#Awesome Arizona: Things to See & Do

EmpowerED—the Student Financial Success Conference is hosted annually in Arizona in the spring. Your registration and flight are booked, and now you’re wondering ‘what should I do in my down-time when I visit the Grand Canyon state?’ (Aside from visit the Grand Canyon, of course.) Whether you like arts, the outdoors, sports, shopping, or all of those, this list has you covered!  

• Visit downtown Tempe for shopping and great food—find the Tempe Tales!

• Take in a Spring Training Game at one of the many stadiums.

• Breathe in creativity at the Phoenix Art Museum.

•  Catch some music (and history) at the Musical Instrument Museum.

• Check out plant life and art at the Desert Botanical Garden.

Hike or bike one of our many trails—like Camelback! Take water, wear good shoes.

Visit the Grand Canyon, Sedona (stargazing in Sedona is pretty spectacular), or Flagstaff if you have the time.

Explore Lost Dutchman State Park—Arizona's other nickname is the Copper State.

• Wander, eat, and shop in Old Town Scottsdale.

• Bringing the family? The Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Arizona Science Center, and Phoenix Zoo await.

Have Fun, Plan Ahead!

Some of the suggestions above will require you to rent a car, or pay entrance fees so be sure to plan accordingly. The Arizona sun is also something to plan for: sunscreen, hats, and layers! If you’re going to hike, check out this article with tips for how to hike safely. The basics: plan, don’t hike alone, be lightweight, pace yourself, take breaks, and bring water.

About the Author

Dena Pope

A 20-year veteran in the field of corporate events, Dena’s a master at creating meaningful, memorable experiences that matter. Her SaaS experience crosses verticals including real estate, cybersecurity, and higher education—to say she’s a details magician would be an understatement. Today, Dena executes seamless events nationwide, built around CampusLogic’s mission to help schools change lives. An Arizona resident, Dena and her family love the sunshine—and if you get a chance to try her baking, count yourself lucky!

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