Tempe Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Tempe; our list of the best things to see, including Tempe Marketplace, Desert Botanical Garden and Oasis Water Park.
  • The best place in Tempe: Tempe Marketplace

    Tempe Marketplace

    3 million square feet of retail space is positioned as an open-air, pedestrian-oriented environment, creating an eclectic atmosphere for a memorable experience. Arizona State University maintains the "Night Gallery" at the marketplace. It is free to the public, and open late into the evening. There are also frequent concerts and other activities throughout the year.
  • Desert Botanical Garden

    Desert Botanical Garden

    1201 N Galvin Pkwy
    50 acres of exhibits showcasing desert plants, with an emphasis on plants native to the Southwest. Located in Papago Park, near the Phoenix Zoo.
    Camelback East eat nearby
  • Hours vary by season.
    South Mountain restaurants nearby
  • Arizona Grand Spa

    Arizona Grand Spa

    8000 S Arizona Grand Pkwy
    Rejuvenate your mind, body & soul with a wide variety of spa treatments from this spa. Services include a salon, relaxing body treatments, hydrating facials, & “just for kids” treatments.
    South Mountain food nearby
  • Arizona Grand Athletic Club

    Arizona Grand Athletic Club

    8000 S Arizona Grand Pkwy
    Arizona Grand Athletic club is one of the top fitness facilities in Arizona with weight rooms, fitness classes, a heated lap pool, indoor racquetball court, golf instruction and personal training instruction.
    South Mountain eat nearby
  • Arizona Grand Golf Course

    Arizona Grand Golf Course

    8000 S Arizona Grand Pkwy
    Hours vary by season.
    South Mountain restaurants nearby
  • ASU Gammage

    ASU Gammage

    1200 S Forest Ave
    One of his last architectural pieces, it was originally designed for Baghdad before finally being built in the equally arid Valley of the Sun.
    food nearby
  • Arizona State Sun Devils

    Arizona State Sun Devils

    The teams representing Arizona State University, competing in the Pacific-12 Conference alongside other major universities throughout the western third of the country. Most of the athletic facilities are on campus, with the best-known being Sun Devil Stadium (football) and Wells Fargo Arena (basketball). Tickets are often more affordable than those for professional sports.
    eat nearby
  • Rula Bula Irish Pub & Restaurant

    Rula Bula Irish Pub & Restaurant

    401 S. Mill Avenue
    Lively old world pub & restaurant built in Ireland. Four-star cuisine, pub fare, and ample pints of Guinness. Live music and courtyard patio bar. Seating for 130. Semi-private dining for 50.
  • House of Tricks Restaurant

    House of Tricks Restaurant

    7th Street, tel: (480)968-1114 is a Tempe original accessible within walking distance from Mill Avenue. House of Tricks is hidden inside two turn-of-the-century homes, behind a vine-strewn courtyard. Eclectic new American menus and extensive wine list. Outside catering available. Private dining area or patios can accommodate 35-75 guests; semi private dining areas can accommodate 15-20 guest. Located at 114 E 7th St. (480) 968-1114‎
  • Monti's La Casa Vieja

    Monti's La Casa Vieja

    Mill Avenue, tel: (480)967-7594 Monti's La Casa Vieja (old house) is the largest full-service restaurant in Arizona. This adobe hacienda offers steaks, seafood and grilled options for almost 50 years. Banquet and catering services available.
  • Ted's Hot Dogs

    Ted's Hot Dogs

    1755 E Broadway Rd
    www.TedsHotDogs.com—Try Ted’s famous charcoal broiled hotdogs, homemade hot sauce, old-fashioned milk shakes, handmade onion rings & more.
    Meyer Park
  • Pita Jungle

    Pita Jungle

    1250 E Apache Blvd
    Pita Jungle is one of Arizona's most original restaurants. The food, offers an eclectic blend of fresh ingredients. Pita Jungle is “the art of eating healthy”. www.pitajungle.com
  • University Drive, tel: (480)829-1939. Cafe Lalibela is a family restaurant bringing Ethiopian cuisine to the heart of Tempe.
    Mitchell Park West
  • Green


