Arizona is a popular draw to many seniors searching for warmer weather, however, suburban cities like Chandler bring residents and tourists for other reasons. Whether you are looking for places to enjoy outdoor activities or to spend a day at the spa, Chandler has plenty for you to experience.
Spending time in Chandler’s warm sunshine brings about a variety of outdoor activities. The Ocotillo Golf Club and the Whirlwind Golf Club are just two of the cities more than a half dozen golf courses. The Ocotillo offers 27 holes and the Whirlwind offers 36 holes. Both golf courses are beautifully landscaped and only minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
If you enjoy spending time in the water, consider taking classes or renting scuba gear from No Limits Scuba. The center offers classes, workshops, travel services, equipment sales, rentals, and more. The trained staff helps people with their Scuba, whether they are beginners, professionals, or disabled.
Although technically a tour, the Dolly Steamboat provides a little over an hour’s worth of relaxation through the Superstition Mountains and Canyon Lake. While you are enjoying the water and the view, you may see local animal wildlife such as eagles or bighorn sheep. The captain will share history facts as well as local legends with you.
Relax during your retirement at one of Chandler’s many spas and resorts. The Hawaiian Experience Spa offers rain showers and massages and is the state’s only themed spa. Services from the medical level therapists include Lomi Lomi massage, Maui Relaxation Experience, Eminence Facials, Organic Body Polish Rituals, and Medical Massage Therapy.
The Aji Spa Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa offers guests an outdoor pool, steam room, locker rooms, hot tubs, massages, and body treatments. The spa is located on 17,500 square foot grounds and features 17 treatment rooms, a fitness center, salon, and more.
The Tumbleweed Recreation Center is located on East Germann Road and provides the community with events, activities, classes, fitness personal training, and open gyms. The center is a 62,000 square foot facility within Tumbleweed Regional Park.
The Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery features Western and Native American Art for the public’s viewing pleasure. It is one of the very few museums that offer free admission and houses over 3,000 objects. The gallery is open Monday through Friday and closed on the weekends.
Train enthusiasts will enjoy the Arizona Railway Museum located on East Ryan Road. The exhibits are the actual railcars and locomotives and you can view the older passenger rail cars. You can tour the display yard and building for free or pay $2 to view the display cars. Typically the museum opens a minimum of four passenger cars and a caboose to the public for interior viewing.
The Chandler Museum tells the story of the city’s history and is located on South Chandler Village Drive. There is no admission fee to the 3,900 square foot museum. The city began an expansion project that will add 10,000 square feet to the museum using the grounds adjacent to the current building.
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