The Great Outdoors of Tempe

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A vibrant urban oasis in Metropolitan Phoenix, Tempe exudes its own personality. Refreshingly offbeat, Tempe’s a fun town that hosts family-friendly festivals, welcomes outdoor activities and is the proud home of Arizona State University. Tempe cares about the community, stresses an active lifestyle and emphasizes a laid-back atmosphere. Here, you’ll find the sports you love, the shopping you crave, the culture you enjoy, the food you’ll want to share and art, architecture and scenery that are perfect for your next post on Instagram. What to Do in Tempe In Tempe you can focus on exploring the great outdoors and staying fit at the same time. You’ll love discovering all the trails to hike, mountains to climb, bike paths to pedal and a lake to paddle, all against a backdrop of beautiful desert vistas. You don’t need to go far because all of Tempe’s outdoor recreation opportunities are easy to reach and many are right in downtown Tempe. Arizona’s known for its dry summer heat and that’s how we like it. There’s no need to go into summer hibernation. We know that our walks, runs and bike rides are best enjoyed in the early morning or evening. We’re sure to set out, slathered in sunscreen with a hat or visor, sunglasses and plenty of refreshing H2O to drink on the go. We also take advantage of the fun evening programs offered by some of our attractions. Go Hiking Explore the trails of the Sonoran Desert at Papago Park, on foot or with a mountain bike. Trails will challenge everyone, from novices to adventure seekers. Choose one of the seemingly endless trail possibilities at South Mountain Park and Preserve. With more than 16,000 acres, the largest municipal park in the country is popular with hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. Take an…

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