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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.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Holiday Menus and Craft Cocktails in Tempe

With the holiday season upon us, now’s the perfect time to seek out special holiday menus and craft cocktails to get in the festive mood! Here are just a few of the Tempe restaurants offering special holiday menus and/or holiday drinks we think you’ll love.

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 […]