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CSR Activities in Tempe

Throughout the year, the Tempe Tourism Office gives back to our community through volunteer service and other community efforts.  In addition to feeling good, we like to see firsthand the impact good deeds have in changing people’s lives. We know it takes a lot of planning to create a memorable meeting or a successful event.  […]

Day Trip From Tempe: Jerome

Visit Jerome, Arizona on a day trip from Tempe. With its eclectic feel, artistic shops, and all around beautiful scenery, it is without a doubt an exciting place to explore. Located atop the Cleopatra Hill (5,200 feet) between Prescott and Flagstaff, this old mining town is filled with personality and character.

Day Trip From Tempe: Payson

Take a day trip to Payson for a day of outdoor fun. Pine trees, open spaces, funky restaurants and majestic mountains – just an hour and a half drive from Tempe.

Day Trips from Tempe: Sedona

With only a two hour drive from Tempe to Sedona, it makes a great day trip. Sedona has a fun downtown with good restaurants, the hiking is incredible and the whole city looks like it should be on a postcard.

Treat yourself to Tracy Dempsey Originals in Tempe

On the corner of University and Priest Drives in Tempe, you’ll find a little bit of sweet tooth paradise in the form of Tracy Dempsey Originals. I love sweets, especially pastries that are so fresh, they’re still warm from the oven. When I discovered Tracy Dempsey Originals, I found my happy place. The storefront on […]

5K Walks in Tempe This Fall

Time to grab your walking shoes! Get fit for the approaching holidays while supporting an amazing organizations in the process by participating in a 5K walk! There are several fun 5K walks taking place in Tempe this fall. Check out this great list of 5K walks in Tempe taking place through November. Running Scared – […]

Off the Beaten Path Restaurants in Tempe

New restaurants, old favorites, college hang-outs and upscale dining options, all within Tempe, makes this town a hot spot for culinary adventures every day of the week.

Day Trips from Tempe: Flagstaff and Bearizona

A fun family day trip from Tempe is to explore Flagstaff, Arizona and nearby Bearizona. The scenery is completely different, the temperatures are cooler than metro Phoenix and there’s lots to do in and around the city.

Site inspections with the Tempe Tourism Office

by Matt Connelly, Group Sales Manager At the Tempe Tourism Office, the group sales team strives to connect meeting planners to the ideal property for their conference attendees. In addition, we can curate an ideal selection of venues and activities that will allow the attendees to truly experience the vibrant community that is Tempe. What’s […]

Day Trips from Tempe: Out of Africa Wildlife Park

With kids in mind, the Out of Africa Wildlife Park is a perfect destination for a day trip from Tempe. Within 90 minutes of leaving Tempe you arrived in Camp Verde and, only three miles further off the highway, to the Out of Africa Wildlife Park.

Planning the perfect Tempe meeting or event

If you’re planning a meeting in Tempe, Arizona, you may already know that our city offers a variety of hotels and unique meeting venues. And you surely also know that finding the perfect venue is only the first step in your meeting planning process.  So you have selected a great meeting space in Tempe and signed […]

How much do we love Tempe? Let us count the ways.

Tempe is an upbeat town with an endless variety of things to do, places to go and people to see. From resort hotels to family activities, entertaining nightlife to artistic expressions, Tempe has it all. Whether you’re from Tempe, or just visiting, here is a better way to get to know Tempe’s fun facts – especially if […]

Day trips from Tempe: Florence, AZ

Visit St Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Monastery, just a one hour drive from Tempe, Arizona. St Anthony’s is a hidden treasure tucked away in the desert a few miles outside of Florence.

Tempe nightlife is full of music, laughs and more

It’s the summertime and  I love the national pastime of compulsive binge watching  favorite shows on Netflix or stored on my DVR. You’ll find me hunkered down in front of  the old flat screen over entire weekends, well into the wee hours of the a.m. But let’s face it–after too many glassy-eye hours of this insanity, I have to […]

Day Trips from Tempe: Apache Trail Loop

It’s a Tuesday morning, which would normally be a work day. But not today; today we’re on vacation! Since we have two little ones under the age of three, we wanted to go somewhere close enough to Tempe that it wouldn’t be too exhausting for them, but also something far enough away that we got to […]