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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.

Enjoy spring with some Tempe outdoor fun

Winter is gone and spring temperatures have sprung here in Tempe, Arizona. It’s time to get outside and enjoy the crisp air and sunshine. Tempe is a great place for outdoor fun in the sun, where you can enjoy everything from hiking, biking and other fun outdoor activities. Hiking Take a hike, literally! Tempe has some […]

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. […]

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

It’s always a great time to explore all the fun things to do in Downtown Tempe. With all the options to choose from, there’s no better place to enjoy your free time than on Mill Avenue. In addition to great shopping and dining, Downtown Tempe offers hiking, biking, movie watching, museums and a variety of theater performances. Here’s […]

Get to know State Bicycle Co. in Tempe, AZ

Get to know how State Bicycle Co. got started, and the story behind the brothers who founded it in Tempe, Arizona more than 10 years ago. The unique mix of childhood nostalgia, pride of ownership and joyful passion has become the underlying goal for Mehdi and Reza Farsi and State Bicycle Co.,

Group Tours and Team Bonding in Tempe, AZ

Planning a meeting in Tempe and want to know what your group can do for a fun team bonding experience? From food and brewery tours to outdoor adventures, we can help you arrange a memorable group outing that will leave your attendees wowed. Contact our sales staff at 480-894-8158 and we can help you start […]

How to Entertain Your Parents When They Visit ASU

As a third-year college student at ASU, most of my time is devoted to hitting the books or spending time with my friends. However, when my parents come to visit, binge-watching Netflix or studying in Hayden Library isn’t exactly what they are looking to do. Luckily for me, I have become a pro tour guide […]

It’s a great day for a Tempe bike ride

Tempe is known for being a bike-friendly city. For a 40 square mile city, it’s amazing that there are 217 miles of Tempe bike paths, from desert trails to bike lanes on city streets.

Make a splash, be cool in a flash in Tempe this summer

Summer fun is closely associated with water wherever you happen to be.  That’s especially true here in the middle of the Sonoran Desert, where we love our swimming pools as much as we love bragging about our dry heat. We also thoroughly enjoy driving, in the comfort of our air-conditioned autos, to other fun watery […]

My Tempe- Notes From a Native; Pic-worthy Places

By Delaney Wood If you ever find yourself asking the question “What am I going to post next on Instagram?”, I have a solution for your problem- come to Tempe!  Tempe is full of beautiful venues, a bustling nightlife, and the most gorgeous sunsets. We’re home to Tempe Town Lake, Arizona State University, and the […]

Outdoor Options in Tempe during COVID-19

To help you cope with the new stresses that we are all facing, you may want to get outside and enjoy the Tempe, Arizona sunshine. You can practice social distancing and experience the outdoors at the same time.

Paddleboarding on Tempe Town Lake is great fun!

My favorite form of water adventure fun at Tempe Town Lake is stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). Today was my very first experience with this new water sport, and I have to say, it will will definitely not be my last! When I arrived in the morning, I checked in at the kiosk on the south side of […]

Picnics in the Park in Tempe

To best enjoy the sunny Arizona weather we highly suggest a leisurely picnic at one of Tempe’s parks. There are 50 parks throughout the city of Tempe, with lots of amenities from lakes to playgrounds. To make your picnic seem more like a special event, order takeout from a nearby Tempe restaurant. Here’s a handy list of Tempe parks and restaurants to check out first.