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Find the best car rental deals in Glendale, Arizona
In the middle of a vast desert, having your own car is invaluable. And you will find Glendale surrounded by Arizona’s stunning desert landscape, just waiting to be explored. The cosmopolitan little city is a short 30 minute drive from Phoenix and its international airport, where Orbitz offers a big choice in rental companies.
Glendale makes for a wise choice of base for your Arizona vacation. Shoppers will delight in the three malls filled with independent stores, while sports fans can take their pick from football, hockey, baseball and car racing. Indeed, Glendale is making a big mark on the map as a mecca for sports.
You will be perfectly poised for discovering the natural beauty and urban appeal of Arizona from your base in Glendale. Here are three spots to discover by car:
In the heart of the Arizona desert, the state capital of Phoenix promises cosmopolitan attractions and plenty of sunny days – they don’t call it the Valley of the Sun for nothing. Discover everything from spa resorts to golf clubs, impressive botanical gardens to water parks, and booming nightlife venues to local museums.
Journey time: Around 17 minutes
Distance: Approximately nine miles
Drive south from Glendale to the vast expanse of the Sonoran Desert to discover an astonishing variety of landscapes. Far from barren, the Sonoran Desert is home to all of the world’s biomes, from tundra to grassland and forest. Paved roads make for scenic driving routes, or head off on foot to hike the trails and paths.
Journey time: Around one hour
Distance: Approximately 70 miles
The Grand Canyon is one of the planet’s most astounding geological features, as well as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The gargantuan red rock canyon is a staggering 277 river miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide, and a mile (1.6 km) deep. Drive from Glendale on a road trip to remember, and choose to explore on foot, by bike, kayak or boat.
Journey time: Around 3 hours 30 minutes
Distance: Approximately 225 miles