Must-see Near Phoenix International Raceway


For those attending the Can-Am 500 at the Phoenix International Raceway, there is plenty to see around the track itself in Avondale, Arizona. Here are five top sights that are great for when you need a break from the race.

Harkins Theaters

A great place to go to beat the hot Arizona weather for an hour or two and watch a new release. With plenty of options for shows, there is something for everyone. Theaters are consistently clean with plenty of seats and staff is known to be very accommodating. There are a lot of restaurants around the theater for eating a meal before or after the show.

Coldwater Golf Club

For those who want to play a few rounds, this is the place to do it in Avondale. It's affordable, especially for those who are in town for a limited time. The course is ideal for any level of golfer, from beginner to advanced. The restaurant in the clubhouse has delicious options to fuel up after your game.

Golf ball rolling on putting green
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Jubeelieve Indoor Playground

For those who have young ones in tow (five and under), this fun indoor play area is the perfect place to entertain them. The entire facility is spotless and is reasonably priced with a discount for military families. This place is a great alternative if it's too hot to go to a park outside.

Main Event Entertainment

This entertainment venue is the ideal place to go with your entire crew to have a fun night out. There's plenty to do including bowling, gravity ropes and laser tag. There are also a variety of dining and drinking options on the premises.

Avondale Friendship Park

This public park is a great place to go to get some fresh air and exercise. Pack a picnic to eat on the grounds and later take a walk around the scenic paths within the park or the Japanese Garden. There is also a dog park for those who brought their pooches along and a basketball and tennis court.

Julia is a freelance writer and native San Franciscan, born and raised. She is the founder of Small World This Is, and has written for Matador, Roads and Kingdoms, and USA Today.