Meet Glendale: Arizona’s home for sports, entertainment, and Old West history. This L-shaped city not far from Phoenix’s bustling downtown area makes a great retreat from the Southwest’s most populous city, but it also has plenty to offer on its own. Glendale is quickly becoming the media and entertainment center in the Valley of the Sun, and it boasts everything from historic ranches and big league sporting events to saguaro-studded, canal-side hikes. Choose from a whole host of Travelocity’s hotels in Glendale and find your oasis is the Sonoran Desert.
Catch the Valley’s favorite NFL team, the Arizona Cardinals, just across the street from Hampton Inn & Suites. Arrive early and you might catch the rolling out of the natural grass field—a feat that earned the University of Phoenix Stadium a spot on the History Channel’s Modern Marvels TV show. To catch an even cooler game, watch the Arizona Coyotes (NHL) as they shave up some ice at Gila River Arena. Lay your head down at Staybridge Suites and you could make your fortune at the nearby Desert Diamond Casino. It’s a different kind of bling that’s earned Glendale the title of Arizona’s Antique capital, however. Travel back in time to Historic Downtown and splurge on some treasures to take home, or visit Manistee Ranch, the William John Murphy House, or the old Santa Fe Railroad Depot. Travel still further into the past at the Deer Valley Rock Art Center and ponder the stories told to generation after generation via petroglyphs. Could your stay at a Glendale hotel inspire stories your children will remember, too? With the right adventure and more than 300 annual days of sunshine, anything’s possible.
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