Great Places To Visit and Things to Do in Tempe, Arizona

Tempe is a charming city located in Maricopa, a county situated in East Valley, Arizona. This beautiful destination has become a frequent travel destination for people across the state of Arizona, and lately, the entire nation.  Tempe has a lot of very well-known holidays and celebrations. For example, to name just a few: the Tempe Festival of the Arts, the annual Mill Avenue New Year’s Eve Block Party and the Tempe Fantasy of Lights and Boat Parade.  These events attract a lot of visitors each year.In this short article you’ll learn about some great locations to visit and the ideal things to do in Tempe. Every holiday destination has those landmarks and historic sites that tourists can’t avoid going to and every city has some activities that are undoubtedly the most popular. Plus, it is very important to discover some places to stay, especially those with the ideal location and rates.

Sometimes a hotel room provides a very cold feel to travellers. That is why many tourists are choosing Tempe vacation rentals instead of just regular hotel rooms. Those looking for a home away from home experience will love a vacation house. Every year an increasing number of tourists around the world are choosing a vacation rental by owner particularly when they can compare different lodging options before their final decision.

Tempe, Arizona is an interesting place to visit thanks to its great and very well detailed history, its abundant culture, great shopping, a very well known and spicy dining, perfect and safe nightlife, all kind of sports and special events. Imagine yourself in an ASU football game, indulge yourself in a great shopping spree at Arizona Mills, Tempe Marketplace or the largest IKEA on the West Coast, and for the adventurous, take a kayak trip on Tempe Town Lake. For those who love a great artistic experience, enjoy a Broadway performance at ASU Gammage hike in the picturesque Papago Park.

Tempe, Arizona is conveniently located just 10 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, in the middle of the Phoenix metropolitan area. So those who visit Tempe will enjoy a great time in Phoenix too. So this trip is like having two great destinations in just one vacation. For those worry about the weather, Tempe has 330 days of sunshine each year with an average temperature is 85.3 degrees

One of the very first places to visit in Tempe is the Arizona State University, a beautiful college campus with academics to match. It is a huge campus with a small campus feel. The buildings range from historical to very modern and when there is a game, the crowds will be pumped and the band will be awesome, according most tourists.

A great point of interest in Tempe is the Mill Avenue District. It is a perfect place for great shopping, excellent dining, and a very attractive nightlife. It is the urban core of Tempe, kind of downtown but with a more popular feel during all day and all night.  It has become a retail nightlife mecca, with a lot of restaurants which are locally owned and not from chains, great bars with excellent beer and wine selections, cafes, and small retail shops. There’s an art theater and an independent bookstore along with several generic franchise businesses.

For those who love arts, there is the Tempe Center for the Arts. Its architectural structure is really stunning. The patio has an amazing lake view and there is a cafeteria. It has lots of parking too.  A great place for music concerts. Tourists travelling with family will find high quality children’s productions that adults can also enjoy.

Golf lovers have a place for them. The ASU Karsten Golf Course is situated on the Arizona State University campus. It has  18-holes, in a amazing championship style and  offers plenty of mounds and water, plus a good mixture of hole lengths and doglegs for a challenging game. This beautiful course is in great shape, the staff is very friendly and tourists get excellent value for their money.

There is a place for those who can’t leave a city without visiting a museum: Arizona Historical Society Museum – Marley Center. The museum details the history of the Phoenix area during the 1900s. The Arizona Historical Society is an amazing place for children and adults alike, who are interested in history. This stunning museum is situated very close to the amazing Phoenix Zoo and the Desert Botanical Gardens and offers a great addition to these spots. They offer a lot of things for the whole family. Current events include a tribute to Sandra Day O’Connor and Wallace and Ladmo.

Tempe Beach Park is definitely one of the most visited places in the city. What can you do there¡? Well, ride your bike along the canal paths or on the Greenway from the north, or circle the lake on a paved path, including a bridge for walkers/bikers on the west side of the lake.  There is many watercraft on the lake, including paddle boats and rowers. This is a great gem in the heart of Tempe.

Deciding where to stay in your vacation can be a little difficult task. Comparing different kinds of accommodations is very helpful to this.

Below there is a great vacation rental in Tempe worth to take a look at:

Tempe vacation rental: Brand-new cozy, furnished, non-smoking apartment adjacent to private home with separate entrance. One-bedroom, full kitchen, cable TV and 3/4 bath with tiled shower. Perfect for visiting your ASU or Community College student. Pantry and refrigerator are stocked with limited provisions upon guest arrival. Dedicated guest Laundry Room onsite. For more info and photos, please visit, property ID#386466.

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