Thanksgiving Weekend Events in TempeNovember 25, 2014
We’re thankful for a beautiful weekend in Tempe, Arizona! Here are some of our top picks in Tempe for Thanksgiving weekend:
We’re thankful for a beautiful weekend in Tempe, Arizona! Here are some of our top picks in Tempe for Thanksgiving weekend:
With so much to do in Tempe, Arizona this weekend, it will be hard to choose! Here are some of our top picks:
The General Managers at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, Royal Palms Resort, and Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center all participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The Ice Bucket Challenge has raised over 90 million dollars to date for funding scientific research, providing care and counseling for ALS patients and their families, and advocacy for those affected by ALS.
The team at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe, Arizona extends our warmest welcome to the new Arizona State University students, and their parents.
Tempe Mission Palms and American Express are proud to offer a special travel offer in Tempe, Arizona.
New to Tempe, Arizona, the Free Lunchtime Trolley takes riders to restaurants and shops within the Mill Avenue District from 10:30am to 2:30pm, Monday through Friday.
Tempe Mission Palms is the best location in Tempe to view the Tempe Town Lake fireworks. Watch the spectacular show from our rooftop pool (registered guests only), or walk to the festivities at the lake from our hotel. Tempe Mission Palms is the only full-service hotel in the center of it all, and is the perfect choice for celebrating the holiday weekend.
Looking for a great Arizona travel deal for Father’s Day? Tempe Mission Palms has you covered with the ASU Gammage Broadway Package.
The famous Mill Avenue in Tempe, Arizona is back and better than ever, especially when it comes to nightlife. Whether you are looking to dance the night away, sip on a craft beer, or cheer on your favorite team, there is something for everyone!
Summer is just around the corner, and Tempe Mission Palms has the perfect hotel package just for you! The Sizzling Summer offer and the Summer Scorcher package are the best hotel deals in Phoenix this season.
Tempe Mission Palms is the ideal Tempe hotel for your visit to Arizona State University. Located adjacent to the ASU campus, Tempe Mission Palms is the only full-service hotel in the downtown Tempe area. Our convenient location allows for walking distance to all areas on campus, and the Mill Avenue District for shopping, entertainment, and dining, as well as, convenient access to the Metro Light Rail allowing easy travel to downtown Phoenix.
Tempe Mission Palms is the best venue for your elegant Arizona wedding! Whether you need space for a wedding ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, or brunch, Tempe Mission Palms is an excellent choice.
Tempe Mission Palms is proud to partner with ASU Gammage to bring the 2014-2015 season of Broadway to Tempe, Arizona! The line-up this year is exciting with brand new shows to Tempe, and favorite shows making an appearance once again.
Here is the exciting upcoming season:
Because of the easy access to the Metro Light Rail, Tempe Mission Palms is a great choice to stay when visiting the Phoenix area to attend sporting events or concerts. The US Airways Center is located in downtown Phoenix, and is home to the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Rattlers, and Phoenix Mercury.
Spring brings special hotel savings at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, in Tempe, Arizona. These two great offers are sure to be a hit, especially with the wonderful Phoenix area weather this time of year.
We are pleased to announce our newly designed website for Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center. Our innovative site is device responsive, allowing for easy navigation throughout, whether one is on a personal computer, tablet, or mobile device. Photos of our beautiful hotel are displayed in a dynamic photo gallery that showcases accommodations, weddings, meeting space, and more.
The beautiful Arizona weather lends itself to a season full of outdoor festivals in the Phoenix, Arizona area. The central location of Tempe Mission Palms allows for the perfect place to stay while visiting these great events. Whether you are an art lover, food connoisseur, or just appreciate a day hanging out in the Arizona sun, there is a Tempe festival for you!
Love is in the air, as Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Tempe Mission Palms is the perfect choice to take your Valentine for a romantic getaway in Tempe with our special offer.
January is time for New Year’s Resolutions, and for most, it involves more exercise. Tempe, Arizona is your destination for hitting the road, as there are many running events during January and February for all ability levels. Here is just a short list of running events in Tempe:
Join us at Harry’s Place lounge located in the lobby of Tempe Mission Palms for our new $8.00 nightly special. Our chefs have chosen their favorite entrees to feature each night, which even includes our famous “Mission Palms Burger” that was written about in the Tom Clancy novel, “Locked On.” Other entrees include Green Chile Chicken Quesadillas and Blackened Fish Tacos.
