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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.

Arizona Mills in Tempe

A Day at Arizona Mills

With more than 185 stores, dining options and exclusive entertainment venues, Arizona Mills in Tempe has something for everyone to enjoy.

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Accessibility in Tempe, Arizona

Tempe is an extremely accessible city and welcomes visitors to our destination. There are endless opportunities to have a great time in Tempe, whether you spend some time at one of the many Tempe attractions, catch a show at ASU Gammage or experience the dining options in Downtown Tempe. Tempe is committed to providing ADA accessibility features to it’s residents and visitors.

Arizona Coyotes Player at Mullett Arena

Arizona Coyotes Call Tempe Home

There are a few bucket list items that just make sense when visiting Tempe, Arizona. One bucket list item that may seem peculiar, but yet a must try in Tempe, is watching Arizona’s very own NHL hockey team face off at ASU’s multipurpose facility, Mullett Arena.

SpringHill Suites Phoenix Tempe Airport Exterior

Best Tempe Hotels For Sports Events

Check out which Tempe hotel is the best option for your sports team. Whether you’re visiting for Ironman Arizona or here for a baseball tournament, Tempe offers manicured fields, exceptional sports courts and lots of great hotels that are close to all the action.

Tempe Beach Park with dog

Bring your pet to these dog-friendly places in Tempe

Lucky for those who visit or live in Tempe, Arizona, there are plenty of restaurants, bars, and even shopping centers that are dog friendly. Check out our list of our favorites places that welcome our furry friends.

Super 8 by Wyndham Tempe ASU Airport Pool

Budget-friendly hotels in Tempe

Love to travel, but have a tight budget? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve created a short list of where you’ll find budget-friendly, comfortable and conveniently located hotels in Tempe.

Tempe Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate 4th of July in Tempe

Where to find fireworks and other 4th of July festivities in Tempe and Greater Phoenix this Independence Day. Bonus: Tempe summer fun inspiration for your holiday weekend!

A parade of ASU Cheerleaders with pom poms up in the air marching down the street

Celebrate ASU Homecoming in Tempe

ASU Homecoming week is Oct. 22-28, 2023. This excited week is filled with a variety of events that will get you in the school spirit and ready for the big football game.

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Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Tempe

We could all use a weekend getaway these days, and with Memorial Day coming fast, it’s the perfect opportunity to plan that break that we all need. Head to Tempe for fun events, shopping, awesome new restaurants to try and everything in between.

Hurts Donut

Donut Delights in Tempe

Craving donuts? We did all the hard work testing out Tempe’s most beloved donut shops. We taste tested and categorized the donuts into four categories: the Most Instagrammable, For the Brave (and Willing), and Most Creative and Colorful. Enjoy!

RigaTony's Authentic Italian Restaurant

Enjoy a taste of Italy at these Tempe Italian restaurants

Few things in life are better than good Italian food. Experience some of the best that Italy has to offer at these Tempe Italian restaurants.

Replicas of Hohokam pithouses on the Pueblo Grande Museum walking trail.

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.

Papago Park

Family Friendly Hikes in and Around Tempe

Mild winter and spring temperatures in Tempe, and nearby Phoenix, make these seasons perfect for hitting trails with your kids. Check out a variety of family friendly hiking recommendations — suitable for toddlers to teens — in this trail guide.

Perfect Pear Bistro

Family Friendly Restaurants in Tempe

Which Tempe restaurants are the best for family dining? There are a few that are always a sure bet for a good time, and a family-friendly atmosphere for the kiddos. Here’s our short list of family-friendly restaurants in Tempe.