About Us

About Us

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.

Mission

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

Vision

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

Tempe Tourism Office 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

Contact Us

We’re here to help you plan your trip to Tempe. We have the inside scoop on hotels, attractions and events and more!

Tourism Benefits Tempe

Learn how visitors help improve Tempe’s quality of life.

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Economic Impact of Tourism in Tempe

View the 2021 economic impact study.

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Quick Facts About Us

Elevation

1,163.8 feet – from Downtown Tempe

Weather

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

Location

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

Population: 185,000+; median age: 28

Founded

Founded in 1871 by Charles Trumbull Hayden.
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