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20 things to do in Tempe, AZ in the New Year

2021 is here, thank goodness. I’m not sure if I’m more excited that 2021 is here or if 2020 is over… I digress. Here are 20-ish things to do in Tempe, Arizona in 2021.

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!

7 Tempe Springtime Activities for Kids

Looking for something fun to do with your kiddos while in Tempe this spring? From a day at the zoo to a relaxing farmer’s market and outdoor festival, there are plenty of fun options for all ages. Here’s a short list of some of my favorite things to do in Tempe for a fun-filled day out with […]

A Day at Arizona Mills

Written by: Arizona Mills Between warmer weather, longer days and a break from school, summer is the season of adventure, and the perfect time to create lasting memories with family. Whether you’re an Arizona local or visiting Tempe on vacation, Arizona Mills – located in the heart of Tempe and just 15 minutes from the […]

Aquariums in the desert

If you’re an ocean life and/or water creature lover, you’re in luck. Tempe and the Phoenix Metro Valley offers a close-up look into aquamarine life right here in the desert. There are three amazing aquariums to choose from to explore the wonders of the water. Perfect for families and entertaining kids for hours, these are […]

Arizona Aloha Festival at Tempe Beach Park

It’s time to don your favorite Hawaiian shirt or other tropical garb, bust out some Don Ho and head to the Arizona Aloha Festival at Tempe Beach Park, March 9-10, 2019. The two-day event celebrates Hawaiian, Tahitian, Samoan and other South Pacific cultures through dance and musical performances, ukulele lessons, food, kid’s crafts and lots […]

ASU Gallery of Scientific Exploration takes you to infinity and beyond

I recently spent an absolutely fascinating afternoon at the ASU Gallery of Scientific Exploration. The Gallery is geared to educating the public about the wonders of earth and space science through digital media, interactive displays and public lectures presented in a high-definition theater. There are also glass-enclosed research laboratories that allow visitors to see scientists […]

ASU’s Gallery of Scientific Exploration in Tempe

Explore the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4), located on the ASU Tempe Campus. The ISTB 4 space includes the “Gallery of Scientific Exploration,” outfitted with kiosk-style interactive exhibits and a meteorite display.

Best Museums for Kids

Gone are the days of keeping quiet and not touching anything at a museum. I remember going on field trips to museums when I was a kid. They were fun, but I wouldn’t exactly say it was the best day of my life. It was hard to relate to and nothing felt like it was […]

Big Surf Waterpark is big summer fun

Summer is almost here and if you live in the greater Phoenix area, you know what that means: you’ll be spending many of your weekends at Big Surf Waterpark, which officially opens for the new summer season on Saturday, May 9. Find information about hours of operation and seasonal passes here. On Big Surf’s deal […]

Bring your pet to these dog friendly places in Tempe

Lucky for those visit Tempe, Arizona, there are plenty of restaurants, bars, and even shopping centers that will accommodate you and your pet. Below is a list of just a few of our favorites.

Budget-friendly hotels in Tempe

Love to travel, but have a tight budget? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve created a short list of where you’ll find budget-friendly, comfortable and conveniently located hotels in Tempe.

Celebrate this Mother’s Day in Tempe

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9, 2021. If you’re looking to do something special for your mom, mother-in-law, grandma, aunt or anyone else who deserves to be pampered on this day, we’ve got you covered!

Celebrating Halloween in Tempe

If Halloween is quickly creeping up on you, and you just don’t know what to do, check out these awesome events in Tempe, AZ. Whether you are looking for a fun activity for the kids or an event for the grown-ups everyone will be sure to have a spooky good time in Tempe.

Cool summer fun at the aquarium in Tempe: SEA LIFE

Afternoons are much cooler when you’re in the aquarium in Tempe. I think any day is a great day to visit SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium at Arizona Mills, but it’s one of my favorite places to visit in the summer. Once you enter, you’ll first see fish from freshwater streams and lakes. After this refreshing […]