Summer 2016

 

Yes, it is hot…

there is no denying that in AZ, but you can stay cool a lot of ways in Gilbert.

If you live in Gilbert and feel like you know all the “hot”—we mean— “cool” spots, we’re hoping we can expose you to a few favorites you may not know about. 

Besides, we aren’t always the hottest place to be. There are 10 places that have over 120 days per year over 100 degrees…Gilbert AZ is not on the list, so get out there, stay hydrated, and have some fun. And, if you do live in one of these locations on the list, get in the car and Discover Gilbert.

Death Valley, CA  140
Bullhead City, AZ 129
Stovepipe Wells, CA  126
Mecca, CA  125
Gila Bend, AZ 124
Blythe, CA 121
Lake Havasu, AZ 121
Parker, AZ 121
Willow Beach, AZ 121

There are many great opportunities to stay cool and stay close to home. Here are just a few of some of the local favorites: 

Hyatt Place Stay & Play at Topgolf:

It’s hard to believe you can rest well, stay cool, and play golf in Gilbert—But You Can! The Hyatt Place at 3275 S. Market Street will give you a great reason to leave the house and enjoy their A/C. They offer a comfortable guestroom featuring the plush Hyatt Grand bed. Plus, when you book this package, you get a $50 credit at Topgolf, which is just three miles away. Enjoy the afternoon or evening whacking electronically tracked golf balls to compete against others. You can also relax and enjoy a beverage and snack while you are there. So, don’t hesitate, yell “Fore!” and get over to the Hyatt Place and Topgolf in Gilbert. Stay & Play Topgolf

Romantic Getaway - Pull out all the stops with the Hyatt Place Romance Package, which includes one bottle of Canvas wine or sparkling cider, an early check-in and late checkout based on availability, one $15 food and beverage credit, along with a cuddly teddy bear with four Belgian chocolate truffles. Plus, you’ll be near Topgolf & SanTan Village, and just a few miles from the Downtown Heritage District, complete with a variety of unique local dining options and experiences. With all we offer, don’t be surprised if Hyatt Place becomes your go-to romantic destination.

SanTan Village:

We know shopping with the family in the heat can seem stressful, but great bargains, tasty treats, and plenty to keep your family entertained will make your shopping feel like a breeze. SanTan Village is an outdoor mall, but when you combine great shopping, unbelievable dining options, a misting system, music, water bowls for your pet, and the splash pad, you’re going to want to shop, and this is the best place EVER to do just that! Check out their website for posted specials and additional great events: SanTan Village

Here are just a few to help you keep the kids busy:

Kids Club

  • Date: Friday, June 10 from 10-11am
  • Location: Splash Pad
  • Details: Free crafts, activities and water fun

Splash Into Summer (Splash Pad event)

  • Date: Saturday, June 18 from 9am-12pm
  • Location: Splash Pad
  • Details: Splash Pad fun, music provided by The Pulse Radio 88.7 FM, and giveaways

Topgolf: 

If you’ve been in Gilbert any amount of time, you know about or have seen Topgolf’s nets in the horizon. Did you know they have great summer specials? All the bays on all three levels are air conditioned and servers will bring you food and drinks. Don’t forget to try a share-able cocktail for two or more people in one of their signature “golf bags.”

Everyone needs a break mid-day! Or, maybe you have to take an important client out; either way, consider these great options.

Power Lunch
Enjoy a great lunch Monday–Thursday, 11am–2pm. You will receive a $10 off game play coupon to use when you have time. June 1-September 29* (excludes Holiday Mondays).
*Contact Topgolf for full details and restrictions.

Half Price Play
May 31–August 25
This summer, families can enjoy half-price play Monday-Thursday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. with the valid swipe of a Junior Membership. Junior Memberships are $5 and can be purchased in-person or online and are available for all kids ages 12 and younger.
Visit topgolf.com/kidzone for full details.

Drive ‘N Movies
A family favorite pastime is about to take on a reel new meaning at Topgolf! Park yourselves in a hitting bay and catch a family friendly flick on your bay TV while you play Topgolf and enjoy dinner.
Visit topgolf.com/kidzone for full movie lineup and times.

Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Gilbert:

Time to get away, relax by the pool and eat pizza without traveling too far. The Hampton Inn & Suites has put together some fun so everyone can relax and enjoy. A great room is just the beginning. Lounge by the sparkling pool and top off your day with a slice of pizza. Plus, before you leave the next morning, you can enjoy a free hot breakfast…YUM! Email:  jamybelcher@phoenixgilberthamptoninn.com, or to learn more about the Hampton go to Hampton Inn & Suites Gilbert

TransCity Limos:

Now this is truly A-M-A-Z-I-N-G…! TransCity Limos offers first class transportation and luxury vehicles of all kinds. From luxury sedans, to Cadillac Escalade SUVs, to super stretch limos and Limo-style buses. You can relax in perfect luxury. 

During the summer, TransCity is offering a limo special of $69*/hour. That is incredible, but their reservation experts will also work with you to design an Arizona Wine tour. Sedona and Jerome have some incredible wineries all just a short drive away. Tucson also has some hidden wine gems. Check them out online at TransCity Limo AZ Wine Tour
*Contact TransCity Limo for full details and restrictions.

Party Planning:

Who doesn’t like a great party? Let’s face it though, as good as we are, we can’t be great at everything. If you love parties, but don’t necessarily love working out all the details, we have a great option for you.

