This college town pulses with energy. The Valley Metro Light Rail zips you from downtown Phoenix or Mesa into the spirited Mill Avenue District. Here, you can fill your itinerary with everything from Arizona State University sports to a Broadway show at ASU Gammage. Ply the smooth waters of Tempe Town Lake on a paddleboat, then return for a concert or festival at the water’s edge.

Stay hydrated for…
Paddleboating and a lakeside jog

By Brooke Stevenson. This article first appeared in the Phoenix Official Travel Guide, copyright 2015, Madden Media.