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Holidays in Tempe Town Lake

Holiday Travel Guide
Tempe Town Lake

Walking trails, beach parks and a dam border a river-shaped lake with kayaks, swan pedal boats and electric scooters for rent.

Surrounded by leafy parks with fun activities, Tempe Town Lake is a large reservoir running along the northern ridge of the city center. Elegant bridges provide views of high-rises and parkland. The lake is a haven for watersports. Go for a run around the perimeter of the lake, enjoying the vistas of the connecting Salt River.

Take a rental boat onto the water and enjoy views of the high-rise buildings of central Tempe from out on the lake. Large electric motor boats that fit 12 people are available, as well as kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

Paddle your kayak beneath one of the stylish bridges extending across the reservoir. Borrow life jackets from the tour operators and bring your kids out on the swan pedal boats.

Join a stand-up paddle yoga session after paddling out to the middle of the lake with your fellow exercisers.

Rent a bike or an electric scooter and travel in style along the shore of the lake. Stroll through the green setting of Tempe Beach Park, on the southern edge of the water. Sunbathe by the lake and enjoy a picnic with your family in this scenic setting.

On the northern side of the reservoir is the LoPiano Bosque Habitat, which has nature trails meandering between mesquite and acacia trees. Head to the western end of the lake to see the dam.

Attend one of the many festivals held by the lake, including the Arizona Aloha Festival and the Arizona Dragon Boat Festival, both held in March. Four Peaks Oktoberfest brings three days of fun, food and music to the park.

Tempe Town Lake is spread across the northern side of the city center of Tempe. It stretches east for about 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the Tempe Town Lake Dam.

Travel around the area for other nearby attractions such as Rio Salado Park, the Rolling Hills Golf Course and the Arizona State University, Tempe Campus.

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6190 Cheap Hotels Near Tempe Town Lake

Best Western Inn of Tempe
Best Western Inn of Tempe
2.5 out of 5
670 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe, AZ
The price is AU$118 per night from 2 Aug. to 2 Aug.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Arizona State University, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Phoenix Zoo and Desert Botanical Garden. Old ...
3.8/5Good! (1,012 reviews)
"Surrounding"

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2021

Best Western Inn of Tempe
Hyatt Place Tempe / Phoenix / University
Hyatt Place Tempe / Phoenix / University
3 out of 5
601 E 6TH STREET, BUILDING 2, Tempe, AZ
The price is AU$138 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Located in the heart of Tempe, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wells Fargo Arena, Arizona State University and Sun Devil Stadium. Mill Avenue District ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (183 reviews)
"It was a nice hotel the construction on the outside of it sucks but I’d stay again. Don’t be fooled by the pool it’s at most 10 feet in length and width 4 1/2 feet deep. The view on the roof is nice though."

Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2021

Hyatt Place Tempe / Phoenix / University
Comfort Inn & Suites Tempe Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
Comfort Inn & Suites Tempe Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
2.5 out of 5
808 North Scottsdale Road, Tempe, AZ
The price is AU$121 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Located in the heart of Tempe, this golf hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Tempe Town Lake, Sun Devil Stadium and Arizona State University. Mill Avenue District ...
4.2/5Very Good! (951 reviews)
"The property looks a little run down however the rooms were very clean and the mattress had a mattress protector on it! Which is a huge plus for me! I would recommend this hotel."

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2021

Comfort Inn & Suites Tempe Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
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Top Tempe Town Lake Hotel & Accommodation Deals

3 Palms
3 Palms
3.5 out of 5
7707 E McDowell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ
The price is AU$98 per night from 5 Aug. to 5 Aug.
3 Palms
Hyatt Place Tempe / Phoenix / University
Hyatt Place Tempe / Phoenix / University
3 out of 5
601 E 6TH STREET, BUILDING 2, Tempe, AZ
The price is AU$138 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Hyatt Place Tempe / Phoenix / University
Best Western Inn of Tempe
Best Western Inn of Tempe
2.5 out of 5
670 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe, AZ
The price is AU$118 per night from 2 Aug. to 2 Aug.
Best Western Inn of Tempe
Comfort Inn & Suites Tempe Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
Comfort Inn & Suites Tempe Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
2.5 out of 5
808 North Scottsdale Road, Tempe, AZ
The price is AU$121 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Comfort Inn & Suites Tempe Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
Tempe Mission Palms, a Destination by Hyatt Hotel
Tempe Mission Palms, a Destination by Hyatt Hotel
3.5 out of 5
60 E 5th Street, Tempe, AZ
The price is AU$197 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Tempe Mission Palms, a Destination by Hyatt Hotel
Aloft Tempe
Aloft Tempe
3 out of 5
951 E Playa Del Norte Dr, Tempe, AZ
The price is AU$147 per night from 31 Jul. to 31 Jul.
Aloft Tempe
Wanderjaunt Barbary 1BR Tempe
Wanderjaunt Barbary 1BR Tempe
555 North College Avenue 1056, Tempe,, AZ 85281, United States, Tempe, AZ
The price is AU$323 per night from 4 Aug. to 4 Aug.
Wanderjaunt Barbary 1BR Tempe
Wanderjaunt Coral 2BR Tempe
Wanderjaunt Coral 2BR Tempe
555 North College Avenue 1052, Tempe,, AZ 85281, United States, Tempe, AZ
The price is AU$326 per night from 4 Aug. to 4 Aug.
Wanderjaunt Coral 2BR Tempe
Wanderjaunt Leona 1BR Tempe
Wanderjaunt Leona 1BR Tempe
555 North College Avenue Apt 1042,, Tempe, AZ 85281, United States, Tempe, AZ
Wanderjaunt Leona 1BR Tempe
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.