Chandler, Arizona, might be a suburb of its much bigger neighbor, Phoenix, but the historic city has plenty of attractions to make vacation packages to Chandler enticing for families, couples, and individual travelers alike. Find cheap hotels in Chandler and head to a place blessed by year-round sunshine, scenic mountain views, and a rich heritage represented by a number of well-preserved landmarks.
Out and About in Chandler
If you have a little one who loves trains, head straight to the Arizona Railway Museum at Tumbleweed Park. Walk around and climb inside genuine historic passenger cars and a caboose, and see many more artifacts from the heyday of southwestern railroads. The starring feature of the museum is a gleaming Southern Pacific Railroad Locomotive listed on the National Register of Historic Places. At the Chandler Museum, learn how Chandler began in the early 1900s.
For yet another peak into local history, wander around the historic homes, buildings, and farm equipment at Tumbleweed Ranch, located within Tumbleweed Park. Explore the lower Sonoran desert landscape that surrounds Chandler at SanTan Mountain Regional Park, which offers eight miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. You might spot local species including javelinas, gila monsters, and coyotes. Stay active without venturing far from hotels in Chandler by riding some of its 327 miles of paved bike lanes. Golfers should bring their clubs – Chandler has no fewer than seven fine golf courses to choose from.
Eating and Drinking
Chandler's restaurant scene includes American, Italian, Asian, and Mexican options. You'll find the greatest range of restaurants along the city's main thoroughfares, Alma School Road, Arizona Avenue, and Chandler Boulevard. Into big screens and cold beers? Hungry sports fans in Chandler have plenty of sports bars to choose from. Typical of a southwestern destination, Mexican food is abundant. Chandler also features a steakhouse that's part of a Western town-themed attraction.
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