Looking to have fun around Tempe, AZ? A great time to explore is at night! Check out this list of seven unique things to do in Tempe after the sun goes down!
Arizona is a fantastic place to go on an adventure, particularly in Tempe. Around 20 minutes away from Phoenix, Tempe has plenty of activities to keep you busy. But, if you think appreciating Tempe means only having fun in the daytime sun — think again! Yes, it’s nice soaking up the rays (especially during the summer!). But, exploring during the night has its advantages.
For one, you get to cool down, which is helpful if you’re visiting in the middle of summer. (Trust us, it gets HOT!)
And another benefit is you get to experience activities that you wouldn’t normally do during the day. So how about it? Are you ready to learn about some unique spots to see in Tempe?
Here are seven activities to whet your appetite. There’s an endless amount of exciting and new things to do in and around Tempe!
1. Have a Good Laugh at The Tempe Improv
If you’re in the mood for a good laugh, watch a comedy show at The Tempe Improv. They have all sorts of acts that come in at certain times, which is terrific if you want to see different shows! If you want to throw a party for a friend, the improv is also a venue. They have customizable food and different beverage packages.
So, if your friend’s 30th birthday is coming up, why not make time to celebrate it?
Even if you’re not a big comedy show fan, you might be pleasantly surprised at how entertaining they are. Besides, laughter is good for the soul!
The site has a list of the acts and what days they’ll be in town, so book far in advance!
2. Enjoy Stunning Exhibits at Phoenix Art Museum
If you’re an art lover, soak up the stunning exhibits at Phoenix Art Museum. Not only is the museum open during the day, but they have night exhibits too!
See all sorts of exhibits through 9 pm on Wednesday at the Phoenix Art Museum. You who are getting obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies is a truly unique exhibit. You'll feel as if you've become one with the fireflies in this infinity mirror room by Yayoi Kusama!
A few other exhibits include a European Collection and Latin American Collection. And make time to see Claude Monet’s Les arceaux fleuris!
Check the museum’s website before you go so you can plan out which exhibits are open.
3. Take a Ride in a Mirage Limousine
To celebrate a joyous event, go on a ride in a Mirage Limousine. If you’re looking to upgrade your ride, rent a Rolls Royce Limo! They’re popular, which means they book up fast. So, if this sounds like a lot of fun, make sure you call to reserve this limousine far in advance.
Plus, Mirage Limousine happens to be the only limousine company that has a Rolls Royce Limo in Phoenix! You’ll have a blast going for a ride and visiting a few hotspots along the way! It’s a big limousine, making it excellent transportation for a big party of people.
You can also request snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to have inside the limo. Everyone is sure to have a fantastic time exploring Tempe and nearby cities in a stylish ride!
4. See a Magical Show at Carnival of Illusion
If you like magic and illusions, then the Carnival of Illusion is the perfect experience for you! Like a few of the other activities we’ve mentioned, this is a great venue to hold a party. Imagine how incredible it would be to have a bachelorette or birthday party at the Carnival of Illusion!
It’s not something most people would think of doing for an outing. That’s why it’d be a creative venue to relax while having talented magicians entertain you.
With intimate seating, you’ll get to watch closely as the magic unfolds!
5. Go on a Sunset and City Lights Aerial Tour of Phoenix
It's impossible to beat an Arizona sunset, and it’s all the more marvelous in a plane!
Luckily there are sunset and city lights aerial tours in Phoenix. During this 45 minute tour, you can sit back and appreciate the stunning views.
A Cessna plane gives you aerial views of everything below. Peer down and see well-known sites such as Phoenix International Raceway.
6. Relax and Enjoy at the Low Key Piano Bar
Appreciate a relaxing vibe while kicking it at the Low Key Piano Bar. You can find this exceptional bar in Tempe. They pride themselves on featuring talented local artists. While watching an artist play his heart out, partake in the food and drinks. Socializing with friends while watching a show has never been more engaging! Would you like to arrange a special outing? If so, like the other activities, this restaurant is ideal for a variety of events.
Go to the Low Key Piano Bar, and you'll stay entertained for hours!
7. Play a Game of Imagine 3D Mini Golf
Take mini golf to a new level by wearing a pair of 3D glasses!
This is a one of a kind experience you won’t find elsewhere. While playing golf in 3D, everything will stand out and create quite the challenge. With 3D, you’re going to have to focus a lot more. It’s essential to keep your eye on the ball. Otherwise, your friends may get ahead!
Nonetheless, you’re going to have a blast playing at this mini-golf location. It’ll be so much more eventful trying to beat your friends in 3D!
See, we told you that nighttime events would be just as, if not more fun than day time activities! During the night, things come alive in Tempe. Not only can you visit museums, but you can also have specific events. Many of these venues are excellent spots for throwing a party. But, if you plan to host a special occasion, make sure you book far in advance.
Now that you have a list of nighttime ideas to choose from, what are you going to do first? We don’t know about you, but experiencing mini-golf in 3D sure sounds entertaining!
Novel Rio is a brand-new, mid-century inspired complex located in downtown Tempe just steps away from restaurants, shopping, museums, and cultural events. Explore the Rio life by grabbing a kayak from the on-site gear room, or grill by the pool with your friends. You will have everything you need right at your fingertips. All you have to do is seize the day!