Chandler offers a diverse array of art and culture activities. The city has a variety of art galleries and museums that explore the history, culture and heritage of the area. Whether you’re looking for outdoor fun, art and history or a real southwest experience, Chandler has it all. This vibrant town has something for everyone! Book your trip to Chandler and get ready for a fun time!
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Day 1 in Chandler
Breakfast at 9:00am!
Start your day at Yoli’s Cafe that puts out a variety of delicious breakfast cuisine. Delicious highlights include Uptown bagel, Hawaiian French Toast, Havarti Cheese, Egg whites, BBQ pulled pork, and burrito. It has an extensive breakfast menu, with lots of twists and creativity.
Address: 241 S Oregon Street, Chandler, AZ 85225, United States
Phone: 1 480-726-9654
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 7:00am-2:00pm
Tour the Chandler’s public art!
Chandler Center for the Arts at 10:00am!
Head off to the Chandler Center for the Art that features the local, national and regional performances. It offers wonderful acoustics setting for viewing the live performances. The center features three theatres and fine arts gallery with artworks, paintings and sculptures.
Address: 250 N Arizona Avenue, Chandler, AZ 85225, United States
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Distance from Yoli’s Cafe: 0.7miles or 4minutes drive
Vision Gallery at 11:00am!
Check out the work by Arizona artists at Vision Gallery. The gallery showcases the artwork by over 300 regional artists. It features a broad range of medium from ceramic works to oil and acrylic canvasses, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and more.
Address: 10 E Chicago Street, Chandler, AZ 85225, United States
Phone: 1 480-782-2695
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Distance from Chandler Center for the Arts: 0.6miles or 3minutes drive
Arizona Railway Museum at 12:00pm!
Next, head off to know the Southwestern rail history at the Arizona Railway Museum. The museum features restored rail cars from different time periods. Explore historic rail cars or the caboose and check out the railway artifacts, equipments and relics of the past.
Address: 330 E Ryan Rd, Chandler, AZ 85249, United States
Phone: 1 480-821-1108
Opening hours: Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Distance from Vision Gallery: 2.5miles or 6minutes drive
Out to Lunch at 1:00pm!
Head off to the Keegan’s Grill & Taproom (1095 W Queen Creek Rd Ste 1) for some American fare. Step into Pitta Souvli (1940 S Alma School Rd Next to Cactus Bike Shop on Germann) for Mediterranean or Greek cuisine. Craving for barbecue, go to Porkopolis Barbecue (1445 S. Arizona Ave.). Hankering for Italian, head off to La Stalla Cucina Rustica (68 W Buffalo St).
Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery at 2:00pm!
Peruse the contemporary western American and Native American art at Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery. The gallery has over 3,000 pieces in a broad range of media including oils, watercolors, charcoal drawings, pastels, and bronze sculptures.
Address: 22402 S Basha Rd, Chandler, AZ 85248, United States
Phone: 1 480-895-9350
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Tumbleweed Ranch Park at 3:00pm!
Next, catch a glimpse into the agricultural past of Chandler at Tumbleweed Ranch Park. Tour the McCorskey House that sits within the ranch. It is one of the early homes that farmers of Chandler built here. Learn how the early settlers of Arizona farmed their land in the desert environment, see their houses and get a glimpse of their unique lifestyle at this spot.
Address: Chandler, AZ 85286, United States
Phone: 1 480-782-2874
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 6:00am-6:00pm
Distance from Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery: 4.0miles or 8minutes drive
Hamilton Aquatics Center at 4:00pm!
Visit the Hamilton Aquatics Center that features two water slides, zero-depth play pool, an eight lane competition pool, diving boards, and a lazy river. Have a watery blast at this spot!
Address: 3838 S Arizona Avenue, Chandler, AZ 85248, United States
Phone: 1 480-782-2630
Distance from Tumbleweed Ranch Park: 2.3miles or 5minutes drive
Retail Therapy at 6:00pm!
Head off to Downtown Chandler that has several unique stores, boutiques and eclectic art galleries. The local merchants here sell one-of-a-kind items. Visit this spot for local shopping experience!
Distance from Hamilton Aquatics Center: 4.4miles or 9 minutes drive
Next, head off to the Chandler Fashion Center that features internationally-known retail shops. It is anchored by Dillard’s, Sears, Nordstrom and Macy’s and features premium retailers like Banana Republic, Vera Bradley, H&M, Michael Kors, Coach, Barnes & Noble, and more. From classic styles to in-vogue collection, this shopping spot has it all!
Address: 3111 W. Chandler Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226, United States
Phone: (480) 917-4559
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am-6:00pm
Distance from Downtown Chandler: 3.8miles or 9 minutes drive
Dinner at 8:00pm!
