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One free day before conf starts

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One free day before conf starts

Hi there. I'll be arriving in Phoenix one day early for a conference this Spring - getting into town pretty early in the morning. No rental car, I'll be staying downtown. What's a great way to spend the day?

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1. Re: One free day before conf starts

In town, if you can get up to the Heard Museum you will see some world class exhibits on our great southwest. The museum cafe and gift shop are top notch as well.


If you want to see some true beauty, rent a car for the day and drive up to Sedona to see the red rocks. There are plenty of short hikes and trails to get some breathtaking scenery in.

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Don't know what hotel you will be in but if you can get to the light rail system, then by all means go to the Heard Museum.

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one of my favorite phoenix places is the desert botanical garden


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4. Re: One free day before conf starts

If you are staying downtown, the Light Rail should be handy. Ask the concierge for the nearest stop and go to the Heard Museum.

The Desert Botanical Garden is a neat place, but you need a rental car to get there.

The Light Rail runs east to Mesa from downtown Phoenix and north out of downtown along Central Ave. That's where the Heard is. You might just enjoy taking a ride to both ends of the Light Rail and get a look at Phoenix. It goes at a leisurely pace, and the cars are comfortable.

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