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Broadway shows at ASU Gammage in Tempe

The 2022/2023 Desert Financial Broadway Across America – Arizona series at ASU Gammage kicks off in October. Get ready for an exciting season of Broadway!

Boba shops to check out in Tempe, Arizona

Are you a boba-holic like us? Boba drinks have been all the craze lately and they are popping up left and right in Tempe, so it’s the perfect time to indulge in your favorite boba drinks. And just in case you’re wondering what boba is, it’s the chewy tapioca balls that first originated in Taiwan. Add them into a milk tea or fruity tea and it’s a little slice of heaven.

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!

4th of July Fun

4th of July means it’s time for getting together with friends, grilling out, watching fireworks and finding Tempe events to celebrate the summer holiday!

Date Ideas in Tempe

To give you ideas for your next date in Tempe, we asked three local couples to share their itineraries for a perfect romantic day in Tempe.

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.

Spend Father’s Day in Tempe

Father’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, June 19, 2022. Spend some quality time with your dad to show him how much you appreciate all he’s done for you over the years. Tempe has lots of great options to make Father’s Day memorable. Here are a few cool ways you can celebrate with your dad.

Things to do off the Valley Metro Rail and Tempe Streetcar

From the Valley Metro Rail to the new Tempe Streetcar, Tempe continues to ensure that everyone can move around the city quickly and efficiently. Discover the many fun things to see and do like public art, shops, restaurants and other businesses as you use Tempe’s public transportation options.

Beat the heat with refreshing summer drinks and cocktails

Those local to the Tempe area know how important it is to find ways to beat the heat during the summer, including finding the best summer drinks and cocktails that transport you into a blissful retreat. Check out these Tempe locations for refreshing Tempe summer drinks and cocktails.

Stay Cool at Arizona Mills this Summer!

When you want to beat the heat and have some fun, pack up the kids and head over to Arizona Mills. Arizona Mills has a lot to offer this summer with some great deals and fun experiences.

Plan your wedding in Tempe, AZ

If you are planning your Arizona wedding in Tempe, here’s a list of our favorites for wedding venues and hotels, and group dining options for your rehearsal dinner and other wedding festivities.

Donut delights in Tempe

Craving donuts? We did all the hard work testing out Tempe’s most beloved donut shops. We taste tested and categorized the donuts into four categories: the Most Instagrammable, For the Brave (and Willing), and Most Creative and Colorful. Enjoy!

Tempe splash pads and water park 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!

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Tempe

Memorial Day weekend is May 28-30, 2022! We could all use a weekend getaway these days, and with Memorial Day coming fast, it’s the perfect opportunity to plan that break that we all need. Head to Tempe for fun events, shopping, awesome new restaurants to try, and everything in between.

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.