Outdoor and Active Blogs
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
Day Trips from Tempe: Sedona
With only a two hour drive from Tempe to Sedona, it makes a great day trip. Sedona has a fun downtown with good restaurants, the hiking is incredible and the whole city looks like it should be on a postcard.
Experience Arizona on a Guided Tour
In Arizona, the possibilities for experiencing the great outdoors are unlimited. Arizona has an abundance of beautiful, scenic, interesting and just plain fun places for you to explore via many different modes. You can choose to see the sights on foot, mountain bike, ATV or river boat, in a jeep, van or hot air balloon. And what better way to enjoy your outdoor adventures than on a guided tour with a professional tour company.
Family Weekend at the ASU Tempe Campus
As a senior at Arizona State University, my favorite time of year is when I get adjusted to my new fall schedule, college football has officially started, and I am finally getting settled into my new place and feeling a sense of freedom. Now that we’re past the first month of the school year, there […]
Family-friendly hikes in the Tempe and Phoenix area
The mild winter and spring temperatures are an excellent time to bring your kids in tow and go for a family friendly hike in Tempe or nearby Phoenix. To help you narrow down your options, we’ve written this guide of trails that we think are a great fit for toddlers to teens.
Fun Things To Do in Downtown Tempe
Looking for fun on Mill Avenue in Downtown Tempe? You’ve come to the right place. In addition to amazing restaurants and shopping options, of course, there are lots of other ways to enjoy your time in Downtown Tempe, and we’ve made a short list to make your life a little bit easier.