Travel Tips

Conference venue
The conference will be on ASU's Tempe campus, in the Goldwater Center for Science and Engineering. Goldwater is  The Southwest Strings meeting will take place on the fifth floor of Goldwater, in room 505.
For maps, please see the ASU Campus Maps page, or the PDF map here:
Parking is easiest at the Fulton Center garage on College Ave (marked on
the PDF map).  Parking at Fulton is free on Saturdays, but on Friday 
you will need to save your receipt if you wish to be reimbursed.
Transportation to Tempe

When flying in you will arrive at the Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix (PHX). The airport provides information on ground transportation options, including taxi, light rail, and rental car information.

Cab rides from the airport are approximately $15-20.

Travel within Tempe

Aside from local taxi or rideshares, the city also runs a series of free shuttles in and around campus, known as the Orbit buses.  The system map is available here , and the schedule and another details are here.


Google Maps: PHX to ASU Tempe Campus

See also the PDF map linked above.


The following hotels are near the physics department:

AC Hotel Phoenix Tempe/Downtown ~$210/night


Graduate Hotel Tempe ~$240/night

Moxy Hotel ~ $180/night

Further from campus there are also less expensive options; see the shuttle map above for which areas are easiest to get to.

Nearby Restaurants

 There are many restaurants near campus, particularly along Mill Ave, College Ave, and Rural Rd.  A few favorites include:

Mill Ave:

Cornish Pasty Co

La Bocca Pizzeria


College Ave/University Dr:

Postino Annex



Rural Rd:

Ahi Poke Bowl

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