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Virtual Tours in the Tempe Area

Get out of the house without leaving your house. Take a virtual tour to explore in and around Tempe. View videos and take virtual tours of the Phoenix Zoo, Hall of Flame Fire Museum, Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts and the ASU Tempe Campus.

4th of July fun

We’ve made it easy to find something fun to do this year for the 4th. Check out our list of July 4th events in metro Phoenix where you can practice social distancing and watch fireworks light up the sky. Or, take it easy at home or at a staycation at a local hotel and enjoy the pool and takeout from a local restaurant.

Stress Relieving Activities in Tempe 

Looking for bit of stress relief? At the Tempe Tourism Office, we’re looking forward to welcoming visitors again. But, in the meantime, we wanted to provide a few ways to reduce stress and remind ourselves of the laid-back, come as you are spirit that Tempe, Arizona is known for.

Murals in Tempe, Arizona

Love murals? Hop in your car and take a driving tour of Tempe’s public art. We showcase our favorite Tempe, Arizona murals on a custom driving tour.

Infusion Coffee & Tea Crafters

Located just east of the Arizona State University Tempe Campus, Infusion Coffee & Tea Crafters may seem like an unassuming, local coffee shop. Surrounded by college apartments, a sleepy historic neighborhood, and one of Arizona’s original craft breweries, the café is a popular spot that brings this unique cross-section of the city together for that always-essential cup of joe.

Frozen Treats on a Summer Day in Tempe

It’s starting to heat up outside! Beat the heat with a cool treat this summer and check out Tempe’s frozen delights. Lucky for us, Tempe has everything from frozen yogurt and ice cream to shakes and icy treats to get us through the summer.

Spend Father’s Day in Tempe

Father’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, June 21, 2020. 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.

360-degree photo tour of Tempe

To help you plan your visit, we’d like to give you a sense for what our city is all about. Experience our favorite spots in Tempe, showcased in 360 degree video tours. Explore Tempe’s architecture, recreational havens and popular photo spots.

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 Hotel Offers for Essential Travelers

As we get use to the new normal of COVID-19, Tempe, Arizona hotels are stepping up and providing discounted rates and stays for essential workers and travelers. Check out the special offers listed in this article and book your today.

Video conference with Tempe’s virtual backgrounds

We can’t have meetings in person these days, so instead, upload your own virtual background of Tempe. The Tempe Tourism Office has created a series of virtual backgrounds.

Get Veggie Happy at these Tempe Vegetarian Restaurants

Looking for vegan and vegetarian food option? Check out of of Tempe’s restaurants serving vegetarian and vegan dishes, and many offer organic and locally sourced ingredients as well.

Tempe Spring Festival of the Arts in Downtown Tempe

3/12/2020 9:15 p.m. – The City of Tempe has cancelled all public events and most public meetings through April 2020. For more information, visit the City of Tempe website. Spring is bursting out all over in Tempe with perfect weather, fragrant citrus blossoms, Cactus League Spring Training and a bunch of fun outdoor events, concerts […]

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 […]