A city in the middle of the desert might not sound like the greatest idea but Phoenix will blow you away. Once a center for Native American agriculture, Phoenix has become a top-notch relaxation destination. You can find plenty of resorts and hotels throughout the area as well as, of course, conference hotels. After a long day at work, you could get comfortable with the many amenities your hotel promises, or you could stretch your limbs and find relaxation and entertainment in town.
Cultural pastimes can be found abound. For music, head to the opera or symphony. Alternatively, you could attend a play at its many theaters or visit one of Arizona’s finest museums: the Heard Museum, the Phoenix Art Museum, and the Museum of Musical Instruments.
For a quiet walk to process all that has happened throughout your meetings, hit up the Desert Botanical Garden. Learn all about desert flora and fauna, or just leave your cares behind and think of nothing in particular. Should you need to blow off some steam, get active on one of the more than 200 gold courses, or cheer on local sports teams. In Phoenix, you can find professional baseball, football, basketball, and ice hockey teams.
As the region is so vast, it is divided into four communities with Phoenix being the largest city among them. In case you have a free day on your hands, why not go on a quick day trip? A short drive to the Southeast will take you to the student town of Tempe. Its Tempe Town Lake will treat you to more casual strolls in nature. North of Phoenix, you could also visit residential Paradise Valley and pretty Scottsdale.