Attractions

Things to do in Glendale, AZ

Beautiful weather, exceptional cultural attractions, and world-class shopping and dining: Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona offer all of these things and more. Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center is situated in Glendale, just a short distance away from many of the area’s most popular attractions. We’ve included some of our favorites below; let us know if you would like more information!

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  • Kierland Commons Distance:15.6 miles

    Dining at Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center, Glendale, AZ

    Take advantage of the warm Arizona weather with a visit to this outdoor shopping center, which features upscale shops and boutiques, as well as restaurants and bars.

    Take advantage of the warm Arizona weather with a visit to this outdoor shopping center, which features upscale shops and boutiques, as well as restaurants and bars.

  • Desert Botanical Garden Distance:25.8 miles

    Banquets at Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center, Glendale, AZ

    Discover the stunning natural beauty of your surroundings at this 140-acre park. The Desert Botanical Garden features over 21,000 plants, many of which are native to the area, as well as a full calendar of exciting events.

    Discover the stunning natural beauty of your surroundings at this 140-acre park. The Desert Botanical Garden features over 21,000 plants, many of which are native to the area, as well as a full calendar of exciting events.

  • Biltmore Fashion Park Distance:17.2 miles

    Exterior at Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center, Glendale, AZ

    You could easily spend a day at this large, sophisticated outdoor shopping mall and not visit all of the stores it encompasses. Satisfy your appetite at one of Biltmore’s many on-site eateries.

    You could easily spend a day at this large, sophisticated outdoor shopping mall and not visit all of the stores it encompasses. Satisfy your appetite at one of Biltmore’s many on-site eateries.

  • Scottsdale Fashion Square Distance:29.1 miles

    Exterior at Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center, Glendale, AZ

    The state’s largest shopping mall offers a staggering two million square feet of retail space, including several major department stores. It also includes a 14-screen movie theater.

    The state’s largest shopping mall offers a staggering two million square feet of retail space, including several major department stores. It also includes a 14-screen movie theater.

  • Phoenix Art Museum Distance:18.1 miles

    Exterior at Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center, Glendale, AZ

    Spend some time at the Southwest’s largest visual arts museum, which features 18,000 works by American and international artists.

    Spend some time at the Southwest’s largest visual arts museum, which features 18,000 works by American and international artists.

  • Arizona Science Center Distance:19 miles

    Exterior at Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center, Glendale, AZ

    With a wide array of interactive exhibits exploring everything from the human body to electricity, the Arizona Science Center offers educational fun for the entire family.  

    With a wide array of interactive exhibits exploring everything from the human body to electricity, the Arizona Science Center offers educational fun for the entire family.  

  • Peoria Sports Complex Distance:4 miles

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    Located in nearby Peoria, this venue is one of the area’s premier Spring Training destinations, and is the home practice field for both the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres. Soak up the sun and catch a ballgame!

    Located in nearby Peoria, this venue is one of the area’s premier Spring Training destinations, and is the home practice field for both the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres. Soak up the sun and catch a ballgame!

  • University of Phoenix Stadium/Westgate Entertainment District Distance:11 miles

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    The University of Phoenix Stadium is an amazing, state-of-the-art facility; it’s home to the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, and has hosted major events including the Super Bowl, as well as major college football games. Be sure to spend time exploring the area surrounding the stadium, too – Westgate Entertainment District features a wealth of activities for the whole family, including shopping, dining, a movie theater, and even a splash pad!

    The University of Phoenix Stadium is an amazing, state-of-the-art facility; it’s home to the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, and has hosted major events including the Super Bowl, as well as major college football games. Be sure to spend time exploring the area surrounding the stadium, too – Westgate Entertainment District features a wealth of activities for the whole family, including shopping, dining, a movie theater, and even a splash pad!

  • Chase Field Distance:21.4 miles

    Exterior at Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center, Glendale, AZ

    Though it’s best known as the home of Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks, this large and modern stadium also hosts other events, including football, soccer, and even bull riding.

    Though it’s best known as the home of Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks, this large and modern stadium also hosts other events, including football, soccer, and even bull riding.

  • Taliesin West Distance:22.2 miles

    Exterior at Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center, Glendale, AZ

    This beautiful complex was designed and built by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1937, using locally sourced materials. It was his winter home until his death in the late 1950s, and is now the main campus of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.

    This beautiful complex was designed and built by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1937, using locally sourced materials. It was his winter home until his death in the late 1950s, and is now the main campus of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.

