Get Spring Fever in Tempe, Arizona With Attractions Ranging From Mill Avenue District Shopping and Dining To The Tempe Music Festival and Cactus League Spring Training

February 02, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Tempe, Arizona February 2, 2007 Ė While snow still covers the ground across most of the U.S., in Tempe, Arizona, the boys of summer are coming to town. Cactus League Spring Training will begin on March 1. Now is the perfect time to plan a trip to Arizona, but be sure to leave the winter apparel at home. A visit to makes trip planning a breeze.

This March, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim take the field at the newly renovated Tempe Diablo Stadium. Visitors and baseball fans alike will enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of Cactus League Spring Training as players are often more accessible to fans and autograph opportunities are at their best. Including the Angels, there are 12 baseball teams that call Arizona home every spring, such as the Giants, Cubs and Brewers. No matter which team is favored, all fans will agree that there is nothing better than enjoying warm weather, eating a plump, juicy hotdog and watching Americaís favorite pastime.

In all, there are over 170 Cactus League Spring Training baseball games in 30 days in Arizona. Visit for a complete game schedule, ticket information, stadium locations, hotel specials and more.

Tempe is located in the heart of the Metropolitan Phoenix area just 10 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Cactus League Spring Training, combined with a variety of other sporting activities, attractions, events such as the Tempe Music Festival and Tempe Festival of the Arts, shopping and dining experiences in the Mill Avenue District and more makes Tempe a perfect spring getaway.

Tempeís Fabulous & Fun Events
Attend Cactus League spring training baseball games and many more special events in Tempe. Enjoy the spice of Arizonaís best salsas at the Southwest Salsa Challenge, March 24. The annual Tempe Music Festival. March 30-31, features and all-star lineup this year with The Fray and O.A.R. The Tempe Festival of the Arts, March 30- April 1, is one of the top 20 art festivals in the U.S. welcoming more than 450 artists and craftsmen selling and displaying their work. For a complete list of Tempe happenings and events visit

Eat, Drink & Be Merry in Tempe
When your taste buds crave American or ethnic foods, Tempeís vast selection of restaurants serving authentic dishes around the world are sure to satisfy. With a thriving nightlife scene, itís hard to imagine not having a great time checking out the taverns and nightclubs in the Mill Avenue District. Go to a dueling piano bar, an authentic Irish pub or dance the night away at one of the many hotspots.

Shopping Tempe Style
A quick drive from Tempe Diablo Stadium will lead to the front doors of Arizona Mills, an outlet shopping center housing more than 175 stores, including Last Call from Neiman Marcus, Off 5th Sakís Outlet, Nike Factory Store and Kenneth Cole Outlet. For those seeking an outdoor pedestrian-friendly shopping experience, the Mill Avenue District is the spot with its eclectic mix of shops and boutiques catering to a wide variety of styles. Before you conclude your shopping adventures visit IKEA. Tempe is home to Arizonaís only IKEA, the largest on the West Coast.

No matter what you decide to do, from Cactus League spring training games, to the Tempe Music Festival, to exploring the Mill Avenue District thereís so much to see when you visit Tempe. Be sure to bring your sunglasses and catcherís mitt and get ready for Spring Fever in Tempe.

Visit or call 800-283-6734 for more information or to request a free Tempe visitorís packet.

About Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau is a non-profit organization devoted to marketing Tempe, Arizona as a desirable visitor and group destination site. The Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureauís mission is to also provide visitors, media professionals and meeting planners with information on Tempe hotels, Tempe restaurants, Tempe entertainment, and local points of interest including the Mill Avenue District. To learn more about Tempe, Arizona please call 480-894-8158 or 800-283-6734 or visit us at