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Arizona Day Trips From Tempe

Exploring the sunny state of Arizona is easy to do from Tempe, Arizona. Located in the middle of the state, Tempe is a perfect jumping off point to head north to the pines in Flagstaff, or south to Tucson for scenic desert beauty and incredible Mexican food. There are lots of fun destinations to explore […]

Day Trip from Tempe: Antelope Canyon

They say it’s not the destination, but the journey that makes the trip worthwhile. If you’re like me, that’s not so true. Sometimes you just want to get to the destination and not deal with all the trouble of traveling. DETOURS of Arizona is the perfect option for people like me! For my two co-workers […]

Day Trip from Tempe: Cave Creek

I’ve lived in Arizona my whole life and there are so many places to explore in my home state. Cave Creek is one place that I remember well from childhood, but I hadn’t visited with my husband and my daughter. I’ve been married for 12 years and my daughter is eight years old. A visit […]

Day Trip From Tempe: Jerome

Jerome is one of my favorite towns to visit; with its eclectic feel, artistic shops, and all around beautiful scenery, it is without a doubt an exciting place to explore. Located atop the Cleopatra Hill (5,200 feet) between Prescott and Flagstaff, this old mining town is filled with personality and character. Tired of the same […]

Day Trip From Tempe: Payson

My husband and I recently took a day trip to Payson with our two toddlers for a day of outdoor fun. And what fun we had! Pine trees, open spaces, funky restaurants and majestic mountains – just an hour and a half drive from Tempe.  Being a small town, the Payson area is really easy to navigate, and […]

Day trip from Tempe: Salt River Rafting

Craving an adventure? How about rafting down the Salt River? Just a 2 1/2 hour drive from Tempe, you can have this adventure for yourself! Me two co-workers took a day trip from Tempe to the Salt River recently, and loved it. We started our day in Tempe having coffee and muffins at local coffee […]

Day Trip From Tempe: Superior, Miami & Globe, Arizona

My dad was born in 1927 in a small mining town called Chrysotile, Arizona. It is now a ghost town perched in the rugged Salt River Valley between present day Globe and the Salt River. Because of this, I have always been fascinated with these old boom to bust towns because they have an interesting […]

Day Trips from Tempe: Apache Trail Loop

It’s a Tuesday morning, which would normally be a work day. But not today; today we’re on vacation! Since we have two little ones under the age of three, we wanted to go somewhere close enough to Tempe that it wouldn’t be too exhausting for them, but also something far enough away that we got to […]

Day Trips from Tempe: Flagstaff and Bearizona

When someone thinks of Arizona, images of saguaro cactus and other iconic desert landscapes usually spring to mind. They probably don’t think about pine trees and mountains. But, they should. One of my favorite places to go with my family is Flagstaff, Arizona. The scenery is completely different, the temperatures are cooler than metro Phoenix […]

Day trips from Tempe: Florence, AZ

If you’ve lived in Arizona for a while, you most likely know that Florence, AZ is the home of one of the state prisons…but it’s so much more than that. When I invited three friends to join me on a jaunt to Florence, they understandably looked puzzled.  I explained that my main reason was a […]

Day Trips from Tempe: Out of Africa Wildlife Park

By Melora Hathaway, Tempe Tourism staff I recently had the opportunity to plan a fun day trip from Tempe with my kids. I instantly thought I wanted to go north to escape the summer heat and head towards the mountains. With the kids in mind, I knew the Out of Africa Wildlife Park would be […]

Day Trips from Tempe: Sedona

Sedona is one of my favorite places in the world. It has a great downtown with good restaurants, the hiking is incredible and the whole city looks like it should be on a postcard. I decided to take a little trip up north to to hike the Devil’s Bridge with my friends Jen and Diana. […]

Experience Arizona on a Guided Tour

In Arizona, the possibilities for experiencing the great outdoors are unlimited. Arizona has an abundance of beautiful, scenic, interesting and just plain fun places for you to explore via many different modes. You can choose to see the sights on foot, mountain bike, ATV or river boat, in a jeep, van or hot air balloon. […]

Exploring Phoenix’s Native American Culture

Whether you are a visitor to Tempe, or have lived in the area for years, don’t miss out on visiting nearby Native American tribal lands, fascinating museums and ancient ruins of the original inhabitants of Arizona.

Getting to Tempe is Easy for Arizona Group Travel

Tempe, Arizona is located just four miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. It’s easy for meeting attendees to get to Tempe and this classic college town is full of activity year round. With all the meeting spaces, local eateries, full service and limited service hotels, and things to do, Tempe is an excellent choice for Arizona […]