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Tempe Introduction

Escape to the alluring urban oasis of Tempe, Arizona’s go-to spot for the coolest live performances and most exciting nightlife. Tempe became famous during the 80s as the home to some of the state’s most vibrant alternative music scenes, and the city has retained an electric atmosphere and thriving arts movement to this day. Guests can marvel at the creativity that flourishes under the desert sun at the on-campus Arizona State University Art Museum, or shop at the spectacular open-air shopping center, Tempe Marketplace. After that, it’s time to head downtown where some of Arizona’s best bars and clubs await.

Hotels in Tempe

Whether looking for low-cost Tempe hotel deals, or willing to spend that little bit extra for a taste of the high life, the range of hotels in Tempe offers something tailored to you. Most of the hotels in Tempe have top-quality facilities to make for a convenient stay, such as outdoor pools, fitness centers, and business facilities. The Graduate Tempe and the Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe are centrally located examples, and good deals can be found if you’re willing to book well in advance. The Best Western Inn of Tempe is a budget-friendly option where gym facilities, among other amenities, are available at reasonable prices.

Where to stay

If it’s nightlife you’re after, Mill Avenue is the place to be. Located in Downtown Tempe, the historic buildings give the area a wonderful atmosphere and you’ll enjoy being surrounded by many of the city’s finest attractions. Tempe Town Lake is located just north of Downtown and is the perfect place to indulge in some outdoor recreation on a sunny day. You’ll be able to enjoy peace and quiet whenever you feel like it, before hitting the city’s best bars and restaurants. To take advantage of cheap on-campus dining, plus museums and an arboretum, you can’t go wrong with hotels near Arizona State University.

Things to see

The warm Arizona climate makes Tempe the ideal spot for some outdoor action. Head to the serene Tempe Town Lake, home to breathtaking viewpoints and miles of trails frequented by joggers, runners, and cyclists. It is also possible to rent kayaks and paddleboards at the lake, an enticing prospect for thrill-seekers of all ages. Chart the region’s fascinating history at the AZ Heritage Center at nearby Papago Park, where engaging educational programs are a clever way to keep young kids occupied. The center also serves as an event venue so it’s worth taking a peak at some of the upcoming presentations when you’re booking your trip. Visit the outdoor Tempe Marketplace where you can soak up the sunshine while indulging in a little retail therapy. One of Tempe’s most popular attractions, you can shop till you drop, but don’t forget a bite to eat at one of the market’s top-class restaurants.

How to get to Tempe

Located just 2 miles west of Tempe, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the quickest way to get to Tempe with domestic and international flights arriving throughout the year. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is another nearby option for domestic flights and both airports offer car rental if you want to travel on your own steam during your stay. Easy travel in Tempe is made possible by the local light rail and bus services which stop throughout the city, as well as the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan area, getting you wherever you want to go in the city with a minimum of effort.