An unusual name at the best of times, Surprise (Arizona) was christened as such by Flora Mae Statler who, in 1938, had commented ironically that she “would be surprised if the town ever amounted to much.” Well contrary to her lack of confidence, Surprise grew to a population of approximately 118,000 – as per 2010 – and became the sixth fastest expanding area in the whole of Arizona, now home to a 10,562 sq ft Aquatics Center together with a $5.5 million 20,000 sq ft regional library, and so much more!
Let’s see what other surprises the town might have in this list of the best things to do in Surprise!
1. Surprise Stadium
The Surprise Stadium is popular with locals for many reasons; it’s the spring training home of the Texas rangers and Kansas City Royals, and also home to the Arizona Fall League’s Surprise Saguaros. It was, at one time, also home of the Golden Baseball League’s Surprise Fightin’ Falcons who folded in 2005 after their only season, but nobody’s blaming the stadium for that! It is liked as well for its easy entrance and exit besides being a beautiful park. There is always a generous choice of food, from chicken grills to Mexican and Chinese. The practice areas are separate for each team too. When the AZ Diamondbacks or the Chicago Cubs are in town, try and pre book your tickets!