Karen Yeager has been the Director of Conference Services & Catering Sales at Tempe Mission Palms for 11 years. During the Holidays, we love to see her in all her Christmas sweaters, so she was the perfect person for me to interview for our "Employee Spotlight." Here is what she had to say:
The Phoenix area’s most unique holiday event lights up Tempe Town Lake with a boat parade on December 14, 2013. Started in 1999, the parade features as many as 50 festively lighted boats of all sizes, and more than 1000 luminaria light up the sidewalks and paths around the lake.
Mill Avenue in Tempe, Arizona hosts the semi-annual “Tempe Festival of the Arts,” December 6-8, 2013. This free festival ranks among the top 200 art festivals in the nation, and attracts nearly 225,000 visitors to the Mill Avenue District over the three day weekend.
Tempe Mission Palms will have its best sale of the year this Black Friday through Cyber Monday.
This winter, Tempe Mission Palms invites you to relax and enjoy the season with our new Holiday Getaway package. Unwind with “Warm Winter Evenings” with family-friendly holiday movies, complimentary snacks & hot cocoa, and winter cocktails on our rooftop terrace (November 29 & December 7, 14, & 21), or enjoy one of the many Tempe area Holiday events. Help us build our gingerbread house in our lobby, or just simply enjoy some “down time” during the Holiday rush.
On November 30, 2013, the Territorial Cup will be claimed once again, when the Arizona State University Sun Devils take on the University of Arizona Wildcats at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. This yearly rivalry football game began on Thanksgiving Day, November 30, 1899 in Tucson, in front of a crowd of 300 fans.
Every Halloween, the staff at Tempe Mission Palms in Tempe, Arizona has a pumpkin carving contest. Each department receives a pumpkin to carve, and they are displayed in the lobby during the week of Halloween.
It’s that time of the year again, when the Tour De Fat stops in Tempe, Arizona. New Belgium Brewing Company, widely known for their most popular beer, Fat Tire, sponsors this unique bicycle parade and festival in several cities throughout the United States.
Participants dress in colorful costumes, ride bikes throughout the city streets, and enjoy music and eclectic entertainment, as well as a variety of New Belgium’s beers. This event is free, however all merchandise and beer sales benefit local bicycle nonprofits with the goal to “make 12 U.S. cities better places to ride a bike.”
Even though we are still in the heat of the summer, it's time to start planning your holiday party in Tempe, Arizona. Not only do you get the best choice of date and space when the party is booked early, Tempe Mission Palms is also giving some great incentives if you book before September 30th! Call us today at (480) 894-1400 to start planning your holiday dinner party or office luncheon, and take advantage of this great offer:
The secret is out: the best place to watch Fourth of July fireworks in Tempe is at Tempe Mission Palms.
Tempe Mission Palms has completed a renovation of all the public areas that began in the fall of 2012. The lobby, Harry’s Place, and Mission Grille have a brand new, modern look while still maintaining our southwestern charm. This renovation was completed on the heels of a complete renovation of our meeting room space in 2011.
Pinterest has become the “go-to” website for wedding and honeymoon planning, allowing users to organize and store photos from all across the web. The social platform started in 2010, and now Pinterest has over 11 million users “pinning” their favorite images from all types of categories such as hobbies, events, interests, weddings, and more. Users can “re-pin” these ideas to their own “boards,” so they are able to go back and look at the photos, and associated websites, at their leisure.
With Spring quickly approaching, now is the best time to enjoy great weather and fun events in Tempe, Arizona. Whether you are a “foodie” looking to taste your way through a food festival like “Devoured,” or a NASCAR fan, marathon runner, art lover, or baseball fan, Tempe has Spring fun covered.
For several years, Tempe Mission Palms Hotel has ranked number one in Tempe, Arizona on TripAdvisor. A website where travelers can rate their favorite hotels, restaurants, and things-to-do, TripAdvisor is the authority in online travel reviews.
One may ask, how is it even possible to get in the Holiday spirit with sunny skies, temperatures in the 70’s, and not an ounce of snow? As an (almost) native Arizonan, I would say that Arizona is very festive, but we celebrate it with a twist. Of course we have our decorations, holiday parties, and traditional eats, but we often are wearing flip-flops and sunglasses while enjoying these.
