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Day trip from Tempe: Salt River Rafting

Craving an adventure? How about rafting down the Salt River? Just a 2 1/2 hour drive from Tempe, you can have this adventure for yourself. This trip is a fun and easy way to get out and enjoy the Salt River and get a taste of adventure, all within an easy drive trip from Tempe!

Day Trip From Tempe: Superior, Miami & Globe, Arizona

Take day trip from Tempe to the copper mining towns of Superior, Miami and Globe, Arizona. Then explore nearby Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park.

Day Trips from Tempe: Apache Trail Loop

It’s a Tuesday morning, which would normally be a work day. But not today; today we’re on vacation! Since we have two little ones under the age of three, we wanted to go somewhere close enough to Tempe that it wouldn’t be too exhausting for them, but also something far enough away that we got to […]

Dining at Tempe Marketplace – So Many Options!

Tempe Marketplace, located at McClintock Drive and Rio Salado Parkway, has a little bit of everything when you are in need of some good grub.

Dining Options in Tempe this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is on its way, and Tempe has several restaurants ready to welcome you or offer excellent to-go options. Here’s our list of Tempe area restaurants with special Valentine’s Day offerings and a few fun date night ideas.

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.

Engrained Cafe in Tempe: Tastes Good, Feels Good

Last week I had the opportunity to dine at Engrained Cafe with my co-worker, which is located on ASU’s Tempe campus, inside the MU on the second floor. From the moment you enter Engrained, you realize this place is unique. The hostess give us a table number, and then sends us off towards the kitchen to take […]

Enjoy a taste of Italy at these Tempe Italian restaurants

MAMA MIA! Just saying that makes me want to dive right into a plate of spaghetti. To tell you the truth, I don’t think I’ve ever met a dish of pasta that I didn’t like. I find that the trouble with Italian food is you just can’t stop eating once you start. First come the […]

Exploring Phoenix’s Native American Culture

Whether you are a visitor to Tempe, or have lived in the area for years, don’t miss out on visiting nearby Native American tribal lands, fascinating museums and ancient ruins of the original inhabitants of Arizona.

Family Fun for All at the Phoenix Zoo

Located just north of downtown Tempe in Papago Park, the Phoenix Zoo is easy to get to and is the perfect place to take the kids for some good old fashioned fun!

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.

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.

Find a Hotel Near Tempe Marketplace

If you’re visiting Tempe, and are hoping to find a hotel near Tempe Marketplace – you’re in luck. We’ve created a convenient list of hotels that are all close to Tempe Marketplace – some are even within walking distance.

Find the perfect pancakes in Tempe

There’s nothing quite like a warm delicious stack of pancakes to give your morning a glow. That’s how I’ve always felt anyway! I like them crispy on the outside and soft in the middle – pancake perfection. Here’s my short list of the best pancakes in Tempe – feel free to enjoy them all – I have. […]

Find Your Perfect Omelet in Tempe

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And there’s nothing I love more than a big breakfast. Eggs are usually my breakfast food of choice, but eating just plain eggs are a little boring sometimes. I love all the “stuff” that comes with it. That’s why I love omelets. I get the best […]