Active. Fun. Creative.
Some cities have paddleboards. Some have yoga. In Tempe, we have standup paddleboard yoga.
Find something fun and relaxing to do any time you want.
Tempe Town Lake
Boating - Dragon boats, standup paddleboards, rowing, outrigger canoes, sailing, kayaking and more
Walking, Biking and Jogging - Five miles of pathways line Tempe Town Lake, and they connect other systems, such as the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt.
Special Events - More than 40 events annually at Tempe Town Lake, including Ironman Arizona, Rock n Roll Marathon, Innings Fest, Aloha Fest, Dragonboat Regatta and the state's largest July 4 celebration.
Photography - Tempe has a strong Instagram community and Tempe Town Lake is a prime spot for taking great photos. #tempetownlake @tempegov
Home of Tempe's most historic street, Mill Avenue
More than 100 shops, restaurants and nightclubs
For the Foodies
Handcrafted cocktails by local distilleries such as Adventurous Stills. Craft beer by Four Peaks Brewery, Sleepy Dog and Pedal Haus. Award-winning local restaurants such as House of Tricks, Vincentorio's and Tempe Public Market. Tempe is a foodie's favorite destination. Eat, drink and relax.
Spring Training Baseball
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim play at Tempe Diablo Stadium.
Two other Spring Training stadiums are within 10 minutes of downtown Tempe: Cubs play at Sloan Park and the Oakland Athletics play at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.
Performing Arts and Art Galleries
ASU Art Galleries
City of Tempe galleries
Tempe Center for the Arts
Katzin Music Hall
ASU Organ Hall
Tempe History Museum
Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park
Halle Heart Children's Museum
Arizona State University Sports
Go Devils! One of the benefits of being part of a college town is college sports. The Arizona State Sun Devils have great teams. Several ASU athletes have gone to the Olympics in sports such as swimming, diving, triathlon and more. And ASU has been to the Rose Bowl twice.
Hiking and Biking
Not only does Tempe have a quick mountain hike in the middle downtown, there are amazing regional parks within 20 minutes, such as the nation's largest regional park, South Mountain, Camelback Mountain, Papago Park and many others. Go mountain biking, hike to the top or grab your bike and ride the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt for more than 40 miles.
Tempe has a public park every mile. They are great gathering places for the community.
Kiwanis Park is truly a community treasure. Walk around the 1-mile lake. Peddle a boat there. Picnic, fish, play ball or hang out at the playground. Also in the park is a batting cage, a wave pool, tennis facility and more.
Check out Tempe's skateboard and bike parks, too.
Make ceramics. Learn to row. Go to Zumba. Sew something. Tempe offers hundreds of classes for people of every age who want to learn how to do something fun.