Top 5 Things to Do in Gilbert, Arizona

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Located in the Southeast Valley, Gilbert, Arizona is a community with a rich agricultural history, and was once known as the “Hay Shipping Capital of the World.” Today, Gilbert is known more for its people and family-friendly vibe than its alfalfa and has been consistently recognized as one of the best places to live not only in the state, but in the U.S. Gilbert, Arizona is also home to various community parks, a booming heritage district, and emerging nightlife scene.

Here are the top five things to do in Gilbert, Arizona.

#1: Picnic at Freestone Park

1045 E. Juniper Rd.

Gilbert, AZ 85234

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Freestone Park has something for everyone. That’s why it’s our first pick for things to do in Gilbert. There are batting cages; tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts; playground areas; softball and multi-use fields; a miniature railroad, Ferris wheel, and other amusement rides; ramadas with picnic tables; and much more. There are also two lakes stocked for fishing.

#2: Bird Watch at the Riparian Preserve

2757 E. Guadalupe Rd.

Gilbert, AZ 85234

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Enjoy wildlife and bird watching at the Riparian Preserve. This beautiful oasis, with its various nature trails around a preserved lake, is right in the middle of town. You can even fish – bass and sunfish are catch-and-release only, dig for dinosaur bones, camp, picnic, or just sit in nature while reading a good book.

#3: Visit Gilbert’s Heritage District

328 N. Gilbert Rd.

Gilbert, AZ 85234

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Downtown Gilbert, better known as Heritage District by the locals, boasts 26 restaurants; Hale Theater with Broadway shows; the Gilbert Farmer’s Market every Saturday, from 8AM to 12Pm during the fall/winter season, and 7AM to 11AM during the spring/summer season; and an Art Walk on the first and third Saturdays (but only October through March). Many of the restaurants are locally-owned and pet-friendly.

#4: Hit Some Balls at Topgolf Gilbert

1689 S. Santan Village Pkwy.

Gilbert, AZ 85295

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There is a great fun to be had at Topgolf Gilbert. The venue features a full-service restaurant, Topgolf games (Topgolf, Top Scramble, Quick 9, TopChip, etc.), and you can even book birthday parties for the kids and those young at heart. There are also inject-able donut holes for the kids (or the adults)!

#5: Give Goat Yoga a Try

26601 S. Val Vista Dr.

Gilbert, AZ 85298

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Are you a yogi? Then you really should give goat yoga a try. The classes are held in Gilbert’s Welcome Home Ranch, where the goats’ parade around in outfits fitting the theme, prance around your feet and run across your back during yoga practice, which usually lasts an hour.

Are you experiencing issues with your residential or commercial garage door? Or perhaps you’re considering replacing your garage door or garage door opener? Arizona’s Best Garage Door and Repair Company is proud to serve Gilbert and surrounding areas with professional garage door and garage door opener services, including installation, maintenance and repair. We also help with garage door design. Whatever your issue, no matter how big or small, contact the pros at Arizona’s Best Garage Door and Repair Company for service at (480) 485-5505.

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Brian D.
five stars

Great Guys and Great Work

The tech was on time to the second I think, very professional and super nice Chris – nice work my friend!   The opener they selected for me is a terrific and great price, Wifi and the myQ app are great as well.

Carrie F.
five stars

They sent someone out right away at 4:30pm on a Monday. Tre was our technician and did an amazing job getting our door back to working condition without breaking the bank. I will always suggest them to anyone who asks.

Conrad C.
five stars

For the past few months, my garage door would not shut. It will close halfway get stuck and the motor would bring it back. Not to mention it sounded like a blender filled with nails while closing and opening. Finally decided to get it to check out and these guys were the first to respond. Had an appointment sent within 15 min. A technician named Jimmy came over the next day and got it all done. My garage door never sounded so silent and go down as smooth once new parts were added. Definitely will be recommending these guys!

Joe S.
five stars

This company is very responsive, contacted them on a Sunday night and they replied right away.  Then set an appointment at a time convenient for me.

Very polite and easy to work with.  Travis, the owner, is hands-on.

Karen P.
five stars

I had an extremely positive experience with this company, and I have to praise Michelle in the front office for her patience and customer service attitude.

When my 20-year-old Liftmaster garage door opener began to fail, I spent a ridiculous amount of time researching new openers and my options.  The logicboard wasn’t working – so the unit still moved the door up and down, but responded only to the wall switch and not the remote. While that was inconvenient, I had time to look around.

After months of exploration and repeated estimates, when I finally decided on a model, they didn’t have it in stock. Michelle quickly located one and offered an appointment the next business day.

The technician who showed up, Zach, was relatively new, but assured me that he had great training and mentoring by the company.  And so far, I am very pleased with the work.  I thought he was polite, clean, well-skilled, and astute — and at my request, also diagnosed and repaired a squealing in the door.  The door is quiet and the alignment is good.

I would definitely have them back for any additional work! (which I hope doesn’t happen soon!)

Leonard G.
five stars

When it was time to change the garage door, we called these pros for help, and they responded to our needs immediately.

The team arrived exactly when they said they would, and explained everything they were going to do, along with different options for me. It took them an hour to complete the job, and it was amazing! Very precise and clean!!!

Will use them again for all my garage door needs!

Lori R.
five stars

Honestly, I haven’t had such great customer service in years. From the first phone call to the minute they left I never felt pressured, a hard sell or that I was being sold something I didn’t “need”. So informative and honest. So refreshing!! The background checks their employees for safety. They text/email your appointment time, when the technician is on the way, and the estimate. Makes the whole experience a positive one. Thanks, Travis, Chris, and Cody. Keep up the great work. You prove that great customer care is still important.

Patricia C.
five stars

We were so thrilled with the excellent quality of service and quick response we received yesterday. Jimmy Tafoya was quick, honest, and pleasant. The door went off the rails so we called on a Saturday afternoon for emergency service. He fixed the problem in 2 hours. We thought we would need a new door it was so screwed up but he fixed it very well at a lower cost. We are very thankful.

Robert Z.
five stars

My hinge was bent. Jay came out the same day. Repaired and realigned. Very efficient, knowledgeable, and did a great job. Would definitely call again for garage needs.

Tara L.
five stars

I wish this company provided other random services because I would use them for anything!

I sent a request for a quote via Yelp at 3:56 pm and received a reply from Travis at 3:57 pm. He said he could have a technician to my home between 4-6 pm That Day! Like within the next 2 hours. Before I committed, though I had to ask a few questions. First, could the technician please wear a mask and gloves because we have high-risk people in our home during Covid? Answer – no problem at all. Second, could you provide a ballpark estimate based on my description of the problem? Yup!

I then received a text with my appointment confirmation, and 20 minutes before the technician arrived, I received a lengthy text with a photo, background check information, and instructions on what to expect when he arrives. Then Jay called personally to let me know to expect him.

When he arrived, he looked at the job, gave me an estimate, and went to work. 20 min later, he was done, with no extra hidden fees. He accepted my credit card verbally so that we didn’t have any close contact.

The garage works perfectly!

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