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.
Currently in Tempe, AZ
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.
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.
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.Learn More
Indoor activities in Tempe to stay cool this summer
The best way to stay cool in Tempe during the heat of the summer, you ask? Enjoy one of Tempe’s stellar indoor attractions! Tempe has lots of indoor activities, from museums to arcades to bowling, that offer tons of fun for the whole family, with a bonus of amazing air conditioning.
Virtual Tours in the Tempe Area
Get out of the house without leaving your house. Take a virtual tour to explore in and around Tempe. View videos and take virtual tours of the Phoenix Zoo, Hall of Flame Fire Museum, Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts and the ASU Tempe Campus.