Things to do in Tempe in the Spring

Things to do in Tempe in the Spring

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. Tempe is right in the middle of several hiking areas, and is home to 217 miles of bike paths, so enjoying the outdoors while social distancing is easy to do. Tickle your taste buds at one of the many Tempe restaurants with relaxing outdoor patios, or take your food to go with pick-up and delivery options aplenty. To give you peace of mind this springtime, there is a mask ordinance in the city and our county and businesses have increased health and safety protocols in place.

Take a hike

Get outside and take a hike, but where to start? In the Tempe/Phoenix area, there are many choices of hiking trails. Here’s a quick guide to some of our favorite Tempe and Phoenix hiking trails.

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Tempe Patio Dining

Patio dining is in full swing in Tempe and it’s not stopping anytime soon.

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Outdoor Options During Covid-19

Get outside and enjoy the warm Tempe, Arizona sunshine! You can practice social distancing and experience the outdoors at the same time.

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Family friendly restaurants

Which Tempe restaurants are the best for family dining? Here’s our short list of family-friendly restaurants in Tempe.

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Take a Self Guided Tour of Tempe

Tempe is a place with surprises around every corner. Check out some of our favorite places to see during your own Tempe driving, biking or walking tour.

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Find Things To Do in Tempe

“A” Mountain

With a quick jaunt to the top of “A” Mountain, also known as Hayden Butte, in Downtown Tempe, hikers are rewarded with views of the lake, ASU and rock drawings left hundreds of years ago by ancient people.

Mill Ave. and Third St.
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 350-4311

Angels Baseball, LP

Catch the Angels Baseball Spring Training in March in Tempe.  The Angels play home games at Tempe Diablo Stadium where you will enjoy an intimate ballpark feel, great food and beer on tap. Confirm game dates and times beforehand.

2200 W. Alameda Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85282

(714) 940-2000

Arizona Mills

Arizona Mills is the state’s largest family entertainment and outlet shopping destination with more than 185 stores at savings up to 70% off every day plus great dining and entertainment options, conveniently located 10 miles southeast of downtown Phoenix.

5000 S. Arizona Mills Cir.
Tempe, AZ 85282

(480) 491-7300

ASU Art Museum

The ASU Art Museum exhibits national and international contemporary artists, with a focus on Latin American art. The Museum houses the largest collection of Cuban art in the U.S. and an award-winning print collection. Exhibitions change seasonally. Admission is free. Please make a reservation prior to your visit.

ASU Tempe Campus
51 E. 10th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 965-2787

Desert Botanical Garden

Discover the tranquil vibrancy of 50,000 desert plants nestled amid the red rocks of the Papago Buttes at Desert Botanical Garden. An Arizona icon celebrating 80 years, the Garden has grown into a compelling attraction and desert conservation pioneer.

1201 N. Galvin Pkwy.
Phoenix, AZ 85008

(480) 941-1225

Downtown Tempe

Downtown Tempe offers a hometown feel with urban appeal and epic adventures. From dueling pianos to Broadway plays, public art to hiking “A” Mountain, renting a bike or paddleboarding on Tempe Town Lake and more, Downtown Tempe is like #NowhereElse.

5th St. and Mill Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 355-6060

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center is where families with children aged 3 to 10 can enjoy a world of creativity, color and building fun in the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground complete with the thousands of LEGO® bricks in themed play areas.

5000 S. Arizona Mills Cir. Ste. 135
Tempe, AZ 85282

Main Event Entertainment

Our 58,000 square foot center is home to 26 high quality recreational bowling lanes, laser tag, a gravity high ropes course, billiards and shuffleboard tables, more than 125 interactive games, flexible meeting and event spaces and a tempting array of food and beverages.

8545 S. Emerald Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85284

(480) 753-1200

Papago Golf Course

Papago Golf Course is a championship 18 hole golf course, set in the heart of Phoenix’s Papago Park. Papago has earned Top 100 Public Course honors for decades and was originally designed by William Francis “Billy” Bell.

5595 E. Karsten Way
Phoenix, AZ 85008

(602) 275-8428

REI Co-op Experiences

The REI Adventure Center in Scottsdale offers adventures for all, including guided hiking, road and mountain biking, kayaking, rafting, and SUP tours. Experience the desert with a guide or explore on your own with a bike from the Adventure Center’s rental fleet.

17465 N. 93rd St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

(480) 945-2881 or (866) 455-1601

SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium

Dive into SEA LIFE Arizona! Discover thousands of amazing creatures and walk through our incredible 360-degree ocean tunnel. SEA LIFE Arizona is built for kids with child-level bubbles and interactive touch pools.

5000 Arizona Mills Cir.
Tempe, AZ 85282

Singh Meadows

Singh Meadows is a scenic spot sprawled on 75 acres of greenbelts, trees and walking trails. It features a 100% organic café, coffee and juice bar and a farmer’s market. The farmer’s market and cafe are open Fri.-Sun. Oct. through May.

1490 E. Weber Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 225-7199

Tempe Marketplace

With over 100 shops and restaurants and 300 events a year, Tempe Marketplace is the ultimate destination. With a vibrant outdoor setting featuring fireplaces, water features and pop-up art installations, Tempe Marketplace provides an unparalleled shopping, dining and entertainment experience.

2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy.
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 966-9338

Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park

Tempe Town Lake, located adjacent to Downtown Tempe, provides a two-mile recreational haven for kayaking, rowing, jogging or picnicking. The heart of Tempe Town Lake is historic Tempe Beach Park, providing five miles of pathways and ample room for events.

80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy.
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 350-4311