Quality Inn At ASU
1375 E. University Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 774-2500
Fax: (480) 929-0524
The Original Four Peaks Brewery has the mission to create delightful tasting beers with quality ingredients. Their craft beer are wonderful and full of flavor, make sure you try their seasonal Pumpkin Porter. The food is also great like the salmon b.l.t. - with delicious applewood-smoked bacon. The service is quick and the staff is friendly. You can also take an informational and cultural 40 minute guided tour though their historic creamery building. There you will discover how beer is made from the ingredients, all the way through canning and bottling.
One of the major attractions in the greater Phoenix area, the Tempe Town Lake is a hit with the locals and tourists looking for a place to cool down and escape the heat. It is actually an artificial lake that occupies the dry bed of the Salt River. The lake has many quiet parks and green spaces around where families can relax and also provides recreational opportunities like fishing and swimming. You can also take a tour around the lake by renting a boat, canoe or paddle-boat.
This culturally diverse public University is the third largest in the U.S., with nearly 50,000 full- and part-time students on all local campuses. The main educational center is located in Tempe, with satellites in Mesa and northwest Phoenix. In downtown Phoenix you will find another major extension. Quality degree programs are offered here from baccalaureate to doctorate. Awarded the status of Research I Institution in 1994, ASU is recognized as a leading-edge research facility. While you're on campus, check out ASU's Art Museum.
There are many parks in Tempe, however the Tempe Beach Park is the most recent and well-known of all parks in this college town. Locals come here for recreation on the lake, to bike, to have a picnic with family and friends or just to contemplate. There are many attractions nearby, like pontoon bridges, the Tempe Center for the Arts and the Boat Marina. At the marina, you can rent a boat and take a tour of the lake or if you prefer more manual efforts, rent a paddle-boat for two. There is also a special water splash playground that is designed for kids so they can get soaked during the dog-days of summer.
This fun paradise offers relief from the heat of the desert. You can choose to ride the high waves or simply soak up the sun. The Waikiki Beach is one of the biggest original wave pool in America while the Captain Cook's Landing is for the little tykes. Older kids and adults will enjoy water basketball or volleyball at Mauna Loa Bay. Kilauea Cove offers an exciting water slide with panoramic views from the top. Daredevils will love the Tornado Twisters, Hurricane Falls and the dreaded Black Hole. There is a full-service snack bar to refresh and refuel after activities. Big Surf is a great place to be with the entire family.
This hidden gem is located in Tempe, a suburban neighborhood of Phoenix. In this historic distillery you can take a tour through the creation process of their hand crafted bourbon, gin and whiskey - all made with locally sourced ingredients. The Arizona Distilling Company is known as being the first distillery to produce liquor in Arizona after the Prohibition era. You can also taste the spirits after the tour, and enjoy the soft lavender tone in the gin and the smooth notes of caramel and vanilla in the bourbon. Arizona Distilling Company is perfect for discovering local history and enjoying some drinks with friends.
This park is in the college community of Tempe, right alongside the tranquil man-made Tempe Town Lake. It features walkways, bridges that traverse the lake and the Tempe Arts Center, which provides various shows throughout the year.
This 70-acre (28.32 hectare) park in South Scottsdale has recreation facilities as well as meeting spaces that can accommodate up to 1000 guests. Facilities include five ramadas, one spray pool, two fishing lakes, two playgrounds and one basketball court. If taking a walk with your pooch is on the agenda, Vista Del Camino Park has the only dog run in Scottsdale. The 18-hole disc golf course is a fun place to spend an afternoon with friends or family.
The Phoenix Zoo offers a plethora of activities for family recreation. Sprawling over 125 acres (50 hectares), this privately-owned leisure facility is a must visit when in the Valley. It is home to over 1,300 exotic species including lions, giraffes, baboons and meerkats. Explore the verdant labyrinth of the Forest of Uco, take a hike along the African Trail, and enjoy a tractor ride at the Harmony Farm. In addition, the interactive programs on offer are both educational and entertaining.
The Desert Botanical Garden began in the 1930s with the goal of preserving the area's pristine desert environment. Today, the garden helps save endangered plants, with the focus still on native flora and special emphasis on succulents. The cactus collection is world-renowned and between the months of March through May, the seasonal blooms are spectacular. The garden also hosts numerous events throughout the year which include the popular 'Butterfly Habitat', the 'Luminarias' during the holiday season and rotating sculpture exhibits from the world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. Don't forget your hat and sunscreen during the summer months.
Established in 1978, Rio Salado College is an accredited college that offers flexible and innovative classes designed to fit a diverse range of students. Convenience is the focus here, with multi-media optimally utilized in the distance learning classes. Many classes are offered that start every two weeks, and courses in the FasTrack program may be completed in eight weeks. Many credit hours are transferable to universities. Check out the informative Web page for further information.
This 60-acre (24.28 hectare) park located within the Indian Bend Wash greenbelt is home to the Wedge Skate Park. It is every skater's dream complete with ramps, curbs and rails making it an awesome place to pick up new tricks. The park also offers an outdoor amphitheater, swimming pool, two lakes, two children's playgrounds. The 5K course along with softball, soccer, basketball and a sand volleyball courts make it a great place to come and work out. Or pack up the family, make some lunch and head on over to the picnic area for a great family out.