Marty’s Memories and More, LLC will offer you a two-hour planning session. Marty will ensure every detail is exactly as you want it to be and if two hours isn’t enough, she will work with you from planning to clean up of your event to make it easy and most importantly memorable. This is a $200 value, so don’t hesitate. Even if you are thinking, “Well, I really don’t have anything until our employee Christmas party,”  it’s not too early to be thinking about it. Contact Marty via email at: martyt16@aol.com, or give her a call at 480-797-9473.

Mapit:

If you have a business, a “deal,” a special event, or are looking to hire people, check out Mapit on the DiscoverGilbert website. You can create an account which you can then add to the site to promote business, offer a coupon for special savings, or list an event so more people can discover you! 

Golf:

In Gilbert there are 3 public golf courses which are offering all kinds of great rates this summer.  Prices are so low, you’ll think this is a misprint, but they are real:

Greenfield Lakes Golf Course
Between the hours of 11am and 4pm, you can play 18 holes of golf for only $12.99. This includes a cart! You cannot beat that deal. Book a tee time now at 480-503-0500. Learn more:  Greenfield Lakes Golf

Kokopelli Golf
Monday–Friday, prior to 11am: $30; 11-2pm: $25; 2-4pm: $20, and after 4pm, the price for 18 holes of golf with a cart is $15.
Saturday and Sunday, prior to 11am: $45; 11-2pm: $29, and after 2pm the price goes to $25. Again, all rates include a cart. 
Call 480-926-3589 to book your tee time at Kokopelli.

Western Skies Golf Club
Western Skies has some great summer rates. You will need to sign up for their emails to receive their specials. Learn more: Western Skies Golf

Indoor Fun:

Sometimes it is simply too warm to do something outside or maybe you just need a break. Consider one of these options, all of which are located in Gilbert:

FatCats
Monday for $39.99 you get 90 minutes of bowling, shoe rental, 2 pizini pizzas, and unlimited soft drink refills. This is for up to 6 people per lane. This is all day on Mondays only.
Every Tuesday, you can see a movie for $5 per person.
Check it out at: FatCats Gilbert

FlipSide
Shoot some billiards, play a game, laser tag, bumper cars, and so much more. For more details and all the fun you can find go to FlipSide Gilbert 

Brunswick Zone XL
Brunswick Zone XL offers all kinds of summer specials including bowling specials and drink specials. Check out all their deals at Brunswick Zone XL Gilbert

AZ Ice
There is no better way to stay cool than to strap on some ice skates and head to AZ Ice in Gilbert. They have everything from open skate times to summer camp. Plan some time to really get a chill and go ice skating. All of their times and specials can be found at www.azice.com/gilbert

Events:

Gilbert pools are open through early August. You can attend classes, receive swimming lessons, and enjoy splash pads and water slides at the four pools: Greenfield Pool, Mesquite Pool, Perry Pool, and Williams Field Pool. For more information, visit: www.gilbertaz.gov/aquatics

June

10th, 7:45pmMovie in the Park: Alvin & the Chipmunks at Gilbert Community Center Free
11th,
9-10am
Donuts with Dad at Freestone Recreation Center$7
18th,
11-2pm
Family Pirate Day at Williams Field Pool$3 Adult/
$1 Child

July

1st,
7pm
Pro-AM Tournament at FlipSide,
Click here to register.
Varies
1st-3rdPBA West Regional Tournament Flippin’ Awesome Bowling Classic.
Click here to register.
Varies
4th,
6pm
Fire in the Sky (activity schedule below)Free
22nd, 7:30amArt in the Park – Super Hero Craft at Freestone Park RamadaFree
30th,
11-4pm
Popsicles with Princesses. Visit: gilbertaz.gov/aquatics for pool and princess timings at the various pools. $3 Adult/
$1 Child

Fire in the Sky Activities at Central Christian
965 E. Germann Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297. Vendors at Central Christian will be selling hot dogs, nachos, pretzels, watermelon, cotton candy, snow cones, water, and fresh squeezed lemonade.

  • There will be music, free beach balls and other fun give-a-ways! Glo-necklaces will be available
  • Watermelon eating contest with lots of great prizes
  • Canned goods drive 

Activities at Gilbert Youth Soccer Complex 
4260 S. Greenfield Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297

  • Snow cone vendor and a hot dog/concession vendor.
  • DJ Entertainment

Fireworks launch at 9:00pm. Additional viewing site at Campo Verde High School, 3870 S. Quartz Street, Gilbert, AZ 85297

Gilbert, AZ Dances to "Can't Stop The Feeling"

Gilbert residents and businesses accepted Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling” dance challenge. Gilbert has released a parody video showcasing community members, from less than one to 92, dancing along to the hit song. Local businesses, including Topgolf, Liberty Market, Funktional Fitness, Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, Joe’s Real BBQ and others, also got in the spirit.

“The song is all about dancing through your city, your home,” said Gilbert Mayor John Lewis. “We saw this as an opportunity to bring the community together and, boy, did they exceed all expectations.”

The video was filmed by Gilbert’s in-house Digital Communications Department over a 24-hour period.

After posting the video to social media, Gilbert received recognition from none other than Justin Timberlake himself when he mentioned us on Facebook and Twitter.

View the full video here:


Town of Gilbert, 90 E. Civic Center Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85296
For tourism related questions, please contact Michele Renahan at 480.503.6913 or via email at michele.renahan@gilbertaz.gov.
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