Tempe

Located just 10 minutes east of downtown Phoenix, Tempe exudes its own personality and the youthful spirit of a college town. Home to Arizona State University, the largest public university in the United States, Tempe has a vibrant downtown that’s active day and night. You’ll find locally-owned eateries and microbreweries, annual festivals, arts and cultural events. And plenty of opportunities to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine a year on a bike, hiking trail or stand-up paddleboard.

Big Surf Waterpark

Big Surf Waterpark is America’s Original Waterpark, boasting the 3rd largest wave pool in the world, Waikiki Beach. Nestled on 20 acres of fun on the northern tip of Tempe and just south of Scottsdale, Big Surf offers rides for the whole family, boasting children’s fun zones, surfing and boogie boarding sessions, and over 3,000 feet of thrilling water slides plus party and catering services!

Adventurous Stills

Adventurous Stills is an award-winning small-batch craft distillery located in Tempe, AZ. All our Spirits start from grains or molasses, and are wholly produced from grain to bottle by hand in our Distillery. Our Distillery is built not bought – we hand-built our all-copper stills, mash tun, and virtually everything else you see. From milling the grains in-house, to tasting every batch as it...

Tempe History Museum

The Tempe History Museum explores Tempe's history by telling the stories of people who have lived here from our Native American ancestors to present day. The exhibits, and programs are designed to captivate and connect with local residents as well as people who want to know more about this area. The museum offers free live local music, kids programming, as well as galleries that offer exhibitions...

Arizona Mills

Arizona Mills is the state’s largest indoor, climate controlled outlet, value and entertainment destination! With over 185 stores to choose from including NIKE Clearance Store, Tommy Hilfiger Company Store, Disney Store Outlet, Gap Factory, Old Navy Outlet and Vans Outlet. Arizona Mills offers shops, services and brands you love at prices you can afford – everything from Women’s Fashion to...

AZ Heritage Center

Home of the Centennial Museum, celebrating more than 100 years of Arizona history. Exhibits focus on the history and growth of Central Arizona, particularly the metropolitan Phoenix area. Walk through exhibits that take you from territorial days through WWI and WWII, to modern times. Hands on exhibits for kids, gift shop and special programming throughout the year. New exhibits opening regularly.

SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium

Dive in to SEA LIFE Arizona! Be wowed by the many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep as you journey through an amazing underwater world. Prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from sea stars to sharks, rays, octopus and a rescued green sea turtle! To get any closer you'll have to get wet! Enjoy, thousands of sea creatures in 30 displays, interactive touch tanks,...

Tempe Marketplace

With 1.3 million square feet of retail space to explore and over 100 shops and restaurants to choose from, Tempe Marketplace is the ultimate destination for Valley natives and out of town visitors. Delivering a refreshingly vibrant outdoor environment, complete with cozy fireplaces, unique water features and lush landscaping, the center provides an unparalleled interactive shopping, dining and...

Tempe Town Lake

Enjoy leisurely strolls, bicycling, kayaking, standup paddleboard and more. There are more than 50 special events annually at Tempe Town Lake, from Ironman Arizona to great concerts, Way Out West Oktoberfest and dragon boat races. Stop by the Town Lake Pedestrian Bridge, Tempe Center for the Arts or just look at the artistic lights on the light rail bridge. Tempe Town Lake is Arizona's...