Nothing short of gorgeous, Goodyear is a riverside town in Arizona, home to nature-made beauties and man-made wonders. Ideal for explorers, adventurers, and nature lovers, the city boasts wildlife towards the outskirts, with close-knit communities that make up the interior city. Close to the Phoenix Goodyear Airport, the city is a hub for business professionals seeking solace between flights, or families looking for something natural and amazing to show their kiddos.
Falcon Park is a traditional place for families, dog walkers, and leisure joggers, walkers, and stroller pushers. The paths are shaded but not forested, and there are plenty of green, grassy areas for picnics and puppy playtimes. Children will love the covered playgrounds, while mom and dad can watch from the comforts of a shaded rest bench.
Good food is a huge deal in Goodyear, Arizona, as thousands of foodies flock to the area every year to sample the city’s 115+ restaurants!
Thus far, Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q is top-ranked the number one best place for cheap, delicious eats in Goodyear. Speedy and yummy, the lunch and dinner menus feature Midwestern barbecue favorites, like pulled pork sandwiches, slow-smoked ribs, and dry-rubbed chicken quarters—all served with sides of potato salad, corn on the cob, and homemade barbecue sauce.
Stick around for a heaping helping of homemade, fresh-baked peach cobbler.
Wildlife World Zoo
Fun and family-friendly, the Wildlife World Zoo is one of the highlight attractions in Goodyear. The zoo is huge, covering an expanse of 215 acres with natural habitat exhibits, nature paths, aquariums, and shaded rest benches. There are hundreds of species of animals here, but the zoo specializes in South American and African critters.
Privately-owned and operated, the zoo offers personal appeal and a more intimate, close-knit atmosphere than you would get at any other city zoos.
Alongside animal exhibits, guests to the zoo can feed giraffes and lorikeets, pet farm animals like baby goats and bunnies, see a whole world of reptiles with live shows, and encounter baby animals in the on-site nursery. Keep in mind that the zoo is open from 9 am to 6 pm, but last calls for admission sales is at 4:30 pm.
Estrella Mountain Regional Park
One of the most beautiful points of interest in Goodyear, the Estrella Star Tower, located within the Estrella Mountain Regional Park, is a peaceful and tranquil place for hikers, campers, and sight-seers to go to see the stars. Kind of like a desert observation deck, constructed from a big canyon wall, the skies are clear and gorgeous—uninterrupted by light pollution from other cities.
See the milky way, planets, galaxies, and millions of twinkling stars. It is quite an amazing experience. And, before that, hike the trails and nature paths, or stand beneath the waterfalls in Estrella Park.
Natural beauty abounds in Goodyear, Arizona, but you need more than a day to see it all. Book a stay at one of the following hotels, all of which were top-rated and positively reviewed by TripAdvisor guests. Each hotel offers homey accommodations, superb customer service, and a plethora of amenities—all to make your Goodyear stay a little brighter.
Here are the best hotels in Goodyear, AZ
The Best Western Phoenix Goodyear Inn
The Best Western Phoenix Goodyear Inn on North Litchfield Road is considered one of the best Goodyear hotels in the area. There are dozens of excellent amenities, such as superb customer services and clean suites, that past guests-turned-reviewers rave about.
A few highlighted and notable accommodations include an outdoor, heated swimming pool and hot tub, an on-site restaurant and free daily breakfasts, and well-kept, well-furnished rooms with well-stocked en-suite bathrooms.
The hotel also provides free high-speed internet, free basic cable, free parking for guests, room service upon request, and a fitness center. Looking for some relaxing “you” time? Coldwater Golf Club offers a peaceful course of 18 holes over several acres of lush, well-maintained slopes.
Quality Inn & Suites
Located on North Dysart Road, the Quality Inn & Suites supplies the basics for travelers seeking a homey, clean, comfortable place to spend a night or two. According to past guests , the hotel is superb in customer service and courteousness, the rooms are clean and cozy, and the free daily breakfasts are stocked with hot, delicious favorites, like DIY waffles, biscuits and gravy, and breakfast sandwiches. The Quality Inn is extremely pet-friendly, so your pup will be well-taken care of with their own supply of doggy treats. If you love old stuff, check out the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall—just a third of a mile from the hotel.
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Goodyear-West Phoenix
The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites on North Dysart Road is a budget-friendly Goodyear hotel for everyday travelers, like business professionals and families. The hotel is separated into convenient sections, such as meeting and conference rooms, clean suites, and a breakfast nook. Each suite is equipped with comfy, queen-sized or king-sized beds, an en-suite bathroom stocked with must-have toiletries and towels, a well-furnished sitting area, and free basic cable for a flat-screen television.
Other accommodations include free high-speed internet, free parking for guests, a fitness center, a small on-site restaurant with a full bar and lounge area, and room service. Guests are also provided with access to self-serve laundry facilities, dry-cleaning services, a swimming pool, and a hot tub. Do you have time for a local brew? Checkout 8-Bit Aleworks for samplings of local beers, ales, and spirits.
Lexington Inn & Suites
Simple and comfortable, Lexington Inn & Suites is all about the basics. Suites are affordable, clean, and well-furnished, customer service is knowledgeable and courteous, and fluffy, clean towels and fresh linens are available daily. Other highlights include a super-clean and relaxing hot tub and swimming pool, as well as a business room with a meeting area and free internet access.
The Bible Museum, located less than a mile from the hotel, is a must-see for both history buffs and mythology lovers. Learn facts about the origins, read through translations, and bulk up on your bible history.
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