South Tempe

Kiwanis Park south Tempe

There are many places in Tempe where the locals love to go – canal paths for running and biking, neighborhood eateries and local shops. You can find many of these favorites in south Tempe, the area of the city south of Baseline Road.

Tickle your taste buds with Sicilian-inspired dishes at Vincitorio’s, Pan-Asian cuisine at Flo’s or twists on American classics at Perfect Pear Bistro.

If you want to try something new, this Tempe neighborhood is now home to Tempe Public Market Cafe, the newest venture from restaurateur Aaron Chamberlin and his brother David Chamberlin. You’ll enjoy their twist on American classics for breakfast, lunch and dinner. TRES Tempe, located next to the Home2 Suites and Hilton Garden Inn near the 101 and Elliot, offers a delicious menu of dishes inspired by the Southwest and the Mediterranean. And, for quick service Mexican food with a bit heat, check out Maskadores Taco Shop at McClintock Dr. and Warner Rd.

Find your favorite book or a cool gift at Changing Hands Bookstore and then go a few doors down to choose a new outfit or accessory at Lorelei, a locally-owned boutique. Try on the perfect running shoes at Sole Sports. And, discover the latest Swedish designs for every room in your house at IKEA Home Furnishings.

South Tempe offers many ways to enjoy a weekend day. Take a stroll or bike ride along the Western Canal Path followed by breakfast treats at Pleaissant Croissant or The Crepe Bar. Enjoy the Kiwanis Wave Pool or rent a boat or bike from Boat Rentals of America at Kiwanis Lake. Go bowling or play arcade games at Main Event or see a $3.50 movie at Pollack Tempe Cinemas. End your day with a cool treat with frozen yogurt at Zoyo or creamy gelato at Doc’s Artisan Ice Cream.

Hotels in South Tempe

South Tempe is a popular place for locals because it has a large cluster of dinning and shopping locations including the Elliot Road corridor, Changing Hands Bookstore and the largest IKEA in the Southwest.


Attractions in South Tempe

This area of Tempe is mainly residential, but it is filled with a number of places that can be enjoyed by both visitors and locals alike.  It is a family-friendly area that boasts great shopping, dining and outdoor activities.

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