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360-degree photo tour of Tempe

To help you plan your visit, we’d like to give you a sense for what our city is all about. Experience our favorite spots in Tempe, showcased in 360 degree video tours. Explore Tempe’s architecture, recreational havens and popular photo spots.

Accessibility in Tempe, Arizona

Tempe is an extremely accessible city and welcomes visitors to our destination. There are endless opportunities to have a great time in Tempe, whether you spend some time at one of the many Tempe attractions, catch a show at ASU Gammage or experience the dining options in Downtown Tempe. Tempe is committed to providing ADA accessibility features to it’s residents and visitors.

Arizona Coyotes Call Tempe Home

There are a few bucket list items that just make sense when visiting Tempe, Arizona. One bucket list item that may seem peculiar, but yet a must try in Tempe, is watching Arizona’s very own NHL hockey team face off at ASU’s multipurpose facility, Mullett Arena.

ASU Gallery of Scientific Exploration takes you to infinity and beyond

I recently spent an absolutely fascinating afternoon at the ASU Gallery of Scientific Exploration. The Gallery is geared to educating the public about the wonders of earth and space science through digital media, interactive displays and public lectures presented in a high-definition theater. There are also glass-enclosed research laboratories that allow visitors to see scientists […]

Best Museums for Kids

Gone are the days of keeping quiet and not touching anything at a museum. I remember going on field trips to museums when I was a kid. They were fun, but I wouldn’t exactly say it was the best day of my life. It was hard to relate to and nothing felt like it was […]

Best Things To Do With a Teenager in Tempe, AZ

What do teenagers do for fun in Tempe? Lucky for you, our resident Tempe teen, Rosey, has put together a list of her favorite things to do with her friends and family in her home town Tempe.

Black History Month and Beyond in Tempe

This Black History Month, we invite you to explore the contributions made by Black leaders, creatives, educators and other community members, past and present, in Tempe, Arizona.

Black-Owned Restaurants and Businesses in Tempe

If you’re looking to explore Black-owned businesses in Tempe, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve assembled this list of local, Black-owned restaurants and other various businesses to connect you with opportunities to shop, dine and support this valuable segment of our Tempe community.

Budget-friendly hotels in Tempe

Love to travel, but have a tight budget? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve created a short list of where you’ll find budget-friendly, comfortable and conveniently located hotels in Tempe.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Tempe

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Tempe with events and experiences honoring Hispanic history and culture.

Celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week with Tempe, Arizona

Tempe is celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week May 2-8, 2021. To help refresh and regenerate after the year we’ve all had, you may want to get outside and enjoy the Arizona sunshine.

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!

Get fashionable at these Downtown Tempe boutique shops 

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness definitely didn’t go shopping in Downtown Tempe. I always find something cute and affordable, whether I am shopping for something causal, a party or for work. Downtown Tempe is one of the best places to shop in the Valley. With over 100 restaurants, business and shops, there’s a little […]

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.,

Getting to and Around Tempe

Located in the center of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, Tempe is easily accessible to and from surrounding areas by car, bus and Valley Metro Rail.