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Spring Break Family Fun in Tempe

When you’re a child, you always wanted spring break to last a lot longer than a week. With so much to do in Tempe this spring, parents might wish for the same thing! Here are nine fun things to do in the Tempe area during spring break: Visit the Phoenix Zoo. Voted one of the […]

Stay fit in Tempe, from outdoor activities to spinning classes

There are lots of ways to be active in Tempe, Arizona. It’s a fun college town with hiking and running trails, miles of bike paths, and lots of sunshine to go around. Staying fit in Tempe just goes with the territory. Here are a few of our favorite ways to stay active, be well and […]

Stress Relieving Activities in Tempe 

Looking for bit of stress relief? At the Tempe Tourism Office, we’re looking forward to welcoming visitors again. But, in the meantime, we wanted to provide a few ways to reduce stress and remind ourselves of the laid-back, come as you are spirit that Tempe, Arizona is known for.

Summer Family Fun in Tempe, AZ

The school year is coming to a close and that means summertime is just moments away. Those lazy days of summer can quickly turn into complaints of boredom from your kids — but not in Tempe. We have plenty of summer family fun ideas in Tempe to entertain you and your family from now until […]

Take a break and rent a boat at Tempe Town Lake

There’s never a better time than the present to get outside and enjoy Tempe Town Lake! The weather is warm, not too hot, and perfect for a lovely boating excursion on Tempe’s urban oasis in the desert, Tempe Town Lake. Renting a boat at Tempe Town Lake is easy! Boat rentals are available through Tempe […]

Take a Hike, Tempe!

NOTE: To help cope with the new stresses that we are all facing due to COVID-19 / Coronavirus, you may want to get outside and enjoy the warm Arizona sunshine that comes with spring. View our blog about outdoor options in Tempe during COVID-19. And check out the City of Tempe’s website for the latest […]

Tempe 101 – a prep course for life at Arizona State University

Every August, a new group of wide-eyed freshman will descend upon Tempe, making it their home for the next four (or more) years. Tempe is a great place to go to school. It’s a fun college town that truly embraces Arizona State University into the culture. Tempe is also a great place to live, with […]

Tempe 5Ks to Put a Spring in Your Step

Time to put your New Year’s resolution to get fit into action! There are lots of 5K and 10k walks and runs taking place in Tempe this spring that will help you get fit while also supporting some great organizations. Here’s a list of a few of my favorites in Tempe and Papago Park. 13th […]

Tempe fall fun starts with bicycles and beer

We thought it would be a great idea to write a blog about bikes and beer. We asked our friend Cristopher Matthews, a local beer and bicycle lover, to write a blog for us because these happen to be two of his favorite hobbies. Be sure to follow him on Twitter here. Navigating the Valley […]

Tempe splash pads and waterpark fun this summer

What makes any summer day in Tempe just a little bit better? Water. As in splash pads, water parks and pools. Even though the summer days get pretty toasty in Arizona, my family always cools off and has fun when there is water around. Luckily for us, Tempe has lots to choose from! Here are […]

The Best Things to Do in Tempe are Free

Who doesn’t love a freebee, a twofer, a bargain? Lucky for you, Tempe has everything from world class museums to live entertainment to outdoor activities, and best of all it’s free. Here’s a list of things to do in Tempe that won’t make you break the bank! Museums, Galleries and Performances Check out the renowned […]

There’s so much to do at Tempe Town Lake

Tempe Town Lake is the perfect spot to experience some fun and enjoy the outdoors. It’s a bit unexpected for visitors to find a large body of water right in the heart of the city, but that’s exactly what you’ll find at Tempe Town Lake.

Things To Do During Spring Training Season

We recognize the remaining Cactus League spring training games have been cancelled as of March 12, 2020, however, there are still plenty of fun things to do and see while you’re here visiting Tempe. Spring Training will be back February 2021. Enjoy sunny skies and all the spring vibes at this year’s Cactus League Spring […]

Things To Do on Mill Avenue in Tempe

The weekend is just around the corner, and you’re thinking…What should I do this weekend? Mill Avenue may just be the ticket to a fun-filled day. There are, of course, lots and lots of delicious restaurants to choose from, and unique shopping spots too. But there are so many activities such as hiking, biking, and […]

Top 20 Summer Activities in Tempe

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Look no further! We have curated a list of our top 20 summer activities in Tempe. Check out the list to get your summer started!