Halloween in Tempe, ArizonaOctober 31, 2014
It’s going to be an exciting Halloweekend in downtown Tempe! Here’s what’s on tap:
It’s going to be an exciting Halloweekend in downtown Tempe! Here’s what’s on tap:
Tempe, Arizona is rapidly changing, and if you have not been to the area recently, it’s time to go! With so many new restaurants, bars, shops, and recreational opportunities, there is something for everyone to do in the downtown Tempe area. Here is just a sample of the latest to open in the Mill Avenue District:
The Community Outreach Team at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe, Arizona has been busy this month! With the impending back-to-school season, it was an obvious choice to help supply children in need with the tools they need to get the year off to a great start.
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.
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!
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.
On Saturday, March 1st, people from all over the Phoenix area will come to Tempe Town Lake for the 26th Annual Great Arizona Beer Festival. Attendees can expect over 200 brews from more than 50 breweries, each sampling their proudest brewing achievements.
Rick Heins is the front desk supervisor at Tempe Mission Palms. I appreciate his warm greeting every morning when I come to work, and felt like we should all get to know him better.
I recently had the chance to interview Rick, and I hope you enjoy learning more about one of our front desk stars!
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!
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.
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.
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.”
The secret is out: the best place to watch Fourth of July fireworks in Tempe is at Tempe Mission Palms.
This summer season, Tempe Mission Palms has doubled the fun with two new summer offers! These deals are great for a family staycation, or an Arizona discovery vacation, and are a great way to enjoy the summer offerings in the Phoenix metro area. Splash all day at our rooftop pool, enjoy cocktails at Harry’s Place, or walk to the Mill Avenue district to enjoy shopping or one of the over 50 bars and restaurants nearby. Downtown Phoenix is also just a short Metro Light Rail ride away, which is easily accessed from a stop just across the street from our hotel. Book your Summer vacation today, as these hot deals are likely to sell out quickly!
There are plenty of ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Tempe this year! Whether you are truly Irish, or Irish-at-heart, on this day there is an event for you to celebrate. So come on and party like a leprechaun – Tempe Mission Palms is just a short walk to all these events:
It’s the best time of the year again: spring training in Tempe, Arizona. In just a few weeks, 15 major league baseball teams will be playing pre-season games in the Phoenix metropolitan area through the month of March. With perfectly warm and sunny weather, the Cactus League is a baseball lover’s paradise!
Love is in the air at Tempe Mission Palms, and our new Romance Package is the perfect way to celebrate! Whether you are planning a special Valentine’s Day, wedding anniversary, or just a short getaway, this is the perfect package.
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.
With autumn quickly approaching, athletes in Arizona are dusting off their bikes, buying new running shoes, and training for the races in Tempe.
Amidst the hustle and bustle of Mill Avenue is Tempe Mission Palms, an “Oasis” right in the heart of downtown Tempe, Arizona. People enjoy shopping, an extensive list of restaurants, and vibrant nightlife all within a one mile perimeter, but when it comes time to take a moment to get away from it all, the courtyard of Tempe Mission Palms is the place to be.
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?
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.
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!
A fun “spin” on a classic marathon is Arizona’s P.F. Changs Rock ‘n Roll Marathon & ½ Marathon. This year’s event takes place on Sunday, January 15th, and benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. A qualifier for the Boston Marathon, participants run while they “rock out” through three Arizona cities, with music acts on every mile of the course.
The Fiesta Bowl Block Party in Tempe, Arizona has been named by USA Today as “one of the top ten places in America to ring in the New Year.” Located in the heart of downtown Tempe on famous Mill Avenue, partiers are treated to a variety of entertainment including music, dancing, rides, fireworks, and a confetti blast at midnight.
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!