By Anne Thomas
Tempe
Arizona
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The city of Tempe was shaped and influenced by Native American and Hispanic culture as well as settlers from across the United States. Tempe is known for being the home of Arizona State University. The city is located about 10 miles outside Phoenix and about 7 miles from Scottsdale. 

Escapewizard.com invites you to book your next vacation in Tempe, Arizona. You will begin your trip by flying into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Book your flight today with Escapewizard.com by visiting the following link: (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). After you have booked your flight, make sure to check out Escapewizard.com for Tempe’s selection of hotels using the following link: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).

The Mill Avenue District is a must when you are visiting Tempe. Located in downtown Tempe, Mill Avenue District offers visitors delicious dining, plenty of shops, entertainment and much more. Looking for exciting nightlife in Tempe? It is right downtown in the Mill Avenue District.  You will find jazz, country, and rock & roll to name a few. If you want to watch sports or if you want to dance the night away, Tempe has something for you.

After you stroll through downtown, make sure you visit Tempe Town Lake, which is right around the corner. There are a number of boating opportunities available, including boat or kayak rentals. Take a scenic stroll or bike ride on the paths around the lake. There are also tours offered on boat, Segway, or horseback. Enjoy a day of fishing on the lake where you can catch trout, catfish, and other types of fish; or explore the parks and natural habitats surrounding the lake! After you visit the lake stop by Papago Park, which is a 296-acre park with picnic ramadas, hiking & biking trails, and a lagoon.

Escapewizard.com suggests you watch a show at ASU Gammage, one of the largest university-based presenters of performing arts. The 3,000-seat performance hall is home to Broadway Across America. Also, make sure to visit the Stray Cat Theater.  This contemporary theatre offers edgy, quirky and unique performances. Your next stop should be the Tempe Center for the Arts. The Center is located on the southwest end of Tempe Town Lake and includes a 600-seat proscenium theater, a 200-seat studio theater and a 3,500 square-foot gallery. Tempe Center for the Arts offers programs such as Ballet Under the Stars, Music Under the Stars and Open Mic night!

Casino Arizona offers slots, blackjack, dining, and entertainment. The casino has several restaurants and a cultural exhibit of Native American arts and crafts. There is something for everybody! Next, Escapewizard.com suggests you visit GameWorks for a day filled with games and attractions.

Escapewizard.com encourages you to take a day trip over to the Phoenix Zoo and SEA LIFE Arizona in Phoenix. The zoo is home to more than 1,300 animals including endangered birds, mammals and reptiles. SEA LIFE Arizona is a themed aquarium designed for kids. 

Don’t just take our word for it. Visit Escapewizard.com today to book your next vacation in Tempe, Arizona.  We know you will have an unforgettable experience.
Hotels in Tempe
By D. Gregory Perrin
Aloft Tempe
951 East Playa Del Norte Drive, Tempe, AZ
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On your next trip to Tempe, Arizona, EscapeWizard.com recommends staying at the Aloft Tempe Hotel. This hotel is right downtown on the shores of the Tempe Town Lake and not far from the Tempe Beach Park. Check in at the hotel begins 3 p.m. on the day of arrival.

The rooms come with your choice of two queen size beds or one king size bed. There is a 42 inch color television so you can stay up on all of your favorite programing while you are on vacation. The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi service to guests so they can check their email and search for attractions in the city and surrounding area. There is a mini-refrigerator for keeping drinks and snacks cold as well as a coffee maker so you can enjoy a warm cup right in your room. Also, the rooms have an iron and ironing board as well as hairdryer.

Aloft Tempe has some great amenities for guests to take advantage of during their stay in the city. There is a great outdoor pool open between the hours of 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. The hotel has the re:charge(SM) gym where guests can exercise at any time during the day. There is the re:mix(SM) lounge where guests can watch TV and play pool on their billiard table. Guests traveling with children can take them to camp Aloft where there are tons of activities for them to do. And also, the hotel has a program for pets. Pets are allowed if they are 40 pounds or under.

All in all, the Aloft Tempe Hotel is a great choice in the city. It has everything you need and more to make your trip truly amazing. On the day of departure, check out lasts all morning up until 12 p.m. EscapeWizard.com can help find you the lowest prices by searching many travel websites on the internet; just click here (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to start your search.
Hotels in Tempe
By Shaina Amienyi
Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe
1600 South 52nd Street, Tempe, AZ
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When looking for hotels in Phoenix, consider the Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe. It is three miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and offers guests complimentary transportation to the airport. Check-in is at 3pm, and porters will assist guests with their luggage. Guests may use express video checkout and must checkout by noon.

All 210 rooms come with top-notch amenities, such as a 32-inch LCD television with cable and movies, an ergonomically designed desk chair, a refrigerator, and a coffee maker with Starbucks coffee. Guests can relax on their king or double beds and feel safe with smoke detectors and sprinklers in their rooms. Available services include room, maid, and wake-up call services.

