Refreshingly offbeat, Tempe is in the heart of the metro Phoenix area. Tempe is home to Arizona State University (ASU), one of the largest universities in the country. When visitors arrive in this college town, they’ll find unexpected fun—most of it in one concentrated area downtown and near the university: arts and culture, water recreation, Sonoran Desert hikes and trails, affordable shopping, globally influenced dining experiences, energetic nightlife, and more than 330 da
The last time I was in the Phoenix area was 2005, so when I was offered a chance to visit the city again, I jumped at the opportunity, especially since this trip would coincide with Phoenix Pride. The temperature in the spring and fall is quite tolerable and enjoyable so I would plan your vacation during those seasons, unless you are an avid heat seeker.
I really didn’t recognize any part of the city, so jumping on a pedal cab for a quick tour of downtown was the best way t