Mill Avenue in Tempe, Arizona hosts the semi-annual “Tempe Festival of the Arts,” this November 30 – December 2, 2012. This free festival ranks among the top 200 art festivals in the nation, and attracts nearly 225,000 visitors to the Mill Avenue District over the three day weekend.
The secret is out. Tempe, Arizona is one of the most affordable, fun cities in America! According to Bloomberg Business Week, Tempe is third in the country, just behind Ocean City, Maryland and Honolulu, Hawaii.
Many people feel as though they are experiencing the movie, “Groundhogs Day” on the regular basis, where every day feels the same. They wake up, drive to work, do the same tasks all day, talk with the same people, drive home, eat dinner, watch TV and go to bed - or at least some variation of that. More often than not, we can’t even remember what we ate for lunch, or which outfit we wore yesterday, as the days just seem to mush together. What saves us from this wash-rinse-repeat cycle?
Some of the best travel deals in Arizona are during the summer months, with savings that are sure to stretch your vacation budget much further. Tempe Mission Palms offers many hotel packages, but the best travel deal in Tempe is the Sizzling Summer offer!
Arizona is known mostly for its warm, sunny weather, but it may be of surprise to you that Arizona also has some wild weather. During late spring, the weather starts out hot and dry, but beginning around mid-June, wind patterns shift and moisture gets drawn from the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of California, and even the Gulf of Mexico. When this happens, the humidity and dew point rise, triggering these exciting storms.
Summer is quickly approaching, meaning it is time to take advantage of the great travel deals in Arizona. One may want to “think twice” about enduring the hot desert temperatures, but rest-assured, it is the best time of the year to enjoy many Arizona attractions.
With the thousands of apps available for smartphones these days, it can be tough to figure out which apps are worth your time. I have compiled my “Top 5 Apps for Travel” and wanted to share them with you, hoping that they will make your next trip a breeze whether traveling for business or pleasure!
Location, location, location! Yes, we all know that “location” is probably top of your list when choosing your hotel on your next Arizona vacation. Luckily, Tempe Mission Palms is not only in the heart of Tempe, on the famous Mill Avenue, but also just steps away from downtown Phoenix & Mesa via the Metro Light Rail. The Mill and 3rd Street light rail stop is just across from our hotel, stopping to pick up passengers every 20-30 minutes, seven days a week.
Pat Tillman put his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals on hold to serve our country in 2002. In 2004, after his death, his friends and family established the Pat Tillman Foundation.
One of the hottest new recreation and fitness trends is stand-up paddle boarding which is now available right here in Arizona!
“Play Ball!” is music to the baseball fanatic’s ears, especially this time of year. Beginning in March, baseball fans to report to Spring Training here in the Valley of the Sun. Established in 1947, the Cactus League is now comprised of 15 major league teams, with games held in 10 stadiums around the Phoenix metropolitan area.
I am proud to be working here at Tempe Mission Palms, where I get to welcome tourists from all over the world who come to see the beauty of Arizona. Whether they are here to appreciate the natural wonder of the Grand Canyon, the red rocks of Sedona, or experience the “Wild West” in Tucson, there is something for everyone who visits this magnificent state. On February 14th, 2012, Arizona will turn 100 years old. Yes, that is Valentine’s Day – the day where love is in the air, and this year, I will profess my love for my home state.
Enter the “I Love Spring Training" Contest and you might win a two night stay at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe, Arizona and more! Keep reading for details on how to enter.
To enter: 1. “Like” our Facebook page & 2. Write on our wall “Take ME out to the ball game!” Random winner will be selected on February 17th for a TWO night stay at Tempe Mission Palms with breakfast daily, 2 tickets to Padres vs. Angels on 3/9/12 AND 2 tickets to Giants vs. Angels on 3/10/12 (donated from Tempe Tourism), as well as a $50 gift certificate for dinner from our friends at Z’Tejas. ENTER TODAY!
One may be surprised at how festive Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona, are this time of year. From the nightly snow fall at Tempe Marketplace, to the magical Zoolights at the Phoenix Zoo, there is something for everyone right around the corner from Tempe Mission Palms!