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About the Tempe Tourism Office

Cheer at an Arizona State University basketball game. Cruise around Tempe Town Lake on a kayak or paddleboard. Go on a shopping spree at Arizona Mills, Tempe Marketplace or IKEA. See a Broadway show at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed ASU Gammage. Take in an art exhibition or performance at Tempe Center for the Arts or ASU Art Museum. Celebrate with a night on the town in Downtown Tempe. Go for a hike along a cactus-lined Sonoran Desert trail, dine on one of the many outdoor patios or simply lounge by the pool. Tempe is known for year-round events, so there’s always something happening here. And if sunshine is what you’re looking for, you’ll find it in Tempe. Let the Tempe Tourism Office help you learn more about our favorite city.


To inspire collaboration that strengthens our city’s quality of life and champions Tempe’s distinction as an outstanding travel destination.


Tempe thrives as Arizona’s premier destination for energetic, inspiring and enterprising travel.

Core Values

Passion: We are committed and proud of the work we do.

Collaboration: We are united in our efforts to support, serve and build our community.

Authentic: We encourage individuality and diversity.

Tempe Tourism Office Land Acknowledgement Statement

The Tempe Tourism Office acknowledges that present-day Tempe is the historic and ancestral homeland of Native peoples, including the O’Odham (known as Pima), Piipaash (known as the Maricopa) and their ancestors, who we often refer to as the area’s original inhabitants. We also recognize the continued connection between the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the Gila River Indian Community and the land today.

In January 2021, the Mayor and Council approved a resolution commemorating the historical and cultural significance of the historic homelands in Tempe of the O’Odham, Piipaash and their ancestors. Read the resolution here. Similarly, the City of Tempe’s Land Acknowledgement Statement can be viewed here.

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Tourism Benefits Tempe

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Economic Impact of Tourism in Tempe

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Quick Facts About Us


1,163.8 feet – from Downtown Tempe


330 days of sunshine each year; average temperature is 87.3 degrees


Bordered by Mesa, Scottsdale, Phoenix and Chandler and is connected to Interstate 10, Interstate 60, Loop 202 and Loop 101.

Arizona State University

ASU Tempe Campus is one of the largest public universities in the U.S.


Population: 185,000+; median age: 28


Founded in 1871 by Charles Trumbull Hayden.
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