As some parts of the United States battle snowy winters, springtime rains, and autumns that disappear all too quickly, the 182,000 residents of Tempe wake up to sunny skies 330 days each year. You'll feel that blissful sunshine as you walk the campus of Arizona State University, scout out a few Cactus League baseball games, and relax in the desert ambiance of our Tempe vacation rentals.
Tempe sits in the East Valley of metropolitan Phoenix, just south of the Salt River and five miles east of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Founded in 1871, the city is now bordered by downtown Phoenix to the west, Chandler to the south, Mesa to the east, and the immaculate golf courses and spas of Scottsdale to the north.
Thanks to average year-round temperatures of 87 degrees (and a climate that is particularly beautiful in spring), our Tempe vacation homes are an ideal escape for sun-seekers, desert hikers, and enthusiastic sports fans.
Each February and March, 15 Major League Baseball teams descend upon the Phoenix region for Cactus League spring training, a time for baseball lovers to scout the new talent and catch a few casual games. Grab a seat in the stands at Tempe Diablo Stadium to watch the Los Angeles Angels in action, or follow your team to stadiums in Glendale, Peoria, and seven other neighboring communities.
Cheer on the ASU Sun Devils in football, basketball, or baseball at their main campus in Tempe, or spend a day in the great outdoors exploring Papago Park's 1,500 desert acres. You can also treat your kids to a day at the Phoenix Zoo in Papago Park or cool off from the summer heat at Big Surf Waterpark Tempe.
The unique desert beauty of Arizona awaits - book your stay at one of our Tempe vacation rentals today!
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