Chandler has long been an attractive outpost for relaxation and a hotspot for family and cultural activities.
Discover Chandler's history at the Chandler Museum, whose exhibits provide both local and international perspectives on the city's growth, as well as the McCullough-Price House, a 1938 ranch home now on the National Register of Historic Places.
For kids young and old, the Arizona Railway Museum has an envious collection of trains, railway equipment and artifacts to explore, while fans of contemporary, Western American and American Indian art should include a visit to south Chandler's gem, The Eddie Basha Collection, one of the largest, privately owned collections in the world.
Known as the heart of the city, Downtown Chandler is a walkable district and collaborative space full of murals and public art, local restaurants, breweries and boutiques such as Arizona's largest gift shop that features the work of more than 220 Arizona artists and small businesses.
With more than 60 recreational parks, there's always an open space nearby for picnics, a pleasant stroll or playtime with the family. Veterans Oasis Park lives up to its name with 113 acres of wetlands, a lake and a trail system, making it a prime spot for bird-watching and horseback riding. Kids will have a blast here, enjoying the Chandler Solar System Walk, a half-mile path around the lake that identifies the sun, planets and celestial objects to the scale of the solar system.
If you're looking to take more than memories home, make a day of Chandler's fabulous farmers' markets and shopping choices, such as Chandler Fashion Center, which includes a movie theater, a splash pad and the Crayola Experience, as well as a variety of dining choices. On the west side of Chandler, head to Phoenix Premium Outlets for up to 65% off brands like Kate Spade New York, Coach, Adidas, Movado Company Store, and more.
Feeling hungry? Chandler is home to the only AAA Five-diamond and Forbes Five-star restaurant in Arizona, Kai at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass. Dishes here take inspiration from indigenous ingredients, transforming them into impressive meals such as rabbit with Pima wheat berries, duck with a blue corn tamale and buffalo with corn purée.