Make Memories to Last a Lifetime in Gilbert
Make memories that will last a lifetime during your vacation to Gilbert, Arizona. Our friendly town is just southeast of Phoenix and Scottsdale and is only a short drive away from the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway or Phoenix Sky Harbor Airports. Known for being one of the best places to live in America, Gilbert boasts a wide array of outdoor and cultural attractions along with unique dining and shopping experiences.
In Gilbert, it’s easy to find unique dining spots with exceptional food and local charm. In fact, our restaurants are the kind of places you’ll tell your friends about, blog about, and post pictures of the food on your social media channels. With a variety of genres, you’re guaranteed to find great food in a place built on warmth and character.
The fantastic weather and diverse terrain make Arizona the optimal place to see the state via bicycle. Gilbert, named a Bicycle Friendly Community, is well known for its Central Trail System that offers 135 miles of enjoyment for outdoor enthusiasts. Along with its equestrian tracks, are over 54 miles of marked bike trails where you can ride along the canals.
As one of the largest and most popular wildlife preserves in Gilbert, Arizona, The Riparian at Water Ranch features hiking and equestrian trails. The preserve provides a great opportunity for wildlife and bird watching and is considered the premier bird watching facility in the Phoenix metro region. More than 300 species of birds have been sighted, including beautiful and sometimes rare birds. The preserve also has the only valley astronomy observatory open to the public every Friday and Saturday evening from dusk.
Whether you’re visiting Gilbert for business, pleasure, or both, you’ll quickly see there’s no shortage of attractions to tempt all of your senses.