Explore Phoenix

Things to Do

Phoenix is a city that seamlessly marries desert tranquility with urban vibrancy to create an unforgettable experience. Nestled in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, Phoenix is a haven for adventure seekers and culture enthusiasts alike. Nature enthusiasts can navigate the trails of Camelback Mountain or explore the Desert Botanical Garden. The city's culinary scene is a fusion of Southwestern and international flavors, and its arts and nightlife scenes provide a dynamic backdrop. Phoenix's eternal sunshine makes it an ideal destination for outdoor activities, including hiking and golfing. Whether you're seeking relaxation after a full day of educational sessions, or adventure, Phoenix delivers a unique blend of natural beauty and urban amenities that promise to make it a memorable destination for SAEM24.

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Food and Drink

Explore Phoenix’s diverse food landscape, a fusion of Southwestern tradition, gourmet delights, and global influences. From upscale dining to trendy food trucks, Phoenix caters to every palate, emphasizing fresh, local ingredients. World class chefs craft memorable farm-to-table dishes using a blend of Mexican and Native American influences in Sonoran cuisine.  Join us for SAEM 24 in Phoenix, where every bite is an adventure and every meal is a masterpiece, weaving a vibrant tapestry of tastes that reflect the spirit of this culinary paradise.

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In Phoenix, the culinary scene seamlessly intertwines with a vibrant drinking culture. From craft cocktail bars to nationally recognized craft breweries, Phoenix offers a diverse array of libations to complement its rich culinary offerings. The city's drinking establishments exhibit a commitment to quality, innovation, and a celebration of local flavors. As the sun sets on the Sonoran Desert and the nightlife comes alive, Phoenix invites you to explore the perfect pairings of exceptional food and libations. Immerse yourself in a culinary and drinking landscape that reflects Phoenix's vibrant spirit, where every sip is as memorable as every bite.

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Travel Planning Resources

With a myriad of enticing sights, activities, sounds, and flavors to explore, making choices can be challenging. Fortunately, these guides are here to assist you!


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Sample itineraries
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