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101 Things to Do in Glendale and the West Valley

Jamie Deters

101 Things to Do in Glendale and the West Valley

101 Things to Do in Glendale and the West Valley

Our saying at the Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau is “we’d love to tell you where to go.” But before you ask, we’d like to give you a head start with a few ideas for your vacation to-do list. Lunch with a View Head to the hills for a picnic with the ultimate view. 

Trails abound at the West Valley’s White Tanks Mountain Regional Park where skilled climbers and novices alike can crank up the cardio before taking a picnic break atop one of the rolling hills. Look east to take in the West Valley below, including a dazzling dusk view of the bustling lights of the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale and surrounding Sports and Entertainment District. (13025 N. White Tank Mountain Road, 623-935-2505, 

Your Future’s So Bright Contact the spirit world, peek at the future, see where your birth chart will lead you, or get a snapshot of the colors surrounding your aura. It’s all available at Glendale’s most metaphysical downtown location – The Astrology Store. Here astrologer and psychic medium Dave Campbell gives readings and helps clients seek information from “across the veil.” And if it’s not the future stressing you out, but the present, the store still offers help. 

Try the healing hands of one of its massage therapists. (5731 W. Glendale Ave., 623-463-6286, Peanuts and Crackerjacks Spring is here and ballgames are a’plenty! Enjoy the grass seating with a picnic spread or get up close to the action at one of the West Valley’s many spring training stadiums. For a full list, visit our sports tab link above. Drop a Line Drop a line and see what takes a nibble.

 At Lake Pleasant – a favorite desert lake among anglers – it could be bass that’s biting. Open year-round, Lake Pleasant features more than 50 miles of shoreline with 10,000 acres of crystal clear water fed primarily from the Agua Fria River. Anglers have been known to pull largemouth bass, white crappie, white bass, channel catfish, and tilapia from its waters. (Lake Pleasant, 41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd., Morristown, 1-928-501-1710, )