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Chandler (Arizona)

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Chandler is a city in Arizona, and a medium-sized suburb of Phoenix with over 240,000 residents. It is a delightful place to visit.


Get in

By plane

Chandler is located approximately 30 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and is easily accessible by car with the freeways.

By car

To reach Chandler head on I-10 until it reaches the Santan Freeway. Also, the loop 101 runs down the west side of Chandler near the mall and connects to all other major freeways in the area.

Get around

Car and Bus are the easiest ways to get around Chandler

See

The Sonoran desert as well as a beautiful residential area.

Do

Visit Historic Downtown Chandler which is full of delightful shops and amusements.

Annual Events

  • Ostrich Festival.[1]. 2250 S. McQueen. A fairly new festival located at Tumbleweed Park in Chandler. This festival is centered around an Ostrich theme including Ostrich races, parade, food, and arts and crafts. Festival takes places in early March annually.
  • Chandler Jazz Festival.[2]. Annual outdoor Jazz festival in downtown chandler featuring a variety of renowned jazz performers. Admission is free.

Buy

Shop at Chandler Fashion Center, an upscale shopping mall featuring various department stores, located on Chandler Blvd.

Eat

There are many fine, well known establishments in the vicinity of Chandler Fashion Center as well as downtown Chandler.

  • Guedo's Taco Shop, 71 E. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, +1 480-899-7841. Located in one of the eastern suburbs, Guedo's boasts a fanatical following... and for good reason. It's a simple formula -- superb soft tacos and Mexican beer, served in a hole-in-the-wall place with plenty of character. A salsa bar offers a choice of scratch-made and bottled sauces, ranging from mild to torrid. The cooks may sing Mexican ballads or pop songs while going about their work; your name will be called out when your order is ready. Some locals maintain that they have no interest in going to heaven if it doesn't include Guedo's.

Drink

Sleep

San Marcos hotel is an old and luxurious hotel in downtown Chandler. Otherwise, many well known hotel chains have hotels in Chandler. There are however, few resorts in this area compared to Scottsdale, Phoenix and Tempe.

Get out

Visit the Grand Canyon- a four hours drive north near Flagstaff.

Head into Scottsdale for the day- take Loop 101 north.

Head on I-10 to Los Angeles and take in the sites of Santa Monica, Hollywood, etc.

Head south to Tucson.

Head north on I-10 to downtown Phoenix and see a show.

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