2018 MRS Spring Meeting

Visiting Phoenix

Phoenix Restaurants

Over 115 Local Restaurants

More than 115 restaurants are within a 10-minute walk of the Convention Center.
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Desert Botanical Garden

Many Local Attractions

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Phoenix Ambassadors

Downtown Ambassadors

Phoenix locals will be outside MRS hotels to help you find restaurants or things to do.
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The 2018 MRS Spring Meeting will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center and nearby Sheraton Grand Phoenix.
Learn more about the Phoenix Convention Center, its nearby hotels, restaurants and attractions, and public transportation in this short video: Phoenix Convention Center: Steps Away from Everything.

Phoenix Convention Center
100 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Sheraton Grand Phoenix
340 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Things to Do

Will you be traveling with a baby or toddler to the conference? We have secured a special discount just for our attendees if you’d like to rent baby gear while you are in Phoenix.

3 Peas Baby Gear Rentals has cribs, high chairs, strollers, toy packages and more. They also have diaper/wipe and food delivery service to help lighten your load. 

Use code MRSSPRING for 20% off!

Featured Tours

  • Arizona Brewery Tours
    Take an afternoon and experience the craft beer scene in Phoenix. Tours include generous samples (attendees must be 21+) and behind the scenes access to the breweries. Guides explain the beer making process as well as point out local landmarks and city history. Reserve online or call 480.382.4677. No tours on April 1.
  • Arizona Diamondbacks
    See the Arizona Diamonds vs. rival LA Dodgers on Monday night, Tuesday night, or Wednesday afternoon. Discounted regular ticket pricing will be available on Monday and Tuesday nights. On Wednesday afternoon, tickets will be just $25 and include a food voucher (full details listed on website). Buy tickets for games Friday, March 30, through Wednesday, April 4 (no game Sunday), online or at the Arizona Diamondbacks table in the Phoenix Convention Center.
  • Arizona Horses
    Guided trail rides in beautiful South Mountain Park. One hour rides are first-come first-serve; call for times. Longer rides available by reservation. Reserve online or call 602.268.1261.
  • Cave Creek Trail Rides
    Guide trails rides in the Cave Creek Regional Park (1-3 hours). Historic Clay Mine Ride includes a ride to the mine and a walking tour inside the mine. Reservations recommended but not required; call 623.742.6700 to reserve.
  • Float Balloon Tours
    Intimate hot air balloon rides over the desert landscape. Reservations are limited so that passengers are within conversation distance of the pilot. FAA certified and insured. Transportation available for additional fee. Reserve online or call 480.256.8695.
  • Grand Canyon Adventures
    Guided tours of the Grand Canyon departing from Flagstaff, Arizona. MRS recommends transportation to Flagstaff the evening prior with reservations at local accommodations. Reserve online or call 800.514.0884.
  • GRID Bikes
    Bike share and self-guided tours. See the city on your own terms! Purchase online, through the Social Bicycle app, or at the kiosk.
  • Phoenix Zoo
    General access to more than 3,000 animals on exhibit as well as guided specialty tours. Ticket discount available for online purchase or buy tickets on-site. Call 602.914.4333 to reserve specialty tours.
  • Vaughan's Southwest Custom Tours, Inc.
    Variety of tours featuring Phoenix, the Grand Canyon, Sedona and a steamboat cruise. Reserve online or call 800.513.1381.

Other tour and activity ideas are available from Visit Phoenix:

Restaurants & Nightlife



Need a ride? Download the zTrip app and enter promo code MRS2018 for $10 off your first ride.

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