Tempe, AZ

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Tempe showing night scenes and a city

Gorgeous gardens and high-rise towers surround the lake at the heart of this town with several baseball arenas and an important university campus.

The bright lights and tall towers of Tempe are beautifully reflected on Tempe Town Lake, where you can try a great range of fun watersports activities. The city itself is a cultural highlight filled with theaters, museums and parks. When you visit Tempe, get a sense of the youthful vibe in and around the campus of Arizona State University.

Explore the nature trails of the LoPiano Bosque Habitat, where you can see native trees and animals. On the southern side of the reservoir is Tempe Beach Park. Let your kids frolic in the splash playground or rent a bike to ride along the shore. The park is an entertainment hub, where many of the city’s festivals and open-air concerts take place. Rent a boat or paddleboard to take out on the water.

Bring the whole family to the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona or the indoor air-conditioned Tempe Paintball, which also has airsoft and nerf circuits. Check out the exhibits at the SEA LIFE Aquarium and visit an interactive tidepool. Watch Major League Baseball spring training at Diablo Stadium. You can also catch a college game at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

Chat with some of the students at Arizona State University. Learn about the world through the exhibits of the Gallery of Scientific Exploration, the Arizona State University Innovation Gallery and the Center for Meteorite Studies.

The city lies on the eastern side of Phoenix, in the southern part of Arizona. It is between Scottsdale, Mesa and South Mountain Park and Preserve, south of Tonto National Forest. Travel to the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and drive east for 4 miles (6 kilometers) to get here in about 10 minutes.

Tempe is a hub of baseball stadiums, family-fun entertainment and intriguing science museums.

Where to stay in Tempe

Metro Tempe Apartments
Metro Tempe Apartments
3 out of 5
2301 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ, 85282
The price is $80 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Tempe. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an in-room safe. Popular attractions Casino Arizona and Phoenix Zoo are located nearby. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (33 reviews)
"We liked the room . having a kitchen and separate bedroom. Everything in great condition."

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Metro Tempe Apartments
Marriott Phoenix Resort Tempe at The Buttes
Marriott Phoenix Resort Tempe at The Buttes
4 out of 5
2000 W Westcourt Way, Tempe, AZ, 85282
The price is $169 per night from May 27 to May 28
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly resort in Tempe. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 3 spa tubs. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (979 reviews)
"Pool and surrounding landscapes"

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Marriott Phoenix Resort Tempe at The Buttes
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Phoenix Tempe
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Phoenix Tempe
4 out of 5
2100 S Priest Dr, Tempe, AZ, 85282
The price is $105 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Tempe. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the bar in our reviews. Popular ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,234 reviews)
"Friendly staff and efficient service!!! Thank you for the hospitality!!"

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Phoenix Tempe
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sonder at Mill Ave
Sonder at Mill Ave
3.5 out of 5
750 South Ash Avenue, Tempe, AZ, 85281
The price is $71 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Tempe. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the bathrooms and the overall ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (180 reviews)
"Great place. The one bedroom was extremely spacious!! Very quiet and it was convenient to have Whole Foods accessible thru the elevator next to our apartment and the parking options are just next to none! Would definitely stay here again! This place is beyond safe!"

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Sonder at Mill Ave
Metro Tempe Apartments
Metro Tempe Apartments
3 out of 5
2301 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ, 85282
The price is $80 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Tempe. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an in-room safe. Popular attractions Casino Arizona and Phoenix Zoo are located nearby. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (33 reviews)
"We liked the room . having a kitchen and separate bedroom. Everything in great condition."

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Metro Tempe Apartments
Kasa Tempe Apartments near ASU
Kasa Tempe Apartments near ASU
3.5 out of 5
2157 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ, 85281
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly apartment in Tempe. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour fitness center. Popular attractions Casino Arizona and ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (36 reviews)
"We liked the property a lot. very clean, easy to find and park. Very quick service response. They left small gifts for our kids, loved them. Only thing we did not like was the echo sound inside the apartment even when you talk low, could be because of very high ceilings on 4th floor. Even television ..."

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Kasa Tempe Apartments near ASU
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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