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Take a Hike, Tempe!

NOTE: To help cope with the new stresses that we are all facing due to COVID-19 / Coronavirus, you may want to get outside and enjoy the warm Arizona sunshine that comes with spring. View our blog about outdoor options in Tempe during COVID-19. And check out the City of Tempe’s website for the latest […]

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 and turn holiday shopping into a fun and satisfying experience. For starters, you’ll likely encounter fewer crowds at the smaller […]

Skip the dishes, eat out on Thanksgiving in Tempe!

Thanksgiving is just days away – Thursday, November 28, 2019. That means in just a few days, we’ll be gathered around with friends and family, watching football, cooking the largest turkey we could find, baking pies and cakes, prepping the stuffing and the green bean casserole (my favorite and a Thanksgiving must if I’m invited to your […]

Spend the Holiday Season in Tempe, Arizona

In my opinion, Tempe, Arizona is one of the best spots to get in the holiday spirit. It’s not a snowy winter wonderland, but there are all kinds of fun festive events. Below are just a few suggestions for holiday events in Tempe, but there are lots more to check out on the Tempe Tourism […]

Quick bites in Downtown Tempe

In a pinch and need something delish? From local hits to convenient favorites, Downtown Tempe has you covered with quick bites that will surpass anyone’s appetite! Check out our list of on-the-go restaurants in Downtown Tempe.

Celebrate ASU Homecoming in Tempe

Homecoming is a time of year where students, parents and alumni alike celebrate the spirit, pride and tradition at Arizona State University. ASU Homecoming week, November 17-23, 2019, is filled with many events that will get you in the school spirit and ready for the big football game. Festivities kick off with the Lantern Walk and conclude […]

Enjoy a taste of Italy at these Tempe Italian restaurants

MAMA MIA! Just saying that makes me want to dive right into a plate of spaghetti. To tell you the truth, I don’t think I’ve ever met a dish of pasta that I didn’t like. I find that the trouble with Italian food is you just can’t stop eating once you start. First come the […]

The Shop Beer Co. is one of a kind

Written by Angela MunizPhotography by Mark Lipczynski With exception of the hum of planes approaching Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and a nostalgic mix of ’90s hits on the speakers, the patio of The Shop Beer Co. is quiet in the late morning. For now, the action is taking place behind the scenes in the brewery. But […]

Caffe Boa celebrates its 25th anniversary

A Downtown Tempe staple since 1994, Caffe Boa has been bringing guests farm to table food for 25 delicious years. In addition to an impressive wine list boasting the largest selection of natural wines in Arizona, the seasonally inspired menu focuses on homemade, local and organic ingredients. So every visit is a discovery of new […]

Visit Tempe’s spine tingling Halloween haunts

With Halloween just around the corner, my thoughts are on places in Tempe that are reputed to be haunted. Tempe was settled in the second half of the 1800s. Some of the old buildings are still in use by businesses and a few purportedly have permanent residents who, though long dead, make an occasional ghostly […]

ASU Family Weekend

It’s that time again! Family weekend at Arizona State University will be here before you know it! While the fun weekend of events is happening a little later than usual this year (November 8-10, 2019), it will be just as fun-filled as ever before.  As a sophomore this year at Arizona State, I am super […]

Celebrating Halloween in Tempe

It’s about that time of year to make plans for Halloween! If Halloween is quickly creeping up on you, and you just don’t know what to do, check out these awesome events in Tempe, AZ. Whether you are looking for a fun activity for the kids, an event for the grown-ups, or something for the whole […]

Places to watch an ASU or Arizona football game in Tempe

While the Sun Devils are away, we’ll watch them play!   Football season is upon us. When we can’t cheer for our favorite team inside Sun Devil Stadium, the next best thing is to gather with your fellow maroon and gold wearing fans at a local sports bar. Being a college town, Tempe just happens to have […]

Grid Bikes & Bird Scooters make it easy to explore Tempe

NOTE: To help cope with the new stresses that we are all facing due to COVID-19 / Coronavirus, you may want to get outside and enjoy the warm Arizona sunshine that comes with spring. View our blog about outdoor options in Tempe during COVID-19. And check out the City of Tempe’s website for the latest updates on closures. Tempe […]

Where should I eat before an ASU Gammage show?

Yay! You got tickets to the Broadway show you’ve been dying to see! The next step? Picking a fun, delicious, and conveniently located Tempe restaurant near ASU Gammage – preferably so that you only have to park once for the evening (here’s a guide to where to park in Downtown Tempe). Being that ASU Gammage […]