|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£345|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£351|
|Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£308|
Thanks to Tempe´s university and local nature, this expanding Arizona desert city has something for everyone – from biking and hiking to live music and shopping. At night, explore the exciting downtown offering numerous posh clubs, restaurants, cafes, pubs, lighted pools and tennis courts. Tempe has been nicknamed as “Hayden’s Ferry” probably due to the presence of its town lake, offering a plethora of water sports.
Tempe has four distinct seasons, with usually over 300 days of sunshine! However, summers in Tempe can get extremely hot - so for a summertime Tempe holidays, plan for time enjoying Tempe´s lake or Salt River. For arrival by plane, land at Phoenix International Airport, just 10 minutes away by car. Once in Tempe, use the local light rail service and public buses to navigate the city and don´t forget to set your clock to the Mountain Time Zone (GMT-7).
Tempe offers plenty of opportunities for the whole family to enjoy - and cyclists will appreciate its mostly flat terrain! Begin with a trip to the Tempe Marketplace, famous for its wide collection of fashionable brands. This open-air shopping destination also offers an electrifying ambience with its live music, delectable food, laser and water shows and a kids´ zone. For nature enthusiasts, visit the SEA LIFE Aquarium at Arizona Mills to get up close and personal with giant octopuses, turtles, rays, sharks and sea stars.
Sports lovers and adventure aficionados can look forward to Tempe Town Lake and Papago Park. While the lake is known for its paddle boating, dragon boating, kayaking and sailing competitions; the Papago Park offers some steep rock climbing, biking, hiking, and horse riding opportunities. For hikers, Tempe holidays would be incomplete without a visit to Hayden Butte, a hiking spot popular for its views of downtown Tempe. And sports fan or not, enjoy the university spirit at a local sporting event!