It isn't a successful vacation unless you have gotten in at least one round of golf, hiked a new trail, or hit a spring training game. You crave excitement and most often find it outdoors or cheering from the stands. Gilbert is located close to everything. You can travel by car, bike or bus and have fun throughout Gilbert as well as our surrounding communities. Consider seeing the desert in a new way.
3 to 4 hours — Any of these tours will give you an adrenaline rush like no other. You will race through the desert, climb rocks, and see the desert like you’ve never seen it before. Most tours will pick you up from and take you back to the hotel, provide drinks and snacks, and provide a photo of your adventure. Visit www.stellaradventures.com for details.
2 to 3 hours — Gilbert is known as a bicycle-friendly community and it is easy to see why with over 135 miles to get around with, all known as the Central Trail System. You can ride bikes on over 60 miles of marked bike trails and there are many trails that run along the canal system throughout Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, and Tempe. These trails are a great way to see a lot of each city while experiencing the unique local culture. Many of the trails include historic interpretive signs and benches, each of which relates to a historic fact regarding the trail system. If you don’t have your own bike, we have plenty of locations where you can rent a bike for a couple of hours, for the day, or for your entire stay. Biking is a great way to get around and enjoy the beautiful weather. Visit www.azwholesalebikes.com for information on bike rentals provided by AZ Wholesale Bikes.
2 to 3 hours — Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch has established itself as a premiere bird sanctuary. Over 273 different species of birds have been sighted, including a Streak-backed Oriole, a Groove-billed Ani, and a Prairie Warbler, just to name a few. Birding isn’t the only attraction. Wander the paths and view rabbits, lizards, and many other forms of wildlife.
Time varies on your stay — Campsites are available for glamorous camping, fondly refered to as “glamping.” This takes camping to a whole new level of sophistication. If you’d like to experience something beyond a night in a hotel, let us know and we can assist you in reserving one of the campsites as well as a camping experience you will always remember.
30 to 90 minutes — Ride with a wrangler and experience the desert firsthand. Horses are matched with riders based on experience levels and the fun can range from 30 minutes to an hour and a half. Rates start at just $39. For more information, visit the Saguaro Lake Ranch Stables website at www.saguarolakeranchstable.com.
2 hours (varies) — Gilbert is home to five golf courses ranging in skill level, but always providing a challenge and lots of fun. Topgolf is another option that takes golf to an entirely new level.
Time varies – Seeking to improve your skills by attending a camp? Do you want to join a league or host a tournament? Inspire Courts AZ has the reputation of being one of the best. Go to www.inspirecourtsaz.com to learn more.
Time varies – Gilbert is known for their many wonderful parks and dedication to family quality time. You can find soccer, football, and baseball fields, along with skateboarding, flying disc, fishing, and even parks for your dog (rated as one of the top five dog parks in the US). You can find the locations of all of Gilbert’s parks and how to rent a ramada or a court by visiting Gilbert’s Parks and Rentals web page at www.gilbertaz.gov/visitors/parks-facility-rentals/
Time varies – More of an armchair sports enthusiasts? Not a problem. We’ve got you covered! There are plenty of great places to watch the games. Here’s a few of our favorites: