Phoenix and Tempe are just east of one another in Arizona. Tempe is named after the Vale of Tempe in Greece, and it is home to approximately 192,000 people. It is well-known for its arts festivals, including the Tempe Festival of the Arts, one of the oldest festivals in the state.
It is the home of Arizona State University and is always busy with athletic events of one kind or another. This, of course, means there are several impressive stadiums and arenas 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.