NBIA FTI 2009

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Phoenix

Located in the Sonoran Desert, Phoenix is a Southwest city known for its hot summer temperatures. In November, when NBIA will be visiting, the average high temperature is a pleasant 75 F (24 C). It's the perfect setting for outdoor activities — particularly golf, but also hiking, biking and horseback riding. When you've worked up an appetite, Phoenix features almost every kind of cuisine imaginable, especially Mexican and Southwestern-style food.

Phoenix is easily accessible through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The Fall Training Institute’s headquarters hotel, the Ritz-Carlton, is located in the city’s Camelback Corridor, a hub for shopping and dining. For more information about Phoenix, go to www.visitphoenix.com.

From a local’s perspective

Whether you want a hip boutique or the best dive bar, The Hot Sheet has all the information you need to get a local’s suggestions on shopping, restaurants and everything Phoenix. This blog is written by staffers at the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau, who are willing to give an insider’s perspective on the coolest spots in one of America’s hottest cities.