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20 things to do in Tempe, AZ in the New Year

Photo Credit: @traveling_newlyweds 2020 is here and we’re all starting a brand-new decade. If that sounds a bit overwhelming to you, we’ve got you covered. Here are 20 things to do in Tempe, Arizona in 2020.   Whether you think you’ve done it all in Tempe or are just skimming the surface of all the wonderful things Tempe has to offer, we’re here […]

4th of July fun

We’ve made it easy to find something fun to do this year for the 4th. Check out our list of July 4th events in metro Phoenix where you can practice social distancing and watch fireworks light up the sky. Or, take it easy at home or at a staycation at a local hotel and enjoy the pool and takeout from a local restaurant.

7 Tempe Springtime Activities for Kids

Looking for something fun to do with your kiddos while in Tempe this spring? From a day at the zoo to a relaxing farmer’s market and outdoor festival, there are plenty of fun options for all ages. Here’s a short list of some of my favorite things to do in Tempe for a fun-filled day out with […]

A Day at Arizona Mills

Written by: Arizona Mills Between warmer weather, longer days and a break from school, summer is the season of adventure, and the perfect time to create lasting memories with family. Whether you’re an Arizona local or visiting Tempe on vacation, Arizona Mills – located in the heart of Tempe and just 15 minutes from the […]

Aquariums in the desert

If you’re an ocean life and/or water creature lover, you’re in luck. Tempe and the Phoenix Metro Valley offers a close-up look into aquamarine life right here in the desert. There are three amazing aquariums to choose from to explore the wonders of the water. Perfect for families and entertaining kids for hours, these are […]

Arizona Aloha Festival at Tempe Beach Park

It’s time to don your favorite Hawaiian shirt or other tropical garb, bust out some Don Ho and head to the Arizona Aloha Festival at Tempe Beach Park, March 9-10, 2019. The two-day event celebrates Hawaiian, Tahitian, Samoan and other South Pacific cultures through dance and musical performances, ukulele lessons, food, kid’s crafts and lots […]

ASU Gallery of Scientific Exploration takes you to infinity and beyond

I recently spent an absolutely fascinating afternoon at the ASU Gallery of Scientific Exploration. The Gallery is geared to educating the public about the wonders of earth and space science through digital media, interactive displays and public lectures presented in a high-definition theater. There are also glass-enclosed research laboratories that allow visitors to see scientists […]

ASU’s Gallery of Scientific Exploration in Tempe

Just recently, I was introduced to a brand new building to explore on the Arizona State University Tempe campus. Officially named the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4), the interactive exhibits located inside are just fascinating. It both impressed and boggled my mind. The exhibits are designed to advance research and discovery, and to encourage […]

Best Museums for Kids

Gone are the days of keeping quiet and not touching anything at a museum. I remember going on field trips to museums when I was a kid. They were fun, but I wouldn’t exactly say it was the best day of my life. It was hard to relate to and nothing felt like it was […]

Big Surf Waterpark is big summer fun

Summer is almost here and if you live in the greater Phoenix area, you know what that means: you’ll be spending many of your weekends at Big Surf Waterpark, which officially opens for the new summer season on Saturday, May 9. Find information about hours of operation and seasonal passes here. On Big Surf’s deal […]

Bring your pet to these dog friendly places in Tempe

It’s a ruff life being a pet owner. Not only do you have to sometimes leave them at home alone while you’re at work, but sometimes it can be im-paws-ible to find pet-friendly places to bring them on the weekends. Lucky for those visit Tempe, Arizona, there are plenty of restaurants, bars, and even shopping […]

Celebrate this Mother’s Day in Tempe

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10, 2020. While Mother’s Day 2020 is going to be a little (a lot) different than years past, you can still do something special for your mom, mother-in-law, Grandma or anyone else who deserves to be pampered.

Celebrating Halloween in Tempe

It’s about that time of year to make plans for Halloween! If Halloween is quickly creeping up on you, and you just don’t know what to do, check out these awesome events in Tempe, AZ. Whether you are looking for a fun activity for the kids, an event for the grown-ups, or something for the whole […]

Cool summer fun at the aquarium in Tempe: SEA LIFE

Afternoons are much cooler when you’re in the aquarium in Tempe. I think any day is a great day to visit SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium at Arizona Mills, but it’s one of my favorite places to visit in the summer. Once you enter, you’ll first see fish from freshwater streams and lakes. After this refreshing […]

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 […]