This corner of metro Phoenix is defined by university life, family fun and the ruggedly beautiful Superstition Mountains. Arizona State University is located in Tempe, which plays host to some of the region’s biggest outdoor parties. Mesa is an agritourism hub and the spring-training home of the Chicago Cubs, and Gilbert boasts a burgeoning downtown filled with independent eateries.
This 25-acre park features hiking and biking paths and water recreation on Tempe Town Lake.
Arizona's largest arts center is home to exhibits and entertainment in four theaters, five art galleries, and 14 art studios.
San Tan Mountain Regional Park's trails get hikers and riders up-close to lower Sonoran Desert wildlife, plant life and scenic mountain views.
Paddling the Salt River puts rivergoers up close to wild mustangs, blue herons and bald eagles.
Tours are offered hourly at Queen Creek Olive Mill, Arizona's first working olive farm and mill.
Bring the family to pick from an organic orchard, see the petting zoo or join in one of the farm's fun seasonal events.
The park, named after a fabled lost mine, offers a variety of hiking trails in the Superstition Mountains.
Tour a working urban farm in the Agritopia community, purchase produce and enjoy farm-to-table fare at Joe's Farm Grill.
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