VALLEY OF THE SUN
The Valley of the Sun offers so much to explore and is definitely the spot for the adventurer in all of us. Full of unique opportunities from the Heard Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright & Taliesin West, Cosanti Foundation, Wrigley Mansion to local cuisine, fine dining and luxury shopping in Scottsdale. Looking for a more active Phoenix experience, try golfing one of the 200 golf courses in the greater Phoenix area, hike Camelback Mountain, float the Salt River or take a day trip to Sedona or the Grand Canyon. These are just a few of the countless attractions and other memorable experiences that describe Phoenix.
So, come for the 2020 SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition but stay – either before or after – for an unforgettable adventure!
There is plenty to do within walking distance of the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. However, walking outside for more than a few blocks is an easy way to be identified as a tourist. Smaller public shuttles, such as the Scottsdale Trolley and Downtown Area Shuttle, however, are useful to traverse those specific areas.
The best way to get around Phoenix is by car, especially as this ever-expanding metropolis rests neatly on a grid. A car is a necessity to reach the spread-out attractions and restaurants – not to mention the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). A car will also come in handy if you're planning to take daytrips to nearby hot spots, such as Sedona. Plus, there are plenty of scenic drives within a short distance of downtown, such as Doobins Lookout and the Piestewa Freeway.
EATS & DRINKSThe Downtown Phoenix dining scene is thriving, as creative concepts continue to join the likes of longtime favorites. This is the place for both traditionalists and adventurers, with the best breakfast, pizza and burger of your life, all within a five-minute walk. Your key to the Downtown Phoenix dining, restaurant and nightlife scene is right here. Downtown Phoenix Food & Drink
If you want to expand from the downtown environs, the food scene in Scottsdale may tick all your boxes – beautiful spaces, Instagrammable food, great service and of course food that is tasty enough to match appearances!
A mix of Southwestern tradition and imported trends have crafted a street food scene unlike any other in the country. Chase down these trucks, and get to tasting what makes this city a rising culinary hotspot in every way. Food Trucks Phoenix
From charming antique shops to chic boutiques to some of the nation’s most fashionable shopping centers, Greater Phoenix can claim some of the best retail therapy in the Southwest.
The basic breakdown for where to find what goes like this: Scottsdale for high fashion; Central Phoenix for vintage finds; Uptown Phoenix for hipster goods; and Downtown Glendale for antiques. Shopping Phoenix & Beyond