Our tree-lined, brick paved sidewalks that speak to Tempe’s historic roots aren’t just there for aesthetics. They lead you places. They take you to the many things you can do here in this culturally diverse community. Show up in jeans and a t-shirt, bike shorts or business attire, and you’ll feel like you fit in. A hospitable hang-out, Tempe attracts couples, families, singles, and, of course, our beloved college crowd looking for a piece of the spirited lifestyle.
Among the many things to do: kayak at Tempe Town Lake, watch spring training baseball games at Tempe Diablo Stadium; experience a live performance at ASU Gammage theatre or Tempe Center for the Arts; shop in Downtown Tempe, Arizona Mills, Tempe Marketplace, IKEA and beyond; attend an outdoor festival or event like the annual July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival where you’ll see the best fireworks show in Phoenix. Our warm weather (330 sunny days each year) invites you to bike the many paths and trails in and around town.
For more ideas, browse the listings below. Let us show you how we “capture the funshine” in the center of Metropolitan Phoenix.
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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