Chandler, Arizona

Chandler, Arizona

Looking for Arizona vacation spots? Recently designated a National Register Historic District, downtown Chandler offers a unique collection of eclectic art galleries, trendy shops and award-winning restaurants making Chandler one of the great Arizona vacation spots. What other Arizona vacation spots allows you to "nosh" the afternoon away at a boutique winery, enjoy an old fashioned milk shake at an authentic diner, or explore one-of-a-kind shops, Historic Downtown has something for everyone. Throughout the spring and fall, music concerts are held on the city square, and a farmer's market operates year round on Thursday afternoons. For musical and cultural performances, the Chandler Center for the Arts is conveniently located within walking distance. Come see what makes Chandler one of the number one Arizona vacation spots today!

Early in Our History

Chandlerís history began when its founder, Dr. Alexander John Chandler, arrived in Prescott, the capital of the Arizona Territory, in 1887 as the first appointed veterinary surgeon to the region. Unfortunately, the entire southwest was experiencing a severe drought. Dr. Chandler found that he was unable to help the area's cattle herds and resigned his post and made plans to move on to California. However, as he arrived in the small frontier town of Phoenix, a deluge of rain began to fall that halted all travel. Dr. Chandler watched from his hotel room as the desert blossomed into a fantastic array of renewed life. The doctor, moved by what he saw and the possibilities it foretold, reconsidered his resignation and canceled his departure.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Dugan's Dairy Farm

A tour of Dugan's will show you a piece of Chandler'

Chandler, AZ Learning Centers

Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort

Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Chandler is the jewel of Dr. Chandler's dream, the San Marcos Hotel. Built in 1913 in the Spanish Mission style popular at the time, the San Marcos opened with international dignitaries, celebrities and royalty present. Listed on the

Chandler, AZ Historic Buildings

Desert Oasis Aquatic Center

This aquatic facility won the 1993 Arizona Parks & Recreation Outstanding Facility Award. The Aquatic Center includes a zero depth area with kiddie slide, rain drop and spray whale, 25 yard eight lane competition area, 1-meter diving board, 112

Chandler, AZ Water Parks

San Marcos Golf Resort & Conference Center

The San Marcos Golf Resort & Conference Center set the standard for luxury in the Grand Canyon State. The San Marcos was the first golf resort in Arizona, and has been a landmark ever since its 1912

Chandler, AZ Golf Courses

Rawhide Western Town & Steakhouse

Arizona's largest western-themed attraction, Rawhide's Western Town and Steakhouse features an authentic 1880's town complete with Main Street, gunfights, stagecoach and train rides, camel and burro rides, mechanical bull and climbing wall, pettin' ranch, gold panning, shootin'

Chandler, AZ Museums

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