Part of the reason that the Hyatt Place in Mesa was chosen, was because of the area and all of the restaurants and entertainment there. As previously mentioned, the Hyatt has a shuttle that can take you anywhere within a 5 mile radius. The shuttle is on a first come first serve basis. You can sign up a day or 2 ahead to reserve a ride, and its been recommended to sign up early. Keep in mind are the shuttle can only carry 7 people at a time and stops running at 10 pm at night. If you plan to be out past 10 pm, area taxi phone numbers will be available. And remember that some attendees will have their own vehicles that you can bum a ride with as well.
Jennie was kind enough to research and put together a list of possibilities that are all within a 5 mild radius of the Hyatt. Here are just some of the options for your convenience:
Casino Arizona– exactly 5 miles http://www.casinoarizona.com/location/
The casino has slots, table games, bingo and keno, as well as 5 restaurants. It also has different promotions and entertainment, but they haven’t posted their January events yet.
Bookmans is so much more than a used book store. It buys and sells books, DVDs, CDs, records, games, craft materials, and bric-a-brac. They also have different events however January isn’t yet posted.
An open air mall being within a mile or 2 of Arizona State University, Tempe Market Place has great restaurants, Movie Theaters and shopping.
Michael’s – within walking distance from the Hyatt.
Need to replenish your art supplies? Michael’s is here to solve your dilemma. Open 9 am to 9 pm Monday- Saturday and 10 am to 7pm on Sunday.
Need a relaxing massage or facial before you head home? Massage Envy is located in Tempe market place. Open 8am to 10pm everyday- Appointments are recommended- 480-446-3689
Harkins Tempe Marketplace 16 Theater – http://www.harkinstheatres.com/theatreDetails.aspx?theatreId=10506
Theater has the latest cinema offerings. 15 standard size theaters and one theater called Cine Capri boasts the pinnacle of motion picture presentation with a huge 30’x70’ screen, and the very best in projection and sound technology. I never want to see another movie anywhere else.
Hungry? With almost 30 restaurants, 12 of which have various Happy Hours, there should be something to delight you. Look for coupon books available in January.
It’s within walking distance of the hotel, if you don’t mind walking a mile, or use the hotel shuttle. Need some art materials; Joann Fabrics, Arts and Crafts- Open 9 am to 9 pm Monday- Saturday and 10 am to 7pm on Sunday.