Top 10 Things to do in Peoria, United States

December 25, 2017 Nobuko Falco

Peoria /piˈɔːriə/ is a city in Maricopa and Yavapai counties in the State of Arizona. Most of the city is located in Maricopa County, while a tiny portion in the north is in Yavapai County. It is a major suburb of Phoenix. According to 2010 Census Bureau releases, the population of the city is 154,065. Peoria is currently the sixth largest city in Arizona for land area, and the ninth largest for population. It was named after Peoria, Illinois. The word "peoria" is a corruption of the Illini word for "prairie fire." It is the spring training home of the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners who share the Peoria Sports Complex. In July 2008, Money magazine listed Peoria in its Top 100 Places to Live.
Restaurants in Peoria

1. Peoria Sports Complex

16101 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382-5811 +1 623-773-8700
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 303 reviews

Peoria Sports Complex

Peoria Sports Complex was the first Major League Baseball spring training and player development facility in the country shared by two teams. Built in 1994, the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners utilize the facility year round. The complex has a main stadium and twelve practice fields. In addition to baseball tournaments, the facility hosts community events, concerts, art and trade shows, weddings and group events. The surrounding area includes numerous hotels, restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

Reviewed By kanbaatar - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Take me out to the ballgame .. Take me out with the crowd .. Oh what a song it is.

Take me out for a night game at the Peoria Sports Complex here in Peoria, Arizona, on the North and West side of the greater Phoenix Metro Area.

Take me out to see the Oakland Athletics play the Seattle Mariners in a Major League Baseball Spring Training game in the Cactus League.

What fun it all was. How sweet it all was. Great employees at the ballpark. Parking was easy. Security was firm but polite and certainly not draconian. Fun concessions to see as attractions. Very clean restrooms. Friendly fans as well to visit with.

Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, I don't care if I never get back.

I loved the Peoria Sports Complex, near 101 Loop Rd and Bell Rd, right here in little old Peoria, Arizona..

2. Westgate Entertainment District

6770 N Sunrise Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305-3171 +1 623-385-7502
Excellent
56%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 568 reviews

Westgate Entertainment District

Reviewed By awaintroob

The Westgate Entertainment District includes numerous restaurant, a number of shops and the Phoenix Coyotes Stadium. There always seems to be something happening. We saw a Navy jazz band, a hot rod exhibition and a rock band. The landscaping is very pretty and the people watching is great. This is a nice place to spend time.

3. Bell Recreation Center

16820 N 99th Ave, Sun City, AZ 85351-1262 +1 623-876-3040
Excellent
86%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 41 reviews

Bell Recreation Center

Reviewed By Spyderman47 - Sun City

This is the crown jewel of the Sun City Rec Centers. Ten newly redone tennis courts, lawn bowling, mini golf, racquetball, table tennis, swimming pool, walking pool, hot tubs, complete exercise room, bowling alleys, billiards room, darts, metal shop, wood shop, a dozen or more club headquarters, restaurant, banquet hall/ dance hall/ meeting room. A branch of the county library is on site. That's certainly not all. All well maintained with adequate parking and wheelchair access. Spend an hour or a day, it doesn't get much better!

4. University of Phoenix Stadium

1 Cardinals Dr, Glendale, AZ 85305-3147 +1 623-433-7100
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 752 reviews

University of Phoenix Stadium

Reviewed By yorosey - Las Vegas, Nevada

Went here for a volleyball tournament my daughter was playing in. None of the concessions were open but it is a easy stadium to get to with good parking and access to near by shopping, food and Gil’s river arena. Was very cool for my daughter to get to play on stadium, might have to go back for a nfl game.

5. Camelback Ranch

10710 W Camelback Rd, Glendale, AZ 85037-5072 +1 623-302-5000
Excellent
60%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 248 reviews

Camelback Ranch

Spring Training home of Major League Baseball's Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers, located in Glendale, Arizona

Reviewed By PhilzReviews - Oshawa, Canada

Great ballpark for Spring Training games! Parking is free, seats are great, lots of food to choose from (had the 18" pizza slice!), nice pro shops and more. Very family friendly atmosphere. On a nice sunny day you'll have a great time!

6. Gila River Arena

9400 W Maryland Ave, Glendale, AZ 85305-3114 +1 623-772-3200
Excellent
51%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 453 reviews

Gila River Arena

Reviewed By cstruyk

Traveling the NHL arenas, shocked to see such a 1980's MTV music video quality Jumbotron here. Crowd was incredibly enthusiastic and loud for the few that were there; pretty sure section 121 is the "moms get away..." ya. Value score is HUGE here, can't beat AZ prices other than maybe Islanders, Hurricanes, and Panthers. I think Tucson (AHL's) dinky little convention center is nicer and that's pathetic. Only thing making up for low quality experience the Yotes put on was the BMW Lounge; being able to see either team enter and exit the ice is phenomenal. Try to get tickets in the rows that allow access to it; all you can eat and drink till the start of the 3rd. Overall it's ok, compared to other NHL arenas.. lol.

7. Glendale HIstoric District

Glendale Avenue and 58th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 623-000-0000
Excellent
47%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 210 reviews

Glendale HIstoric District

This is the downtown historic area of Glendale, Arizona. The area has more than 80 antique shops, some interesting resturants, and nice park.

Reviewed By AdventurousRetirees - Lone Tree, Colorado

So much fun to walk thru the quaint streets of historic downtown Glendale. Beautiful Craftsman style cottages, many turned into gift shops, galleries and restaurants. We came last year during the Glendale Glitters Christmas event, beautiful lights and decorations everywhere. Came again this spring, everything is in bloom, beautiful Easter and spring decorations everywhere. No matter the season, this is a great stop.

8. Tanger Outlets Westgate

6800 N 95th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85305-6800 +1 623-877-9500
Excellent
26%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 131 reviews

Tanger Outlets Westgate

Find great savings on merchandise from your favorite designer and name-brands direct from the manufacturer at stores like: Banana Republic, Coach, H&M, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Puma and many more. Before you travel, check out the Tanger Outlet website to find the latest Coupons & Sales Offers for Tanger Outlets in Glendale. Or, when you arrive at the outlets, make your first stop Shopper Services to learn about the benefits of joining TangerClub (Tanger Club information is also available online). In Shopper Services you can purchase a coupon book full of great savings or if you are already a TangerClub member pick up a coupon book for free! Think Outlets, Think Tanger.

Reviewed By Bernardo F - New York City, New York

Certainly it's a large collection of stores, from high end to lower end too. But certainly know your prices as they are just regular stores and not discount outlets. Parking was horrible.

9. Rio Vista Recreation Center

8866 W Thunderbird Rd, Peoria, AZ 85381-4812 +1 623-773-7922
Excellent
62%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

Rio Vista Recreation Center

Reviewed By lattelady49 - Sun City, Arizona

My husband and I are seniors, and walking is very important to us, but the Arizona heat can be too much. At Rio Vista we go in and walk our 5 miles in a gentle air conditioned temperature getting the benefit of walking without dehydrating or getting heat stroke. We love it.

10. Sahuaro Ranch Park

9802 North 59th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85302 +1 623-930-2820
Excellent
41%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 67 reviews

Sahuaro Ranch Park

Reviewed By Born_to_go61 - Tilghman, Maryland

I stopped by on a day when there was not a guided tour, but there are signs with very good information that give you an idea of the function and life on this farm throughout the years of its operation.
It is a great place to walk around and picnic or just sit in the shade. Also there are peacocks here and they here displaying their feathers and calling to each other.
Free parking and free to walk around.

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