Nestled in the valley framed by the Sierra Estrella and South Mountains, Phoenix is both the capital of Arizona and a major city of the rustic Southwest. With more than 325 days of annual sunshine, Phoenix is an ideal setting for an array of outdoor activities, from playing golf to exploring the Sonoran Desert. March is a wonderful time to visit Phoenix, with average temperatures reaching the high 70s during the day and cooling down to average lows in the 40s once the sun sets.
Phoenix allows visitors to enjoy fine dining, galleries, performing arts, outstanding museums, numerous outdoor sporting events, and especially golf. With myriad exciting activities to fill your day, Phoenix calls for versatile attire to accommodate all the activity options available to you during your stay. All daytime convention sessions will be casual. Golf shirts and resort attire are recommended. The welcome reception, to be held outdoors on the hotel premises, is business casual. Thursday night’s event at the Corona Ranch is the perfect outdoor venue for blue jeans or Mexican-inspired attire. It is important to note that nights can be cool in late March, so bring a lightweight jacket or a sweater for all outdoor evening events. The only formal event is the President’s Gala, which is black-tie optional. Also, don’t forget to pack appropriate sportswear so you can take advantage of the exercise facilities and a magnificent golf course.