Named after the Vale of Tempe in Greece, Tempe is undoubtedly one of the most gorgeous cities in Arizona. The city is located in the East Valley section of Phoenix and is boarded by it on the west along with Guadalupe. To the east is Mesa, to the north is Scottsdale and to the south is Chandler. It is inhabited by about more than 161,000 residents that enjoy the almost perfect weather, economic affluence, and effervescent lifestyle.
Beautiful infrastructures fill the city and among these buildings serve as headquarters of top companies such as US Airways, Insight Enterprises, and Limelight Networks. Arizona State University’s biggest campus is also located here. It’s easy to go around Tempe with very convenient public transportation. Downtown Tempe is even walkable and lined with numerous boutiques, restaurants, historical landmarks, and places for outdoor activities.
A little off course from the city life is the Fort McDowell Adventures that is acres of foothills where a lot of fun outdoor activities could be enjoyed such as Segway and Jeep tours, cowboy cookouts, kayaking, cultural tours, and more. It also serves as the prime events venue. Head out to the Bigsurf Waterpark for hydro-adventures and ASU Gammage for some fine art.
Tempe has a generous amount of museums and galleries most of which are found within the Arizona State University Campus. These include the Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park, ASU Art Museum, ASU Mars Space Flight Facility, City of Tempe Exhibition Space, City of Tempe Public Art, and the Digital Arts Ranch. The city has a lot of schools offering high standard of education as well as avenues to foster different kinds of learning experiences.
The city becomes more alive with numerous exhibits, concerts, plays, concerts and festivities that cater to various interests. On top of all these are great spots to enjoy a drink or two. Nightlife at Tempe is alive with a wide array of sports bars, pubs, casinos, wine bars, and lounges to choose from. Indeed, there is something for everyone in this magical city.
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