Things to Do

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, catch a football game at Arizona State University, watch spring training baseball games at Tempe Diablo Stadium; experience a live performance at ASU Gammage theatre or Tempe Center for the Arts; shop the Mill Avenue District, Arizona Mills, Tempe Marketplace, IKEA and beyond; attend an outdoor festival or event; or run the P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n Roll Arizona Marathon and ½ Marathon. 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.

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Air Apparent
Arts & Culture

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Tempe History Museum
Attractions

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Shopping at Arizona Mills
Shopping

In Tempe, it’s easy to spend your money. From unique specialty shops…

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ASU Sun Devil Stadium
Sports & Recreation

Tempe’s warm and irresistible climate makes is easy to step outside to…

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Nightlife on Mill Avenue
Nightlife

Nightlife in Tempe Grab a drink, a bite to eat or dance…

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Metro Light Rail
Tours & Transportation

Getting around Tempe is a snap! Tempe is located less than 10…

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Grand Canyon Railway
Things to Do Statewide

Tempe’s central, hassle free location is not only easy to get to,…

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Tempe Interactive Map

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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