Tempe, Arizona is a city east of Phoenix known for its outdoor concerts, live music, arts scene, comedy shows, dance halls, and outdoor activities. Not only can you head to one of the nearby arts centers on a rare rainy day, but you can check out the waterways, green spaces, and dozens of natural parks during the hot summer weather when you book one of our Tempe vacation rentals! We love coming here all year round. No matter if you come here to check out the concerts or to explore Hayden Butte and Tempe Beach Park, there are always plenty of things to do and plenty of Tempe vacation rentals to choose from.
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Things to Do in Tempe
Tempe is home to some of the best things to do in the entire state of Arizona! Not only are you home to amazing weather, sunny days, and incredible live events to attend every single month of the year, but it is a perfect paradise for those who want to see all that this natural area has to offer.
Mill Avenue District
Mill Avenue District is the main street in downtown Tempe, offering cheap places to grab a bite to eat, pre-game bars for your big night out on the weekend, ice cream stops to cool yourself down during hot days, and souvenir shops for trinkets you can bring back home to your state. There are plenty of nightlife bars, restaurants, and pubs in the Mill Avenue District, offering cool dancing spots, trendy bars, and fun nightlife hotspots for tourists and locals alike.
Arizona State University
Arizona State University is one of the biggest colleges in the entire country! You can head here to go watch one of the college football games, basketball games, take a tour of the beautiful campus, or just enjoy the sights and sounds of university life. The intricate buildings and upbeat atmosphere make for a great half-day trip while you are in Tempe during your holidays.
The Tempe Marketplace is one of the biggest and best destinations in Arizona, featuring over 100 restaurants and shops that are perfect for finding vintage clothes, boutique clothing items, and souvenirs to bring back home. The outdoor shopping center is ideal for those hot summer days when you want to be inside and outside at the same time!
We recommend heading here for a half-day when you want to get a bite to eat for lunch or dinner and get some shopping done. Some of the best restaurants in the marketplace are the Barrio Queen for the best burritos, Bar Louie for American classics, Twin Peaks for some great drinks, and the Thirsty Lion Gastropub.
Head to the Thirsty Lion for some of the best craft cocktails in the entire city! We recommend getting garlic sesame edamame or creamy queso dip to share with the table, complete with three cheese, roasted jalapenos, and white corn tortilla chips. For the main course, get the classic Reuben sandwich of the Caprese chicken sandwich for lunch, filled with fresh mozzarella, vine-ripe tomatoes, spicy pepperoni, pesto aioli, and grilled ciabatta bread.
If you come here for dinner, you really can’t beat the Gastropub burger, a tasty sandwich with gorgonzola-infused meat, grilled sweet onion, maple pepper bacon, white cheddar, and horseradish on ciabatta bread.
Accommodations in Our Tempe Vacation Rentals
If Tempe sounds like your ideal place to come for vacation, then you need to find a condominium, apartment, house, or room before it is too late! Housing can be expensive in popular tourist destinations, so booking one of these Tempe vacation rentals ahead of time is crucial. But where should you look?
Instead of searching for hours online to find the best place for you to stay, we have the ideal solution. Porter Vacation Rentals offer a high-end experience that is unlike anything you’ve ever done before. Instead of searching for hours only to find expensive hotel rooms and cramped B&B rooms, Porter offers spacious, luxurious, modern, and inexpensive Tempe vacation rentals for parties of all sizes. It doesn’t matter if you want a private condominium with shared amenities, a mansion with an outdoor pool, or a small cottage for you and your partner — we have it all!
One of our favorite places is right in the heart of Tempe: Serendipity Place. Serendipity Place is a four-bedroom home that can fit up to 8 guests and offer an outdoor pool and fire pit for relaxing in the evening. This modern and upscale home has unique interior decor, tons of outdoor space, cozy interior seating, plush bedding, and modern stainless steel kitchen appliances for cooking during the day.
What more could you want during your holiday? Use Porter to book your dream home today!