Fun Free Things To Do in Tempe

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(— November 26, 2013) Tempe, AZ – For ASU students who moved to the city from across the U.S. and foreign countries, a stay will not be complete without experiencing Tempe. However, everyone knows how tight budgets can be for college students. Particularly, finding affordable apartments near ASU can be a challenge. Don’t lose heart because there are still a lot of places and events in Tempe anyone can enjoy even for free, as seen from Tempe’s Tourism Office web site.


The ASU Art Museum

The museum housed in the largest university in the U.S. receives a great number of visitors and is always for free. Many visitors hike the nearby “South Mountain” to see ancient petro glyphs (stone carvings) before capping it off with a monumental view of the sunset in Arizona.


Tempe Town Lake

For those who love fireworks, every celebration at the Tempe Town Lake will keep their eyes sparkling. Fourth of July is one of the favourites for ASU students and many valley residents alike. Even a stroll over the Mill Bridge spanning the lake is a refreshing experience.


Tempe Festival for the Arts

For three days each season Mill Avenue in downtown Tempe transforms into a vibrant street display of artworks, performances and food in this award-winning festival, which attracts up to 250,000 tourists. Next schedule comes December 6-8, 2013.



Tempe Center for the Arts

The TCA offers shows from top singers and songwriters during regular seasons, but especially interesting are the “Wednesday Night Open Mic” events from January through May and September through November, when free performances offer fun and fresh talents to be discovered.


Apartments near ASU

The city government also arranges for more free activities such as sports and concert events, so student life need not be boring all school-year because of budget restrictions. For some, finding affordable off-campus apartments near ASU (one of the reasons Tempe ranks among the top small cities to live in the country) offers a solution.


A popular choice is University Pointe Apartments, which is a mere 30 steps from the ASU campus. Newly refurbished rooms and facilities—like a remodelled swimming pool—make University Pointe a favorite among returning students.


UP Apartments also offer incentives to long term lease takers, such as free bike rentals, internet and cable TV. A $25 gift coupon (redeemable at the nearby Tempe Marketplace) also awaits visitors who tour the compound in search of a studio or 2-bedroom unit.


For more information about University Pointe Apartments, visit their website,, or arrange for a tour or reservation through their hotline (480) 966 9000. TEMPE , AZ — 

University Pointe Apartments

TEMPE , AZ 85281