Tempe, Arizona is a vibrant town with a bustling artistic community filled with venues that appeal to a multitude of different personalities. If you are planning a special date with your partner, the problem isn't finding something fun to do in Tempe -- the problem is narrowing down your options.
Visit the Stadium
Sun Devil Stadium is part of the Arizona State University campus and is home to the ASU Sun Devils football team. The stadium also played host to Superbowl XXX in 1996. If your girlfriend is into sports, take her to an ASU football home game at the stadium. The two of you will be surrounded by food, excitement and fans of all ages clad in maroon and gold. If you're lucky, you may even see fireworks. If your date prefers baseball to football, visit Tempe Diablo Stadium, where the Los Angels Angels call home for spring training and the Arizona League Tempe Angels call home all year round.
If your boyfriend likes to golf, take him to the ASU Karsten or the Rolling Hills golf courses. Golf is a good way to get up close and personal to your date. Ask him to show you the proper way to hold a golf club. If you want to get your adrenaline going, visit Tempe Paintball and play a few rounds. Paintball is easy to learn and can be an exciting way to spend the day with your date.
See a Play or Visit the Museum
Tempe is home to a variety of theaters and museums. If you are looking for a quiet, thoughtful way to spend the day with your date, visit the Tempe History Museum. While many of the artifacts are directly related to the history of the town, some exhibits rotate and a trip to the museum is never the same twice. The ASU campus is also home to museums dedicated to anthropology, art and musical instruments. If you would like to take your date to see something more modern, catch a live show at the Tempe Center for the Arts Theater.
Dinner and a Movie
Dinner and a movie may sound cliche, but Tempe has a number of choices for couples who want to keep date night simple and low-key. The Harkins Tempe Marketplace 16 is a multi-screen movie theater with stadium seating, surround sound and 3D projectors. The theater also shows IMAX films. There are dozens of places to eat right near the theater, like Ghengis Grill, Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ, San Felipes Cantina and chain eateries like Red Robin and Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Visit Town Lake
Town Lake is a great place for you and your date to enjoy the great outdoors of Arizona. The area around the lake is replete with walking trails and bicycle paths. If the two of you would prefer to spend time on the water, you could rent a paddle boat, take a boat ride or go fishing. Bring a picnic basket and create a romantic outdoor lunch for two.
Check out the City Calendar
For the latest happenings in Tempe, .always check the city calendar located on the official government website. It is constantly updated with new events. One of the worst things you can do when you're dating somebody is to get stuck in the same date pattern and do the same things over and over again. Instead, check the calendar and circle events that catch your eye, like a one-day cooking class, a fencing workshop or a comic book seminar.
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