Things To Do

Consider this your education vacation! Add a day or two to the beginning or end of the conference and take the opportunity to explore the Glendale, AZ area.

Don’t have any extra time to spare? Once conference sessions are done for the day, head out on the town and do your own thing! Check out local restaurants and what’s available at the hotel.

At and Near the Renaissance



American cuisine, casual dress code

After exploring, take a seat on the outdoor patio at Soleil, our signature Glendale, Arizona, restaurant, and enjoy a meal by our cozy fire. Sample innovative, seasonally themed dishes infused with an authentic Southwestern flair.

Monday-Friday 6:00 am – 11:00 am

Sat-Sun 7:00 am – 11:00 am


American cuisine, casual dress code

Relax at Ray’s, our hotel’s lobby restaurant, featuring a casual atmosphere and indoor/outdoor seating. Enjoy a glass of wine or a handcrafted cocktail after a busy day in Glendale, Arizona.

Everyday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Yard House Restaurant – .1 miles from hotel

American Food and worlds largest selection of beer on tap. Open for lunch & dinner. Casual dress code

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar – 2.1 miles from hotel

High-end steakhouse chain with aged prime beef & classics such as lobster tails & pork chops. Open for lunch & dinner. Smart and casual dress code.

Kabuki – .2 miles from hotel

Japanese chain with a clubby vibe offering sushi, entrees, lunch specials & happy hours. Open for lunch & dinner. Casual dress code.

Source: Renassaince Hotels

Get Outside

Pack your clubs and book your tee time at one of several area golf courses. Head out to one of the many shopping outlets to bring home some souvenirs or visit a museum or botanical garden to learn about the area’s arts and culture. There’s something for everyone!


Desert Mirage Golf Course: Desert Mirage Golf Course (DM) offers excellent practice facilities, PGA professional instruction, reasonably priced golf gear in the pro shop and nine holes of challenging golf.

The Legend at Arrowhead: The Legend at Arrowhead course is set among six lakes and mature palm trees creating a beautiful links-style layout.

Arrowhead Country Club: Regarded as one of the finest full-service private golf and lifestyle clubs in the state of Arizona, Arrowhead Country Club was etched into Glendale’s West Valley on the site of a former orange grove.


Arrowhead Towne Center: Explore more than 170 top retailers and eateries.  Enjoy 4 anchors including Dillards, Dick’s Sporting Goods, JCPenney, and Macy’s.

Westgate Entertainment District: Westgate Entertainment District is one of the largest and most exciting mixed-use, urban developments in North America. Fun happens here!

Historic Downtown Glendale: Historic Downtown Glendale has been named by USA Today and Sunset Magazine as one of the country’s ten best places for shopping.

Arts & Culture

Desert Botanical Garden: A living museum with more than 50,000 plants from around the world. Enjoy tours, workshops, seasonal exhibits, special events, concerts and more.

Glendale Area Parks: Glendale may have the familiar urban sights and sounds, but no matter where you find yourself in the city, you’re likely to be only a few steps away from a lush and relaxing green space.

Regional Parks: Arizona’s canyons, craters, ancient ruins and enduring legends, the Grand Canyon state is home to some of North America’s most astonishing landscapes.

See more things to do here.