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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 […]

ASU Art Museum Ceramics Center & Brickyard Gallery

I attended the grand opening of the ASU Art Museum Ceramics Center & Brickyard Gallery at its new location last Friday evening and was just blown away by the new space. It’s located just off Tempe’s Mill Avenue in the back section of the Brickyard space that was formerly Borders Bookstore. The Ceramics Center was […]

ASU Gallery of Scientific Exploration takes you to infinity and beyond

I recently spent an absolutely fascinating afternoon at the ASU Gallery of Scientific Exploration. The Gallery is geared to educating the public about the wonders of earth and space science through digital media, interactive displays and public lectures presented in a high-definition theater. There are also glass-enclosed research laboratories that allow visitors to see scientists […]

Cool summer fun at the aquarium in Tempe: SEA LIFE

Afternoons are much cooler when you’re in the aquarium in Tempe. I think any day is a great day to visit SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium at Arizona Mills, but it’s one of my favorite places to visit in the summer. Once you enter, you’ll first see fish from freshwater streams and lakes. After this refreshing […]

Enjoy Cult Classics at Pollack Tempe Cinemas

Like most people, I love movies. Everybody has a handful of films that they love and could watch over and over again. For whatever reason, you love them, regardless of what anyone else thinks about it. I have a few movies like that. They’re the ones where I could recite every line in the film […]

Getting to Tempe is Easy for Arizona Group Travel

Tempe, Arizona is located just four miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. It’s easy for meeting attendees to get to Tempe and this classic college town is full of activity year round. With all the meeting spaces, local eateries, full service and limited service hotels, and things to do, Tempe is an excellent choice for Arizona […]

Health and Fitness Options in Tempe, AZ

Good health is something that we all need to thrive and grow personally and professionally. When I think about health, I think of three basic components—fitness, relaxation and nutrition. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to improve your personal fitness in Tempe, AZ. Here are just a few of our favorite places to get active […]

How much do we love Tempe? Let us count the ways.

Tempe is an upbeat town with an endless variety of things to do, places to go and people to see. From resort hotels to family activities, entertaining nightlife to artistic expressions, Tempe has it all. Whether you’re from Tempe, or just visiting, here is a better way to get to know Tempe’s fun facts – especially if […]

Indoor Activities in Tempe for Kiddos

It’s summer in Arizona, which means it’s pretty toasty outside. While that means staying indoors during the majority of the day, it doesn’t mean the fun stops there! Tempe has a variety of entertaining indoor activities for young kids to enjoy and have a blast this summer. Here is my list of top 5 indoor […]

Riding the Valley Metro Rail to Tempe

Recently, I took a ride on Valley Metro Rail and the PHX Sky Train to the airport.  And what I discovered was just how easy it is to get around Tempe, Phoenix and the neighboring cities without a car. Tempe is just a quick 10 minute commute from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). We departed from […]

Summer Family Fun in Tempe, AZ

The school year is coming to a close and that means summertime is just moments away. Those lazy days of summer can quickly turn into complaints of boredom from your kids — but not in Tempe. We have plenty of summer family fun ideas in Tempe to entertain you and your family from now until […]

Take a break and rent a boat at Tempe Town Lake

There’s never a better time than the present to get outside and enjoy Tempe Town Lake! The weather is warm, not too hot, and perfect for a lovely boating excursion on Tempe’s urban oasis in the desert, Tempe Town Lake. Renting a boat at Tempe Town Lake is easy! Boat rentals are available through Tempe […]

Tempe Marketplace concerts are the best way to unwind

Most people usually unwind from the work week and celebrate the upcoming weekend at happy hour. For me, I love to kick back and listen to music. No, I don’t mean I turn on iTunes. I prefer listening to live music if possible. The best place to see a constant flow of live music is […]

Tempe venues for group dining

Tempe is an ideal meeting destination with a variety of great venues for a group dining event. Below is a list of just a few to give you an idea of what Tempe has to offer. If you have any additional questions about group dining and events, please contact Sofia Preston at the Tempe Tourism office: [email protected] […]

Tempe’s Chalk Art Festival at Tempe Marketplace

Remember when you were little and used to create magnificent works of art with chalk on your front driveway? I do! I could spend hours with my neighbor friends creating all sorts of designs. Ready to walk down memory lane? Revisit those fun memories on Saturday, April 12th at the Chalk Art Festival at Tempe Marketplace! Local […]