means to explore space is with a hot air balloon expedition, which lets your family see the great thing about the Sonora Desert from on high.