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360-degree photo tour of Tempe

To help you plan your visit, we’d like to give you a sense for what our city is all about. Experience our favorite spots in Tempe, showcased in 360 degree video tours. Explore Tempe’s architecture, recreational havens and popular photo spots.

Black-owned restaurants and businesses in Tempe, AZ

Looking for a Black-owned restaurant or business in Tempe? We made this list of locally owned restaurants and businesses in Tempe to make your search easier. We love supporting our community and Black-owned businesses are an important part of that.

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 National Travel & Tourism Week with Tempe, Arizona

Tempe is celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week May 2-8, 2021. To help refresh and regenerate after the year we’ve all had, you may want to get outside and enjoy the Arizona sunshine.

Celebrate the season with Tempe’s holiday treats and drinks

Now that we’re in full holiday swing, we encourage you to check out our list of holiday items at Tempe’s restaurants, bakeries and bars. All around town, you’ll find eggnog (in ice cream or yogurt or a traditional cocktail), craft beers with a special holiday flair, tamales by the dozen and lots of sweet treats.

Creations Boutique at Tempe Marketplace

Recently opened at Tempe Marketplace, Creations Boutique is a unique shopping destination worth checking out. Creations features the company’s national brand Angie, as well as such items as candles, accessories and jewelry crafted by local designers and artists. 

Female-owned businesses in Tempe, AZ

Looking to support businesses with female owners? The Tempe Tourism Office created an ever-growing list of female-owned places in Tempe that would welcome your patronage.

Get to know State Bicycle Co. in Tempe, AZ

Get to know how State Bicycle Co. got started, and the story behind the brothers who founded it in Tempe, Arizona more than 10 years ago. The unique mix of childhood nostalgia, pride of ownership and joyful passion has become the underlying goal for Mehdi and Reza Farsi and State Bicycle Co.,

Kettle Heroes

In 2013, brothers Aaron and Rudi Sinykin decided to give back to the community on a more personal level, one kernel of kindness at a time. Kettle Heroes offers classic flavored popcorn, but also Southwestern selections true to the region, such as prickly pear, Hatch green chile, and cinnamon-sugar churro flavors.

Let’s go there – visit Tempe, Arizona

We all need something to look forward to again. And nothing is more exciting than planning that next perfect getaway. The one that can’t get here soon enough. Because the journey begins the moment we decide to go somewhere. That’s why now is a great time to plan a trip to Tempe, Arizona!

Murals in Tempe, Arizona

Love murals? Hop in your car and take a driving tour of Tempe’s public art. We showcase our favorite Tempe, Arizona murals on a custom driving tour.

Outdoor Options in Tempe during COVID-19

To help you cope with the new stresses that we are all facing, you may want to get outside and enjoy the Tempe, Arizona sunshine. You can practice social distancing and experience the outdoors at the same time.

Picnics in the Park in Tempe

To best enjoy the sunny Arizona weather we highly suggest a leisurely picnic at one of Tempe’s parks. There are 50 parks throughout the city of Tempe, with lots of amenities from lakes to playgrounds. To make your picnic seem more like a special event, order takeout from a nearby Tempe restaurant. Here’s a handy list of Tempe parks and restaurants to check out first.

Stress Relieving Activities in Tempe 

Looking for bit of stress relief? At the Tempe Tourism Office, we’re looking forward to welcoming visitors again. But, in the meantime, we wanted to provide a few ways to reduce stress and remind ourselves of the laid-back, come as you are spirit that Tempe, Arizona is known for.

Support local Tempe merchants

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).