Sheraton Club guests get upgraded amenities in their rooms, free bottled water, complimentary fitness center access, and access to the Club Lounge, which offers complimentary breakfast, hors d'oeuvres, and beverages. It is the perfect place to mingle or make new friends as you watch TV on the 42-inch plasma screen.

From the 24-hour fitness center to the outdoor pool with plenty of seating, the Sheraton offers much to please all guests. You do not have to be in town on business to want to use Link@Sheraton, the hub in the lobby which features free high-speed internet, PC workstations, and free printing.

If you are in town on business, the Sheraton is the perfect place to host a meeting or event. The hotel can accommodate any business event with its 10,000 square feet of meeting space, which includes the 3,450-square foot Grand Ballroom. There is also outdoor space if guests want to conduct business while enjoying the weather. Facilities are equipped with videoconferencing and audio visual equipment. Guests can utilize the convention services staff and the catering staff to make sure events go smoothly.

The Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe is an excellent choice for all types of travelers. The hotel can accommodate business guests, families, groups, solo travelers, etc. It is located near the airport as well as sports arenas and other popular attractions. EscapeWizard.com encourages you to click on the link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book your stay at this exciting hotel.
Hotels in Tempe
By Shaina Amienyi
Holiday Inn Express
1520 West Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ
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The Tempe Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites has a convenient location twelve miles from downtown Phoenix and six miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). The hotel is situated in the Arizona Mills Shopping Center, which means vacationers have quick access to restaurants and shops. The staff, fluent in English and Spanish, is happy to assist customers through the check-in process, which begins at 3pm, and checkout, which is at 12pm.

This hotel features 128 rooms, including 36 suites, with a sofa bed and either a king bed or double beds. All rooms include free high speed internet and 42-inch plasma screen TVs on which guests can watch premium cable and pay-per-view movies. Vacationers are provided with a mini fridge and coffee maker for refreshments; executive Club rooms have a microwave as well. When guests are hungry, they can stop by the complimentary breakfast bar or one of several nearby restaurants.

Holding a business meeting at the Tempe Holiday Inn Express is simple with a banquet hall and 900-square foot meeting room equipped with a DVD player, whiteboard, projector, and more. The hotel also provides a 24-hour business center and on-site catering.

There are great amenities for leisure travelers, too. Those who wish to keep up their workout routine can make use of the fitness center, complete with free weights, exercise bikes, a cross trainer, and a treadmill. For more recreation, swim laps in the large outdoor swimming pool or unwind in the spa whirlpool.

Guests who like to do activities such as watching a movie at the IMAX Theater, playing at the arcade, or shopping will love the location of the Tempe Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites. Close to downtown, major attractions, a shopping center, and the airport, this hotel is a great choice for business and leisure guests. To book your stay at this hotel, click on the link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to EscapeWizard.com.
Hotels in Tempe
By Lynette Johnson
MOXY Phoenix
1333 South Rural Road, Tempe, AZ
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Four Points by MOXY Phoenix (formally Four Points Sheraton Tempe) is adjacent to the Arizona State University campus and just 10 minuets away from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.  For the Starwood Preferred Guest, Four Points is a category 2 stay. 

You will enjoy your stay at MOXY Phoenix within one of their 190 guest rooms and/or suites that offer a 100% smoke free environment, 32 inch flat panel LCD screen TV, in-room movies, Four Points signature beds and bath products, complimentary high speed internet access (as well as in public areas throughout the hotel), cable channels, work area and individual climate control.  The hotel also offers accessible rooms for those that require more mobility.  There are a wide variety of guest services at Four Points such as:  complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off (Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport), 24 hour front desk and business center, dry cleaning services, bellmen/porters, concierge service heated outdoor pool, and a 24 hour fitness facility.  If you are traveling on business, Four Points offers six meeting spaces, teleconferencing system, audio/visual equipment, high speed internet access in meeting facilities and a catering staff.  Check-in to the hotel is at 3 p.m., the hotel also offers a luggage storage if you should arrive early and express check-in.

Four Points is located in a perfect area for recreation or business.  You can enjoy the complimentary transportation (within five miles of the hotel) or take a short walk to the METRO Light Rail system.  Either way you will take pleasure in what the Tempe area has to offer such as:  ASU Karsten and/or Rolling Hills golf course; Mill Avenue District; Tempe Town Lake; Fiesta Mall; US Airways Arena; Loomis Fargo; X-Tek; Pueblo Grande Museum; and South Mountain.  To satisfy your hunger, the hotel has a restaurant, lobby lounge, bakery, deli as well as Best Brews for local craft beer brewed in Arizona.  Four Points express check-out or express video check-out makes the 12 p.m. check-out time a breeze to handle.

Four Points by Sheraton Tempe gives you the best in hotel accommodations and amenities.  EscapeWizard.com will assist you with booking your hotel experience by clicking this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).