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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 eat healthy in Tempe.

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!

Get outside and take a hike, but where to start? In the Tempe/Phoenix area, there are many choices of hiking trails. Here’s a quick guide to some of our favorite Tempe and Phoenix hiking trails.

Take a self-guided tour in Tempe

Because Tempe is easy to navigate at 40 square miles, it’s an ideal place to take your own self-guided tour. Here are some of our favorite places to see during your own Tempe driving, biking or walking tour.

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 lots to do all year round.

Tempe area restaurants open on Christmas Day

We did some research and found restaurants in the Tempe area that are going to be open on Christmas day! Be sure to call ahead for reservations or contact each place directly with questions about takeout, delivery or curbside pickup options.

Tempe celebrates equality and diversity

All cities have a sign welcoming their visitors and residents to the town. Tempe’s sign on Mill Avenue takes it one step further as it states, “Welcome! Our city is an inclusive community.” Tempe has always been an open, inviting and welcoming community. Our city has a rich history of diversity of people and cultures. […]

Tempe splash pads and water park fun this summer

What makes any summer day in Tempe just a little bit better? Water. As in splash pads, water parks and pools. Even though the summer days get pretty toasty in Arizona, my family always cools off and has fun when there is water around. Luckily for us, Tempe has lots to choose from!

Tempe Tourism and Downtown Tempe Authority Create New TEMPE Sign

The Tempe Tourism Office and Downtown Tempe Authority (DTA) partnered together to create a new public artwork in downtown: large letters that spell out TEMPE. This new Tempe landmark and work of art is located at Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway, next to the historic Hayden House.

There’s so much to do at Tempe Town Lake

Tempe Town Lake is the perfect spot to experience some fun and enjoy the outdoors. It’s a bit unexpected for visitors to find a large body of water right in the heart of the city, but that’s exactly what you’ll find at Tempe Town Lake.

Things to do this Labor Day in Tempe and Phoenix

To many, Labor Day symbolizes the last day of summer and the kick start of fall. In Arizona, summer temperatures continue through September. That means Labor Day is an extra day off to splash in a swinming pool or enjoy fun activities that will officially bring summer to a close.

Top 20 Summer Activities in Tempe

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Look no further! We have curated a list of our top 20 summer activities in Tempe. Check out the list to get your summer started!