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Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Tempe

Memorial Day weekend is May 29-31, 2021! 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.

Celebrate National Pi (Pie) Day in Tempe

Whether you’re celebrating the glorified National Pi Day (3.14) or looking to satisfy a craving or just something different to consume, we’ve got the best pies in Tempe! Here are some great places to get pie in Tempe on National Pi Day or any other day that ends in ‘y.’

Celebrate the season with Tempe’s holiday treats and drinks

Now that we’re in full holiday swing, we encourage you to check out our list of holiday items at Tempe’s restaurants, bakeries and bars. All around town, you’ll find eggnog (in ice cream or yogurt or a traditional cocktail), craft beers with a special holiday flair, tamales by the dozen and lots of sweet treats.

Celebrate this Mother’s Day in Tempe

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9, 2021. If you’re looking to do something special for your mom, mother-in-law, grandma, aunt or anyone else who deserves to be pampered on this day, we’ve got you covered!

Craft Breweries in Tempe

Tempe has a vast culinary scene that extends from college town staples of pizza and burgers to upscale dining at House of Tricks and Top of the Rock. One trend that ties all of Tempe’s eateries together is the growing variety of excellent microbrews. With multiple craft breweries in Tempe, our city is producing some of the best of suds in the Southwest.

Creative Group Events in Tempe

By Matt Connelly, National Sales Manager The Tempe Tourism Office is fortunate to work with some very talented people in the hospitality and tourism industry. We are all dedicated to creating special memories of a group’s time in Tempe, which not only makes for a productive meeting, but also builds camaraderie and elevates team spirit. […]

Crepe Bar in Tempe – c’est magnifique!

I once spent an entire summer in Paris. I learned French, saw all the sites, sat in cafes and ate lots and lots of crepes! There’s almost nothing better than a delicate, delicious homemade crepe – in my opinion anyways. And when I’m in the mood for crepes to bring back memories of Paris, I head […]

Date Ideas in Tempe

Let’s make a new resolution for this year. Whether it’s your first date or you’re celebrating your 20th anniversary, let’s plan dates again. To give you ideas for your next date, we asked three local couples to share their itineraries for a perfect romantic day in Tempe.

Dining Around: Tempe Today

The city’s sweetening from peppy college town to dynamic urban destination has benefited residents and visitors alike with many enviable perks—most enjoyably, a continued reinvention of its dining landscape.

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.

Dining Options in Tempe this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is on its way, and Tempe has several restaurants ready to welcome you or offer excellent to-go options. Here’s our list of Tempe area restaurants with special Valentine’s Day offerings and a few fun date night ideas.

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!

Downtown Tempe welcomes Pedal Haus Brewery

We’re less than two weeks into October and this is already shaping up to be a memorable month in Tempe.  We’ve already had Tour de Fat and Oktoberfest come and go, ushering in a season filled with fun, friends and great beer. October also brought us the official opening of Pedal Haus Brewery, 730 S. […]

Drink Me! Tea Room – a modern twist on the afternoon tea experience

In need of a whimsical afternoon tea time? Melissa Harlan, owner of Drink Me! Tea Room in Tempe, was inspired on a trip to London where she had afternoon tea five days in a row. She wondered how she could bring this piece of joy she felt in London back home to Tempe, Arizona.

Easter Sunday Brunch to Get Hoppy About in Tempe

With Easter just around the corner, Sunday, April 4, 2021, it’s time to start thinking about where you can get delivery or curbside pickup for a delicious Easter meal. Lucky for us, several restaurants at Tempe Marketplace are ready to cook our meal so we can enjoy the day.