ASU Campus Secret Garden
The Secret Garden is a secluded courtyard nestled in between buildings Dixie Gammage Hall and West Hall in the heart of the Tempe campus. It is just a walk from Hayden lawn or the COOR building.
Evelyn Hallman Pond
If you’re looking for a relaxing park away from all the excitement in Tempe, head north of Tempe Town Lake to Evelyn Hallman Pond where you can fish, hike, or enjoy the shade on a hot summer’s day.
Dip, splash, and play in the cool waters at Fossil Creek. Don’t drive six hours north to enjoy waterfalls and gorgeous scenery!
Haji-Baba’s offers affordable, quick, and out-of-this-world Middle Eastern food. Haji-Baba’s, known to locals as simply, “Haji’s”.
The Original Hoagie Shop
Some of the best sandwiches in Tempe, With some of the best Philly cheese steak sandwiches, hoagies, pastas, salads, and more, The Original Hoagie Shop’s got it all!
Desert Botanical Garden
Hike Camelback Mountain
It’s easy to get to, just make sure you keep a watchful eye for no-tow zones in neighborhoods. Designated parking is right off the street and near the closest trailhead.
Her Secret is Patience
This Phoenix art installation was originally adapted from the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, “Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience,” and is elegantly displayed in the Phoenix Civic Space Park. The installation was designed by Janet Echelman and took a massive team of architects, designers, engineers, and fabricators to create the masterpiece that stands today.
The Mystery Castle
Built Boyce Luther Gulley abandoned his wife and family and built this unique castle over the course of 15 years. He used a combination of goat’s milk, cement, mortar, adobe, salvaged metal parts like railroad tracks, poles, car parts, and, well, whatever else he could get his hands on. His story isn’t exactly a fairy tale, but this hidden gem isn’t one you want to miss.