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Spring Break for Everyone at Arizona Mills

Written By: Arizona Mills The weather in Arizona is heating up and the season of renewal is just around the corner, making spring break the perfect time to experience something new with family and friends. Whether you’re planning a staycation or visiting Tempe for the first time, Arizona Mills – the state’s largest indoor value-retail […]

Tempe’s African Fest USA connects communities

3/12/2020 9:15 p.m. – The City of Tempe has cancelled all public events, including African Fest and most public meetings, through April 2020. For more information, visit the City of Tempe website. Experience the richness of Africa on March 28, 2020 at the African Fest USA in Tempe, Arizona. African Fest USA is an opportunity […]

Celebrate National Pi (Pie) Day in Tempe

Celebrate National Pi (Pie) Day at these favorite Tempe spots Whether you’re celebrating the glorified National Pi Day (3.14) or looking to satisfy a craving or just something different to consume, we’ve got the best pies in Tempe! From savory hand pies to classic fruit pies to a play on words with pies, we’ve got them […]

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Tempe

Ready to live it up like a leprechaun? Tempe has everything from entertainment, to great food and drink specials. See our top recommendations and an overview of their St. Paddy’s day festivities.

When the Spirits Move You: Tempe Distilleries

With a now-established wine and craft beer scene, Arizona’s distilleries and their small batch spirits are becoming the state’s next wave of innovative and artisanal beverages. Tempe is home to two distilleries within three miles of each other.

Where to get a margarita (or two) in Tempe, Arizona

Frozen or on the rocks, we love all Margaritas Let’s be real. National Margarita Day shouldn’t be limited to just one day… but it is a day where you can drink as many margaritas (responsibly) without the judgement of others because, “…it’s National Margarita Day guys!” (extra kudos for this fun holiday falling on a […]

Plant-Based Pioneer: 24 Carrots

By Angela Muniz | Photography by Mark Lipczynski Long before vegan and plant-based were common menu phrases, Sasha Raj started serving vegetable-forward juices, snacks and meals out of a tucked-away Tempe restaurant with green walls. Today, 24 Carrots celebrates 12 years of sharing and showing people the difference between diets and lifestyles. That people now […]

Dine out in Tempe this Valentine’s Day

Tempe is home to hundreds of restaurants with cuisines from all over the world. With it being the month of love, be sure to set yourself and significant other up for success. Love is in the air… or maybe it’s the smell of delicious food calling to your taste buds for a romantic dinner! Either […]

An insider’s guide to the Arizona Cactus League’s ballparks and culinary scene

Buy me some craft beer and Sonoran Hot Dogs, I don’t care if I never get back By Charlie Vascellaro  PLEASE NOTE – As of March 12, 2020, the remainder of the Cactus League Spring Training season has been cancelled. For questions, please visit https://cactusleague.com/. While major league baseball’s spring training season coincides and overlaps with the spring break season, there’s always a feeling of playing hooky associated with whiling away […]

Healthy Restaurants in Tempe

I love to go out to eat – it’s relaxing, convenient and fun! But, I also like to eat relatively healthy, if possible. For those of you that try and keep it healthy when dining out, here’s a list of of my favorite healthy restaurant options in Tempe that won’t let you down when it […]

Things To Do During Spring Training Season

We recognize the remaining Cactus League spring training games have been cancelled as of March 12, 2020, however, there are still plenty of fun things to do and see while you’re here visiting Tempe. Spring Training will be back February 2021. Enjoy sunny skies and all the spring vibes at this year’s Cactus League Spring […]

20 things to do in Tempe, AZ in the New Year

Photo Credit: @traveling_newlyweds 2020 is here and we’re all starting a brand-new decade. If that sounds a bit overwhelming to you, we’ve got you covered. Here are 20 things to do in Tempe, Arizona in 2020.   Whether you think you’ve done it all in Tempe or are just skimming the surface of all the wonderful things Tempe has to offer, we’re here […]

Spring Break Family Fun in Tempe

When you’re a child, you always wanted spring break to last a lot longer than a week. With so much to do in Tempe this spring, parents might wish for the same thing! Here are nine fun things to do in the Tempe area during spring break: Visit the Phoenix Zoo. Voted one of the […]

LGBTQ events in Tempe & Phoenix this spring

Looking for a friendly, diverse and inclusive destination? Be sure to visit Tempe, Arizona. Tempe is known for its welcoming spirit, blend of cosmopolitan culture and style, scenic desert beauty and more than 330 days of sunshine every year. And, Tempe is known for its non-discrimination policies and its perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundations’ Municipal Equality Index.  Another great thing […]

Spend New Year’s Eve in Tempe

It’s time to ring in 2020! And, more importantly, time to decide where to celebrate New Year’s Eve! Tempe has everything from champagne toasts, live music, festive dinner menus and kids’ activities to choose from to celebrate. And, to make sure that your night on the town is safe, Valley Metro is once again teaming up with Coors Light to […]