Destination guide

Charming Glendale offers up something for everyone

Vacations anywhere in the Grand Canyon State promise to be memorable, although you’ll find Glendale has a charm of its own. Sport is high on the agenda here, but there are plenty of options for your pre- and post-game itinerary, too. From exploring gas lamp-lit historic districts to soaking up the atmosphere at the city’s pubs and clubs, Glendale has ample appeal. Glendale vacation rentals are as varied as the city’s attractions, so whether you want an intimate apartment for 2 or space for the whole family and then some, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to call home.

Things to do

Catch sporting fever in Glendale

The Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park is just one of the ways to enjoy some fun during your stay, but it’s the sporting fever that really gets this city going, though. Home base is Gila River Arena, where you can find the crowd cheering the Coyotes to victory. If you’re more of a soccer fan, you can catch the Arizona Cardinals doing their thing over at the University of Phoenix Stadium. During spring training, baseball enthusiasts can visit Camelback Ranch to watch the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox perfect their game.

Activities

Enjoy life at your own pace in Glendale

Spend chilled out afternoons enjoying the outdoor patios and live music at the al fresco Westgate Entertainment District or crank up the pace by taking on the thrilling Maximum Velocity ride at Wet N’ Wild Phoenix. If culture is on your agenda, the Glendale Historic District with its specialty and boutique shopping and a tempting array of ethnic eateries is the perfect spot to get a nostalgia fix. Before heading back to your Glendale vacation rental, an evening spent under the stars at the Glendale 9 Drive-In Theater is a lovely way to round off your day.

Weather

Soak up the sun in Glendale

Boasting almost 300 sunny days a year, Glendale is not the kind of place to go sans sunscreen. Many people consider the highs of over 100° between June and August a little too hot to handle, finding that November through April – the so-called snowbird season – offers a more comfortable stay. That said, if you can cope with the heat over the summer months, you can pick from a wider choice of Glendale vacation rentals. Prices are typically a little lower too, although it will pay to book early if you have your heart set on a home with a pool.

Natural features

Explore desert landscapes in Glendale

Glendale is a great place to be outdoors. For many vacationers, it’s all about the desert views and these are best experienced at the Thunderbird Conservation Park in Hedgepeth Hills, a 1,185-acre space where mountain biking and hiking are among the many ways to burn off excess energy. If you want to put a name to the desert flowers you’ll see on your travels, the Xeriscape Botanical Gardens has all the answers, but if family fun tops your must-do list, Sahuaro Ranch Park offers everything from volleyball to rose gardens, not to mention majestic roaming peacocks.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Glendale

The nearest airport is in Phoenix, AZ (DVT-Phoenix Deer Valley), located 9.7 mi (15.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Phoenix, AZ (PHX-Sky Harbor Intl.), which is 15.8 mi (25.5 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Glendale?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,505 vacation rentals near Glendale. From 1,475 Houses to 742 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Glendale for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Glendale?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Glendale:

  • Arrowhead Lakes: 31 vacation rentals
  • Arrowhead Ranch: 80 vacation rentals
  • Rovey Farm Estates: 30 vacation rentals
  • Desert Sunset: 16 vacation rentals
  • Sierra Verde at Arrowhead Ranch: 29 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Glendale?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Glendale. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • University of Phoenix Stadium: 2,026 vacation rentals
  • Luke Air Force Base: 2,129 vacation rentals
  • Westgate Entertainment District: 3,503 vacation rentals
  • Gila River Arena: 3,505 vacation rentals
  • Arrowhead Country Club: 4,234 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Glendale listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Glendale?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,475 Houses in Glendale. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Glendale include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 742 rentals available
  • Villas: 17 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 108 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Glendale?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,770 vacation rentals with pool available in Glendale. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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