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4th of July fun in Tempe

The summer is under way here in Tempe, and that means it’s time to start making plans for the July 4th, 2019! Always one of my favorite holidays, this year is sure to be another fun year with lots of places to choose from to watch the sky sparkle with fireworks of every color. Here […]

Restaurants in Tempe with great patios

What does great weather, delicious food and the perfect outdoor patio have in common? They are all available right here in Tempe! Patio dining is in full swing and it’s not stopping anytime soon. Grab brunch, lunch or drinks and take in all that Tempe has to offer on these outdoor patios. House of Tricks114 […]

Ghost Ranch: Modern Southwestern Cuisine

By Sally J. Clasen Photos by Mark Lipczynski Born and raised in Arizona, chef-restaurateur Aaron Chamberlin longed for the Southwestern food of his youth. So he decided to revive the cuisine—albeit with a twist—in his latest restaurant concept Ghost Ranch, located in south Tempe at Rural and Warner roads next to Tempe Public Market Café, […]

Top 20 Summer Activities in Tempe

Those lazy days of summer are upon us in Tempe, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to just lounge by the pool. Here are our top 20 summer activities in Tempe to help make this summer your best one yet. 1. Big Surf Waterpark: Everyone, from big kahunas to little splashers, will have fun staying cool […]

Best Museums for Kids

Gone are the days of keeping quiet and not touching anything at a museum. I remember going on field trips to museums when I was a kid. They were fun, but I wouldn’t exactly say it was the best day of my life. It was hard to relate to and nothing felt like it was […]

Brunch in Downtown Tempe is a Can’t Miss

My favorite part of the weekend is brunch for a few reasons. First, it’s the only time it’s socially acceptable to have a late breakfast and a cocktail all before noon. Secondly, Downtown Tempe has so many restaurant options to satisfy all your weekend brunch cravings. From zesty mimosas to syrup-covered red velvet waffles, Tempe’s […]

It’s a great day for a Tempe bike ride

Tempe is known for many things: Mill Avenue, Arizona State University, ASU Gammage and more than a few really fun annual festivals and events. But did you know that Tempe is known for being a bike-friendly city too? In 2011, the League of American Bicyclists re-designated Tempe a Silver-Level Bicycle-Friendly Community Award winner. Tempe was recognized […]

A Day at Arizona Mills

Written by: Arizona Mills Between warmer weather, longer days and a break from school, summer is the season of adventure, and the perfect time to create lasting memories with family. Whether you’re an Arizona local or visiting Tempe on vacation, Arizona Mills – located in the heart of Tempe and just 15 minutes from the […]

Donut delights in Tempe

We donut mess around when it comes to donut shop delights in Tempe  “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy donuts and that’s basically the same thing.” – Unknown  The Donut Competition  We thought it would be a blast to showcase some of Tempe’s most beloved donut shops and pin donuts up against one another, sprinkle […]