Welcome to Tempe, Arizona! Situated a mere 9 miles from Phoenix, this delightful college town in the Sonoran Desert brings you much more than giant saguaro cacti and great Tex-Mex. Incorporated in 1894, Tempe first functioned as an economic center for all of the agriculture in the region. Today, it's home to numerous institutions, notably Arizona State University, as well as all sorts of activities, from golf to shopping. To get your trip started, look for hotels in Tempe today.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the closest airfield to Tempe, as it's just over 5 miles away. Hence, you can get to most Tempe hotels from the airport quite quickly via taxi, rental car, light rail, or even bicycle. Rental cars in Tempe, which can be arranged from a number of companies, offer a great way for getting to various points of interest.
Once you're in town, drop off your bags and start exploring. Tempe Beach Park, known for its baseball fields, boating, and splash playground, is a great place to stretch your legs and just have fun. Golf lovers will be happy with the quality of courses around Arizona State University, while shoppers will find Arizona Mills—an expansive indoor shopping area with an IMAX theater—to be a wonderful spot to spend an afternoon. The Phoenix Zoo, which features 125 acres of animal exhibits, is located right on the border of town and certainly worth a visit. When night falls, take in a music show at Marquee Theatre or have a meal along East Apache Boulevard. For even more action, go experience the nightlife in downtown Phoenix; just book one of those Phoenix hotels, because all the excitement may wipe you out.
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