Tempe is located in the East Valley section of metropolitan Phoenix. Refreshingly offbeat, Tempe’s a fun town that hosts family-friendly festivals, welcomes outdoor activities and is the proud home of Arizona State University. The iconic Mill Avenue is the best place to eat, drink and hang out with the locals. Downtown Tempe is well-known for its abundance of locally owned restaurants and bars. North Tempe is home to Tempe Town Lake with five miles of shoreline to walk, run, bike, roller blade, offering both bicycle rental and boat rental. Tempe is also jam packed with concert venues, theaters, and shopping.