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23 Things To Do in Tempe in the New Year

The New Year is almost here! Which makes now the perfect time to reflect on a year of uniquely Tempe adventures, and start planning must-do lists for 2023 with the help of these 23 things to do in Tempe, Arizona.

360-degree photo tour of Tempe

To help you plan your visit, we’d like to give you a sense for what our city is all about. Experience our favorite spots in Tempe, showcased in 360 degree video tours. Explore Tempe’s architecture, recreational havens and popular photo spots.

4 Reasons to Register for Pat’s Run in Tempe

One of my favorite annual events is just around the corner: Pat’s Run on April 26 in Tempe. If you’ve participated in this race once, I’m sure that you’re already registered. It is hard to believe that this will be the 10th year for this event. Pat’s Run is the perfect way to finish the […]

4th of July Fun

4th of July means it’s time for getting together with friends, grilling out, watching fireworks and finding Tempe events to celebrate the summer holiday!

5K Walks in Tempe This Fall

Time to grab your walking shoes! Get fit for the approaching holidays while supporting an amazing organizations in the process by participating in a 5K walk! There are several fun 5K walks taking place in Tempe this fall. Check out this great list of 5K walks in Tempe taking place through November. Running Scared – […]

7 lunch spots in Tempe not to miss

Having worked in downtown Tempe for several year now, I’ve had the good fortune of trying several lunch spots in Tempe that make my tummy happy and my day a bit brighter. Here is my list of top 7 lunch restaurants to try in Tempe. In no particular order, here they are: Pita Jungle – […]

7 Tempe Springtime Activities for Kids

Looking for something fun to do with your kiddos while in Tempe this spring? From a day at the zoo to a relaxing farmer’s market and outdoor festival, there are plenty of fun options for all ages. Here’s a short list of some of my favorite things to do in Tempe for a fun-filled day out with […]

A Day at Arizona Mills

With more than 185 stores, dining options and exclusive entertainment venues, Arizona Mills in Tempe has something for everyone to enjoy.

Accessibility in Tempe, Arizona

Tempe is an extremely accessible city and welcomes visitors to our destination. There are endless opportunities to have a great time in Tempe, whether you spend some time at one of the many Tempe attractions, catch a show at ASU Gammage or experience the dining options in Downtown Tempe. Tempe is committed to providing ADA accessibility features to it’s residents and visitors.

Add spice to your life at Tempe’s Thai restaurants

Tempe has so many great family-owned and operated restaurants that making a choice is the main challenge. You can be sure that the food is authentic, fresh and prepared from favorite family recipes.

Al Taylor and the Tempe Public Safety Memorial

If you’ve been to Tempe Beach Park lately, you’ve seen the new Tempe Public Safety Memorial that’s dedicated to Tempe’s fallen heroes. Situated at the entrance to Tempe Beach Park and Tempe Town Lake, the memorial is a stirring and poignant tribute to the Tempe fire and police officers and canines who have lost their […]

An insider’s guide to the Arizona Cactus League’s ballparks and culinary scene

Buy me some craft beer and Sonoran Hot Dogs, I don’t care if I never get back By Charlie Vascellaro  PLEASE NOTE – As of March 12, 2020, the remainder of the Cactus League Spring Training season has been cancelled. For questions, please visit https://cactusleague.com/. While major league baseball’s spring training season coincides and overlaps with the spring break season, there’s always a feeling of playing hooky associated with whiling away […]

Aquariums in the desert

If you’re an ocean life and/or water creature lover, you’re in luck. Tempe and the Phoenix Metro Valley offers a close-up look into aquamarine life right here in the desert. There are three amazing aquariums to choose from to explore the wonders of the water. Perfect for families and entertaining kids for hours, these are […]

Arizona Aloha Festival at Tempe Beach Park

It’s time to don your favorite Hawaiian shirt or other tropical garb, bust out some Don Ho and head to the Arizona Aloha Festival at Tempe Beach Park, March 9-10, 2019. The two-day event celebrates Hawaiian, Tahitian, Samoan and other South Pacific cultures through dance and musical performances, ukulele lessons, food, kid’s crafts and lots […]

Arizona Day Trips From Tempe

Looking for the perfect Arizona day trip? Exploring the sunny state of Arizona is easy to do from Tempe, Arizona.