When packing for your trip to Tempe, Arizona don’t forget the essentials: sunscreen, water bottle, walking shoes and a camera. Everything you need to make your trip more comfortable is close by in Tempe. Less than 10 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Tempe is a great jumping off point for your Arizona adventure. Here are a few tips to help you during both your planning and your visit to Tempe.
Tempe is in the middle of it all
STAY HYDRATED: Water is essential no matter where you are in Arizona. When you are out and about, keep a bottle of water handy. You can easily become dehydrated without realizing it. Try to avoid outdoor exercise during the heat of the afternoon and drink at least 2 liters of water a day.
TAMING THE SUN: You may have heard the saying ‘it’s a dry heat.’ Surprisingly, Tempe does have a rainy season in spring and the monsoons bring thunderstorms in July and August. But it is mostly sunny in Tempe, Arizona year round. Therefore, be sure to use sunscreen, lip balm and wear a hat while hiking, biking or playing outside.
Where to Shop Small Businesses in Tempe
Support local Tempe merchants. Tempe retailers, artists, florists and more sell everything from ASU gear to flowers to skateboards to artwork. These businesses will benefit from your patronage now more than ever, so use this list as you’re looking for gifts, or gift cards, for loved ones (or just for you).
Woman-owned businesses in Tempe, AZ
Looking to support businesses with women owners? The Tempe Tourism Office created an ever-growing list of women-owned places in Tempe that would welcome your patronage.