Tempe, Arizona encompasses 40 square miles and is located in the East Valley and home to Arizona State University.
Boasting the largest shopping mall in Arizona (Arizona Mills), one of the largest open air malls with a live music stage (Tempe Marketplace) and the Tempe Town Lake where canoeing in the city became a regular occurrence. Oh, and you won't want to miss Downtown Tempe! Yes, Tempe has more activities and entertainment centers than you can fit into a single vacation.
If arts and culture is your thing, don’t miss the theatre at Gammage Auditorium, the live music venues up and down Mill Avenue, or the various galleries and pop up art centers managed by the university.
More interested in whose on first? While there are no major sports teams based in Tempe, you can still catch a spring training game at Tempe Diablo Stadium, college sports at the Sun Devil Stadium, or start your own game of Frisbee golf in one of the cities many parks.
Serviced by its own circulator called the Orbit and three other free local shuttles as well as METRO light rail, valley metro, and an intricate free way system including the 101, 60, and the Loop 202 – Tempe is easy to get to and even easier to get around.
With more than 44 hotels and over 5,000 hotel rooms – Tempe has a vibrant tourism scene with many who come to play, staying to work at one of the cities largest employers including Chase, Edward Jones, Insight, State Farm, Monster, GoDaddy.com, Smith Barney and Wells Fargo.
Houses range from mid 50’s and 60s ranch style homes to sky rise condominiums and just about every kind of single family home and townhouse in between. With a median age of 28, Tempe appeals to a younger crowd but with the cultural components and laid back atmosphere that people of all ages are drawn to.
For more things to do in Tempe visit Tempe Tourism!