City & Culture
"A vibrant urban oasis in Metropolitan Phoenix, Tempe exudes its own personality. Refreshingly offbeat, Tempe’s a fun town that hosts family-friendly festivals, welcomes outdoor activities and is the proud home of Arizona State University. Tempe cares about community, stresses an active lifestyle and emphasizes a laid-back atmosphere. Here, you’ll find the sports you love, the shopping you crave, the culture you enjoy, the food you’ll want to share, and hospitality worth your next update on Facebook." -- Tempe Tourism
"Tempe offers an eclectic smorgasbord when it comes to pleasing your palate. In this college town, long influenced and inspired by local, regional, national and international tastes, Tempe visitors enjoy fast casual and fine dining of all types and styles. Juicy burgers, spicy Sichuan stir fry, Japanese sushi, Irish pub grub, ramen noodles, dessert crêpes, Mediterranean- or Southwestern-style cuisine, tofu for the vegetarian, handmade Mexican ice cream popsicles (in Spanish, paletas), an Ethiopian restaurant—dishes you wouldn’t expect in Arizona are right here in Tempe. Ready to tease your tastebuds now?" -- Tempe Tourism
"Shop ’til you drop in Tempe! There is a wide array of shopping destinations in and around Tempe, from unique specialty shops to nationally known favorites, and everything in between.
Start by strolling along the tree-lined streets in Downtown Tempe for unique shops and local restaurants. Next, find some of the best shopping in Phoenix at Tempe Marketplace and Arizona Mills. Just a few minutes away, discover the incredible lineup of outlet shops available at Phoenix Premium Outlets including Calvin Klein, Elie Tahari and Michael Kors." -- Tempe Tourism
"Wet your whistle at Culinary Dropout at The Yard Tempe, Handlebar Tempe, Postino Annex, Rula Bula Irish Pub and Restaurant or Cornish Pasty Co.’s new Mill Ave. location. Relax on the patio with a glass of wine and a bruschetta plank at La Bocca Urban Pizzeria + Wine Bar or the award-winning House of Tricks, a popular local favorite. Sample a local craft beer at Four Peaks Brewing Co., Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, the newly renovated Pedal Haus Brewery or Blasted Barley Brewery." -- Tempe Tourism
"Take advantage of our beautiful weather and head to Tempe Town Lake. Enjoy an invigorating walk, run or bike ride along the paths that encircle the lake. Or, rent a boat, kayak, stand up paddle board, hydro bike or peddle boat for a leisurely cruise on this two-mile man-made urban oasis. Stroll the lovely trails lined with thousands of cacti and other arid climate plants from around the globe, view art exhibitions, and listen to concerts under the stars at Desert Botanical Garden." -- Tempe Tourism