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Reviewed on 16 Oct 2019
Travellers to Tempe give high marks for the fun sporting events, university vibe and shopping. This welcoming city also attracts tourists with its lakeside setting and live music. Top sights in the city include Sun Devil Stadium, Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium and Arizona Mills Mall.
Well known for its live music scene, the city's cultural venues include Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium, Arizona State University Museum of Anthropology and Mars Space Flight Facility. Attractions like Big Surf, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona and Sea Life Aquarium are fun for kids of all ages. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the lakes and such places to visit as Tempe Beach Park and Tempe Town Lake.
Other favourite sights in Tempe include Sun Devil Stadium, Arizona Mills Mall and Mill Avenue District. Popular places to visit in the area include Phoenix Zoo, located 2 mi (3.2 km) from the city centre, and Desert Botanical Garden, which is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.
You can take advantage of metro transport at Mill Ave - Third Street Station, Tempe Transportation Center and Veterans Way - College Station. If you'd like to explore around the area, consider renting a car to take in more sights.