Arts, culture and shopping under the sun
Located just 20 minutes east of downtown Phoenix, Tempe is home to Arizona State University (ASU), one of the largest public universities in the USA. The sprawling campus is abuzz with activity, but Tempe is more than a college town. Visitors love Tempe’s shopping options, outdoor recreation, natural desert beauty and proximity to other Arizona destinations such as Sedona and Flagstaff. Wondering about the heat? Spring is an absolutely flawless season, with brilliant blue skies, blooming desert wildflowers, warm days and cool nights. However, summer’s heat brings major hotel deals – and gives you a good excuse to lounge by the pool by day and enjoy downtown at night.