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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 Shopping for the Holidays

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” definitely sounds more cheerful than “Trying to find holiday gifts for everyone on my list makes me panic.” But, have no fear! With plenty of Tempe shopping options, you’re sure to find the perfect gifts for all (and maybe even a gift or two for yourself). At […]

Tempe splash pads and waterpark 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! Here are […]

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. The lake and the surrounding Tempe Beach Park are home to many annual […]

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, so Labor Day is an extra day off to enjoy the pool or check out some of fun activities that will officially end your summer on a high note. Labor Day also […]

Top 20 Summer Activities in Tempe

Those lazy days of summer are upon us in Tempe, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to just lounge by the pool. Here are our top 20 summer activities in Tempe to help make this summer your best one yet. 1. Big Surf Waterpark: Everyone, from big kahunas to little splashers, will have fun staying cool […]

Top six places to take out of town guests this fall

Do you have family and friends coming to visit you in Tempe during the holidays? Are you expected to be the expert on what there is to see and do? No worries! We’ve got you covered. Here are a few of our favorite places to take out of town guests. We promise you’ll have a […]

Try Scramble in Tempe

Without question, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I have a list of places where I love to start my day, but I also like discovering a new spot for breakfast. I’ve found my new happy place at Scramble, a new addition to Tempe’s dining scene.  Scramble in Tempe is located at Lakeshore Drive and Baseline Road, […]

Try TRES Tempe, Tempe’s newest restaurant gem

Every once in a while you come across a new restaurant that you think will be good, but it is actually so great that it just blows you away. I’m happy to say that I had this experience at TRES Tempe, a brand new restaurant in south Tempe. To call TRES Tempe a hidden gem […]