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

There is nothing that captivates me more than a majestic sunset reflecting off the water of one of the many lakes Arizona has to offer. It just so happens that Tempe has some of the most iconic lakes right in its backyard! Check out these lakes that are in close proximity to Tempe. Located between […]

Beat the heat with refreshing summer drinks and cocktails

Oh, sweet summertime. Or more commonly known as the time of year in the Valley where you can fry an egg on a sidewalk, seat belt burns can almost send you to the hospital and phones can’t function because they go into cool down mode. Those local to the Tempe area know how important it is […]

Best burgers in Tempe

It’s a given that a college town like Tempe, Arizona would have its fair share of restaurants where you can find some of the best burgers around. The Tempe Tourism team sampled burgers from several restaurants around town so you can decide which ones you’d like to try next. It’s a tough job, but someone had to do it.

Bring your pet to these dog friendly places in Tempe

Lucky for those visit Tempe, Arizona, there are plenty of restaurants, bars, and even shopping centers that will accommodate you and your pet. Below is a list of just a few of our favorites.

Brunch in Downtown Tempe is a Can’t Miss

From zesty mimosas to syrup-covered red velvet waffles, Tempe’s brunch scene has got you covered. Here are a few of our favorite weekend brunch locations.

Celebrate ASU Homecoming in Tempe

Homecoming is a time of year where students, parents and alumni alike celebrate the spirit, pride and tradition at Arizona State University. ASU Homecoming week, November 17-23, 2019, is filled with many events that will get you in the school spirit and ready for the big football game. Festivities kick off with the Lantern Walk and conclude […]

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Tempe

Ready to live it up like a leprechaun? 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.

Day Trip from Tempe: Antelope Canyon

They say it’s not the destination, but the journey that makes the trip worthwhile. If you’re like me, that’s not so true. Sometimes you just want to get to the destination and not deal with all the trouble of traveling. DETOURS of Arizona is the perfect option for people like me! For my two co-workers […]

Enjoy more than just drinks at these Tempe bars

It’s time to call yourself an Uber and make your way down to Tempe for some of the most outrageous, fun bars you have yet to experience. From local breweries to entertainment venues, we have you covered with this list of top notch night life destinations and some of the most fun Tempe bars. Main […]

Enjoy spring with some Tempe outdoor fun

Winter is gone and spring temperatures have sprung here in Tempe, Arizona. It’s time to get outside and enjoy the crisp air and sunshine. Tempe is a great place for outdoor fun in the sun, where you can enjoy everything from hiking, biking and other fun outdoor activities. Hiking Take a hike, literally! Tempe has some […]

Explore Tempe during ASU Graduation

Graduation season at Arizona State University (ASU) is upon us and that means students are transitioning from adolescent college years into mature (hopefully employed) alumni. And parents, well… you’re probably more focused on how many tissues you will need to get you through the ceremony. Pro tip: about 75 tissues come in one box of […]

Family Weekend at the ASU Tempe Campus

As a senior at Arizona State University, my favorite time of year is when I get adjusted to my new fall schedule, college football has officially started, and I am finally getting settled into my new place and feeling a sense of freedom. Now that we’re past the first month of the school year, there […]

Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade is holiday magic

NOTE: this event has been cancelled for December 2020. For many, the holiday season is all about creating memories and sharing traditions with others. In Tempe, we have our own traditions that spark holiday spirit. Visiting Tempe is sure to get you into the holiday spirit. One of the most anticipated holiday events in Tempe […]

Get fashionable at these Downtown Tempe boutique shops 

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness definitely didn’t go shopping in Downtown Tempe. I always find something cute and affordable, whether I am shopping for something causal, a party or for work. Downtown Tempe is one of the best places to shop in the Valley. With over 100 restaurants, business and shops, there’s a little […]

Great Tempe eats for ASU students on the go

Being a college student only consists of a couple things: studying, eating, more studying and did I mention eating? And to think that just a couple years ago, I thought that the freshman 15 was just a myth. As you can see, there is not much in students’ agenda, but boy do we take those […]