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DealMaker Scottsdale 2018: Come for the Content, Stay for the Experience!

Posted on Mon, Oct 23, 2017 @ 19:10 PM by Krystyna Lijek

DealMaker Scottsdale (formerly Symposium) is the perfect event to truly put that work hard, play hard mentality to work!

Did you know the average temperature around the country in February is 44.6 degrees? The good news is that in Scottsdale, it's 73 degrees! That's just 28.4 of the reasons that you should attend DealMaker Scottsdale (formerly Symposium Scottsdale).

We know that traveling for work often leaves less time for you. Scottsdale in February is a great place for you to extend for a few days and do both - soak up the sun, immerse yourself in American history, and enjoy a world-class conference.

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If you decide to extend your stay, whether it be before or after the conference, the Scottsdale area offers a number of activities and sights to see. Check out our list below! 

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Hike or Cruise Around the Desert!

The Sonoran Desert offers plenty to explore with its rivers, peaks and valleys! There are many guided tour options including cruising in a Jeep Wrangler, white-water rafting, on horseback, hiking or by hot air balloon. There are also many do-it-yourself options from beginner hikes to expert climbs!

The Spa at Camelback Inn

What better way to have a meeting than over a pre-conference mani/pedi?

You don’t have to go too far to enjoy a spa day! The conference hotel boasts a luxurious spa with an array of treatments and services. From massages to manicures, the hotel spa has you covered. 

The Scottsdale Art Walk!

Scottsdale is home to over 70 public art works! The Art Walk is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and immerse yourself in the local culture. Whether you have an hour or a day, don’t miss out on the cities greatest works. In just ten pieces of art you can see interactive installations, bronze statues and illustrious fountains!

Go Back to the Wild West

Take a ride on a replica locomotive train at the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in town, or go way back in history and visit the 1,500-year-old archeological site nearby in Phoenix!  

A Scenic Golf Outing or the Waste Management Phoenix Open

If you extend your stay, you may be able to catch the Waste Management Phoenix Open, the tourney is taking place January 29 - February 4th.

If swinging the club is more your speed, there are over 200 golf courses located in the area, including one at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn! With such a large number of courses, the city offers both desert style play (rugged landscapes throughout the course) and traditional landscaped greens.

Find Food, Fashion and Fun in Old Town

Old Town offers a variety of activities to visitors and residents alike! Here you’ll find quite a selection of delicious restaurant options – maybe a food tour is your thing? Or, maybe you want to walk into a Western Wear boutique, and two-step out with a fun pair of boots. There’s also a number of bars, lounges, and clubs if you want to experience the nightlife scene.

Day Trip to a Seventh Wonder of the World

Last but certainly not least, you will be just a few hours from one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the vast and magnificent Grand Canyon! The Grand Canyon offers many ways to enjoy its beauty - from air tours to biking trails to hiking on foot. Whichever way you explore, it’s sure to make for a great #rmevents selfie!

Don’t wait, book your trip to Symposium in Arizona today! Visit the website for more information or email events@mail.rakuten.com

See you in AZ!

Krystyna & the #RMEvents Team

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