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Day Trips from Tempe: Out of Africa Wildlife Park

By Melora Hathaway, Tempe Tourism staff I recently had the opportunity to plan a fun day trip from Tempe with my kids. I instantly thought I wanted to go north to escape the summer heat and head towards the mountains. With the kids in mind, I knew the Out of Africa Wildlife Park would be […]

Planning the perfect Tempe meeting or event

If you’re planning a meeting in Tempe, Arizona, you may already know that our city offers a variety of hotels and unique meeting venues. And you surely also know that finding the perfect venue is only the first step in your meeting planning process.  So you have selected a great meeting space in Tempe and signed […]

How much do we love Tempe? Let us count the ways.

Tempe is an upbeat town with an endless variety of things to do, places to go and people to see. From resort hotels to family activities, entertaining nightlife to artistic expressions, Tempe has it all. Whether you’re from Tempe, or just visiting, here is a better way to get to know Tempe’s fun facts – especially if […]

Day trips from Tempe: Florence, AZ

If you’ve lived in Arizona for a while, you most likely know that Florence, AZ is the home of one of the state prisons…but it’s so much more than that. When I invited three friends to join me on a jaunt to Florence, they understandably looked puzzled.  I explained that my main reason was a […]

Beat the heat with refreshing summer drinks and cocktails

Oh, sweet summertime. Or more commonly known as the time of year in the Valley where you can fry an egg on a sidewalk, seat belt burns can almost send you to the hospital and phones can’t function because they go into cool down mode. Those local to the Tempe area know how important it is […]

Tempe nightlife is full of music, laughs and more

It’s the summertime and  I love the national pastime of compulsive binge watching  favorite shows on Netflix or stored on my DVR. You’ll find me hunkered down in front of  the old flat screen over entire weekends, well into the wee hours of the a.m. But let’s face it–after too many glassy-eye hours of this insanity, I have to […]

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 […]

Enjoy great food at these Tempe restaurants with a view

One of the best things about Arizona is the abundance of restaurants that have great views of the city or our distinctive Sonoran Desert landscape. There are several Tempe area restaurants that serve up excellent views with tasty dishes. Few things in life are more enjoyable than sitting outside in a unique spot with some good food […]

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arrives in Tempe

The wait for LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona in Tempe is over. This cool new indoor family attraction opened in April 2016 at Arizona Mills. I went with my family and we were super excited to see it. I had heard lots about it and we’ve been to LEGOLAND in California, but I wasn’t sure what […]

Unique venues in Tempe

Most meeting planners have been handed the task to secure a unique and exceptional venue to provide their attendees a memorable experience that will be talked about for years to come. And every meeting planner wants to find that perfect wow-factor site for exactly the same reason. So if Tempe is your destination, we are […]

Find Tempe venues and plan your event

The Tempe Tourism team and MeetInTempe.com are here to save you time when considering an Arizona destination for your next event or meeting. Find Tempe venues and more with our refreshed, mobile-friendly website. Our site features even more relevant information about Tempe, Arizona and easy-to-use-navigation buttons with links to our most requested services and facts […]

Date Ideas in Tempe

Asking someone out takes a lot of courage. It can be nerve-wracking trying to think of something to say. When it’s all said and done, you have a date all set up (hopefully!). But where do you go? What are you going to do? Here are some fun date ideas of things to do in […]

St. Patrick’s Day in Tempe

I love being Irish…even if it’s only for one day. Yes, St. Patrick’s Day 2016 is upon us and Tempe really knows how to celebrate. So, get out your green attire, polish your Irish step dancing shoes and get ready for the big day! Here’s how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Tempe. Just remember to […]

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 […]

We love Tempe bakeries

Bakeries are my favorite places. From bread to cupcakes to muffins, I’m usually game to try most anything in a pastry case. In fact, we could dedicate an entire blog to just cupcakes in Tempe. But, instead, we’re focusing on Tempe bakeries where you can get a variety of yummy sweet treats, and usually breakfast […]