Chandler is located about 30 minutes southeast of Phoenix, Arizona and offers fun and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Once a small town, Chandler has grown exponentially over the last decade to include many master-planned housing developments, restaurants, shopping centers, events and more. Chandler is known for its many parks, all landscaped to perfection with greenery, desert landscape, wetlands, and even themed landscapes such as the Desert Breeze Park that has antique railways that offer vintage train rides. In addition to its parks there a few other hidden gems within the Chandler city limits, below are a few of our favorite Chandler hidden gems.
The Crayola Experience is located in the Chandler Fashion Center Mall and allows you to explore the art and science of color, create your own crayons, invent both colors and color names, and provides hours of fun for the whole family.
Keegan’s Grill is the place to be if you want good ol’ American comfort food. While their day to day menu is incredible, they also offer a full bar and have weekly specials. On Monday’s they offer Kobe Chuck Meatloaf, a local favorite! It sells out fast, so be sure to arrive early.
Hamilton Aquatic Center is another place the whole family can enjoy. The aquatic center is outdoors and provides a tot lot splash park, lazy river, water slides, and pools ensuring that there is something fun for everyone to enjoy.
Veterans Oasis Park provides a one of a kind experience. From a waterfall, wetlands, and a scale model of the solar system, you can easily spend hours exploring the grounds. The park also features a large play structure and a 2.5-mile trail loop for hiking, jogging, or bird watching.
Tumbleweed Christmas Tree is exactly what is sounds like. Each Holiday season the city of Chandler puts together a large Christmas tree made entirely out of tumble weeds that is then decorated and lit for the Holiday season. It is unlike anything you’ve ever seen and attracts both locals and tourists each and every year!
SanTan Brewing Company is Arizona’s largest brewery and distilling company. If that’s not enough to entice you, they also offer tours of the facility where you can learn the science and art behind the brewing and distilling processes.
As Chandler continues to grow, more and more events, activities, and shops are opening, allowing both locals and tourists to fill their days with something new. Whether you are planning to move to the Chandler area, or are simply visiting, the list of activities and events is endless.
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