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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 […]

Poke is the new food wave to hit Tempe

Do the hokey POKE and turn yourself around because Tempe is what it’s all about! If you didn’t catch the reference, then I will let you in on a little secret: Poke is popular food trend hitting the Valley and Tempe is at the forefront. Poke, meaning to slice or cut, is a Hawaiian staple […]

Quick bites in Downtown Tempe

In a pinch and need something delish? From local hits to convenient favorites, Downtown Tempe has you covered with quick bites that will surpass anyone’s appetite! Check out our list of on-the-go restaurants in Downtown Tempe.

Restaurants in Tempe with great patios

What does great weather, delicious food and the perfect outdoor patio have in common? They are all available right here in Tempe! Patio dining is in full swing and it’s not stopping anytime soon.

Rooftop Pools in Tempe, Arizona

Tempe, Arizona hotel pools make for a perfect oasis during the summer. There is nothing quite like relaxing at a rooftop pool to catch some rays and spectacular views at the same time. Check out these rooftop pools and see why we can’t stop bragging.

Shopping for ASU Fan Gear

Show off your school pride with some cool ASU fan gear. Check out our favorite spots in Tempe with the best selections of ASU gear from shirts, mugs, hats and everything in between.

Signature Tempe crafted cocktails

There’s just something about a perfectly mixed drink that makes for a great evening out. Check out these restaurants and bars for some of the best Tempe cocktails—we’ll give you the inside scoop on the overall vibe and drink menu highlights.

Skip the dishes, eat out on Thanksgiving in Tempe!

Why stress over doing the dishes when you can go out to eat or order takeout this Thanksgiving? Check out which restaurants will be open and offering specials during Thanksgiving weekend in Tempe.

Stress Relieving Activities in Tempe 

Looking for bit of stress relief? At the Tempe Tourism Office, we’re looking forward to welcoming visitors again. But, in the meantime, we wanted to provide a few ways to reduce stress and remind ourselves of the laid-back, come as you are spirit that Tempe, Arizona is known for.

Tempe brewery and distillery tours

Have you ever thought about what it takes to make your favorite adult beverage? Tempe brewery and distillery tours give you the chance to learn a lot more about what happens before your craft brew or bourbon hits the glass. Both Four Peaks Brewing Company and Arizona Distilling Company offer behind the scene tours of their Tempe […]

Tempe Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Honor Hispanic heritage and history this Cinco de Mayo by indulging in authentic dishes, drinks, delicacies and great specials in Tempe, Arizona.

Tempe Events Status Updates

As we start to look forward to 2021, we are hopeful that events will return bigger and better than ever. But until then, we have curated a list of the most anticipated events in 2021 and their current standing. We will continue to add event updates on a continuous basis.

Tempe has a latte of great coffee spots

We can’t espresso to you how brew-ti-ful Tempe is this time of year with a cup of joe in hand! Seek out the best coffee in Tempe at these cafes.