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Experience Arizona on a Guided Tour

In Arizona, the possibilities for experiencing the great outdoors are unlimited. Arizona has an abundance of beautiful, scenic, interesting and just plain fun places for you to explore via many different modes. You can choose to see the sights on foot, mountain bike, ATV or river boat, in a jeep, van or hot air balloon. […]

Ring in the New Year in Tempe

It’s time say farewell to 2018 and ring in 2019. Tempe has all kinds of fun events planned with live music, DJs, festive dinner menus, champagne toasts and kids’ activities. Here’s a list of top picks for where to celebrate the night away on New Year’s Eve in Tempe. And, to make sure that your night on […]

Shopping in Tempe with a Holiday Twist

With just one week to go before Christmas, it’s now or never to finish that last minute shopping and enjoy a few holiday events to get you in the spirit of the season. Arizona Mills, Tempe Marketplace and Downtown Tempe have both – great shopping and fun events – what could be better? Photos with […]

Try something new in Tempe

Tempe is a city that can’t easily be defined. It’s not just a place for those who are interested in arts or athletics, food or festivals; it’s a place for all. Including those who are looking to do something out of the norm and do something a little more edgy.  Here are some creative options […]

Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade is holiday magic

NOTE: this event has been cancelled for December 2020. For many, the holiday season is all about creating memories and sharing traditions with others. In Tempe, we have our own traditions that spark holiday spirit. Visiting Tempe is sure to get you into the holiday spirit. One of the most anticipated holiday events in Tempe […]

My Tempe- Notes From a Native; Music

By Delaney Wood Music has always been an integral part of my life. Some of my fondest memories of my childhood include sitting next to my Grandma at the piano, while she loudly played and sang her favorite songs.  Personally, I have been playing the violin for 10 years and I currently play in the […]

My Tempe- Notes From a Native; Pic-worthy Places

By Delaney Wood If you ever find yourself asking the question “What am I going to post next on Instagram?”, I have a solution for your problem- come to Tempe!  Tempe is full of beautiful venues, a bustling nightlife, and the most gorgeous sunsets. We’re home to Tempe Town Lake, Arizona State University, and the […]

My Tempe- Notes From a Native; Turning 21

By Delaney Wood This summer, I celebrated my 21st birthday. In the weeks leading up to my birthday, I heard a never-ending barrage of the typical ideas: “You should totally go to Mill!” or “Let’s go to Old Town!”  While heading to Mill Ave on your birthday is always a fun idea, there are numerous […]

My Tempe- Notes From a Native; Restaurants

By Delaney Wood Having been born and raised in Tempe, I’ve had the unique opportunity to test out numerous restaurants, attractions and events that we have here in town.  Here in Tempe, we have a good mix of mom-and-pop establishments, as well as larger businesses and chain establishments. However, there are a select handful of […]

My Tempe- Notes From a Native; Introduction

By Delaney Wood The Tempe Tourism Office has a new intern! It’s me- Delaney Wood. Throughout my time here, I created a blog series about life in Tempe, my experiences as a student at Arizona State University, and advice about fun things to do. I’ve lived in Tempe my entire life, so my hope is […]

Ghost Ranch in Tempe: A local’s review

By Delaney Wood Ghost Ranch is one of Tempe’s newest restaurants, offering an assortment of modern southwestern cuisine.  I visited on a busy Wednesday evening, in the midst of the after-work rush, and was greeted with fast service, friendly employees and delicious food. Upon arriving at Ghost Ranch, my friends and I were seated immediately, […]

TRI Tempe, Arizona

It’s no secret that athletes love competing in Tempe, especially triathlon athletes. Tempe is becoming the top destination for hosting high caliber triathlons in the country. For the athletes, Tempe offers the ideal tri setting. With miles of spectator-friendly running/biking paths, the accessibility of Tempe Town Lake and of course the most impeccable weather to […]

New places to dine, drink and dance in Tempe

Tempe is bursting with new places to dine and be entertained. Just when you think you’ve tried them all, a bunch of new venues spring up. Whether you’re in the mood for a great meal, a new cocktail designed by a creative mixologist, or an evening of DJs and dancing, here are some fun and […]

Get ready for an exciting ASU Gammage 2018-19 season

As the summer winds down, I’m excited to see the return of all the activity that autumn brings. While I enjoy the slower pace of the lazy days of summer, I look forward to the renewed vitality that comes with all the arts and culture events that start in the fall.  I’m especially excited about […]

Dining Around: Tempe Today

The city’s sweetening from peppy college town to dynamic urban destination has benefited residents and visitors alike with many enviable perks—most enjoyably, a continued reinvention of its dining landscape.