Tempe, located in the center of the Phoenix metropolitan area, boasts about 330 days of sunshine a year. To take advantage of the great weather, the city created a pedestrian-friendly downtown and amenities for copious outdoor activities. Visit the many parks or enjoy sports such as golfing, rowing, kayaking, or biking on 150 miles of bike trails. Experience a variety of American and ethnic restaurants or the city's first-class special events.
Tempe has a kaleidoscope of shopping choices from nationally known department stores to outlets and specialty boutiques. A unique shopping experience awaits you along downtown Tempe's Mill Avenue. This area is filled with gifts, jewelry, souvenirs, clothing, footwear and specialty shops. You can also enjoy a variety of shopping experiences beyond the downtown area. Arizona Mills or, Arizona's largest value-oriented mall, boasts more than 175 shops, restaurants and entertainment venues under one roof. If you're shopping for beautiful, functional items for your home at the lowest possible price, don't miss Arizona's only IKEA located in Southern Tempe.
Tempe's cultural attractions, vibrant downtown, festivals, sporting events, shopping opportunities, Arizona State University, Tempe Town Lake, Papago Park and an array of accommodations add up to a great vacation. Tempe's central location provides easy access to the best of Arizona tourist attractions located throughout the state. Indeed Tempe, Arizona is in the middle of it all!