Unique Glendale Tours
Hearing about a great place or attraction instantly conjures images of it in your mind. It isn't until you experience it for yourself do you being to get a sharper, more accurate view of what it's all about. The same can be said of the idea of taking a specialized tour. You can imagine what it's like, but until you get there and learn more about its story, those one-dimensional mental pictures are all you have to go on. Luckily, when you sign up for any of these excellent tours in Glendale, the experiences that you'll have will not only give you the chance to learn about some special places and their histories, but your visit will ultimately prove to be truly unforgettable.
The Catlin Court Walking Tour
in Glendale covers an area of historic buildings and is located between Gardenia Avenue and Palmaire Avenue. Primarily, most of these 82 buildings are built in the bungalow style of the early 1920s. Otto R. Hansen, a capitalist from Wisconsin, subdivided these 80 acres into lots and named the area “Catlin” after his wife's maiden name. These historic homes offer a dramatic look at what life was like in Glendale at the beginning of the 1900s. The tour spotlights 24 of the Catlin's historic homes, some of which have been converted into stores, specialty shops and restaurants. This area is proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Address: Historic Catlin Court, Glendale, AZ - MAP
Get a firsthand look at how Glendale's past is strongly linked to its present and future when you take the Historic Downtown Walking Tour
. The city originated as a place for farmers in the area to get necessities and to ship the fruits, vegetables and livestock they raised to national markets. The farming industry dramatically grew in a short period, and in 1910 the city was established. The downtown area developed quite rapidly in the wake of this growth, and soon banks, groceries, theaters, businesses and neighborhoods developed in and around this section of town. Several significant structures still remain that echo Glendale's past, and these historic buildings are the basis of this entertaining and interesting tour.
Address: Downtown Glendale, Glendale, AZ - MAP
The only thing sweeter than the candy at Cerreta Candy Company
is the fact that a tour of the facility is free! This is Glendale's hometown favorite for chocolate and the owners enjoy welcoming visitors in for highly entertaining 30-minute tours that are offered Mondays through Thursdays. Visitors will learn about the many highlights of the process by which Cerreta's creates their amazing chocolate candies, and you are free to ask questions along the way. Plus, you get the added bonus of being able to taste some free candy samples that are graciously offered to tour participants.
Address: 5345 West Glendale Ave, Glendale AZ - MAP
Phone: (800) 474-6430
Get a cool bird's eye view of Glendale and its surrounding areas when you get on board for an aerial tour with Gold Coast Helicopters
. There are various packages to choose from. You can opt for a quick tour around the city, or if you have the time, embark upon a longer, more expansive trek that will allow you to see some of the beautiful natural scenery that surrounds Glendale. Gold Coast also offers executive transport packages for business travel, as well.
Address: 6801 North Glen Harbor Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85307 - MAP
Phone: (623) 935-3388