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24 Things To Do in Tempe in the New Year

The New Year is here, which means the perfect season to plan your uniquely Tempe adventures is upon us. Check out the top 24 things to do in Tempe, Arizona, that made our must-do list for 2024.

360-degree photo tour of Tempe

To help you plan your visit, we’d like to give you a sense for what our city is all about. Experience our favorite spots in Tempe, showcased in 360 degree video tours. Explore Tempe’s architecture, recreational havens and popular photo spots.

Black History Month and Beyond in Tempe

This Black History Month, we invite you to explore the contributions made by Black leaders, creatives, educators and other community members, past and present, in Tempe, Arizona.

Broadway shows at ASU Gammage in Tempe

The 2023-2024 Desert Financial Broadway Across America – Arizona series at ASU Gammage kicks off in October. Get ready for an exciting season of Broadway!

Date Ideas in Tempe

To give you ideas for your next date in Tempe, we asked three local couples to share their itineraries for a perfect romantic day in Tempe.

Exploring Greater Phoenix’s Native American Culture

Visitors and locals are invited to explore Nativa American history and heritage at these museums and ancient ruins throughout Greater Phoenix.

Las Noches de las Luminarias at Desert Botanical Garden

Experience the beauty of Las Noches de las Luminarias this holiday season with 8,000 flickering luminarias and twinkling lights throughout the Desert Botanical Garden.

Murals in Tempe, Arizona

Love murals? Hop in your car and take a driving tour of Tempe’s public art. We showcase our favorite Tempe, Arizona murals on a custom driving tour.

Murals in Tempe, Arizona – Part II

This is Part II of our Murals in Tempe, Arizona series. We can all use a little more inspiration these days and nothing inspires us more than the healing power of art. You can see all of these works of art from the road or a parking lot.

Photo-Worthy Places in Tempe

Looking for photo-worthy moments you’ll want to remember for a lifetime? To help you find your next Instagram-worthy shot, we’ve rounded up these can’t-miss, photogenic attractions from around Tempe.

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 Fall Events You Won’t Want to Miss

Sports fans, outdoor lovers, foodies and families all agree: Fall is the perfect time to visit Tempe. The temps are cooling and our calendar is filling up with seasonal events — from festivals and markets to sporting events and concerts — you won’t want to miss. Tempe is the perfect event and festival location – fall through spring, you will find a variety of fun events in our city.

Things to do off the Valley Metro Rail and Tempe Streetcar

From the Valley Metro Rail to the new Tempe Streetcar, Tempe continues to ensure that everyone can move around the city quickly and efficiently. Discover the many fun things to see and do like public art, shops, restaurants and other businesses as you use Tempe’s public transportation options.

Top 14 Reasons To Visit Downtown Tempe

Downtown Tempe beckons those seeking to experience its vibrant atmosphere, nonstop events, lively nightlife, rooftop pools, globally influenced dining and Sonoran Desert recreation. Before planning your next itinerary, you’ll want to check out our top 14 reasons to visit.

Where to Celebrate Halloween in Tempe

Spooky season is in full effect and Tempe has just what you need to make the most of your Halloween. Whether you are looking for a fun activity for the kids, an event for the grown-ups or something for the whole family, everyone will have a spooky good time in Tempe.