    2240 N Scottsdale Rd
    Mon-Sat 11am to 9pm- closed Sunday. Vegan restaurant that was named the Best Vegan restaurant in Phoenix by the Phoenix New Times. PETA named the secret BBQ Chicken sandwich as the best faux chicken sandwich in the USA. Another location in Central Phoenix.
    South Scottsdale
  • Tempe Tourism Office

    51 West 3rd Street
    Tempe Tourism keeps you in the know on Tempe events and news in the Phoenix metro area. We’ll know how to make your visit to Tempe, Arizona a great one!
    food nearby
  • ASU R. S. Dietz Museum of Geology

    Arizona State University
    Dietz Museum of Geology, Arizona State University, Bateman Physical Sciences Center, F-wing, Room 186, tel: (480)965-7065 [13], houses minerals, gems, fossils from Arizona and around the world. It also has a six-story Foucault pendulum; local fossils including Colombian mammoth remains excavated in 1985, 1997 and 1999; real dinosaurs, a giant-extinct fossil shark over 7 feet tall (to be featured on the National Geographic Channel in 2009) a rare T-rex brain cavity and cast and many other rare and extinct fossil mammals including saber-toothed cats. The museum also features several large meteorites from the ASU Center for Meteorite Studies; Ore minerals and crystals from the many Arizona open-pit and underground mines, a gemstone exhibit and a 6-foot tall amethyst geode at the museum entrance. Other exhibits include: Volcanology; Mineralogy, Geology of Arizona; Rocks of the Grand Canyon and Arizona's State Fossil: Fossil wood from the Petrified Forest proposed by 2 former ASU Geology faculty members in 1988.
    eat nearby
  • PF Changs Rock n'Roll Marathon

    Rural and Rio Solado Pkwy
    Annual moving mass of humanity (17 Jan 2010) for the PF Changs Rock N'Roll half-marathon (23,000 in 2009), and marathon (6,500 in 2009). Bands at every mile. Big party in the evening of the marathon. Starts in Phoenix (Washington St/7th Ave) and weaves through Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe to finish in the ASU athletic center. Pretty flat course, reasonable crowd support. Expo in Phoenix Convention Center, Monroe/3rd St.
    restaurants nearby
  • Sea Life Aquarium

    5000 Arizona Mills Circle
    M-Sa 10AM–9PM, Su 11AM–6PM. $17.50. Features many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep with close views of everything from the humble starfish to tropical sharks, all in displays which carefully recreate their natural habitats.
    food nearby
  • ASU Mars Space Flight Facility

    Arizona State University
    The Mars facility has a visitor area with displays about Mars and a television tuned to NASA TV. Open 8:00AM - 5:00PM Monday - Friday.
    eat nearby
  • Tempe Center for the Arts

    Tempe Center for the Arts

    700 West Rio Salado Parkway
    Gallery: Tu-F 10 AM - 6 PM, Sa 11 AM - 6 PM. For events see event calendar
    restaurants nearby
  • Tempe Historical Museum

    Tempe Historical Museum

    809 E Southern Ave
    Southern Avenue, tel: (480)350-5100 [25]. Features the history of Tempe from the time of prehistoric Hohokam to today. Video, hands-on exhibits and gift shop. Open Mon-Thu & Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun 1-5 p.m. Free admission.
    Superstition food nearby
  • House of Tricks

    House of Tricks

    114 E 7th St
    The House of Tricks opened in 1987 in a small 1920's cottage, just a block and a half away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Tempe’s Mill Avenue.
  • Rúla Búla

    Rúla Búla

    401 S Mill Ave
    Where the Perfect Pint is as Genuine as the Craic!
  • Yc's Mongolian Grill

    Yc's Mongolian Grill

    752 W Elliot Rd
    YC’s Mongolian Grill is Arizona’s first and still best Mongolian grill, providing healthy, hearty Asian stir-fry at an economical price.
  • Honey Bear's Bar-B-Q

    Honey Bear's Bar-B-Q

    5012 E Van Buren St
    A Warm Family Atmosphere and the mouth-watering smell of barbecued ribs greets patrons as they walk through the door at Honey Bear's BBQ.
    Camelback East
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