Top Attractions for Every Type of Explorer

From unique museums to top-notch sporting facilities and wide open natural spaces, Goodyear has plenty to offer visitors looking to experience the best of the Valley of the Sun. Customize your Goodyear adventure by mixing and matching from our list of must-see attractions for first-timers.

History Buffs

Did you know that Goodyear hosted a key training facility for American pilots during World War II? Learn all about the role our little city played at the Commemorative Air Force Museum. This aviation museum brings history to life with rotating exhibits as well as a stunning collection of restored military aircraft, including an iconic Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber on permanent display.

Sports Fanatics

Sports are a way of life in Arizona, and Goodyear is home to some of the biggest events around. If you’re visiting in the spring, be sure to catch a Cactus League Spring Training game at the Goodyear Ballpark, the clip facility for both the Cleveland Guardians and Cincinnati Reds MLB teams. Or get your football fix at the masterfully designed Desert Edge High School, whose top-tier facilities often host major tournaments and events.

Outdoor Adventurers

Don’t just stare at those rugged Estrella Mountains in the distance—get out and explore them! The 19,840-acre Estrella Mountain Regional Park is a playground for hiking, mountain biking, camping, rock climbing, and wildlife watching. At its heart lies the dramatic Estrella Mountain range, with accessible trails winding through valleys, canyons, and peaks. The park’s Rainbow Valley is a prime spot to see brilliant desert wildflowers in bloom during the spring.

Arts & Culture Connoisseurs

While Goodyear isn’t exactly an arts destination on par with Santa Fe or Sedona, you’ll find a delightful taste of local culture at the cozy Goodyear Community Art Gallery inside the convention center. Rotating exhibitions showcase the vibrant works of local and regional artists capturing the beauty and energy of the Sonoran Desert through various mediums. Perfect for a quick artistic respite between more adventurous outings!

Foodies and Craft Beer Fans

You didn’t really think we’d leave out the dining scene, did you? Like the rest of Greater Phoenix, Goodyear has its fair share of top-notch Southwestern cuisine. Hit Arroyo Grill and Bar for a delicious selection of handcrafted margaritas and Mexican specialties like carnitas tacos. But save room for dessert—Luchita’s Mexican Bakery serves up delectable pan dulces and other sweet delights that’ll have you dreaming of Mexico. For the beer crowd, Lumberyard Brewing Co is your go-to for craft brews with a view, tucked right against the Estrella Mountains.

Families and Fun-Seekers

Kids or not, no trip to Goodyear would be complete without spending some time at the whole family-friendly fun of Goodyear Ballpark or Civic Square at Estrella Falls during spring training and summer events. Gather at the grassy lawns and catch batting practice before a baseball game or enjoy live music, recreational activities, and entertainment galore. Civic Square really comes alive on Thursday nights from October through April for Goodyear’s popular Food Truck Frenzy, featuring local food trucks and more.

How to Get Around Goodyear

Now that you’ve got a taste of what Goodyear has to offer, let’s talk about how you’re going to experience all these gems. For individual travelers and smaller groups, Goodyear has a handful of public transit options. But the easiest and most convenient way for larger groups to embark on a Goodyear adventure is via private charter bus.

Public Transportation

Goodyear’s local Valley Metro bus system connects its residents to the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, including routes to the Desert Sky Mall area and Phoenix-Goodyear Airport. But with limited routes and schedules, buses may not be the most convenient option for out-of-towners looking to explore Goodyear. It’s also worth noting that there is no rail or light rail service in the Goodyear area.

Taxis and Rideshares

Taxis, Uber, and Lyft are certainly viable options for getting around Goodyear, though they are best suited for solo travelers or very small groups hoping to get between just a couple of stops. Once your headcount gets much higher than 3 or 4 people, costs and logistics can quickly get complicated with rideshare services. But if you just need a quick and affordable lift, they can get the job done for lone explorers.

Charter Buses

Hands down, your best bet for seamless group transportation around Goodyear is with a charter bus rental from Party Bus Goodyear. We’ll pair you with a spacious and modern bus from our fleet that matches your group’s size, complete with plush seating, air conditioning, and all the amenities you need for a first-class ride. Keep your whole crew together while our team handle navigating through Goodyear so you don’t have to worry about a thing besides enjoying the experience together.

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You could spend hours mapping out your solo driving routes between Goodyear’s top attractions, hoping you don’t get stuck in Phoenix’s notorious traff…or you could give us a call at 480-546-5017 and leave the logistics to the local experts at Party Bus Goodyear. Whether you’re planning a family reunion road trip, a team-building outing, a corporate event, or just a fun weekend with friends, we’ll streamline your group transportation so you can focus on making the most of your Goodyear adventure.