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Why we’re stoked about summer in Tempe

You might be wary of Arizona’s toasty temperatures during the summer. But you can rest assured that Tempe is ready to host visitors and locals alike with lots of cool fun in the sun and money-saving deals all season long.

Explore Tempe during ASU Graduation

Graduation season at Arizona State University (ASU) is upon us and that means students are transitioning from adolescent college years into mature (hopefully employed) alumni. We know that wrapping up your college experience can get a bit stressful, so we’re here to give you the 4-1-1 on how to get the most out of your graduation week!

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.

Top places to catch a sunset in Tempe, AZ

Is there anything better than catching a beautiful Arizona sunset? Maybe a few things, but a stunning sunset is always the cherry on top. Before temperatures start to rise, we encourage you to check out some of the best spots in Tempe to capture the most mesmerizing sunsets.

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.

Tempe has a latte of great coffee spots

We can’t espresso to you how brew-ti-ful Tempe is this time of year with a cup of joe in hand! Seek out the best coffee in Tempe at these cafes.

Exploring Phoenix’s Native American Culture

Whether you are a visitor to Tempe, or have lived in the area for years, don’t miss out on visiting nearby Native American tribal lands, fascinating museums and ancient ruins of the original inhabitants of Arizona.

We’re in this together, Tempe

The Tempe Tourism Office wants to do everything we can to support our local businesses so we can all weather this storm and come out even stronger than before. We hope to provide updates as much as possible about COVID-19 information for Tempe businesses.

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.

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.

Favorite Mexican Restaurants in Tempe

Tempe, Arizona has a wealth of Mexican food eateries, from quick-service options like Maskadores Taco Shop, to delicious newcomers like GuacStar, to mainstays like Rosita’s Mexican Food and Casa Reynoso that have been in Tempe for decades. It’s hard to choose a favorite, so here is a list of the most beloved Mexican restaurants in Tempe.

Easter Sunday Brunch to Get Hoppy About in Tempe

With Easter just around the corner, Sunday, April 4, 2021, it’s time to start thinking about where you can get delivery or curbside pickup for a delicious Easter meal. Lucky for us, several restaurants at Tempe Marketplace are ready to cook our meal so we can enjoy the day.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Tempe

Ready to live it up like St. Patrick would have? Tempe has everything from entertainment, to great food and drink specials. See our top recommendations and an overview of their St. Paddy’s day festivities.

Spring Break Family Fun in Tempe

When you’re a child, you always wanted spring break to last a lot longer than a week. With so much to do in Tempe this spring, parents might wish for the same thing!

Family-friendly restaurants in Tempe

Which Tempe restaurants are the best for family dining? There are a few that are always a sure bet for a good time, and a family-friendly atmosphere for the kiddos. Here’s our short list of family-friendly restaurants in Tempe.