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Skip the dishes, eat out on Thanksgiving in Tempe!

Why stress over doing the dishes when you can go out to eat or order takeout this Thanksgiving? Check out which restaurants will be open and offering specials during Thanksgiving weekend in Tempe.

Take a self-guided tour in Tempe

Because Tempe is easy to navigate at 40 square miles, it’s an ideal place to take your own self-guided tour. Here are some of our favorite places to see during your own Tempe driving, biking or walking tour.

Fresh out the oven cookies in Tempe, Arizona

So you’re looking for the best cookies in Tempe? Excellent, we’ve got you covered! We love our cookies hot and fresh baked (daily) and these local Tempe bakeries are sharing the wealth with residents and visitors alike!

It’s a great day for a Tempe bike ride

Tempe is known for being a bike-friendly city. For a 40 square mile city, it’s amazing that there are 217 miles of Tempe bike paths, from desert trails to bike lanes on city streets.

Best burgers in Tempe

It’s a given that a college town like Tempe, Arizona would have its fair share of restaurants where you can find some of the best burgers around. The Tempe Tourism team sampled burgers from several restaurants around town so you can decide which ones you’d like to try next. It’s a tough job, but someone had to do it.

Add spice to your life at Tempe’s Thai restaurants

Tempe has so many great family-owned and operated restaurants that making a choice is the main challenge. You can be sure that the food is authentic, fresh and prepared from favorite family recipes.

Craft Breweries in Tempe

Tempe has a vast culinary scene that extends from college town staples of pizza and burgers to upscale dining at House of Tricks and Top of the Rock. One trend that ties all of Tempe’s eateries together is the growing variety of excellent microbrews. With multiple craft breweries in Tempe, our city is producing some of the best of suds in the Southwest.

Drink Me! Tea Room – a modern twist on the afternoon tea experience

In need of a whimsical afternoon tea time? Melissa Harlan, owner of Drink Me! Tea Room in Tempe, was inspired on a trip to London where she had afternoon tea five days in a row. She wondered how she could bring this piece of joy she felt in London back home to Tempe, Arizona.

Tempe Fall Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss

With 330 days of sunshine each year and a vibrant downtown community, Tempe is the perfect festival location. Fall through spring, you will find a variety of fun festival events in our city.

Visit Tempe’s spine tingling Halloween haunts

If you’re looking for a little spooky action and goose bumpy fun this Halloween, you might visit Tempe’s spine tingling Halloween haunts. We made it easy for you and came up with this handy list.

Apache Blvd. offers an authentic culinary adventure

When you’re hungry for some fragrant, savory, spicy and delicious Middle Eastern/ Mediterranean and Asian food, there’s only one place to go—Apache Boulevard in Tempe.

Pumpkin Spice Love Found in Tempe

Join us in our quest to try and sample as many of Tempe’s pumpkin food and drinks as we possibly can. Here’s a list of our favorites. Enjoy!

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.

The Ultimate Day Trip to Tempe

Wildjoy took a week this summer to explore all over Tempe and create a great guide for your next day trip, exploring hidden gems along the way! In this blog post, you’ll learn how to have a Wildjoy day trip to Tempe with four stops to check out.

Brunch in Downtown Tempe is a Can’t Miss

From zesty mimosas to syrup-covered red velvet waffles, Tempe’s brunch scene has got you covered. Here are a few of our favorite weekend brunch locations.