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Phoenix Local attractions and Activities 


Downtown Tempe: Downtown Tempe is host to great restaurants, shopping and nightlife all within a mile radius. Tempe boasts endless entertainment and recreational options both before and after sunset. Explore and surprise yourself.

Downtown Phoenix: The 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.


Japanese Friendship Garden: ‚ÄčThe Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, RoHoEn is an authentic 3.5 acre Japanese Stroll Garden with a tea garden and a tea house. This tranquil and beautiful setting features more than 1,500 tons of hand-picked rock, stone foot bridges, lanterns and more than 50 varieties of plants. As you stroll the path, you will enjoy flowing streams, a 12-foot waterfall, and a Koi pond with over 300 colorful Koi fish. Hours: Tues - Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Click here for more information and prices.

Phoenix Museums: Whether you're in search of Southwestern or contemporary art, the world's largest collection of musical instruments, interactive science exhibits or really anything else, you can discover it all at one of Greater Phoenix's renowned museums. Click here to learn more.


Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon: Rainbow Ryders, Inc. is the premier and largest hot air balloon business serving the Southwest since 1983. SWAAAE attendees may book a shared basket sunrise hot air balloon ride at a discounted rate of $169 between July 21st and July 28th! To book, please call 480-299-0154 or visit their website here.

Arizona Outdoor Fun: Arizona Outdoor Fun specializes in getting you up close and personal with the famous Sonoran Desert by providing Guided and Unguided ATV/UTV tours, Off-road rentals, and Shooting Range Adventures! Experience the rugged wilderness of the Bradshaw Mountains with their incredible team of guides who will ensure you have a thrilling yet safe excursion! With their top-of-the-line equipment and highly-trained staff, this will be an adventure you will never forget! Click here for more information

Oasis Water Park: Located at the conference hotel, Oasis Water Park is one of America's top water facilities which includes a wave pool, hot tub, active river and bar and grill. Hotel guests will received four wristbands per room. Open daily between 9:00 am and 8:00 pm. Click here for more information

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