Summer in Tempe means lots of sunshine, mostly zero humidity, fewer crowds and great summer values for visitors. Located in the middle of the Phoenix Metro area and just minutes from Sky Harbor Airport and all the major highways, Tempe is the perfect hub to explore other metro Phoenix cities. It’s also a great destination to begin or end a Northern Arizona/Sedona/ Grand Canyon holiday. Come visit and enjoy the many reasons why Tempe is a terrific summer vacation destination.
In the summer, when the desert heats up, room rates go down. With more than 45 hotels that range from resort-style properties to limited service hotels, Tempe’s accommodations will fit everyone’s wants and needs.
Summer is a fantastic season to eat out in Tempe. The crowds thin out, so you have a shorter wait, or no wait at all, at most Tempe restaurants.
There’s plenty of indoor and outdoor summer fun in Tempe. Shop, play and eat in air-conditioned comfort at Arizona Mills mall and Tempe Marketplace. Along with great shopping, both offer indoor entertainment venues, movie theaters and restaurants.
Kids will love SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium and LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona, both located at Arizona Mills. For a wet and wild time, you can’t beat Big Surf Waterpark, America’s original wave pool where you’ll stay cool with lots of activities to choose from – for little kids and for those seeking more than a little adrenaline rush.
Families can take free summer workshops at Tempe Center for the Arts. Visit the ASU Art Museum for a cool contemporary art experience. Families can stop by the museum any Saturday afternoon and create art for free. A visit to the Hall of Flame is sure to spark an interest in the history of firefighting. The museum holds a huge collection of fully restored fire engines and other examples of firefighting apparatus used in the U.S., England, France, Austria, Germany and Japan dating from 1725 to 1969.
Desert Botanical Garden is a living museum where you can see 50,000 desert plants from around the world. On Saturdays, from May 16-September 1, you can experience the desert in a different light at night on a Desert Botanical Garden Flashlight Tour.
Look no further than Tempe for your summer vacation. Learn more about Tempe’s summer fun and hot summer specials, www.tempetourism.com/summer/.
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