While other, still-urbanizing Arizona cities continue to aspire for more progressive and vibrant cores of their own, Downtown Tempe hit that quota years ago, and boasts endless entertainment and recreational options both before and after sunset. Explore and surprise yourself. We’re your dedicated team of dreamers and doers, buzz builders and business boomers and overall urban advocates who are leading the thrilling rise of Downtown Tempe. Since 1993, the award-winning Downtown Tempe Authority has been the private, non-profit organization that works in partnership with the City of Tempe to increase the value of Downtown Tempe through enhanced management, safety, marketing and promotional services on behalf of DTA members and other downtown stakeholders. Tempe is growing upward and outward, and is becoming increasingly interconnected as a result. Here’s a look at how you can utilize the light rail, a bus, your bike or your own feet to get where you need to go.
With a sprawling 1.3 million square feet of retail space to explore, over 100 shops and restaurants to choose from, and more than 300 events a year, Tempe Marketplace is the ultimate destination for Valley natives and out-of-town visitors. Delivering a refreshingly vibrant outdoor environment, complete with cozy fireplaces, unique water features, pop-up art installations, and lush landscaping, Tempe Marketplace provides an unparalleled, engaging and interactive shopping, dining and entertainment experience. Dramatic lights and eye-catching laser elements create a modern and carefree atmosphere, while the gathering spaces and entertainment areas make Tempe Marketplace an inviting community hub for friends and family to get out, meet up and have fun.
Offering a vibrant outdoor setting with unique water features, Westgate Entertainment District delivers an interactive shopping, dining and entertainment experience. It is anchored by Gila River Arena, home of the Arizona Coyotes, and adjacent to the State Farm Stadium, home to the Arizona Cardinals.
Conveniently located in Glendale, Arizona, just East of the Loop 101 on Glendale Ave., the retail destination is just minutes from Historic Downtown Glendale.