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Spotlight on Jack Minetti – Conference Concierge at Tempe Mission Palms

The Tempe Tourism Office team is fortunate to work with some outstanding hospitality professionals. These professionals help shape the guest’s experience, provide information about what to see and do in Tempe, and help make a conference run smoothly. I had the opportunity to sit down with Jack Minetti, the Conference Concierge at the Tempe Mission […]

Spring Break Family Fun in Tempe

When you’re a child, you always wanted spring break to last a lot longer than a week. With so much to do in Tempe this spring, parents might wish for the same thing! Here are nine fun things to do in the Tempe area during spring break: Visit the Phoenix Zoo. Voted one of the […]

St. Patrick’s Day in Tempe

I love being Irish…even if it’s only for one day. Yes, St. Patrick’s Day 2016 is upon us and Tempe really knows how to celebrate. So, get out your green attire, polish your Irish step dancing shoes and get ready for the big day! Here’s how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Tempe. Just remember to […]

Stay Cool at Arizona Mills this Summer!

Summer has arrived in Tempe and it’s going to be a hot one! When you want to beat the heat and have some fun, pack up the kids and head over to Arizona Mills. Arizona Mills has a lot to offer families this summer with some great deals and fun experiences. You can spend a […]

Stay fit in Tempe, from outdoor activities to spinning classes

There are lots of ways to be active in Tempe, Arizona. It’s a fun college town with hiking and running trails, miles of bike paths, and lots of sunshine to go around. Staying fit in Tempe just goes with the territory. Here are a few of our favorite ways to stay active, be well and […]

Summer Meeting Specials in Tempe, AZ

Tempe, Arizona is an excellent choice for a summer meeting or conference. Located in the heart of metro Phoenix, Tempe is a fun-loving city known for great dining and nightlife options, Arizona State University, Broadway shows and other activities that event attendees can enjoy once the meeting day is through. Outside temperatures are warm in […]

Summer Savings and Starry Nights Equal a Vacation in Tempe, Arizona

Arizona is known for warm, sunny days. But, Tempe might be the best spot to enjoy the stars – in the night sky and on stage in some of the best entertainment venues. This summer, the fun starts when the sun goes down. Some of Tempe’s coolest events are happening now. Combine these fun-filled events […]

Take a Hike, Tempe!

Papago Park Papago Park is great for hiking, biking, bringing your dog and even horseback. View an overview of the park with some more information on all the trails. South Mountain Park The trails vary from quick trips to longer hikes. Some trails are relatively flat and others are more steep. Check the City of Phoenix […]

Tempe 101 – a prep course for life at Arizona State University

Every August, a new group of wide-eyed freshman will descend upon Tempe, making it their home for the next four (or more) years. Tempe is a great place to go to school. It’s a fun college town that truly embraces Arizona State University into the culture. Tempe is also a great place to live, with […]