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DBG Las Noches de Las Luminarias by Adam Rodriguez

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.

”Rangoli Sunrise” by Kyllan Maney

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.

Four Peaks at Creamery Park

Perfect Parks for Picnicking in Tempe

Enjoy Tempe’s sunny weather and scenic landscapes with this guide to pairing parks with nearby takeout options for the perfect picnics.

Canopy Hotel rooftop pool

Rooftop Pools in Tempe, Arizona

Tempe hotel pools are a perfect oasis. There is nothing quite like relaxing at a rooftop pool to catch some rays and spectacular views at the same time. Check out these rooftop pools and see why we can’t stop bragging.

Tempe Marketplace holiday tree

Shopping in Tempe with a Holiday Twist

With just one week to go before Christmas, it’s now or never to finish that last minute shopping and enjoy a few holiday events to get you in the spirit of the season. Arizona Mills, Tempe Marketplace and Downtown Tempe have both – great shopping and fun events – what could be better? Photos with […]

Arizona Mills LegoLand and SeaLife

Stay Cool at Arizona Mills this Summer!

When you want to beat the heat and have some fun, pack up the kids and head over to Arizona Mills. Arizona Mills has a lot to offer this summer with some great deals and fun experiences.

ASU Palm Walk Overpass

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.

Boots in the Park

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.

The Cloud Splash Pad - 5.31.2023

Tempe Splash Pads & Water Fun

Pack up your beach towels, your sunscreen and your water-loving friends and family, and head to Tempe for a splashing good time all summer long.

Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade

Tempe’s Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade is Holiday Magic

One of the most anticipated holiday events in Tempe is coming up on Saturday, December 10th – the annual Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade at Tempe Town Lake.

Daily Dose

Tempe’s Top Breakfast Spots

If you prefer to start your day off immersed in the scene, dining at local gems and sipping espresso or cocktails (or both), you’re going to love mornings in Tempe.

Spring Training at Tempe Diablo Stadium

Things To Do During Spring Training Season

Enjoy sunny skies and all the spring vibes at this year’s Cactus League Spring Training games from late February through March 2024. Catch a fly ball, a tan and hopefully a few attractions while you’re in Tempe this season.

Tempe Marketplace holiday light tunnel

Things to do in Tempe during the holidays

In my opinion, Tempe, Arizona is one of the best spots to get in the holiday spirit. Whether you are looking for a fun date night idea, or fun for the whole family, spending the holiday season in Tempe offers endless possibilities.

Desert Botanical Garden

Things to do this Labor Day in Tempe and Phoenix

To many, Labor Day symbolizes the last day of summer and the kick start of fall. In Arizona, summer temperatures continue through September. That means Labor Day is an extra day off to splash in a swinming pool or enjoy fun activities that will officially bring summer to a close.

Family Bike at Tempe Town Lake

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Tempe on Spring Break

Kids want spring break to last a lot longer than a week. With so much to do in Tempe this spring, parents might wish for the same thing!