From walking the campus of Arizona State University before a big game or concert to catching live music at Tempe Beach Park, the city of Tempe, Arizona, contains limitless opportunities for exciting entertainment. Let the friendly staff at Vib Tempe help you plan your days and nights in Tempe while you’re our guest.
With its long history as a home to Native Americans, homage to ASU and central location, "A" Mountain, officially named Hayden Butte Preserve, is dear to many. Located on the southeast corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway, Hayden Butte is one of Tempe's most popular outdoor areas and is a quick jaunt to take in a beautiful view of the city. The butte is culturally-significant to three communities: the people of Tempe, Arizona State University students and alumni, and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
Home to Tempe’s annual 4th of July celebration, Tempe Beach is the place to go to party. In additional to celebrations, Tempe Beach hosts music festivals and cultural festivals, and you can also rent boats to hit the water.
Located adjacent to downtown Tempe, Arizona State University is one of the largest universities in America, offering degrees ranging from Elementary Education to Global Business. The university also offers a variety of sites like the secret garden, palm walk, and the famous Sun Devil Stadium located between two buttes on the North Side of Campus.
Named after former ASU President Grady Gammage and designed by architecture icon Frank Lloyd Wright, Gammage Auditorium is home to many traveling Broadway shows, concerts, and smaller graduation events.
The Tempe Center for Arts prides itself on making waves in the desert by embracing art in all its forms. They promote meaningful engagement with all performing arts, so you'll always find something eclectic and entertaining.
Looking for great outdoor recreation just minutes from downtown and the airport? Take a hike around the red butte formations in Papago Park, including the iconic Hole-in-the-Rock Trail; cast a line in seven acres of stocked fishing lagoons; enjoy a round at Papago Golf Course; or access the nearby Phoenix Zoo and Desert Botanical Garden.
As the largest not-for-profit zoo in the United States, this privately owned zoo features several interactive and educational exhibits. Bring the entire family and get back to nature together.
In search of a stroller friendly day with the family, the perfect date-night spot, or a place to enjoy the local music scene? Look no further than Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona.
Whether you want to catch major league baseball spring training sessions or you’re checking out a symphony, this stadium hosts professional baseball, the Arizona Science Center, Phoenix Symphony Hall, Arizona Federal Theatre, and more.
With exhibits like an interactive touch pool and Bay of Rays and creature features like sharks, seahorses, clownfish, turtles, and more, the SEA LIFE Aquarium has something for all ocean and marine life fans. Explore the shipwreck exhibit and make sure to spend some time at themed events like pirates and more.