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Kettle Heroes

In 2013, brothers Aaron and Rudi Sinykin decided to give back to the community on a more personal level, one kernel of kindness at a time. Kettle Heroes offers classic flavored popcorn, but also Southwestern selections true to the region, such as prickly pear, Hatch green chile, and cinnamon-sugar churro flavors.

Top places to catch a sunset in Tempe, AZ

Is there anything better than catching a beautiful Arizona sunset? Maybe a few things, but a stunning sunset is always the cherry on top. Before temperatures start to rise, we encourage you to check out some of the best spots in Tempe to capture the most mesmerizing sunsets.

We’re in this together, Tempe

The Tempe Tourism Office wants to do everything we can to support our local businesses so we can all weather this storm and come out even stronger than before. We hope to provide updates as much as possible about COVID-19 information for Tempe businesses.

Female-owned businesses in Tempe, AZ

Looking to support businesses with female owners? The Tempe Tourism Office created an ever-growing list of female-owned places in Tempe that would welcome your patronage.

Black-owned restaurants and businesses in Tempe, AZ

Looking for a Black-owned restaurant or business in Tempe? We made this list of locally owned restaurants and businesses in Tempe to make your search easier. We love supporting our community and Black-owned businesses are an important part of that.

Favorite Mexican Restaurants in Tempe

Tempe, Arizona has a wealth of Mexican food eateries, from quick-service options like Maskadores Taco Shop, to delicious newcomers like GuacStar, to mainstays like Rosita’s Mexican Food and Casa Reynoso that have been in Tempe for decades. It’s hard to choose a favorite, so here is a list of the most beloved Mexican restaurants in Tempe.

Easter Sunday Brunch to Get Hoppy About in Tempe

With Easter just around the corner, Sunday, April 4, 2021, it’s time to start thinking about where you can get delivery or curbside pickup for a delicious Easter meal. Lucky for us, several restaurants at Tempe Marketplace are ready to cook our meal so we can enjoy the day.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Tempe

Ready to live it up like St. Patrick would have? Tempe has everything from entertainment, to great food and drink specials. See our top recommendations and an overview of their St. Paddy’s day festivities.

Spring Break Family Fun in Tempe

When you’re a child, you always wanted spring break to last a lot longer than a week. With so much to do in Tempe this spring, parents might wish for the same thing!

Family-friendly restaurants in Tempe

Which Tempe restaurants are the best for family dining? There are a few that are always a sure bet for a good time, and a family-friendly atmosphere for the kiddos. Here’s our short list of family-friendly restaurants in Tempe.

Celebrate National Pi (Pie) Day in Tempe

Whether you’re celebrating the glorified National Pi Day (3.14) or looking to satisfy a craving or just something different to consume, we’ve got the best pies in Tempe! Here are some great places to get pie in Tempe on National Pi Day or any other day that ends in ‘y.’

Take a Hike, Tempe!

Get outside and take a hike, but where to start? In the Tempe/Phoenix area, there are many choices of hiking trails. Here’s a quick guide to some of our favorite Tempe and Phoenix hiking trails.

Family-friendly hikes in the Tempe and Phoenix area

The mild winter and spring temperatures are an excellent time to bring your kids in tow and go for a family friendly hike in Tempe or nearby Phoenix. To help you narrow down your options, we’ve written this guide of trails that we think are a great fit for toddlers to teens.

Outdoor Options in Tempe during COVID-19

To help you cope with the new stresses that we are all facing, you may want to get outside and enjoy the Tempe, Arizona sunshine. You can practice social distancing and experience the outdoors at the same time.

Arizona’s most iconic lakes are right in Tempe’s backyard!

Tempe has some of the most iconic lakes right in its backyard. Check out these lakes that are in close proximity to Tempe.