What to do and see in Sun City, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 10, 2017 Milan Banda

Sun City is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, that is within the Phoenix metropolitan area. The population was 37,499 according to the 2010 census. Its adjoining sister city is Sun City West. Both cities are retirement communities popular with snowbirds.
Restaurants in Sun City

1. Bell Recreation Center

16820 N 99th Ave, Sun City, AZ 85351-1262 +1 623-876-3040
Excellent
86%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 41 reviews

Bell Recreation Center

Reviewed By Spyderman47 - Sun City

This is the crown jewel of the Sun City Rec Centers. Ten newly redone tennis courts, lawn bowling, mini golf, racquetball, table tennis, swimming pool, walking pool, hot tubs, complete exercise room, bowling alleys, billiards room, darts, metal shop, wood shop, a dozen or more club headquarters, restaurant, banquet hall/ dance hall/ meeting room. A branch of the county library is on site. That's certainly not all. All well maintained with adequate parking and wheelchair access. Spend an hour or a day, it doesn't get much better!

2. Surprise Stadium

15930 N Bullard Ave, Surprise, AZ 85374-8844 +1 623-222-2222
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 482 reviews

Surprise Stadium

Reviewed By TLG056 - Kansas City, Missouri

We were really excited about catching the Royals at Spring Training and we had heard great things about the stadium.

Overall, it is very nice. However......the seats are narrow and very tightly packed together. If you are even of average size, you will be rubbing shoulders with your seatmate. Heaven forbid if you are of larger size - you will be very uncomfortable.

3. Peoria Sports Complex

16101 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382-5811 +1 623-773-8700
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 303 reviews

Peoria Sports Complex

Peoria Sports Complex was the first Major League Baseball spring training and player development facility in the country shared by two teams. Built in 1994, the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners utilize the facility year round. The complex has a main stadium and twelve practice fields. In addition to baseball tournaments, the facility hosts community events, concerts, art and trade shows, weddings and group events. The surrounding area includes numerous hotels, restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

Reviewed By kanbaatar - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Take me out to the ballgame .. Take me out with the crowd .. Oh what a song it is.

Take me out for a night game at the Peoria Sports Complex here in Peoria, Arizona, on the North and West side of the greater Phoenix Metro Area.

Take me out to see the Oakland Athletics play the Seattle Mariners in a Major League Baseball Spring Training game in the Cactus League.

What fun it all was. How sweet it all was. Great employees at the ballpark. Parking was easy. Security was firm but polite and certainly not draconian. Fun concessions to see as attractions. Very clean restrooms. Friendly fans as well to visit with.

Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, I don't care if I never get back.

I loved the Peoria Sports Complex, near 101 Loop Rd and Bell Rd, right here in little old Peoria, Arizona..

4. Westgate Entertainment District

6770 N Sunrise Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305-3171 +1 623-385-7502
Excellent
56%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 568 reviews

Westgate Entertainment District

Reviewed By awaintroob

The Westgate Entertainment District includes numerous restaurant, a number of shops and the Phoenix Coyotes Stadium. There always seems to be something happening. We saw a Navy jazz band, a hot rod exhibition and a rock band. The landscaping is very pretty and the people watching is great. This is a nice place to spend time.

5. University of Phoenix Stadium

1 Cardinals Dr, Glendale, AZ 85305-3147 +1 623-433-7100
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 752 reviews

University of Phoenix Stadium

Reviewed By yorosey - Las Vegas, Nevada

Went here for a volleyball tournament my daughter was playing in. None of the concessions were open but it is a easy stadium to get to with good parking and access to near by shopping, food and Gil’s river arena. Was very cool for my daughter to get to play on stadium, might have to go back for a nfl game.

6. Camelback Ranch

10710 W Camelback Rd, Glendale, AZ 85037-5072 +1 623-302-5000
Excellent
60%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 248 reviews

Camelback Ranch

Spring Training home of Major League Baseball's Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers, located in Glendale, Arizona

Reviewed By PhilzReviews - Oshawa, Canada

Great ballpark for Spring Training games! Parking is free, seats are great, lots of food to choose from (had the 18" pizza slice!), nice pro shops and more. Very family friendly atmosphere. On a nice sunny day you'll have a great time!

7. Northwest Regional Library

16089 N Bullard Ave, Surprise, AZ 85374-7417 +1 602-652-3000
Excellent
78%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 9 reviews

Northwest Regional Library

Reviewed By nanatravels2 - Phoenix, Arizona

As a former librarian, I was extremely impressed with the exterior. The setting is next to a little lake and near the ball park and other family venues. I can just imagine curling up there with a good book.

8. Gila River Arena

9400 W Maryland Ave, Glendale, AZ 85305-3114 +1 623-772-3200
Excellent
51%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 453 reviews

Gila River Arena

Reviewed By cstruyk

Traveling the NHL arenas, shocked to see such a 1980's MTV music video quality Jumbotron here. Crowd was incredibly enthusiastic and loud for the few that were there; pretty sure section 121 is the "moms get away..." ya. Value score is HUGE here, can't beat AZ prices other than maybe Islanders, Hurricanes, and Panthers. I think Tucson (AHL's) dinky little convention center is nicer and that's pathetic. Only thing making up for low quality experience the Yotes put on was the BMW Lounge; being able to see either team enter and exit the ice is phenomenal. Try to get tickets in the rows that allow access to it; all you can eat and drink till the start of the 3rd. Overall it's ok, compared to other NHL arenas.. lol.

9. Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex

14469 W Paradise Ln, Surprise, AZ 85374-7475
Excellent
45%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex

Reviewed By Dennis L - Northborough, Massachusetts

Talk about hard courts! Very nice setting, a few shady spots (would be nice if the viewing areas were shady). Some courts are soooo big that shagging balls is an effort that eats into your playing time.
I played in the daytime where the sun was a blinding problem. If only Arizona was a little less sunny! I think playing at night is the way to go (the lighting capacity is appropriate). It was a great setting for a tournament.

As a player, I found the daytime brightness and the size of some of the courts made play difficult. The ball seemed to sail, and the sound of the racket on ball took some getting used to.

So generally, the nicest public club I have ever played at, but I would rather be in Vermont.

10. Glendale HIstoric District

Glendale Avenue and 58th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 623-000-0000
Excellent
47%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 210 reviews

Glendale HIstoric District

This is the downtown historic area of Glendale, Arizona. The area has more than 80 antique shops, some interesting resturants, and nice park.

Reviewed By AdventurousRetirees - Lone Tree, Colorado

So much fun to walk thru the quaint streets of historic downtown Glendale. Beautiful Craftsman style cottages, many turned into gift shops, galleries and restaurants. We came last year during the Glendale Glitters Christmas event, beautiful lights and decorations everywhere. Came again this spring, everything is in bloom, beautiful Easter and spring decorations everywhere. No matter the season, this is a great stop.

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