Insider's Tips

Curated by Visit Chandler staff, get the inside scoop on all the things that visitors and local love about Chandler.

Michelle Jacoby
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Michelle Jacoby

Michelle Jacoby is James Beard award nominated writer and content producer. An almost-Arizona native (she’s lived here for 30 years), she is a former editor at The Arizona Republic, and has written for several local and national publications. Michelle is also the publisher of BITE Magazine, an online publication that celebrates Arizona’s food, drink and maker communities.

15 Things to See and Do in Downtown Chandler

Where culture meets charm, Downtown Chandler offers a plethora of must-see-and-do attractions and activities. From vibrant art galleries showcasing works by exciting artists, to a vast variety of eateries offering the most scrumptious dishes, the city’s core has something for everyone. Whether…

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Planning a QuinceaƱera in Chandler

A quinceañera—a cherished tradition with roots in Mexican culture and celebrated throughout Latin American—is a coming-of-age ritual observed on a girl’s 15 th birthday. Steeped in culture and family, this milestone event is filled with beauty, elegance and flair. If you’re planning a quinceañera…

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An A-Z Guide of Must-Do Activities in Chandler

From archery to ziplining, Chandler is filled with a vast array of fun and exciting attractions. Here’s an A to Z guide for your trip to Chandler, Arizona. A – Archery at Paseo Vista Recreation Area Take aim and experience the thrill of the sport of archery surrounded by scenic desert landscapes at…

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Sweet Treats in Chandler AZ

There’s nothing more comforting than the soul-warming scent of something sweet baking in the oven. Whether your treat of choice is a mile-high layered cake, a frosty ice cream cone, or a classic melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chip cookie, you won’t have to look far for the perfect fix. Chandler is…

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Yoga Classes in Chandler AZ

If a brand-new year has inspired you to embark on a journey of health and well-being, explore the serene and invigorating world of yoga. From tranquil studios to dynamic classes, Chandler’s yoga offerings include a wide range of experiences tailored to all skill levels. Whether you’re a pro at…

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Exploring Veterans Oasis Park

Surrounded by cozy neighborhoods in southeast Chandler, Veterans Oasis Park isn’t just a park—it’s a place where you can connect with nature, explore the wonders of the desert, and honor those who have served our country. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, the park offers a respite from the hustle…

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New Year's Eve in Chandler, AZ

Ring in New Year’s Eve 2023 with our guide to NYE events and celebrations in Chandler, Arizona. Whether you want to dance, laugh, or eat your way into 2024, we have a list of some of the best places in Chandler where you can celebrate! Chandler Restaurants to Spend New Year's Eve 2023 The Brickyard…

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9 Ways to Enjoy a Chandler Winter

While frigid weather takes hold of most of the country this winter, Arizona enviably basks in the warm rays of the desert sun with daily highs in the 60s and 70s —making a bevy of things to do in Chandler even more enjoyable. If you’re looking for a few fun things to do these winter months, here are…

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Where to Eat in Chandler on Christmas Day

Whether you’re traveling for business or visiting for the holidays, Chandler has a host of wonderful options for where to eat on Christmas Day, along with some must-see holiday activities. Here’s a list of restaurants open in Chandler AZ on Christmas Day (don’t forget to make reservations in…

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