Tempe is a centrally located, modern college town that is easily accessible. Less than 10 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Tempe is a great jumping off point for your Arizona adventure. Here are a few tips to help you during both your planning and your visit to Tempe.
Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms
STAY HYDRATED: Water is essential no matter where you are in Arizona. When you are out and about, keep a bottle of water handy. You can easily become dehydrated without realizing it. Try to avoid outdoor exercise during the heat of the afternoon and drink at least 2 liters of water a day.
TAMING THE SUN: You may have heard the saying ‘it’s a dry heat.’ Surprisingly, Tempe does have a rainy season in spring and the monsoons bring thunderstorms in July and August. But it is mostly sunny in Tempe, Arizona year round. Therefore, be sure to use sunscreen, lip balm and wear a hat while hiking, biking or playing outside.
For those interested in visiting the Arizona State University Tempe campus, you will find it located adjacent to Downtown Tempe and less than 10 minutes from the airport. You can explore the campus on your own or take a tour. The campus is pedestrian friendly and offers several sites of interest.Learn More
Tempe splash pads and water park fun this summer
What makes any summer day in Tempe just a little bit better? Water. As in splash pads, water parks and pools. Even though the summer days get pretty toasty in Arizona, my family always cools off and has fun when there is water around. Luckily for us, Tempe has lots to choose from!
4th of July fun
The annual July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival is canceled for 2021, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate Independence Day here in the Phoenix area. Enjoy fireworks and festivities or, check out the many summertime happenings in Tempe!