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Arizona State University is located in the city of Tempe, which is a close neighbor of the state capital, Phoenix. The university campus brings with it sports arenas constantly packed with dedicated fans, and a collection of regional museums. The ASU Art Museum is a particular highlight, showcasing new media, ceramics and more. The city runs up to the edge of Salt River, where you can rent boats or find the local arts center. It’s a big city with bigger neighbors, so rent a car through Orbitz to explore Tempe, Mesa, Phoenix and the wider area. Adventure in the desert awaits.

Tempe and beyond: Lakes, forests and cities

Once you’ve explored Tempe, travel further afield to see the sights and cities of central Arizona. We’ve picked three destinations you can easily reach in your rental car.


Phoenix is the next city along from Tempe, and Arizona’s capital is packed with entertainment. On the edges of Tempe you’ll find the Phoenix Zoo. Travel further into the city and you’ll reach sights such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West home, or the Desert Botanical Garden. Don’t miss the Heard Museum, which is dedicated to the region’s Native American history and people.

Journey time: Around 20 minutes

Distance: Approximately 10 miles


The unassuming town of Roosevelt is just one of many attractive places to stop in the Tonto National Forest. You’ll find it on the edge of the Theodore Roosevelt Lake. This is a popular place to fish and hike. Trekkers are rewarded with the Tonto National Monument, where ethereal, ruined cliff dwellings hint at the area’s earliest inhabitants.

Journey time: Around 1 hour 40 minutes

Distance: Approximately 70 miles


Flagstaff is your gateway to the great outdoors in Arizona. It’s not only on the doorstep of the Grand Canyon, it’s also your base for exploring the Coconino National Forest. The city’s best attractions are tied to nature, with snowboarding slopes on the city’s edge, and an observatory that makes the most of the famously clear skies in the region.

Journey time: Around 2 hours 30 minutes

Distance: Approximately 155 miles