Things to Do in Chandler, AZ
Bursting with things to do, Chandler has developed a reputation as an inviting destination with its vibrant and diverse community and easy access to adventure and fun. Chandler offers visitors a wealth of activities and things to see and do. From engaging art and cultural experiences to desert exploration, to enjoying a round of golf, a night on the town or fun for the whole family, Chandler area attractions are sure to entertain.
Explore the Sonoran Desert
With easy access to the outdoors and more than 300 days of sunshine a year, there are many ways to explore the Arizona desert. Catch a sunrise view of the Sonoran skies via a hot air balloon ride or on foot with a desert hike or walk the desert trails at Veterans Oasis Park in east Chandler. The Chandler park is home to more than 150 species of birds and the local Audubon Society provides free guided birdwalks the first Saturday of the month, November through April.
Have you always dreamed about the Old West? A popular experience is a private or group trail ride through the desert on horseback with KOLI Equestrian Center.
Arts & Culture
Chandler is filled with vibrant art and culture. From a stroll at the Vision Gallery in Downtown Chandler to a performance at the Chandler Center for the Arts or a visit to Arizona’s premier art gem, The Eddie Basha Collection to see an amazing display of Western American and American Indian art, visitors are sure to view art in many different mediums.
Art is not only found in the Chandler area attractions, but throughout the community. While out and about in the destination, keep an eye out for the amazing and vibrant Chandler murals dotting our community, painted by local and national artists that are an expression of the Chandler community.
Explore Chandler’s roots with an in-depth look at the history of Chandler alongside local and national exhibits at the Chandler Museum, located near Chandler Fashion Center mall or pay visit to regional attractions like the one-of-a-kind Musical Instrument Museum, located a short drive from Chandler hotels.
Fun for the Entire Family
Families have many options for kid-friendly attractions that will amuse the littlest of travelers. A must-see for train lovers of all ages, the Arizona Railway Museum is filled with information and vintage rail cars highlighting the trains of Arizona and the southwest. Discover the magic of color at the indoor Crayola Experience featuring interactive hands-on attractions or spend the day at the nearby Phoenix Zoo, one of the nation’s largest non-profit zoos and home to more than 3,000 animals. For tweens and teens, an outing to Arizona's premier indoor adventure park, Rush Xtreme is next level with a large rock wall, bungee jumping and much more!
Shopping in Chandler
Whether you are looking to treat yourself or shopping to find the perfect memento or gift to bring home, shopping in Chandler is a breeze. Chandler offers visitors a wide range of shopping experiences. Find a traditional, upscale shopping experience at Chandler Fashion Center mall featuring national retailers, local shops and expansive food and entertainment options and outlet shopping at the Phoenix Premium Outlets. For a more boutique experience, make your way to D'vine Gourmet in Downtown Chandler for a selection of made-in-Arizona gift basket items and handmade caramels.
Daytrips from Chandler
Up for a drive? Chandler is conveniently located for exploring the best of Arizona, making it easy to enjoy a day trip to the red rocks of Sedona or head east for the recreational playground known as the White Mountains or simply take in the many metro Phoenix attractions that are within a short drive.
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