Community Profile - Tourism

Gilbert, Arizona, is a community of impressive variety and abundance offering a genuine quality of life that translates to a thriving and diverse community. From the residents, to employers locating or expanding into the community, to entertaining prospective business clients, Gilbert offers a lively variety of experiences that showcase both natural and cultural diversity as well as historical and modern amenities.

Nationally recognized among bird enthusiasts, the Gilbert Riparian Preserve attracts international visitors to view over 200 different species of birds. The Preserve also entices astrologers and stargazers with the Gilbert Observatory. The 42-acre Big League Dreams complex offers eight scaled-down ball fields replicated from famous major-league baseball stadiums such as Fenway Park, Wrigley Field and Yankee Stadium. And if you’re interested in finding ice in the middle of the desert, AZ Ice hosts two ice rinks for both recreation and local hockey teams.

No community in Arizona would be complete without an award-winning golf course. Trilogy Golf Club offers the perfect excuse for an afternoon away from the office hosting clients. Offering 18 holes of golf, this 6,800-yard, par-71 championship course designed by Dick Bailey is nestled next to the Santan Mountains, one of Arizona’s most notable landmarks.

Gilbert’s Downtown Heritage District offers a truly unique experience with award-winning live theatre, distinctive dining and boutique shopping adjacent to the Gilbert Historical Museum. Higley Center for the Performing Arts brings a theatrical flair, and representative of a true lifestyle center, Gilbert hosts open-air shopping and entertainment pavilions such as SanTan Village, complete with nationally recognized restaurants and live concerts.

Hoteliers are also finding a niche in Gilbert with the recent addition of the Hyatt Place, Hampton Inn, Western Legacy Suites and the Legado at SanTan Village featuring Gilbert’s first conference center.

From family-oriented entertainment and recreation to stimulating nightlife and world-class dining, there is something for everyone in Gilbert.