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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 […]

Find adventurous cuisine at Tempe restaurants

When I eat out at one of my beloved Tempe restaurants, I often order the same dish over and over because I love it so much. But, every once in a while I step out of my comfort zone and try something new. And, not just something new, but something unusual and even adventurous. Because […]

Find Your Perfect Omelet in Tempe

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And there’s nothing I love more than a big breakfast. Eggs are usually my breakfast food of choice, but eating just plain eggs are a little boring sometimes. I love all the “stuff” that comes with it. That’s why I love omelets. I get the best […]

Tempe opens the Eisendrath Center for Water Conservation

For years I’ve been curious about the old Eisendrath House. I’d see it as I was driving on College Avenue. There it stood, perched on the hill behind the Arizona Historical Society Museum, looking forlorn and forsaken. I hoped that the old house wouldn’t be forgotten and that one day, it would be restored and […]

Top six places to take out of town guests this fall

Do you have family and friends coming to visit you in Tempe during the holidays? Are you expected to be the expert on what there is to see and do? No worries! We’ve got you covered. Here are a few of our favorite places to take out of town guests. We promise you’ll have a […]

Crepe Bar in Tempe – c’est magnifique!

I once spent an entire summer in Paris. I learned French, saw all the sites, sat in cafes and ate lots and lots of crepes! There’s almost nothing better than a delicate, delicious homemade crepe – in my opinion anyways. And when I’m in the mood for crepes to bring back memories of Paris, I head […]

Riding the Valley Metro Rail to Tempe

Recently, I took a ride on Valley Metro Rail and the PHX Sky Train to the airport.  And what I discovered was just how easy it is to get around Tempe, Phoenix and the neighboring cities without a car. Tempe is just a quick 10 minute commute from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). We departed from […]

Downtown Tempe welcomes Pedal Haus Brewery

We’re less than two weeks into October and this is already shaping up to be a memorable month in Tempe.  We’ve already had Tour de Fat and Oktoberfest come and go, ushering in a season filled with fun, friends and great beer. October also brought us the official opening of Pedal Haus Brewery, 730 S. […]

Tempe Marketplace is a marvel!

Tempe Marketplace is a marvel.  It’s my one stop destination for super shopping, restaurants, entertainment and some personal pampering. All of this plus its central location off the 101 and 201 freeways makes getting there so convenient. It’s no wonder that Tempe Marketplace is one of the most popular gathering places in Tempe, and, for […]

Tempe venues for group dining

Tempe is an ideal meeting destination with a variety of great venues for a group dining event. Below is a list of just a few to give you an idea of what Tempe has to offer. If you have any additional questions about group dining and events, please contact Sofia Preston at the Tempe Tourism office: [email protected] […]

You’ll find great restaurants near the ASU Tempe Campus

If you’re hungry and happen to be close to the Arizona State University (ASU) Tempe Campus, you’ll have plenty of places to choose from. From breakfast to burgers to bruschetta to all kinds of international favorites, you’ll have a hard time choosing from all of the tasty restaurants surrounding ASU. Here are a few of […]

Try Lördagsgodis, the Swedish candy at IKEA Tempe

Being born and raised in Sweden, there are some traditions have stuck with me even after two decades as an expat.  For example, I celebrate Christmas on December 24th, I prefer my pancakes to be thin (like crepes) and I believe soccer is the true football. I also love IKEA!  That big blue and yellow box […]

Getting to Tempe is Easy for Arizona Group Travel

Tempe, Arizona is located just four miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. It’s easy for meeting attendees to get to Tempe and this classic college town is full of activity year round. With all the meeting spaces, local eateries, full service and limited service hotels, and things to do, Tempe is an excellent choice for Arizona […]

Top 6 Outdoor Things To Do in Tempe

It’s about that time in Tempe where the weather is beckoning me outside! I want to shop, eat, walk, play and relax in the sunny Arizona climate! Here is my top 6 list of fun things to do in Tempe that are all outside: 1. Shop at Tempe Marketplace – This outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment hub […]