Visiting Tempe

The city of Tempe is an exciting mixture of Southwestern hospitality, prosperity and success. It covers approximately 40 square miles and is home to more than 166,000 residents. While enjoying dynamic growth, the city has maintained its unique personality and style through a careful and masterful blending of the new with the old. Respecting its heritage and energetically planning for the future, Tempe is a wonderful mix of history and modern urban amenities.

A vibrant urban oasis in the heart of metro Phoenix, Tempe exudes its own personality. Home to Arizona State University, one of the largest universities in the country, it  has a distinct identity as an emerging destination city, replete with all the offerings of a city rich in economics, technology, culture, tourism and educational resources.

Easily accessible via four freeways and Valley Metro Rail, Tempe is also just 10 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.  Tempe offers lively special events on weekends, Broadway shows, water recreation, Sonoran Desert hiking trails, affordable shopping, globally influenced dining experiences, an energetic nightlife and more than 330 sunny days each year.

Tempe brings it all together – beautiful weather, rewarding places to work, diverse cultures, a myriad of recreational opportunities, the best in entertainment and an unparalleled Southwestern lifestyle. Tempe is the place to live, learn, work and play!

For more information on Tempe attractions and restaurants, visit our online directory or the Tempe Tourism Office.