Local Attractions


Located in the beautiful Valley of the Sun, Scottsdale offers something for everyone, from outdoor recreation to shopping, fine dining and nightlife, cultural attractions and the arts, and easy access to side trips.

With over 200 golf courses within a 30-minute drive of the hotel, and 30 easily accessible local courses, the meeting venue offers the opportunity for a fun golf outing for players at any level.  Hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, tennis, and swimming are also a few other ways to enjoy Scottsdale’s mild weather and winter sun. Indulge yourself at one of the 130 spas in the Valley, then enjoy dinner at one of Scottsdale’s many restaurants featuring a wide array of American, Mexican, Mediterranean, Asian and Pacific Rim, and Southwestern food.

Shopping can’t be beat in Scottsdale, with its multi-level Scottsdale Fashion Square, and the historic Fifth Avenue shops with rows of art galleries, boutiques, and local and Native American arts and jewelry.  Museum buffs will find unique museums and collections all over the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, including the stunning Heard Museum of Native American Arts, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West Museum, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the Pueblo Grande Museum and Archeological Park, and the Air Force Arizona Wing Aviation Museum.  And for the sports enthusiast, Scottsdale  is Spring Training home to the San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies, and Arizona Diamondbacks. Games with MLB teams are scheduled throughout March.

To extend your stay in the Scottsdale area, plan a side trip to the breathtaking Grand Canyon (233 miles), beautiful red-rock Sedona (122 miles), Las Vegas (400 miles), or Tucson (120 miles).

A Special Note for the Disabled

AAS wishes to take steps that are required to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently than other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services. If you need any auxiliary aids or services identified in the American with Disabilities Act, or any assistance in registering for this course please contact AAS at amaudsoc@comcast.net, via telephone at (877) 746-8315, or write to AAS, PO Box 779, Pennsville, NJ 08070.


The average daytime temperature for March in Scottsdale is 74.7o F, with nighttime temperatures in the low 50o F range.  While it is usually mild and pleasant during the day, it is wise to bring a jacket or light coat for the evening.