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The Golden Pineapple

The Golden Pineapple is the latest craft lounge from the beverage team of Justin Evans and Tony Fatica, and lucky for us, they chose Tempe for their home. Offering everything from bar bites and dinner entrees, the menu is filled with dishes showcasing ingredients from local purveyors.

Get Happy at Happy Hour in Tempe!

Need a little happy hour in your life? Check out these happy hour specials being offered at several Tempe restaurants. Cheers!

Treat taco lovin’ taste buds to Taco Tuesday in Tempe

Calling all taco lovers (and who isn’t?)! You can find your favorite savory filling tucked inside a tasty corn or flour tortilla in Tempe any day of the week. But, on Taco Tuesdays, you’ll find great deals that make them even more irresistible. Crispy or soft, basic or gourmet, you’ll find these tempting Southwestern treats at great prices on any given Tuesday at these Tempe restaurants.

Indoor activities in Tempe to stay cool this summer

The best way to stay cool in Tempe during the heat of the summer, you ask? Enjoy one of Tempe’s stellar indoor attractions! Tempe has lots of indoor activities, from museums to arcades to bowling, that offer tons of fun for the whole family, with a bonus of amazing air conditioning.

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 lots to do all year round.

Virtual Tours in the Tempe Area

Get out of the house without leaving your house. Take a virtual tour to explore in and around Tempe. View videos and take virtual tours of the Phoenix Zoo, Hall of Flame Fire Museum, Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts and the ASU Tempe Campus.

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.

4th of July fun

We’ve made it easy to find something fun to do this year for the 4th. Check out our list of July 4th events in metro Phoenix where you can practice social distancing and watch fireworks light up the sky. Or, take it easy at home or at a staycation at a local hotel and enjoy the pool and takeout from a local restaurant.

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.

Get Pizza by the Slice at these Tempe Restaurants

We don’t know about you, but we think pizza is always a good idea. It is typically a weekly, or let’s be honest, almost daily, part of our diet. These pizza joints in Tempe have stolen a pizza of our hearts and we think you need to discover your favorite slice, whether it be traditional or trending towards unusual.

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!

Murals in Tempe, Arizona

Love murals? Hop in your car and take a driving tour of Tempe’s public art. We showcase our favorite Tempe, Arizona murals on a custom driving tour.

Support local Tempe merchants

Support local Tempe merchants. Tempe retailers, artists, florists and more sell everything from ASU gear to flowers to skateboards to artwork. These businesses will benefit from your patronage now more than ever, so use this list as you’re looking for gifts, or gift cards, for loved ones (or just for you).

Infusion Coffee & Tea Crafters

Located just east of the Arizona State University Tempe Campus, Infusion Coffee & Tea Crafters may seem like an unassuming, local coffee shop. Surrounded by college apartments, a sleepy historic neighborhood, and one of Arizona’s original craft breweries, the café is a popular spot that brings this unique cross-section of the city together for that always-essential cup of joe.

Frozen Treats on a Summer Day in Tempe

It’s starting to heat up outside! Beat the heat with a cool treat this summer and check out Tempe’s frozen delights. Lucky for us, Tempe has everything from frozen yogurt and ice cream to shakes and icy treats to get us through the summer.