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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.

Khai Hoan

AAPI-Owned Restaurants & Businesses in Tempe

Discover Asian American and Pacific Islander-owned restaurants and businesses in Tempe with this guide, and support local entrepreneurs throughout AAPI Heritage Month and beyond.

Yupha's Thai Kitchen

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.

Boba Toko at Tempe Marketplace AZ

Best Boba Shops 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.

Juneteenth 2023

Black History Month and Beyond in Tempe

This Black History Month, we invite you to explore the contributions made by Black leaders, creatives, educators and other community members, past and present, in Tempe, Arizona.

Cafe Lalibela Ethiopian Food

Black-Owned Restaurants and Businesses in Tempe

If you’re looking to explore Black-owned businesses in Tempe, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve assembled this list of local, Black-owned restaurants and other various businesses to connect you with opportunities to shop, dine and support this valuable segment of our Tempe community.

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.

Daily Jam Breakfast

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.

A 5-person Mariachi band plays music at the City of Tempe Tardeada event.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Tempe

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

Thirsty Cactus Pool and Bar Grill_The Buttes

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.

Hundred Mile Brewing

Craft Breweries in Tempe

What’s the true taste of Arizona? In Tempe, it’s all about craft beer. With this lineup of craft breweries on tap, Tempe is producing some of the best beers in the Southwest.

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Date Ideas in Tempe

To give you ideas for your next date in Tempe, we asked three local couples to share their itineraries for a perfect romantic day in Tempe.

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Dining at Tempe Marketplace – So Many Options!

Tempe Marketplace, located at McClintock Drive and Rio Salado Parkway, has a little bit of everything when you are in need of some good grub. Check out our list of favorite restaurants at Tempe Marketplace.

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!