Getting to Phoenix: Plan Your Trip to AMTA 2020 National Convention
Getting there by planes, trains and automobiles
Grab your friends or family and plan a trip to the AMTA 2020 National Convention where you’ll find massage therapy continuing education, inspiration, networking and so much fun!
The Essential Details
The convention will take place August 27 – 29 at The Phoenix Convention Center. Book your room early to secure your place in the hub of convention activity!
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Arrive By Plane
Phoenix is serviced by Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) located 3 miles from downtown. To and from the airport, you can use public transportation, rideshare, shuttle services or taxis.
Road Trip to Convention
If you plan on driving to AMTA 2020 National Convention, enjoy the journey at one of these attractions along the main routes from the north, south, east and west of Phoenix.
From the West | Los Angeles to Phoenix
- Cabazon Dinosaurs – As featured in movies, The World’s Biggest Dinosaurs™ museum has plenty to explore inside and out. Climb inside to the top of the T-Rex for a view of the desert.
- Joshua Tree National Park – At nearly 800,000 acres, the national park is larger than the state of Rhode Island and features two deserts.
- General Patton Memorial Museum – Set at the heart of the Desert Training Center from World War II, the museum walks you through military history since World War I.
From the Northwest | Las Vegas to Phoenix
- Hoover Dam Lookout – Get an overhead view of the Hoover Dam, take a tour including walking across it, and stand in two states at once.
- Desert Caballeros Western Museum – Museum in downtown Wickenburg with exhibits on the Western heritage of the town.
- Vulture City Mine and Ghost Town – An abandoned settlement initially established in 1863, it’s a popular spot to learn local and Arizona history.
From the West | Albuquerque to Phoenix
- Dinosaurs in Holbrook – Holbrook, once a part of the original Route 66, is also home to Petrified Forest National Park and a lot of dinosaur fossils. See fossils or the real thing.
- Grants, NM – Grants is the gateway to a number of national parks, monuments and Native American pueblos, including Chaco Canyon, El Malpais, El Morro, Acoma-Sky City and Laguna.
From the Southeast | El Paso to Phoenix
- White Sands – See the sweeping scenery of the National Park or visit the White Sands Missile Range Museum.
- Titan Missile Museum – Experience a relic of the Cold War and see the only remaining Titan II ICBM.
- Saguaro National Park – Named for the saguaro cati, the largest in the country, the park spans 92,000 acres split into two parks – one each to the east and west of Tucson.