The Phoenix suburb of Goodyear, approximately 17 miles west of downtown, was founded by the famous tire company of the same name. Today, visitors fill the hotels in Goodyear so they can experience the community's 17 delightful parks, family-friendly atmosphere, and beautiful scenery of the Gila River and Estrella Mountains. Visit Goodyear and you'll soon see how this pleasant Arizona destination became a recipient of the coveted All-America City Award.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is only 24 miles from Goodyear, and you'll find it quite easy to get to the Goodyear hotels after landing. Public transportation is an option, and you can use Valley Metro buses or a combination of buses with light rail services. Alternatively, take a taxi from outside any terminal, arrange a private shuttle or shared-van service in advance, or rent a car from one of numerous on-site car rental companies. Before you head to Goodyear, consider staying at one of the many fine resorts in Phoenix so you can enjoy the city's world-class golf courses, spas, fine restaurants, and retail destinations. Phoenix also offers some excellent museums, including the Heard Museum and Arizona Science Center. Goodyear's attractions include the Goodyear Ballpark, which is used by Major League Baseball teams for spring training, and the Estrella Mountain Regional Park, comprising almost 20,000 acres of desert and mountain landscapes with many miles of hiking trails. The park also includes a wildlife-rich stretch of riparian habitat at the confluence of two rivers. Rent a car in Goodyear and you can easily reach any of its parks, many of which include playgrounds, sports facilities, swimming pools, and splash pads ideal for cooling off on a hot day.
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