Years ago, Gilbert’s only claim to fame was being the “Hay Shipping Capital of the World.” These days, the city has developed into a bustling community, filled with shops, restaurants and intriguing attractions. Here’s what you should see while visiting Gilbert, Arizona.
1. Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch
An ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts, this lovely area provides scenic walking trails and numerous species of colorful birds.
2. Hale Centre Theatre
Enjoy children’s shows and family-friendly productions at this unique live performance venue, ideally located in downtown Gilbert.
3. Gilbert Farmers Market
Open every Saturday, this vibrant outdoor market showcases around four dozen local food vendors. along with fresh, locally grown produce.
4. Downtown Gilbert
The city’s downtown district offers a nice variety of stores, along with live music and great restaurants, serving everything from Mexican and BBQ to Italian and country cuisine.
5. Freestone District Park
The perfect destination for family fun, this lovely area sits on five acres next to a lake and includes basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, a skating area, picnic tables, a model railroad, mini Ferris wheel and amusement area.
6. Mulligan’s Grill
Located at Western Skies Golf Club, this popular restaurant offers delicious lightly battered fish and homemade potato chips.
Thrill the little ones at this exhilarating family fun center, featuring an arcade, crash pods, laser tag, billiards and an intricate laser maze.