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Our block of rooms at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa is now SOLD OUT.

OUR OVERFLOW HOTELS, RESIDENCE INN TEMPE and HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS TEMPE are now SOLD OUT.

Shuttles will be provided from both overflow hotels, RESIDENCE INN TEMPE and HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS TEMPE, to the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa throughout the conference.


Conference Location

Arizona Grand Resort and Spa is the host for the Parents as Teachers 2018 International Conference.

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Nestled at the base of America’s largest urban park and wilderness preserve, Arizona’s only AAA Four Diamond all-suite resort features spacious one and two-bedroom suites.

Whether meeting with colleagues or vacationing with friends, gracious service, creative culinary delights, and unique recreational activities await. All in the midst of a tropical escape.
 

VISIT arizonagrandresort.com

 
 
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TRAVEL

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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Information

 

 

Rental Cars

The Rental Car Center accommodates all airport rental car companies, their rental counters and vehicles. If you are planning to rent a car at PHX Sky Harbor, be sure to make a reservation. Vehicles are limited for walk-up customers. 

 

Directions

The Rental Car Center (see map below) is located within its own building at 1805 E. Sky Harbor Circle South (between 16th Street and 24th Street, south of Buckeye Road). See map below or use these printable directions to and from the Rental Car Center.

 

Shuttle

The common Rental Car Shuttle makes frequent stops, every few minutes at the curb on baggage claim levels of each terminal. Give us your feedback on our Rental Car Shuttle service.

 

Airport Car Rental Companies

The following car rental companies operate at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Listed below are links to rental car agencies’ Web sites.
 


Travelers should check with their specific rental car company for hours of operation at the Airport Rental Car Center.

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City of Phoenix Rental Car Center Information Desk

Phone: 602-683-3741
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (MST), Monday - Friday (except holidays).
Note: For any questions concerning your rental car or to rent a vehicle, please visit the link of your preferred rental car agency listed above. 

 

Taxis & Shuttle Service

Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Taxis 

Taxi terminal access is as follows:

  • Terminal 2: east outside door # 8
  • Terminal 3: North curb, outside door # 7
  • Terminal 4: Level 1, North curb, outside door # 7 and south curb, outside door #6

The following taxis are contracted to pick up passengers at Phoenix Sky Harbor:

Rates remain the same regardless of company, number of passengers and number of bags. The first mile is $5. Each additional mile is $2.30. Each hour of a traffic delay is $23. The minimum fare is $15.

Effective June 18, 2016, a new $17 flat rate is in place to downtown Phoenix within the following boundaries:

  • North boundary: Roosevelt Street
  • South boundary: Lincoln Street
  • West boundary: Seventh Avenue
  • East boundary: Seventh Street

Wheelchair-accessible taxis are available upon request. All major credit cards are accepted.

 

Van Service

Van terminal access is as follows:

  • Terminal 2: North curbside
  • Terminal 3: South curbside
  • Terminal 4: Level 1, south curbside at Door 8

The following Shared Ride Van Service is contracted at Phoenix Sky Harbor:

Vans operate 24 hours on a scheduled basis, with vans departing every 15 minutes from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For the telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), please call (602) 243-7786. Super Shuttle provides a customer service counter in Terminal 4 at Door 8.

Rates are zone based and typically range from $12 to $46 for the first passenger. Each additional residential passenger per reservation is $8 regardless of zone. Wheelchair-accessible vans are available by request. All major credit cards are accepted. 

 

Courtesy Vehicles

A courtesy telephone center for many hotels and resorts is located adjacent to the baggage claim areas in each terminal.

Intercity Shuttles

Wheelchair accessible vehicles are available upon request. 
Arizona Shuttle
(800) 888-2749
Maricopa Shuttle and Limo
(520) 568-0123
A number of ground transportation companies provide shuttle service from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to other Arizona cities. See the list.
Includes ADA accessible vehicles

 

Pre-Arranged  

The following providers are available for pre-arranged pick-ups. Wheelchair accessible vehicles are available upon request. 
American Limo & Sedan
(602) 788-9193

Onyx Express
(480) 837-8577

 

ATTRACTIONS

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Phoenix Area Attractions

Camelback Mountain

The panoramic view from the “hump” of this iconic landmark, named for its resemblance to a kneeling camel, is worth scaling its two tricky trails, Echo Canyon and Cholla.

Hikers gain 1,200 feet in elevation to the summit, which looks out over the city and Phoenix Mountains Preserve. Camelback is one of the most popular urban hiking spots in Phoenix, so expect trail traffic and consider hiking on weekdays. During hot-weather months, hike in the early morning and drink plenty of water. 

Musical Instrument Museum

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) tunes you into thousands of instrument sounds with a headset that syncs seamlessly as you move through its galleries. Take a world tour of cultural instruments and pop culture artists, and return for a live music experience at MIM Music Theater, a year-round concert series hosting more than 200 international acts.  

Papago Park

Just minutes from downtown is iconic Papago Park, home to red rock buttes looped with trails, a scenic view from hikeable Hole-in-the-Rock, and these top attractions:

Desert Botanical Garden

The winding paths of this 50-acre desert garden showcase a fantastic variety of arid plants, from towering saguaros to delicate blooms.

Phoenix Zoo

One of the nation’s largest non-profit zoos is home to more than 1,400 animals. See Sumatran tigers roam the savanna, feed giraffes in an up-close encounter and discover the local flora, fauna and critters of the Sonoran Desert on the zoo’s Arizona Trail.

Heard Museum

The tradition, culture and history of 22 regional American Indian tribes converge in the Heard Museum’s immersive exhibits and authentic art shop.

Roosevelt Row

The creative beat of the city’s urban heart is in Roosevelt Row, home to galleries, mural-splashed business walls and a monthly art walk. This arts district is a prominent stop for visitors and the downtown community along the First Friday self-guided art tour.

South Mountain Park and Preserve

Boasting 50 miles of trails through 16,000 acres of the Sonoran Desert, this municipal park is perfectly suited for outdoor adventure just minutes from the city. 

Phoenix Art Museum

The Southwest’s largest fine art museum features a collection of contemporary work and global masterpieces.

Heritage Square Dining

Like the 19th-century homes nearby, the restaurants in downtown’s Heritage Square are making history: Both Pizzeria Bianco (heralded as the best pizza in the nation) and Nobuo at Teeter House (sophisticated Japanese offered tapas-style) are James Beard Award winners.

Old Town Scottsdale

If you’re hunting for a souvenir, you’ll find your fill of old-fashioned flair (think cowboy hats and turquoise jewelry) alongside upscale art galleries and trendy boutiques in the Fifth Avenue district. The area is also a hot spot for after-dark dancing, lounging and libations.

Taliesin West

Tours of Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home, give insight on how the masterful architect was inspired by the desert surroundings. Visitors walk through rooms, gardens, walkways and Wright’s entertainment pavilion on the grounds while learning about his organic architecture.

 
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Heard Museum

The internationally acclaimed Heard Museum is one of the best places to experience the myriad cultures and art of American Indians of the Southwest. Located on Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix, the museum hosts 200,000 visitors a year and "provides Indian artists with a wonderful home that will excite and inspire visitors from around the world," according to Arizona Highways. The museum's 11 spacious exhibit galleries and beautiful outdoor courtyards feature outstanding traditional and contemporary American Indian art. 

— visitphoenix.com