In this edition of Free Yourself Friday, we’re taking you west to sunny Phoenix, AZ, where Vaco is proud to provide expert consulting, permanent placement, executive search, and strategic staffing.
Yes, we specialize in premier talent & solutions, but most importantly, we help people find freedom. We believe in the power of an entrepreneurial spirit, staying team focused, and a true work-life balance.
So whether you find yourself in The Valley of the Sun for business or you’re just passing through, our local Vaco office has shared their top five places to Free Yourself in Phoenix.
Talking Stick Resort – Scottsdale, AZ – Gina Gumaskas, Senior Associate of Talent Solutions
Soaking up that Arizona sun? Do it in style at what our very own Arizona Vaconian recommends as the, “best resort around.” Play golf at either of the two championship courses, O’odham or Piipaash, try your luck in the casino, dine in style, and stay comfortable in one of the resort’s luxurious rooms. Looking to laugh or hear some tunes? Head to Talking Stick Resort’s website to see who is performing. They have had guests from Daughtry, Nick Swardson, to Donny and Marie!
Old Town Scottsdale – Scottsdale, AZ – Debra Baumgarten, Director of Talent Solutions
Old Town Scottsdale offers an array of small shops where you can find jewelry, art, and souvenirs for your family and friends! Tired from your long week and ready to let loose? Head to bars like Dierks Whiskey Row, work your way out of an Escape Room, or check-out Kazimierz World Wine Bar. The nightlife opportunities are endless and they are in close relation to one another. Head to Old Town Scottsdale’s website for more details.
Hike Camelback Mountain – East Phoenix, AZ – Andrew Peters, Director of Finance & Accounting Solutions
Mountains in the desert, say what? Yes! There are two trails to choose from: Echo Canyon or Cholla. Experienced and beginner hikers can enjoy beautiful views, challenging trails and inclines, and experience Arizona from new heights. Make sure you bring a lot of water and snacks to maintain your energy and strength. Visit Camelback Mountain’s website for more information.
Desert Botanical Garden – East Phoenix, AZ – Julie Walker, Managing Director of Finance & Accounting
Need some peace and serenity, but also wanting to educate yourself on the outdoors? The Desert Botanical Garden offers a multitude of activities ranging from yoga, a butterfly exhibit, family programs and workshops, and more! The Garden also allows for private events, dinners, hosts an Electric Desert light and sound show, and flashlight tours in the evening. It is a great place for individual fun, family and friend gatherings, or business socials. Visit the Desert Botanical Garden’s website for more details.
Cactus League Spring Training – Phoenix, AZ – Mike Green, Managing Partner
Whether you love the sport, love the baseball environment, or both, you will enjoy the Cactus League Spring Training. Every February and March, about 15 major league teams play 200 games in the 10 stadiums. Bring sunscreen and a hat to prepare for the sun! Head to Cactus League Spring Training’s website for more information.