15+ Fun Things To Do In Glendale Arizona, Near Stellar’s Thunderbird Senior Living Community

Thunderbird Independent, Assisted Living, and Memory Care isn’t just an amazing Stellar Senior Living Community in a stunning location. Thunderbird is located in Glendale, Arizona, which boasts tons of fun things to do for every senior’s unique personality! Glendale is about 9 miles northwest of the sprawling metropolis of Phoenix, Arizona. This gives you a ton of different opportunities for things to do, from downtown city life to outdoor desert recreation. Glendale’s hot desert climate means you’ll never get chilly, and you can enjoy the great outdoors most months of the year. Check out over 15 fun things to do near Stellar’s Thunderbird Senior Living Community. 


Outdoor Things to Do in Glendale Arizona

Even in its coldest month of December, Glendale rarely experiences daytime temperatures below 60 degrees. However, the summertime months often include temperatures that surpass 100, so it’s best to choose morning, evening, or water-based activities in the summertime. That said, there’s plenty of outdoor recreation to enjoy most days of the year. Here are just a few!



Sports, Concerts, & Events in Glendale, Arizona

Glendale is home to the State Farm Stadium, where the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals play. This stadium also hosts the annual Fiesta Bowl, a college football bowl game. 


The Desert Diamond Arena is also located in Glendale. It’s an indoor entertainment center that hosts the Indoor Football League’s Arizona Rattlers, as well skateboarding tournaments, UFC and WWE fights, Cirque de Soleil performances, ice skating performances, bull riding, ice hockey games, basketball games, concerts, and more. 


Community Centers

  • Foothills Recreation & Aquatic Center. This fantastic community center offers a large gym, aerobics classes, an indoor walking/jogging track, a year-round heated outdoor pool with lap swimming and water aerobics classes, and a summertime Aquatic Center playground that visiting grandkids will love. 
  • Glendale Adult Center. Glendale’s Adult Center features all kinds of fitness, educational, and recreational classes and events, many of which are intended specifically for senior citizens. 


Historic Downtown Glendale for Seniors

Glendale has a rich history and a historic downtown district featuring shopping, dining, and historic sites. Here are a few of our favorite spots.

  • Auntie Em’s & Smilin’ Jack’s Pedal Cars. This is a must-visit shop for those with a miniatures interest or dollhouse hobby. 
  • Cerreta Candy Company. Anyone with a sweet tooth should not miss Cerreta’s! It’s a historic candy company that offers quaint tours at certain times of the day.
  • Don’t forget Murphy Park Place for fine art, antiques, and collectibles. 
  • Memory Lane Trinkets and Treasures is a fun boutique experience with an eclectic mix of unique items.
  • Papa Ed’s Ice Cream, located in the Catlin Court Historic District of Glendale, might be the sweetest ice cream shop you’ll find! Vegan and dairy-free options are also available. 
  • The Glendale History Walk features mosaic images about Glendale’s history embedded into the sidewalk, to take you on a unique historical journey.
  • Seniors might enjoy the Circles of Time art installation, at the northwest corner of Myrtle and Grand Avenue, by a local artist, featuring laminated glass art pieces that depict some of Glendale’s history. 


Westgate Entertainment District

Westgate is a great outdoor oasis full of shopping, restaurants, and entertainment located right next to the State Farm Stadium in the heart of Glendale. Tons of live music events, art installations, a movie theater, and more means there’s always something new to do for the vibrant senior looking for some extra excitement.


There’s so much to do near Stellar’s Thunderbird Senior Living Community in Glendale, Arizona. Thunderbird Independent, Assisted Living & Memory Care offers transportation services to any destinations you don’t want to miss, so plan your trip today!  If you’re not in the area, don’t worry–Stellar has great senior living communities all over the United States. Call us now to tour a community near you.