Live Like a Local: Peoria

Live Like a Local: Peoria

Posted 05/18/2017

As temperatures continue to rise, the city of Peoria and its entertainment options only get hotter. From outdoor festivals and farmer’s markets to nonstop water fun at nearby Lake Pleasant, residents have countless opportunities to stay active and enjoy the weather all summer long.

Check out our list of top spots to help you live like a local:

Food Truck Friday West
The West Valley is hosting Food Truck Friday every Friday from 5 – 9 p.m. at a different location each week. The food lineup also changes weekly, offering a variety of cuisines, from authentic Mexican, Italian and barbecue, to fresh seafood and an array of desserts. In addition to good eats for the whole family, the event also offers music and activities for the kids.

Momma’s Organic Market
Spend your Saturday morning surrounded by fresh produce, dairy and other delicious food items. This organic market also features fresh meats, fish and baked goods. Benefit from local farmers and savor some of Peoria’s locally grown produce while making shopping fun for the whole family.

Hiking Trails
It’s time to lace up those hiking boots and kick up some dust, because Peoria offers some of the best hiking in the Valley! From taking a leisurely stroll along a river bed to ascending rocky mountain slopes, there’s a trail for everyone and every skill level. Whether you choose to beat the heat and complete an early morning hike or wait to trek up for an iconic Arizona sunset, you will leave feeling satisfied.

Lake Pleasant Regional Park
A recreationalist’s dream, this 23,362-acre park offers countless opportunities for the entire family to enjoy some activities, including camping, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking and picnicking, just to name a few. Visitors to the park also enjoy many hiking trails.

Ape Index
Rock climbing gyms have gained popularity as of late, but this Peoria-based gym is a cut above the rest. With the tallest walls in Arizona, Ape Index has some of the most unique climbing features, such as The Globe and The Pit. The best part, there’s a wall for every type of climber, from the inexperienced first-time climber, to the competing athlete.

Greek Wraps
Experience a delicious Mediterranean cuisine unlike any other at Greek Wraps, where serving up high quality, made-to-order Greek food is what they do best. Enjoy fresh salads, handmade daily beef and chicken kabobs, lean rotisserie gyros, as well as Mediterranean bread baked right in the store. The exquisite menu is sure to satisfy your taste buds.