Travel Tips & Essentials

Travel Tips & Essentials

Plan ahead before you arrive in Tempe

Tempe is a centrally located, modern college town that is easily accessible. 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.

Travel Tips When Visiting Tempe

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. So play it smart, try to avoid outdoor exercise during in the afternoon and drink at least 2 liters of water a day.

We’re accessible

Tempe strives to be a welcoming destination to everyone. This includes travelers with disabilities. Our public facilities, transportation system, crosswalks and sidewalks are sensitive to the needs of those with disabilities.

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Taming the sun

You may have heard the saying ‘it’s a dry heat.’ That is the rule of thumb most of the year in Tempe. Surprisingly we do have a rainy season in spring and the monsoons bring thunderstorms in July and August. But it is mostly sunny meaning that even with cloudy weather, the sun can still be intense. Therefore, be sure to use sunscreen, lip balm and wear a hat while hiking, biking or playing outside.

Visiting ASU

For those interested in visiting the Arizona State University Tempe campus, you will find it located adjacent to Downtown Tempe and less than 10 minutes from the airport. You can explore the campus on your own or take a tour. The campus is pedestrian friendly and offers several sites of interest.

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