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23 Things To Do in Tempe in the New Year

The New Year is almost here! Which makes now the perfect time to reflect on a year of uniquely Tempe adventures, and start planning must-do lists for 2023 with the help of these 23 things to do in Tempe, Arizona.

7 lunch spots in Tempe not to miss

Having worked in downtown Tempe for several year now, I’ve had the good fortune of trying several lunch spots in Tempe that make my tummy happy and my day a bit brighter. Here is my list of top 7 lunch restaurants to try in Tempe. In no particular order, here they are: Pita Jungle – […]

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.

Add spice to your life at Tempe’s Thai restaurants

Tempe has so many great family-owned and operated restaurants that making a choice is the main challenge. You can be sure that the food is authentic, fresh and prepared from favorite family recipes.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Owned Restaurants/Businesses in Tempe

Looking for a way to support local Asian American and Pacific Islander owned restaurants and businesses? Us too! We made this list of locally owned restaurants and in Tempe to make your search easier.

Beat the heat with refreshing summer drinks and cocktails

Those local to the Tempe area know how important it is to find ways to beat the heat during the summer, including finding the best summer drinks and cocktails that transport you into a blissful retreat. Check out these Tempe locations for refreshing Tempe summer drinks and cocktails.

Best burgers in Tempe

It’s a given that a college town like Tempe, Arizona would have its fair share of restaurants where you can find some of the best burgers around. The Tempe Tourism team sampled burgers from several restaurants around town so you can decide which ones you’d like to try next. It’s a tough job, but someone had to do it.

Black-owned restaurants and businesses in Tempe, AZ

Looking for a Black-owned restaurant or business in Tempe? We made this list of locally owned restaurants and businesses in Tempe to make your search easier. We love supporting our community and Black-owned businesses are an important part of that.

Boba shops to check out in Tempe, Arizona

Are you a boba-holic like us? Boba drinks have been all the craze lately and they are popping up left and right in Tempe, so it’s the perfect time to indulge in your favorite boba drinks. And just in case you’re wondering what boba is, it’s the chewy tapioca balls that first originated in Taiwan. Add them into a milk tea or fruity tea and it’s a little slice of heaven.

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. Below is a list of just a few of our favorites that welcome our furry friends.

Brunch in Downtown Tempe is a Can’t Miss

From zesty mimosas to syrup-covered red velvet waffles, Tempe’s brunch scene has got you covered. Here are a few of our favorite weekend brunch locations.

Bubbles & Boba at Mango Rabbit in Tempe

By Lauren SariaPhotography by Mark Lipczynski For more than 20 years, Tempe residents knew a long storefront on the north side of Apache Boulevard just east of Terrace Road as the original location of Pita Jungle, a popular local chain of Mediterranean restaurants. A group of international grad students who met while studying engineering at […]

Caffe Boa celebrates its 25th anniversary

A Downtown Tempe staple since 1994, Caffe Boa has been bringing guests farm to table food for 25 delicious years. In addition to an impressive wine list boasting the largest selection of natural wines in Arizona, the seasonally inspired menu focuses on homemade, local and organic ingredients. So every visit is a discovery of new […]

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Tempe

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Tempe with events and local dining experiences honoring Hispanic history and culture.

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Tempe

Memorial Day weekend is May 28-30, 2022! 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.