Trip to Tempe
Top 5 things to do on a trip to Tempe
- See historic downtown Tempe
- Explore the Arizona State University campus
- Visit Papago Park
- Check out the Tempe History Museum
- Go to Tempe Beach Park
On your trip to Tempe, you'll find plenty to see and do within walking distance. Tempe, being known as a bustling collegetown, you'll find shopping, nightlife, events, and more.
If you’ve never been to Tempe, you owe yourself a proper adventure of exploring the history and culture it provides.
Numerous tours can help you navigate downtown or you can get away to the local parks and mountains!
Throughout Tempe you’ll be able to marvel at its culture, have the tough decision of choosing where to eat, visit museums, and much more.
We’ll try to help simplify your trip to Tempe by providing some our favorite hotels, shops, and restaurants listed below!
Transportation options in Tempe
Our bus to Tempe takes you directly to S. College Ave between E University Dr and E 7th St.
Learn more about our most popular routes to Tempe.
Upon your arrival, getting around on your trip to Tempe will be a breeze.
Downtown Tempe is walkable, but there is also extensive transportation options to get around.
Public transportation is offered by the free circulations, the Orbit and Flash Routes. In addition, Valley Metro is offers bus routes around Tempe.
In addition, taxis and Ubers make up a major presence in Tempe.
Best places to stay in Tempe
After your long exhaustive day of sight-seeing, you’re going to need a place to crash. Tempe is widely known for its amenities and extensive hotel accommodations.
There are plenty of hotels to choose from, making a trip to Tempe accessible for any traveler.
The most lavish hotels in Tempe would be the AC Hotel or Graduate Tempe, putting you in a central location to many of the city’s sights.
Alternatively, many hotels such as the Rodeway Inn, Ramada Tempe, or Airbnb's are available at a lower cost and offer plenty of travel options for your trip to Tempe.
Nightlife in Tempe
Arguably one of the most exciting collegetowns, Tempe's nightlife is unmatched.
The famous Mill Avenue District offers the highest concentration of restaurants and cafes in Arizona, and draws quite a crowd.
The Social Hall is a popular spot among locals for drinks, games, and food.
For local brews, check out the Blasted Barley Beer Company or El Hefe Tempe for tacos and margaritas.
For live music fans, the Yucca Tap Room is an outstanding venue to round out your trip to Tempe.
Where to shop on your trip to Tempe
There will be no shortage of shopping options while you’re in the limits of the city.
If you’re looking for authentic Tempe culture and souvenirs, make sure to hit up Tempe Marketplace, with dozens and dozens of shopping options.
For retail therapy and luxury retailers, make sure to check out Arizona Mills, offering over 100 shops, restaurants, and boutiques
You'll find many retailers and shopping options along the Mill Avenue District as well.
Best free things to do in Tempe
- Papago Park
- Arizona State University Campus Tour
- Tempe Beach Park
- ASU Art Museum
- Tempe Town Lake
Even the most frugal of travelers will find something to love on their trip to Tempe. One of the greatest reasons to take a trip to Tempe is that many of the attractions are of no cost to you.
Totally free, you owe yourself a trip to the local parks and hikes such as Papago Park and Tempe Beach Park.
You can even soak in the culture on your trip to Tempe by people-watching downtown, such as South Mill Avenue, where it will often be buzzing with activity.
Benefits of taking a bus trip to Tempe
- free Wi-Fi and personal power outlets
- free onboard entertainment with Megabus RIDE
- reserved seating
- fares starting at just $1*
When booking a trip to Tempe, you’re looking for the lowest costs, trip flexibility, and the best means to arrive comfortably and safely.
Look no further, because megabus offers the easiest and most affordable options for traveling to Tempe, with fares as low as $1*.
With the money you save on bus tickets to Tempe, you’ll be left with more to spend on your upcoming trip to Tempe.
Megabus serves more than 100 cities and university campuses across North America, allowing you to choose the bus stop nearest to you and select your flexible schedule for your trip to Tempe.
This will ensure that when you arrive, you can immediately begin exploring the beauty of Tempe.
On your trip to Tempe, you’ll be offered the highest level of comfort and safety as well as amenities such as onboard restrooms, individual power outlets, three-point seatbelts, reclining seats, free Wi-Fi and onboard entertainment subject to availability.
So if you’re planning on taking a trip to Tempe, book your ticket with us today to reserve your seat and see our first-class amenities firsthand.