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Shopping for ASU Fan Gear

Show off your school pride with some cool ASU fan gear. Check out our favorite spots in Tempe with the best selections of ASU gear from shirts, mugs, hats and everything in between.

Broadway shows at ASU Gammage in Tempe

The 2021/2022 Desert Financial Broadway Across America – Arizona series at ASU Gammage kicks off in September. Get ready for an exciting season of Broadway!

Restaurants near Tempe’s ASU Gammage

YES! You got tickets to the Broadway show you’ve been dying to see! The next step? Picking a fun, delicious, and conveniently located Tempe restaurant near ASU Gammage.

Find Hotels near Arizona State University Tempe Campus

Looking for the perfect hotel near the Tempe ASU Campus? We’ve highlighted the best hotels that are within a 2 mile radius of the ASU Memorial Union. With a mix of property types, including full-service, limited service, suite properties and economy, you’ll enjoy the best amenity of being close to campus, great food around every corner and attractions galore.

Tempe 101 – a prep course for life at Arizona State University

Every August, a new group of wide-eyed freshman will descend upon Tempe, making it their home for the next four (or more) years. Tempe is a great place to go to school. It’s a fun college town that truly embraces Arizona State University into the culture. Tempe is also a great place to live, with lots to do all year round.

Best Sports Bars in Tempe

Can’t attend the game in person? No problem! Tempe boasts an awesome selection of sports bars to watch your favorite team play live. Our list offers traditional sports bars, spots known for their margaritas, breweries and restaurants with patios that just can’t be beat.

Tempe Hospitality Champions

Tempe, Arizona is a community filled with people who exemplify the meaning of hospitality, kindness and simply taking care of each other.  The Tempe Tourism Office is excited to recognize these members of our community as Tempe Hospitality Champions.

Tempe splash pads and water park fun this summer

What makes any summer day in Tempe just a little bit better? Water. As in splash pads, water parks and pools. Even though the summer days get pretty toasty in Arizona, my family always cools off and has fun when there is water around. Luckily for us, Tempe has lots to choose from!

The Best Tempe Suites Hotels

Traveling with kids? Or like the convenience of a having a kitchen when you travel? There are lots of reasons to love hotels offering suites, and we love them too! Tempe has an abundance of options for travelers looking for a little more space, a kitchenette and more with several suites hotels to choose from.

4th of July fun

The annual July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival is canceled for 2021, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate Independence Day here in the Phoenix area. Enjoy fireworks and festivities or, check out the many summertime happenings in Tempe!

Frozen Treats on a Summer Day in Tempe

It’s starting to heat up outside! Beat the heat with a cool treat this summer and check out Tempe’s frozen delights. Lucky for us, Tempe has everything from frozen yogurt and ice cream to shakes and icy treats to get us through the summer.

Hotels in Downtown Tempe, Arizona

In Downtown Tempe, visitors will find a variety of properties, from suites to upscale retreats, that are adjacent to an endless supply of restaurants, coffee shops, retailers, the lake and the hiking trail up “A” Mountain.

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.

Rooftop Pools in Tempe, Arizona

Tempe, Arizona hotel pools make for a perfect oasis during the summer. There is nothing quite like relaxing at a rooftop pool to catch some rays and spectacular views at the same time. Check out these rooftop pools and see why we can’t stop bragging.

Spend Father’s Day in Tempe

Father’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, June 20, 2021. Spend some quality time with your dad to show him how much you appreciate all he’s done for you over the years. Tempe has lots of great options to make Father’s Day memorable. Here are a few cool ways you can celebrate with your dad.