1. Overview for visitors
Scottsdale, Arizona has top-tier accommodations, easy access to convention centers, plenty of unique venues, and convenient transportation around the city or to and from the airport. Best of all, the year-round sunshine and access to the Sonoran Desert—the wettest desert in the world—will give your event attendees plenty to experience and enjoy.
Scottsdale is one of the popular ‘snowbird’ destinations for corporate groups looking for a memorable and elevated experience. Corporate groups enjoy the resorts and hotels, golf, desert exploration, food, and more. The best time to visit Scottsdale is March to April in spring and October to November in fall when temperatures are pleasant for outdoor activities.
2. Meeting & Event Details
Scottsdale is a city with a rich combination of exotic and beautiful nature, a variety of arts, and a ton of activities from outdoor adventures to luxury spas and more! All these factors make it a great option for organizers who want to attract a wide range of age groups, as well as event attendees with diverse interests.
3. Pre/Post Event Activities
As home of the Scottsdale Art Festival, one of the top art fairs in the U.S., Scottsdale is a city steeped in art. Visitors can tour the Scottsdale Art District by foot and stop by one of the many open galleries during the weekly ArtWalk on Thursday nights. It’s also equally enjoyable to stroll around Old Town Scottsdale and shop!
Scottsdale is served by Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the largest airport in Arizona. Located about seven miles from the city, transportation to and from the airport is available in the form of taxis, shuttle services, and public transportation. Visitors can also take the PHX Sky Train between the Valley Metro Rail at 44th and Washington, the East Economy Parking area, and airport terminals.
Scottsdale’s four trolley routes provide an easy way for visitors to travel around town. It connects to the Valley Metro, the public transit system for the Phoenix metro area that provides bus service between Scottsdale and other Valley communities, allowing convenient access to the Phoenix metro area. Best of all, the trolleys are free to ride!
5. Impact of Coronavirus
As of November 1, 2020 there are no travel restrictions in place. For the latest updates, check out https://tourism.az.gov/covid-19-updates-2/
Face masks are required in all public places in Maricopa County, including hotels, restaurants, retail stores, attractions, and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. For a full list of guidelines, check out https://www.maricopa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/61311/Regulations-on-Face-Coverings
Valley Metro updates are available at https://www.valleymetro.org/news/covid-19-updates-face-coverings-required
For a full update on what business types are currently open including retail, restaurants, hotels, and local attractions, check out https://www.experiencescottsdale.com/health-safety-protocols/whats-open-whats-closed/
For a look at the guidelines each business type is adhering to, please visit https://www.experiencescottsdale.com/health-safety-protocols/local-business-safety-protocols/
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