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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 […]

Shopping for ASU Fan Gear

Students, parents, alumni, visitors to Tempe and soon-to-be-graduates of Arizona State University – what better way to show your school pride than with some very cool ASU fan gear!  If you cruise through Downtown Tempe, you’ll find several spots with ASU apparel and merchandise. You can also venture onto the ASU Tempe Campus to check […]

Spend the Holiday Season in Tempe, Arizona

In my opinion, Tempe, Arizona is one of the best spots to get in the holiday spirit. It’s not a snowy winter wonderland, but there are all kinds of fun festive events. Below are just a few suggestions for holiday events in Tempe, but there are lots more to check out on the Tempe Tourism […]

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 […]