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Spend New Year’s Eve in Tempe

Check out these Tempe restaurants where you can have a festive dinner, dine-in or to-go, and ring in the New Year in a way that’s perfect for you.

Celebrate the season with Tempe’s holiday treats and drinks

Now that we’re in full holiday swing, we encourage you to check out our list of holiday items at Tempe’s restaurants, bakeries and bars. All around town, you’ll find eggnog (in ice cream or yogurt or a traditional cocktail), craft beers with a special holiday flair, tamales by the dozen and lots of sweet treats.

Tempe area restaurants open on Christmas Day

We did some research and found restaurants in the Tempe area that are going to be open on Christmas day! Be sure to call ahead for reservations or contact each place directly with questions about takeout, delivery or curbside pickup options.

Dining at Tempe Marketplace – So Many Options!

Tempe Marketplace, located at McClintock Drive and Rio Salado Parkway, has a little bit of everything when you are in need of some good grub.

Find holiday gifts for everyone on your list in Tempe

The holiday shopping frenzy has begun. And, as we all know, searching for the ideal gifts for those on your list can be exhausting to say the least. However, we have the perfect solution: shop local this year!

Spend the Holiday Season in Tempe, Arizona

In my opinion, Tempe, Arizona is one of the best spots to get in the holiday spirit. Whether you are looking for a fun date night idea, or fun for the whole family, spending the holiday season in Tempe offers endless possibilities.

Creations Boutique at Tempe Marketplace

Recently opened at Tempe Marketplace, Creations Boutique is a unique shopping destination worth checking out. Creations features the company’s national brand Angie, as well as such items as candles, accessories and jewelry crafted by local designers and artists. 

New Dining Options in Tempe, AZ – Fall 2020

The newest eateries in Tempe feature everything from plant-based cuisine to delicious sweet treats, so you’ll find exactly what you’re craving. It’s the perfect time to check out a new restaurant to treat yourself to take out!

Skip the dishes, eat out on Thanksgiving in Tempe!

Why stress over doing the dishes when you can go out to eat or order takeout this Thanksgiving? Check out which restaurants will be open and offering specials during Thanksgiving weekend in Tempe.

Take a self-guided tour in Tempe

Because Tempe is easy to navigate at 40 square miles, it’s an ideal place to take your own self-guided tour. Here are some of our favorite places to see during your own Tempe driving, biking or walking tour.

Fresh out the oven cookies in Tempe, Arizona

So you’re looking for the best cookies in Tempe? Excellent, we’ve got you covered! We love our cookies hot and fresh baked (daily) and these local Tempe bakeries are sharing the wealth with residents and visitors alike!

It’s a great day for a Tempe bike ride

Tempe is known for being a bike-friendly city. For a 40 square mile city, it’s amazing that there are 217 miles of Tempe bike paths, from desert trails to bike lanes on city streets.

Best burgers in Tempe

It’s a given that a college town like Tempe, Arizona would have its fair share of restaurants where you can find some of the best burgers around. The Tempe Tourism team sampled burgers from several restaurants around town so you can decide which ones you’d like to try next. It’s a tough job, but someone had to do it.

Add spice to your life at Tempe’s Thai restaurants

Tempe has so many great family-owned and operated restaurants that making a choice is the main challenge. You can be sure that the food is authentic, fresh and prepared from favorite family recipes.

Craft Breweries in Tempe

Tempe has a vast culinary scene that extends from college town staples of pizza and burgers to upscale dining at House of Tricks and Top of the Rock. One trend that ties all of Tempe’s eateries together is the growing variety of excellent microbrews. With multiple craft breweries in Tempe, our city is producing some of the best of suds in the Southwest.