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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. This trip is a fun and easy way to get out and enjoy the Salt River and get a taste of adventure, all within an easy drive trip from Tempe!

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!

Enjoy a taste of Italy at these Tempe Italian restaurants

MAMA MIA! Just saying that makes me want to dive right into a plate of spaghetti. To tell you the truth, I don’t think I’ve ever met a dish of pasta that I didn’t like. I find that the trouble with Italian food is you just can’t stop eating once you start. First come the […]

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.

Family Fun for All at the Phoenix Zoo

Located just north of downtown Tempe in Papago Park, the Phoenix Zoo is easy to get to and is the perfect place to take the kids for some good old fashioned fun!

Family-friendly hikes in the Tempe and Phoenix area

The mild winter and spring temperatures are an excellent time to bring your kids in tow and go for a family friendly hike in Tempe or nearby Phoenix. To help you narrow down your options, we’ve written this guide of trails that we think are a great fit for toddlers to teens.

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.

Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade is holiday magic

NOTE: this event has been cancelled for December 2020. For many, the holiday season is all about creating memories and sharing traditions with others. In Tempe, we have our own traditions that spark holiday spirit. Visiting Tempe is sure to get you into the holiday spirit. One of the most anticipated holiday events in Tempe […]

Frozen Treats on a Summer Day in Tempe

It’s starting to heat up outside! Beat the heat with a cool treat this summer and check out Tempe’s frozen delights. Lucky for us, Tempe has everything from frozen yogurt and ice cream to shakes and icy treats to get us through the summer.

Get Pizza by the Slice at these Tempe Restaurants

We don’t know about you, but we think pizza is always a good idea. It is typically a weekly, or let’s be honest, almost daily, part of our diet. These pizza joints in Tempe have stolen a pizza of our hearts and we think you need to discover your favorite slice, whether it be traditional or trending towards unusual.

Globally-inspired desserts put Tempe on the map

Since gaining our independence in 1776, American ingenuity and love of sugar have joined forces to concoct amazing desserts that have helped make Americans’ waist lines great! Yes, apple pie, fruit cobblers, brownies, chocolate chip cookies and s’mores will always be favorites and a source of patriotic pride. However, there are always new, sumptuous treats from […]

How to Survive the Arizona Summer in Tempe

Since summers can get pretty hot here in Arizona, now is a the perfect time to put together a list of go-to activities to keep cool this summer in Tempe. So, here it is, my official list of how to survive the Arizona summer in Tempe: 1) Cool off at one of Tempe’s splash pads. […]

Indoor Activities in Tempe for Kiddos

It’s summer in Arizona, which means it’s pretty toasty outside. While that means staying indoors during the majority of the day, it doesn’t mean the fun stops there! Tempe has a variety of entertaining indoor activities for young kids to enjoy and have a blast this summer. Here is my list of top 5 indoor […]

Indoor activities in Tempe to stay cool this summer

The best way to stay cool in Tempe during the heat of the summer, you ask? Enjoy one of Tempe’s stellar indoor attractions! Tempe has lots of indoor activities, from museums to arcades to bowling, that offer tons of fun for the whole family, with a bonus of amazing air conditioning.

Las Noches de las Luminarias at Desert Botanical Garden

One of my  favorite  holiday events here in the beautiful Sonoran Desert  is Las Noches de las Luminarias at the Desert Botanical Garden. It’s a beautiful Southwestern holiday tradition that’s been taking place for 37 years. The Garden’s lovely paths will be aglow with more than 8,000 lit luminaire bags and the trees will sparkle with thousands […]