Come a little early or extend your stay through the Memorial Day weekend and turn the conference into a family vacation! There are an amazing number of things to do in the Phoenix area and even more within driving distance.
Phoenix's museums and attractions are not to be missed. For a uniquely Southwestern experience, stroll through the Desert Botanical Garden to see desert plants, or visit the Heard Museum for Native American art and culture. If it's contemporary art you seek, the Phoenix Art Museum and SMOCA are for you. For kids, the Children's Museum of Phoenix, the Arizona Science Center and the Phoenix Zoo are must-dos.
Phoenix is located in one of the lushest and most colorful deserts in the world, and rugged mountains define the city's horizon. In winter, sunshine warms hiking and biking trails. In spring, blooming cactuses and wildflowers carpet hillsides and valleys. Enveloped by such breathtaking scenery, outdoor enthusiasts who visit Phoenix usually come to the same conclusion as coyote pups and jackrabbits: The Sonoran Desert is a great place to play.
The famous Grand Canyon is just over 3 hours away by car and Disneyland, Las Vegas and San Diego are all within driving distance.
Visit the Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau and start planning your family vacation.