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Tempe Travel Guide, Arizona

Tempe is a city rich in culture situated in the State of Arizona, USA. The city is located right in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. It has a population of about 160,000 souls. The city of Tempe is easily accessible and it has Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa and Chandler as its neighbors. The Phoenix Sky Harbor International airport is only ten minutes away from Tempe. The climate is dry, dessert type and there is sunshine throughout the year. The yearly rainfall stands at a mere 7.36 inches.  

The city of Tempe is well known for its exquisite taste for art. All forms of art - contemporary art, ancient art, live music or Broadway shows - can be found here. There is ample for an artist to spend months over here. The Broadway shows at Gammage theatre are very popular.  

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Apart from the art expressions, you can take a look at the Arboretum at ASU. This arboretum is Arizona’s largest public arboretum with palms, deciduous trees, fruit-bearing trees, cacti, conifers, succulents and many more varieties enriching the collection. You can even find extraordinary garden displays. Arizona Historical Foundation consists of data in the form of manuscripts, photographs, books and films, from the 20th and 21st century business, legal and political fields.  

The ASU Mars Space Flight Facility has the Thermal Spectrometer that was sent aboard Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft in November 1996. The ASU Art Museum contains the cotemporary work by the renowned artists. From nine years, this museum has been the host to the vibrant Día de los Muertos festival exhibit. Arizona Mills is the place to shop till you drop dead. It boasts of some of the best retail outlet names like Saks Fifth Avenue and Last Call. IKEA is yet another great shopping place where you can spend hours together.  

Tempe Improve Comedy Club is one of the unique tourist attractions that cannot be overlooked. This club is one of its kinds and you can laugh till you start getting the spasms. The Tempe Town Lake is right next to the Mill Avenue District, Arizona State University and the 2,000 acre Papago Park. This lake sees an influx of millions of people annually. The lake presents a plethora of recreational activities and cultural events. Activities like kayaking, sailing, rowing, boating and fishing are offered over here. The lake is recognized as a top attraction for the local families and visitors. 

Tempe offers a great vacation when you add up the activities mentioned above. It has a great nightlife and the city is host to numerous sports activities. When you build an itinerary, don’t forget to include the Arizona Scenic Roads.         

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