Things to do!

While you're here for the Data in the Desert Workshop, here are some things to do to get the most out of your experience in the Valley of the Sun.

Enjoy a Morning Hike

Hike ASU's historic A-Mountain. With an elevation of 1,398 ft. and situated a short walk from our workshop location, it takes just 10 minutes to get to the top to enjoy a spectacular view of the entire Phoenix area.

Take in the Local Scene

Meet up each night with your follow conference attendees and walk over to the iconic Mill Avenue, the best place to eat, drink and hang out with the locals, just steps away from our host hotel. Downtown Tempe is well-known for its abundance of locally owned restaurants and bars. Once you're done, head north up Mill Avenue to the iconic Tempe Town Lake. Here, you can enjoy five miles of shoreline to walk, run, bike, roller blade, skip, tip toe and jump around. You can rent bicycles at Tempe Boat Rentals, located on the south side of the lake. Stop over and see the Tempe Center for the Arts while you're in the area. They have a free art gallery inside that has great exhibitions featuring local artists. You can also catch a concert, comedy show or theater production here too.

Make the most of Arizona

Make the most of your time in AZ. Come early or stay late and make plans to visit the Grand Canyon or scenic Sedona. Or head south to Tucson or historic Tombstone, AZ. Contact our official tour partner DETOURSAZ, toll free 866-438-6877.

Grand Canyon South Rim

Colors & Canyons Tour


Antelope Canyon Tour

Tombstone Tour

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