The Best Things to Do and See in Tempe

Tempe Arizona

There’s no question that our Urban Connection team absolutely loves living here in sunny Arizona. It gives us the opportunity to enjoy the cities we know well and to continue to learn even more about the amazing places around us all year ‘round! While we focus and specialize in the real estate market in Downtown Phoenix, we still certainly know a lot about the nearby locales, like the best things to do and see in Tempe. Thanks to our friends and clients who give us even more insights, we have some great recommendations for places you have to stop by next time you’re in town. Here’s a look at just some of our top suggestions!

Tempe Sports

With a climate like ours, it’s no shock that sports are one of the favorite past-times here. Plus, Tempe offers some amazing sports entertainment to take part in! With the Arizona State University sports teams to cheer for, no matter what sport you like or season you’re in, there’s always a Sun Devil’s game to catch. Whether you like basketball and joining the curtain of distraction or prefer to stick around for some laid back spring training, you’re sure to find an event that’s perfect for you. Plus, you can support one of our incredible Arizona universities while you’re at it! 

Tempe Eats:

While you’re out and about discovering all that Tempe has to offer, we’re sure you’ll work up an appetite! No worries, there’s stellar options everywhere you look! For brunch, we recommend a pit stop at Morning Squeeze for their delectable Eggs Benedict followed by lunch with your favorite bunch at Culinary Dropout at The Yard. There you can enjoy wonderful eats, games and live music! For dinner, we have to mention the ambiance at Gen Korean BBQ. From their incredible, extensive meat choices to cooking your own bites to your liking, it’s an experience like no other. If you need more places to add to your “to eat” list, here’s a few others we can’t live without:

Tempe Arts and Culture:

With the university in town and so many other gems where you can catch a show or see an exhibit, Tempe truly is a hotspot for arts and culture. From a sought-after show like “My Fair Lady” playing in 2022 at ASU Gammage, to unbelievable exhibits such as “Luster and Light” showing “lustrous materials to relay cultural or social symbols” at the ASU Art Museum, a perfect visit for every interest is in store. There’s no better time than now to start filling up your 2022 calendar, so here are more locations to add to your plans:

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Tempe Center for the Arts

Tempe Coffee Spots:

Do you dream of caffeine like we do? You’re in luck. Tempe has tons of coffee spots that are sure to have what you’re in the mood for. If you’re someone who works from home and needs a place to plant yourself, we suggest heading to Snakes and Lattes! They’ve got board games to keep you entertained during your lunch break and tons of space to set up your workspace while you sip all day long. For the coffee connoisseurs out there, Cafetal Coffee is sure to become a favorite. They source their coffee from their family farm in Colombia, and it shows in each exquisite roast. Here are some others to check out and add to your rotation:

Tempe Drinks:

Nothing bookends a busy day in Tempe quite like a drink, or two, or five! Whether you’re in search of a place for brunch cocktails or a brew to end the workday, fun awaits. If you like to play while you unwind, Social Hall has classics like billiards, skeeball, ping pong and more to enjoy while you down one of your favorite drinks. To find craft brews you’ll crave, head to The Handlebar Tempe and relax by the fire pit in their quaint beer garden! For those of you who like to hop around and explore, here’s some extra recommendations:


Our passionate team at The Caniglia Group is dedicated to helping you learn more about your incredible Arizona surroundings and finding a home here you love. If you’re interested in learning more about our state, stay tuned for more insights! If you’re looking to live in the Downtown Phoenix or Tempe areas, and would like to see houses available, feel free to contact us today at 602-903-7220. We can’t wait to speak with you!

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