Visual Data Systems is counting down the days to the VRMA National Conference in just a few short weeks.  This year, VRMA National will be held in Chandler, Arizona which is just outside of Phoenix.  Our own Sally Robbins is a Phoenix native and she has helped us compile this list of 5 things to check out while you're in Arizona for the conference.   

1. Phoenix Premium Outlets – Though they're called the Phoenix Premium Outlets, this shopping center is actually located close to the conference in Chandler.  Browse and shop big name brands at outlet prices. Make sure to bring an extra suitcase with you so you can fill it up for your return trip home! 

2. KOLI Equestrian Center – Experience the sights of Arizona on horseback! The KOLI Equestrian center, located in Chandler, offers horseback rides, private rides, or wagon rides. Go solo or grab some coworkers! 

Just a short drive (30 minutes) from Chandler is the capital of Phoenix. Here are some things to do if you want to visit the bigger city! 

3. Desert Botanical Garden – This unique botanical garden features plant exhibits, art exhibits, and trails for you to explore.  There are food options inside as well as a lot of great eye candy in a natural space.  

4 .Musical Instrument Museum- Music lovers of all types will enjoy the Phoenix Musical Instrument Museum! A Smithsonian Affiliate, this museum is stocked wall-to-wall with instruments, galleries from famous musicians (Maroon 5, anyone?) and is a great way to spend a few hours.  

5. Hike the Freedom Trail- For a great beginners or afternoon hike in the beautiful Southwest, try the Freedom Trail.  It's a beautiful 1.2 mile hike where you'll be rewarded with beautiful views!  

VRMA National, we can't wait to see you there.  Please stop by and say hi to our team and check out our new booth!