Welcome to Cvent’s Phoenix meeting planning guide – a Phoenix city guide for meeting planners. With sunny skies and a year-round average temperature of 74 degrees, Phoenix event planning is a great choice for planners looking for the right city for their events and meetings. Phoenix is a convention-friendly city that lives up to its reputation. As the second-fastest-growing metropolitan area in America, Phoenix offers an exceptional collection of hotels and resorts with nearly 23,000 guest rooms and modern meeting facilities. From luxury world-class resorts to budget-friendly hotels to dude ranches and other unique sites, here you can find the perfect Phoenix event venues for your needs.
Phoenix Convention Center encompasses nearly 900,000 square feet of rentable space and more than two million square feet total space. Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, the Phoenix Convention Center is within walking distance of major attractions such as Chase Field, US Airways Center, Symphony Hall, and the Phoenix Museum of History, as well as many shops, restaurants, and bars, making Phoenix meeting planning convenient for planners looking to incorporate some leisure around events.
There is seldom a cloud in the sky in this desert city, which makes it a favorite meetings destination any time of the year, not to mention a great place to swing a golf club. Known as the golf capital of the world, Phoenix has an abundance of championship golf courses. Phoenix's prime Sonoran Desert location also creates unlimited opportunities for uniquely Southwest outdoor adventures such as horseback riding, hiking, hot-air ballooning, and off-road desert tours in jeeps and Hummers.
Vibrant and cosmopolitan, Phoenix gives visitors plenty of good reasons to wash off the desert dust and dress up for an evening out. There is a delicious abundance of fine-dining restaurants such as perennial favorite Vincent on Camelback, known for classic French recipes enhanced with Southwestern ingredients. For the more cultured heart, Phoenix provides a wide array of cultural and performance sites and stages. The Heard Museum has one of the world's most significant Native American art collections, while the Phoenix Art Museum features 40,000 international works of art that span centuries of time. Performance locations such as Symphony Hall, the nationally ranked Arizona Theater Company, the critically acclaimed ASU Gammage Auditorium and the Valley Youth Theatre host award-winning performances nightly.
Visitors find it easy to get around Phoenix with ample transportation services that include buses, taxis, and shuttles. Taxi fares are metered at a rate of $5 for the first mile and $2.30 for each additional mile. One-way taxi fares from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to downtown Phoenix, approximately three miles, are $15 and up.