Located in Maricopa County, Glendale Arizona is approximately nine miles northwest of downtown Phoenix. Glendale actually has beets to thank for the origination of the city. No, not the headphones, Glendale was actually built by the commercial concentration of the Beet Sugar Factory in 1906. While the factory was only in operation until 1913, it increased the number of settlers coming to the area, and today Glendale boasts a population of approximately 250,000, not bad for its humble beginnings!
If you’re a sports fan you can check out the University of Phoenix stadium, which is unlike any other stadium in North America. This stadium has a retractable roof, but even more amazing then that is its retractable field, which allows the field to be completely flat, as there is no need to plan for runoff from rains. This stadium is also home to the NFL football team the Arizona Cardinals and is where they host their Annual Fiesta Bowl.
Not a big sports fan? Not to worry, Glendale also boasts such attractions as a historic district, a doll and toy museum, and numerous outdoor and indoor shopping centers. Beat the heat at a water park, or cool off in your favorite restaurant. Glendale, Arizona won’t disappoint!