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Shopping in Tempe with a Holiday Twist

With just one week to go before Christmas, it’s now or never to finish that last minute shopping and enjoy a few holiday events to get you in the spirit of the season. Arizona Mills, Tempe Marketplace and Downtown Tempe have both – great shopping and fun events – what could be better? Photos with […]

Spend the Holiday Season in Tempe, Arizona

In my opinion, Tempe, Arizona is one of the best spots to get in the holiday spirit. Whether you are looking for a fun date night idea, or fun for the whole family, spending the holiday season in Tempe offers endless possibilities.

Spend the morning at Singh Meadows

A farmer’s market, a cafe, a coffee house and juice bar, all surrounded by a lovely green outdoor space – that’s Singh Meadows. It’s exactly what I need sometimes to “get away from it all” without having to leave town. It has quickly become one of my favorite spots to take my two little kiddos or […]

Spotlight on: Anibal Abayneh, GM of Cafe Lalibela

The smells of the delicious food served at Cafe Lalibela greets you with a warm welcome. And is complemented by the warm welcome we received from GM of the restaurant, Anibal Abayneh. We had the opportunity to sit down with Anibel to learn about the unique story of the restaurant, and the food they bring to […]

State-Of-The-Art Facilities Make Tempe a Sports Destination

State-of-the-art facilities make Tempe, Arizona a sports destination for pros and weekend warriors alike. After becoming the most decorated Olympian of all time with his 28 total (23 Gold) medals, Michael Phelps did what a lot of people choose to do upon retirement, move to Arizona. While Arizona’s climate, standard of living, and world-renowned golf courses […]

Tempe 5Ks to Put a Spring in Your Step

Time to put your New Year’s resolution to get fit into action! There are lots of 5K and 10k walks and runs taking place in Tempe this spring that will help you get fit while also supporting some great organizations. Here’s a list of a few of my favorites in Tempe and Papago Park. 13th […]

Tempe Fall Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss

With 330 days of sunshine each year and a vibrant downtown community, Tempe is the perfect festival location. Fall through spring, you will find a variety of fun festival events in our city.

Tempe restaurants with delivery and curbside pick-up

Hungry with no place to go? Here’s a handy list of the Tempe restaurants where you can order delivery or curbside pick-up orders during the COVID-19 (Coronavius) closure period.

Tempe’s African Fest USA connects communities

3/12/2020 9:15 p.m. – The City of Tempe has cancelled all public events, including African Fest and most public meetings, through April 2020. For more information, visit the City of Tempe website. Experience the richness of Africa on March 28, 2020 at the African Fest USA in Tempe, Arizona. African Fest USA is an opportunity […]

Things To Do During Spring Training Season

Enjoy sunny skies and all the spring vibes at this year’s Cactus League Spring Training games, February 28 through March 30, 2021. Catch a fly ball, a tan and hopefully a few attractions while you’re in Tempe for Spring Training.

Things To Do on Mill Avenue in Tempe

The weekend is just around the corner, and you’re thinking…What should I do this weekend? Mill Avenue may just be the ticket to a fun-filled day. There are, of course, lots and lots of delicious restaurants to choose from, and unique shopping spots too. But there are so many activities such as hiking, biking, and […]

Top 5 Tempe Breakfast Spots

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, or so they say! Start your day off right at one of Tempe’s top breakfast spots. Your stomach will thank you later.

Top 6 Outdoor Things To Do in Tempe

It’s about that time in Tempe where the weather is beckoning me outside! I want to shop, eat, walk, play and relax in the sunny Arizona climate! Here is my top 6 list of fun things to do in Tempe that are all outside: 1. Shop at Tempe Marketplace – This outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment hub […]

Unique venues in Tempe

Most meeting planners have been handed the task to secure a unique and exceptional venue to provide their attendees a memorable experience that will be talked about for years to come. And every meeting planner wants to find that perfect wow-factor site for exactly the same reason. So if Tempe is your destination, we are […]

What do travel professionals love about Tempe?

The Tempe Tourism team strives to give our out of town visitors, meeting planners, meeting attendees, travel writers, and tour operators an experience that highlights the very best of Tempe. While we like to talk about why we love this fun and vibrant city, sometimes it’s nice to hear what others have to say. Check […]