Glendale can be reached by exiting State 101 east at Glendale Ave. For more information, contact the Glendale Visitor Center (623/930-4500). Go to www.glendalesgotgame.com to find out about the city's latest sporting events.
Jobing.com Arena Root for the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes hockey team, whose pre-season starts September 17. INFO: Tickets from $15; 9400 W. Maryland Ave.; 623/772-3200.
University of Phoenix Stadium The NFL's Arizona Cardinals football team roosts here, with a first regular-season home game on September 16. Want a preview of the Super Bowl? Try a tour of the Peter Eisenman-designed facility. You won't see a halftime show, but you'll learn how the retractable roof and field work. INFO: Tickets from $25, tour $7 (check website for schedule); 1 Cardinals Dr.; 623/433-7100.
Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area Learn about the city's agrarian past at the preserved 19th-century farm. Walk through citrus orchards and the rose garden, then tour the main house. INFO: Free; no tours Mon-Tue; 9802 N. 59th Ave., 623/930-4200.
The Bead Museum Check out Greek worry beads and a Native American heishi (shell) necklace while exploring the history of the bead. Pick up crafty supplies in the museum store. INFO: $4; 5754 W. Glenn Dr.; 623/931-2737.