"Welcome to our winter residents and tourists!"

Welcome to our winter residents and tourists! 

You’ll discover the Southwest Valley is an amazing and delightful place. Our four cities – Avondale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, and Tolleson – have their own vibe and flavor. When you put us together as the Southwest Valley community, it’s the most unique place in the world. Two mountain ranges, Tres Rios recreational area, hiking and biking trails, golf, tennis, swimming and all the festivals will keep you active in the wonderful weather (provided by the Chamber of Commerce, of course). 

Indoor fun includes museums, sports facilities, a jungle gym and trampoline center both great for adults and kids, bowling, laser tag, a performing arts center, and the list keeps going. Not sure what to do? Stop by the Arizona Visitor Information Center inside the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce, on the corner of Litchfield Road and Van Buren Street. 

Our friendly staff is great at telling people where to go, but in a good way. You’ll find maps and brochures about the area as well as other attractions throughout Arizona. 

Ready to shop and eat? ‘Tis the season to Shop Small-Shop Big-Shop Local! You’ll find whatever you’re looking for in the Southwest Valley. We have thousands of stores with everything you can imagine from antiques to zapatos (that’s Spanish for “shoes” because the word sounded better than “zucchini”). 

While out gift shopping, be sure to get something for yourself. Maybe a mani-pedi, spa treatment, hunting gear, video games, or whatever would make you smile. I think a new car makes a great stocking stuffer. Be sure to keep up your energy at one of the Southwest Valley’s dee-licous restaurants. Really treat yourself and maybe your shopping buddy by going to a restaurant you’ve never tried before. 

Be sure to thank our military, police, firefighters, EMTs and other first responders for watching out for us. I also give my thanks to their families for doing their best while their loved ones are away. Thank you to everyone working during the holidays. The world keeps going even during the holidays and you are there helping it stay in motion. My thanks to you for reading this article and to all the Chamber members for their support. I wish you an amazing and fabulous New Year!

The Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce is located at 289 North Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338. For information, call 623-932-2260 or visit