  • Phoenix Zoo Distance:25.1 miles

    Exterior at Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center, Glendale, AZ

    Kids of all ages will enjoy visiting this 125-acre zoo, which is noteworthy for its extensive conservation efforts. Board the Safari train for a tour of the property.

    Kids of all ages will enjoy visiting this 125-acre zoo, which is noteworthy for its extensive conservation efforts. Board the Safari train for a tour of the property.

  • Old Town Scottsdale Distance:28.4 miles

    Exterior at Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center, Glendale, AZ

    Shop, dine, peruse the art galleries, and experience the lively nightlife in this trendy neighborhood, considered by many to be the heart of the city.

    Shop, dine, peruse the art galleries, and experience the lively nightlife in this trendy neighborhood, considered by many to be the heart of the city.

  • Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Distance:28.6 miles

    Exterior at Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center, Glendale, AZ

    Dance performances, film festivals, comedy troupes and holiday concerts all find their home in this indoor-outdoor performing arts center, located downtown in Scottsdale Civic Center Park.

    Dance performances, film festivals, comedy troupes and holiday concerts all find their home in this indoor-outdoor performing arts center, located downtown in Scottsdale Civic Center Park.

Peoria Sports Complex

Distance: 4 miles
Thunderbird Executive Inn

Located in nearby Peoria, this venue is one of the area’s premier Spring Training destinations, and is the home practice field for both the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres. Soak up the sun and catch a ballgame!

University of Phoenix Stadium/Westgate Entertainment District

Distance: 11 miles
Thunderbird Executive Inn

The University of Phoenix Stadium is an amazing, state-of-the-art facility; it’s home to the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, and has hosted major events including the Super Bowl, as well as major college football games. Be sure to spend time exploring the area surrounding the stadium, too – Westgate Entertainment District features a wealth of activities for the whole family, including shopping, dining, a movie theater, and even a splash pad!

Kierland Commons

Distance: 15.6 miles
Dining at Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center, Glendale, AZ

Take advantage of the warm Arizona weather with a visit to this outdoor shopping center, which features upscale shops and boutiques, as well as restaurants and bars.

Biltmore Fashion Park

Distance: 17.2 miles
Exterior at Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center, Glendale, AZ

You could easily spend a day at this large, sophisticated outdoor shopping mall and not visit all of the stores it encompasses. Satisfy your appetite at one of Biltmore’s many on-site eateries.

Phoenix Art Museum

Distance: 18.1 miles
Exterior at Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center, Glendale, AZ

Spend some time at the Southwest’s largest visual arts museum, which features 18,000 works by American and international artists.

Arizona Science Center

Distance: 19 miles
Exterior at Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center, Glendale, AZ

With a wide array of interactive exhibits exploring everything from the human body to electricity, the Arizona Science Center offers educational fun for the entire family.  

Chase Field

Distance: 21.4 miles
Exterior at Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center, Glendale, AZ

Though it’s best known as the home of Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks, this large and modern stadium also hosts other events, including football, soccer, and even bull riding.

Taliesin West

Distance: 22.2 miles
Exterior at Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center, Glendale, AZ

This beautiful complex was designed and built by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1937, using locally sourced materials. It was his winter home until his death in the late 1950s, and is now the main campus of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.

Phoenix Zoo

Distance: 25.1 miles
Exterior at Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center, Glendale, AZ

Kids of all ages will enjoy visiting this 125-acre zoo, which is noteworthy for its extensive conservation efforts. Board the Safari train for a tour of the property.

Desert Botanical Garden

Distance: 25.8 miles
Banquets at Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center, Glendale, AZ

Discover the stunning natural beauty of your surroundings at this 140-acre park. The Desert Botanical Garden features over 21,000 plants, many of which are native to the area, as well as a full calendar of exciting events.

Old Town Scottsdale

Distance: 28.4 miles
Exterior at Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center, Glendale, AZ

Shop, dine, peruse the art galleries, and experience the lively nightlife in this trendy neighborhood, considered by many to be the heart of the city.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Distance: 28.6 miles
Exterior at Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center, Glendale, AZ

Dance performances, film festivals, comedy troupes and holiday concerts all find their home in this indoor-outdoor performing arts center, located downtown in Scottsdale Civic Center Park.

Scottsdale Fashion Square

Distance: 29.1 miles
Exterior at Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center, Glendale, AZ

The state’s largest shopping mall offers a staggering two million square feet of retail space, including several major department stores. It also includes a 14-screen movie theater.

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