Tempe, Arizona is located in the heart of Metropolitan Phoenix. Refreshingly offbeat, Tempe is a college town with a personality all its own.
Cheer at an Arizona State University game. Go on a shopping spree at Arizona Mills, Tempe Marketplace or IKEA. Kayak or go paddle boarding on Tempe Town Lake. See a Broadway show at ASU Gammage during their 50th anniversary season. Take in an art exhibition or performance at Tempe Center for the Arts or on the ASU Tempe Campus. Celebrate with a night on the town in historic and lively Downtown Tempe. Experience the Sonoran Desert by hiking along a cactus lined trail or simply lounge by the pool.
Let the Tempe Tourism Office help you learn more about our favorite city. Start planning your trip now by browsing through our listings and calendar of events. You may want to visit during one of fun-filled annual events such as the Tempe Festival of the Arts, P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon or Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake.
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Tempe is located in the heart of the Phoenix metro area, just minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Tempe’s streets are easy to navigate and freeway access is a breeze, making it a cinch to get around our city. This interactive map is a perfect way to plan your trip. See where your hotel is located and find nearby restaurants and attractions. It's as simple as that!
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