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Fun Activities in Peoria, Arizona, for Seniors

Sunset with palm trees in Peoria, Arizona

Residents in Peoria, AZ will tell you it’s one of the best places to retire. With its warm weather, gorgeous landscapes and friendly people, we couldn’t agree more. 

Along with an abundance of sunshine and scenic views, there are also plenty of things to do. From musical theater to learning the basics of beekeeping, here are 10 unique and interesting activities for seniors in Peoria that can add a little more adventure to your retirement. 

1. Arizona Broadway Theatre

This premier theater is just a 7-minute drive from Sierra Winds. Known for its high-quality musical theater productions and state-of-the art facility, Arizona Broadway Theatre boasts popular shows featuring talented actors, singers, and dancers from across the country. Their latest season includes “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” “The Wizard of Oz,” and “Disaster!” 

2. Theater Works

Theater Works at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts produces theater, youth theater, and edgy theater productions for audiences ages 16 and over, including macabre plays like William Shakespeare’s “Land of the Dead” and “The Superhero Ultraferno.” Theater Works also offers several volunteer opportunities that allow you to directly contribute to the success of a production or event. 

3. Regional Parks and Nature Preserves

One of our favorite activities for seniors in Peoria is hiking, and there’s no better place for it than in nearby regional parks and nature preserves, where visitors can explore several trails of various lengths and difficulties. Whether you’re blazing the trail at Westwing Nature Preserve, Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Peoria Regional Preserve, Phoenix Mountain Preserve, or Estrella Mountain Regional Park, you’ll see stunning views of the Arizona landscape.

4. Paloma Community Park

Paloma Community Park features it all! It includes a fourplex of baseball and softball fields, multipurpose fields, a community fishing lake, four pickleball courts, inclusive playground, interactive splash pad, picnic ramadas, looping pathways, and a 3-acre off-leash dog park. It also offers convenient access to trailheads that connect to the Westwing Nature Preserve. 

5. Peoria Sports Complex

The Peoria Sports Complex is the spring-training home for the Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres. Baseball fans gather to watch these two teams tear up the field and get ready for the season ahead. This year, the Peoria Sports Complex also featured the Savannah Bananas and their captivating baseball circus. 

6. Golfing

Another one of our favorite activities for seniors in Peoria is golf, and there are abundant public courses within the area. Peoria Pines Golf & Restaurant, Pebblebrook Golf Course, Stardust Golf Course, and Riverview Golf Course are all within 15 minutes of Sierra Winds. About 45 minutes away from our senior living community is Quintero Golf Club in Scottsdale, AZ, which is one of the top 40 courses in the United States and ranked number one in Arizona by GolfAdvisor.com. 

7. Arrowhead Towne Center

Covering more than one million square feet and featuring more than 100 stores and restaurants, Arrowhead Towne Center is one of the most popular shopping centers in Peoria. You can even enjoy bowling, darts, billiards, karaoke and more at Round 1. Best of all, Arrowhead Towne Center is only 5 minutes away from our senior living community. 

8. Breweries and Pubs

Peoria, AZ, is home to a variety of breweries and pubs that offer delicious food and craft beverages. Peoria Artisan Brewery, Richter Aleworks, Lake Pleasant Brewing Company, and State 48 Funk House Brewery are just a few places you can relax and enjoy a cold brew with your friends. If you’re looking for a spot to put your paws up with your pup, Haymaker Thunderbird and The Cabin Whiskey & Grill are both dog-friendly. 

9. World’s Oldest Rodeo

If you’re searching for a quick summer daytrip, head to Prescott, AZ, and experience the annual World’s Oldest Rodeo® at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds. About a 1.5-hour drive from Peoria, you’ll find a piece of iconic American culture that’s fun for all ages. From the Rodeo Parade and incredible specialty performances to bluegrass concerts and the Rodeo Dance, there are plenty of ways for the whole family to kick up their heels. 

10. Honey Hive Farms

Six minutes away from Sierra Winds sits Honey Hive Farms, where you can purchase honey produced from local wildflowers and cacti. However, the introduction to beekeeping classes are really what set this apiary apart from other honey makers. Classes are for ages 5 and older, and are limited to 10 people per class. The course runs approximately 3 hours, and Honey Hive provides everything you need to have a safe, hands-on experience. 

Wherever Your Next Adventure Takes You, Come Home to Sierra Winds 

Whether you’re in the mood to hit the trail or catch a live show, our senior living community in Peoria, AZ, is in the perfect location to provide you with quick and convenient access to interesting attractions, opportunities, and experiences in the Sun Cities and Phoenix. Contact our residency counselors or RSVP to a community event to learn more about Sierra Winds.