Welcome to Fifty Grande’s Best of the U.S. Bucket List series. This is your one-stop travel guide to the best, most unique and quintessential experiences of a city, state or event. Want to know how to “do” the Glendale, Arizona? We’ve got you covered. Curated by experts, vetted by in-the-know locals, this is all you need to have the best trip ever. If we’ve written a Bucket List, we recommend you go. If it’s on this list, it’s the best the city has to offer right now. Consider this your one-stop answer to “What are the best things to do in Glendale?”
Glendale, Ariz., might be the odd suburb that, on an international scale, gets more recognition than the big city it supports. That’s because Glendale put itself on the global map when it built State Farm Stadium, which has hosted some of the world’s biggest sporting events, NFL games and other top-notch shows since it opened in 2006. Though the city dates back to 1892, it has experienced a second life as an entirely new city has sprung up around the stadium. Look beyond the bright lights of new development and you’ll find fantastic family-owned restaurants, cool craft breweries and an abundance of outdoor adventures.