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Things to Do in Tempe

Good times ahead

Looking for fun things to do in Tempe and the Phoenix area? We’ve got you covered. Don’t miss family-friendly attractions like the zoo, aquariums, arcades and scenic hiking trails. Dine and shop at Tempe Marketplace and Arizona Mills. Explore Tempe Town Lake from a paddleboard or kayak. Get inspired at one of the many museums and galleries throughout the city and on the ASU Tempe Campus. And that’s just the beginning.

Things to do in Tempe

Our tree-lined, brick paved sidewalks that speak to Tempe’s historic roots aren’t just there for aesthetics. They lead you places. They take you to the many things you can do here in this culturally diverse community. Show up in jeans and a t-shirt, bike shorts or business attire, and you’ll feel like you fit in. A welcoming hang-out, Tempe attracts couples, families, singles, and, of course, our beloved college crowd looking for a piece of the spirited lifestyle.

Among the many things to do: kayak at Tempe Town Lake, watch spring training baseball games at Tempe Diablo Stadium; experience a live performance at ASU Gammage or Tempe Center for the Arts; shop in Downtown Tempe, Arizona Mills, Tempe Marketplace, IKEA and beyond; attend an outdoor festival or event like the Tempe Festival of the Arts, Oktoberfest or Innings Festival. Our warm weather (330 sunny days each year) invites you to hike and bike the many paths and trails in and around town.

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Spring in Tempe is fresh and fun

Soak up sunny skies and plenty outdoor activities this spring in Tempe, Arizona. Get out on the water at Tempe Town Lake in a kayak or on a stand-up paddleboard, or explore the shops and eateries in Downtown Tempe.

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Tempe Town Lake Donut Boat
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Boating on Tempe Town Lake

Find boat, bike and board rentals to explore Tempe in a cool new way.

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Events for every season

Looking for an event? We’ve got you covered. Check out Tempe’s event listings to learn more.

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