Step into the El Zocalo Mexican Grill (28 S San Marcos Pl) that puts out delicious Mexican cuisine. For American fare, drop by the Wimpy’s Paradise (43 South San Marcos Place), or go to D C Steakhouse (98 S. San Marcos) for steak and seafood. Head off to Bourbon Jack's Bar and Grill (11 W. Boston Street Suite 1) for American and barbecue cuisine. Craving for Italian food, step into La Stalla Cucina Rustica (68 W Buffalo St).
The nightlife starts at 10:00pm!
Enjoy Irish beers on tap and listen to some good music at Fibber Magees. With relaxed ambiance, plenty of American and Irish classics, and several special nights, like quiz nights and live music, this is a great nightspot to relax and unwind.
Address: 1989 W Elliot Rd #19, Chandler, AZ 85224, United States
Phone: 1 480-722-9434
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 11:00am-2:00am
Head off to the Stadium Club, a great spot to unwind and chill out after dark. Play a game of billiards, pool or darts, or watch the game on TV while sipping on the beers on the drink menu. It also hosts weekly events, including “Thursday for Ladies” night, and Karaoke for rest of the days.
Address: 940 N Alma School Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224, United States
Phone: 1 480-963-3866
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 11:00am-2:00am
Day 2 in Chandler
Kick start your day with scrumptious breakfast at 9:00am!
Start your day at BLD Chandler that serves up American comfort food in a cosy setting. Delectable highlights include buttermilk pancakes, vanilla malted waffles, buttermilk fried chicken and the egg Benedict. This eatery is sure to please every palate.
Address: 1920 W Germann Rd, Chandler, AZ 85286, United States
Phone: 1 480-779-8646
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 7:00am-9:00pm; Friday: 7:00am-10:00pm; Saturday: 8:00am-10:00pm; Sunday: 8:00am-9:00pm
10:00am- Chandler Museum!
Visit the Chandler Museum that features the Chandler’s past through photographs, artifacts and exhibits. It chronicles the history of how Chandler became a town in the early 1900s and then a beautiful city. Exhibits include artifacts of prehistoric southwestern Native Americans, McCullough-Price House, Morrison’s General Store, and early settler’s tent house replica.
Address: 300 Chandler Village Dr S, Chandler, AZ 85226, United States
Phone: 1 480-782-2717
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm; Thursday: 10:00am-7:00pm
Distance from BLD Chandler: 2.2 miles or 6minutes drive
12:00pm- Desert Breeze Park!
Next, head off for some fun at Desert Breeze Park. The park offers picnic pavilions, a Spray Pad, ball fields, fishing lake, walking trails, and playground. Indulge in some outdoor activities at this spot!
Address: 660 North Desert Breeze Blvd E, Chandler, AZ 85226, United States
Phone: 1 480-893-6652
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 10:00am-4:00pm; Friday to Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Distance from Chandler Museum: 2.7miles or 6minutes drive
2:00pm- It’s Lunch Time!
Head off to The Good Egg (4910 W Ray Rd Ste 5) that puts out American fare, or Firebirds Wood Fired Grill (3435 W Chandler Blvd) for American, steak and seafood. Drop by Swaddee Thai Cuisine (5055 West Ray Road) for Thai cuisine. Craving for Mexican fare, head off to the Abuelo's (3440 W Chandler Blvd).
3:00pm- Koli Equestrian Center!
Go horseback riding at Koli Equestrian Center. The center provides about 60-90 minutes rides. It features several miles of stunning scenery, desert surroundings and horseback riding trails on the Gila River Indian Reservation.
Address: 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Boulevard, Chandler, AZ 85226, United States
Phone: 1 602-796-3495
5:00pm- Go Shopping!
Head off to Phoenix Premium Outlets that features more than 90 stores. Save up to 65% on upscale brands like Coach, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, and more.
Address: 4976 Premium Outlets Way, Chandler, AZ 85226, United States
Phone: 1 480-639-1766
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm
Distance from Koli Equestrian Center: 2.7miles or 5minutes drive
Rawhide Western Town & Steakhouse at Wild Horse Pass at 7:00pm!
Taste of the old west! Rawhide Western Town & Steakhouse at Wild Horse Pass is 1880s-style steakhouse that serves up authentic western-style fare, including steaks, bbq, fries and burgers. This is a fun spot for kids. Kids can get on the 1880s-style Butterfield stagecoach, board the desert train, ride burros, and watch the cowboy stunt shows.
Rawhide steakhouse puts out food that is sure to please every palate, along with live country music. Delectable highlights include barbecue chicken, western delicacies, and grilled steaks.
Address: 5700 W N Loop Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226, United States
Phone: 1 480-502-5600
Distance from Phoenix Premium Outlets: 2.3miles or 6minutes drive
Chrome NightClub at 9:00pm!
Get up and dance at Chrome Nightclub, a trendy and classy lounge. Sip on a few cocktails, listen to live music, dance to the DJs high-energy tunes and get ready to set the night on fire!
Address: 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85246, United States
Phone: 1 800-946-4452
Opening hours: Friday & Saturday: 9:00pm-2:00am
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