Just east of Phoenix in Arizona lies the City of Tempe. It was named after the Vale of Tempe in Greece. According to the last census in 2018, just over 192,000 people are living in the area. It is known for hosting year-round events and runs one of the longest-standing creative festivals in the state, the Tempe Festival of the Arts.

It is the home of Arizona State University and is always busy with sporting events of one kind or another. It, of course, means that there are several impressive stadiums and arenas dotted around the city. 

Diablo Stadium is a famous baseball field, and the Desert Financial Arena is where you’ll find events such as women’s volleyball, basketball, gymnastics, and wrestling. Near the town is Kiwanis Lake dotted with kayaks, paddleboards, and pedal boats. 

It’s a popular destination during the summer, offering a recreational center with a wave pool and several different activities to suit any interest. There are several interesting landmarks that you can visit while in town one of the most impressive is the Tempe Centre for the Arts

It features a roof made of complex geometric folded plates and is highly visible from nearby freeways and even the many planes that fly above. A more unusual place to visit is the Sri Venkata Krishna Kshetra Temple

It is a fully functional Hindu temple and runs as a non-profit charitable foundation. If you’re keen for a little shopping, then Tempe Marketplace is the place for you, with a mix of shops and restaurants sharing 1.3 million square feet of retail space. 

Strolling through, you can view dramatic light and laser elements, stunning water features, and outdoor fireplaces. This lively city has something for everyone at any time of the year