Best Things To Do in Chandler, Arizona

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In 1912, Arizona became the 48th state of the Union. Today, the Arizona-centric apparel brand, State Forty Eight, aims to help locals and tourists alike share their love and pride for this beautiful and versatile state.

Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, the company was founded by Mike Spangenberg along with his friends Stephen and Nick Polando. As true locals who have spent most of their lives in the area, they are perfect locals to consult with when looking for the best things to do, sights to see, and, of course, places to drink at!

  • For adrenaline junkies who want to get physical while in Chandler, Mike and Stephen suggest a visit to the KTR Family Action Sports Center, where groups can immerse themselves into a world of trampolines, skateboarding, parkour and tumbling under one roof.

  • Other daytime activities include spending a relaxing afternoon at the Chandler Shopping Center, where visitors can find world-class shopping in the heart of the Sonoran Desert.

  • For a night out, rain or shine, the State Forty Eight founders recommend Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, where patrons can eat a full meal while watching the latest blockbusters and indie movies play out on the silver screen.

  • If gambling is more your cup of tea, Chandler offers not one but two casinos, the Lone Butte Casino and Wild Horse Pass, both equally popular among visitors and locals.

  • For dining, Crust offers what State Forty Eight founders dubbed ‘Chicago style’ pizza and Italian food, right in Arizona.

  • When in Chandler, a visit to The Ostrich is a must. This local hotspot and speakeasy offer shareable plates and delectable cocktails. We also enjoyed SanTan Brewery, a craft brewery, and taphouse that sponsors a slew of community events in the area, including Chandler’s very own Oktober-fest.

  • Visiting Arizona over the holiday season? Chandler hosts several community events, including the annual tumbleweed lighting (an alternative to your run-of-the-mill Christmas tree.)

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