Established in 1917, the city was named after the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, which purchased 16,000 acres of land in order to grow cotton for use in its tires. The city is also home to the Goodyear Ballpark, where Major League Baseball's Cleveland Guardians and Cincinnati Reds hold their spring training camps.
A visit to Goodyear puts a wide range of amenities at your disposal, including a number of world-class golf courses, luxury spas and resorts, high-end shopping, and fine dining. The area is also rich with outdoor opportunities, including hiking the many local canyons and arroyos, taking a guided ATV tour, and enjoying water sports such as boating, fishing, swimming, waterskiing, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking, and even flyboarding on nearby Lake Pleasant. The area is also known as a mecca for hot air ballooning, so you can spend a few hours floating the friendly skies.
The Arizona State Fair: The Arizona State Fair takes place every year in October and covers the entire month. The fairgrounds are located in Phoenix on West McDowell Road.
M3F Music Festival: Originally known as the McDowell Mountain Music Festival, the recently renamed M3F Music Festival happens every spring. The three-day festival features national and local musical acts on multiple stages and is a 100% nonprofit music festival with all proceeds benefiting local Arizona nonprofit organizations.
The Arizona Renaissance Festival: The Arizona Renaissance Festival takes place between February and April and is a medieval amusement park, a 14-stage theater, a 30-acre circus, arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast all rolled into one adventure.
Saguaro National Park: Named for a species of cactus that is only found in the Sonoran Desert, Saguaro attracts thousands of visitors each year. The majestic saguaro cacti are the nation's largest cacti and are found only in a small portion of the U.S. Come see this spectacular symbol of the west silhouetted against the brilliant backdrop of a magnificent desert sunset.
Petrified Forest National Park: Covering over 220 square miles of Technicolor desert, Petrified Forest National Park is home to numerous paleontological exhibits, petroglyphs, and a wide range of living flora and fauna, including over 200 species of birds. While this national park is less famous than its neighbor the Grand Canyon, it's no less majestic.
Grand Canyon National Park: Located just a short 3.5-hour drive from Goodyear, one of America's most iconic national parks is an absolute must-see on any trip through the area. Hike to the bottom or enjoy the spectacle from one of the many viewpoints located along the ridge of America's largest canyon.
Lost Dutchman State Park: Located just 40 miles east of Phoenix and named after the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine, the state park offers more than 320 acres of majestic beauty at an elevation of 2,060 feet. From native wildlife to beautiful foliage, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Lost Dutchman State Park.
Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park is a large state park created to memorialize the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters who died battling the Yarnell Hill Fire. Whether you're looking for a great place to hike, to pay tribute to fallen heroes, or to simply gaze out at a spectacular view, you can find it all here and it's completely free.
Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area: Although the recreation area has only existed as a state park since 1994, the region’s name dates back to 1885 when Thomas Jefferson Adair moved to the area to farm the land, prompting the locals to joke that only a fool would try to farm the soil in the hollow.
St. Joseph Maronite Catholic Church in Phoenix is one of the largest shrines in North America. It is dedicated to St. Sharbel Maklouf, a Lebanese hermit and monk widely known as the Healing Saint. The shrine is visited each year by thousands who come to pray.
Dobbins Lookout is a historic structure that was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Located in South Mountain Park, it offers one of the most spectacular views over Phoenix, especially at sunset, and is also incredibly easy to get to, which makes it a great place to visit even when the weather is less than ideal.
Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights is a “Jewel in the Desert” and a Phoenix point of pride listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours are available by reservation and are booked months in advance.
Cotton Lane RV Resort: Located in Goodyear, the Cotton Lane RV Resort is larger than many of the other RV parks in the area and offers coveted amenities such as an indoor heated pool and its own par-three golf course.
Pioneer RV Resort: Located just north of Phoenix, the Pioneer RV resort is open year-round and offers extensive amenities including RV storage. They also offer numerous activities every week for residents and visitors alike. With over 500 pads available, it’s easy to feel like you’re part of a larger community when you stay at Pioneer RV resort.
Leaf Verde RV Resort: Located just west of Goodyear in Buckeye, the Leaf Verde RV Resort is a medium-sized RV park that features all the amenities that you’ll need to stay comfortable and happy. Located right off of I-10, it’s easy to get wherever you need to go, and there are plenty of restaurants and attractions within walking distance, including a Walmart and a golf course right next door.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in Goodyear, AZ, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Goodyear?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Goodyear from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Goodyear?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.