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20 things to do in Tempe, AZ in the New Year

2021 is here, thank goodness. I’m not sure if I’m more excited that 2021 is here or if 2020 is over… I digress. Here are 20-ish things to do in Tempe, Arizona in 2021.

4 Reasons to Register for Pat’s Run in Tempe

One of my favorite annual events is just around the corner: Pat’s Run on April 26 in Tempe. If you’ve participated in this race once, I’m sure that you’re already registered. It is hard to believe that this will be the 10th year for this event. Pat’s Run is the perfect way to finish the […]

5K Walks in Tempe This Fall

Time to grab your walking shoes! Get fit for the approaching holidays while supporting an amazing organizations in the process by participating in a 5K walk! There are several fun 5K walks taking place in Tempe this fall. Check out this great list of 5K walks in Tempe taking place through November. Running Scared – […]

7 Tempe Springtime Activities for Kids

Looking for something fun to do with your kiddos while in Tempe this spring? From a day at the zoo to a relaxing farmer’s market and outdoor festival, there are plenty of fun options for all ages. Here’s a short list of some of my favorite things to do in Tempe for a fun-filled day out with […]

Arizona’s most iconic lakes are right in Tempe’s backyard!

Tempe has some of the most iconic lakes right in its backyard. Check out these lakes that are in close proximity to Tempe.

Big Surf Waterpark is big summer fun

Summer is almost here and if you live in the greater Phoenix area, you know what that means: you’ll be spending many of your weekends at Big Surf Waterpark, which officially opens for the new summer season on Saturday, May 9. Find information about hours of operation and seasonal passes here. On Big Surf’s deal […]

Bring your pet to these dog friendly places in Tempe

Lucky for those visit Tempe, Arizona, there are plenty of restaurants, bars, and even shopping centers that will accommodate you and your pet. Below is a list of just a few of our favorites.

Day Trip from Tempe: Antelope Canyon

Take a day trip from Tempe to explore Antelope Canyon. To make your day trip experience super convenient and fun, book your trip with DETOURS of Arizona.

Day Trip from Tempe: Cave Creek

Take a day trip to discover scenic Cave Creek, a place that is within 45 minutes to an hour north of Tempe. It’s known for beautiful Sonoran Desert hiking trails, wide open spaces and spots that are reminiscent of the Wild West.

Day Trip From Tempe: Payson

Take a day trip to Payson for a day of outdoor fun. Pine trees, open spaces, funky restaurants and majestic mountains – just an hour and a half drive from Tempe.

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!

Day Trip From Tempe: Superior, Miami & Globe, Arizona

Take day trip from Tempe to the copper mining towns of Superior, Miami and Globe, Arizona. Then explore nearby Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park.

Day Trips from Tempe: Apache Trail Loop

It’s a Tuesday morning, which would normally be a work day. But not today; today we’re on vacation! Since we have two little ones under the age of three, we wanted to go somewhere close enough to Tempe that it wouldn’t be too exhausting for them, but also something far enough away that we got to […]

Day Trips from Tempe: Flagstaff and Bearizona

A fun family day trip from Tempe is to explore Flagstaff, Arizona and nearby Bearizona. The scenery is completely different, the temperatures are cooler than metro Phoenix and there’s lots to do in and around the city.

Day trips from Tempe: Florence, AZ

Visit St Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Monastery, just a one hour drive from Tempe, Arizona. St Anthony’s is a hidden treasure tucked away in the desert a few miles outside of Florence.