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Tempe is Arizona's seventh largest city. It is adjacent to and just south east of Phoenix, and is considered part of the metropolitan Phoenix area.  Tempe is the home of Arizona State University (Go Sun Devils!) which is the third largest university in the country.  Here is just a small selection of the main attractions offered in Tempe and surrounding area.

Arizona retreat offers 11 golf courses within an 11 mile radius.

2 Miles
$75 - $120

Club West
5 Miles
$70 - $180

2 Miles

3.5 Miles
$20 - $29

Ahwatukee Golf
4 Miles
$25 - $70

5.5 Miles
$30 - $45

6 Miles
$39 - $159

7.5 Miles
$37 - $80

Arizona Grand Golf Course
9 Miles
$29 - $79

10 Miles
$40 - $65

11.5 Miles
$29 - $79

Beat the summer heat at Big Surf. It's a water park with swimming, water slides, and fun for people of all ages; it is open during the summer months.
Explore Kiwanis Park. It's a wonderful park with a recreation center that includes volleyball, tennis, racquetball, baseball and softball batting cages and an indoor wave pool with a water slide!
Go shopping at Arizona Mills Mall. There are 175 stores, Harkins Luxury 24 Cinemas, IMAX Theatre, GameWorks for the kids and many restaurants.

Enjoy a show at ASU Gammage at Arizona State University.
See dance, music, children's theatre, stage productions and art at the Tempe Center for the Arts.
Stroll around Mill Avenue and downtown Tempe. Enjoy the shopping, food, entertainment and libation.
Take a short and not too difficult hike up Tempe Butte, otherwise known as "A" Mountain. It's behind the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel.
The Tempe Festival of the Arts is a nationally acclaimed event that happens each spring and fall in downtown Tempe. Arts, crafts, entertainment, food--the works!
Rent a boat, fish, play, or attend a concert or special event at Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park in downtown Tempe.

Chase Field (formerly Bank One Ballpark)
Chase Field was the first baseball facility in the world to combine a retractable roof, air conditioning, and a natural turf field. Chase Field's retractable roof can be closed in less than 5 minutes, in case we get one of those rare days of inclement weather. If you are a baseball fan, a visit to this state-of-art facility will be a special treat. If you aren't that interested in going to a game, or when one isn't scheduled when you'll be in town, you can still see it. Just go to lunch or dinner at Friday's Front Row Sports Grill. It is located in the left-field corner of the Ballpark. Friday's Front Row is open 363 days a year from 11 a.m. to 12 midnight. If it is a game day, you have to call them to buy tickets to eat there. Fifty percent of the ticket price is credited to your food and beverage bill. Chase Field is located at 401 E. Jefferson in downtown Phoenix.
Guided Tours of Bank One Ballpark
Desert Botanical Garden
The Desert Botanical Garden has one of the world’s finest collections of desert plants. It is one of only 44 botanical gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums. At the Desert Botanical Garden you will find 50 acres of beautiful outdoor exhibits. Home to 139 rare, threatened and endangered plant species from around the world, there is no finer place to enjoy desert beauty than the Desert Botanical Garden. The Garden is located in Papago Park in Central Phoenix.
Desert Botanical Gardens

Climb Piestewa Peak
Piestewa Peak, formerly known as Squaw Peak, is part of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve. The elevation of Piestewa Peak is 2,608 feet; the total elevation gain for the Summit Trail is 1,190 feet. That might not sound high, but hikers of all levels can get a great workout climbing this mountain, and get a great view of the city when they get to the top. If you decide to hike the Summit Trail, though, you won't be alone. According to the City of Phoenix. it is one of the most heavily used trails in the nation with 4,000 to 10,000 hikers per week. Dogs and bicycles are not permitted on the Summit Trail.
Climb Piestewa Peak
Scottsdale Art Walk
There are more than 100 art galleries in Scottsdale. You can enjoy Scottsdale ArtWalks every Thursday evening, year-round (except Thanksgiving) from 7 - 9 p.m. Each week, Scottsdale Gallery Association members host special exhibits - many with artist receptions - and join together for an informal come-and-go “open house” throughout the district. Casual and eclectic, it’s a great time to visit the galleries and learn about featured artists. Several times per year, the Scottsdale Gallery Association holds Special Event ArtWalks with live music along the streets and special themed events.
Scottsdale Art Walk Photo Tour
Drive Apache Trail
The Apache Trail will be one of the most memorable drives you'll ever take. Your adventure will begin in Apache Junction, about 25 miles east of downtown Phoenix. The 46 miles between Apache Junction and Roosevelt Lake provides not only the most scenic part of the trip but also the most challenging driving. Please don't close your eyes! Along the way, you'll pass (or you can stop) at the Lost Dutchman State Park, Goldfield Ghost Town, Saguaro Lake, the Canyon Lake Recreation Area, the Theodore Roosevelt Dam site, and the Tonto National Monument. The Apache Trail has been designated a USFS Scenic Byway by the U.S. Forest Service, as well as an Arizona Scenic Historic Byway. It's a great day trip! Seriously--if you are a nervous driver or passenger, this drive might not be for you.
Apache Trail Scenic Drive

Shop at Scottsdale Fashion Square
Scottsdale is known for many things, and shopping is one of them. In a city that's not known for haute couture, you'll be able to satisfy that urge here. When the rich and famous, locals and visitors, need an upscale mall, this is where they go!
Scottsdale Fashion Square
Old Town Scottsdale
If it isn't too hot and you like to walk and window shop, forget that traditional mall and make your way to downtown Scottsdale. Here you'll find winding streets full of unique shops and galleries. You may also hear this area referred to as Fifth Avenue.
Scottsdale Downtown
Spring Training Baseball
During the entire month of March each year the valley comes alive for baseball fans with Spring Training Baseball. The Cactus League allows the fans to see lots of teams and players up close and personal for a reasonably priced ticket. The San Francisco Giants call Scottsdale Stadium home during Spring Training.
Spring Training Baseball
Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction
The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company is well known for being the premiere classic car auction company in the United States. At the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction even the most serious collector will find enticements in the form of some of the most exclusive vehicles available at auction.
Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction

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