For those of you who don't know, Tempe is an easy 15 minute drive from my house, convenient...perfect for a staycation. Recently Erik and I partnered with the Tempe Tourism Office for a fun weekend exploring the city. Check out how much fun we had below!

We stayed at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel which is located in the center of everything in Tempe. Mill Avenue offers some of the best dining and nightlife in the Greater Phoenix luck would have it, our hotel was just footsteps away. We stayed in a suite with sweeping views of the city. A highlight was definitely the surprise delivery of fresh-baked cookies, cold milk and Baileys in the room right before we went to the rooftop pool...this is where we spent most of our time while on property because, well it was PERFECT!

It was so nice to get out and really explore the city! Whether it was a refreshing Acai Bowl from Delicious Factory or bruschetta and pizza from La Bocca, both on Mill Ave, the food was spectacular! I felt like I was back home in Los Feliz where Erik and I could walk to all of our favorite restaurants and bars!

Shockingly we took breaks from eating and laying by the pool to check out some of the cool sites in town. We went to an arcade, Tilt Studio, that served!!! Explored the Sea Life Aquarium, which had several tanks that you could actually walk through. Totally kick ass. It would be a great place to bring nuggets...I mean children. We wrapped up our site seeing at The ASU Art Museum, it was incredible. They had an exhibit from James Franco, and we both enjoyed it more than expected! Turns out he's actually pretty good. I know, wasn't sure what to expect.

We wrapped our stay with our favorite, breakfast in bed, packed up and then drove 15 minutes to get back home. It was perfect. For those planning a trip to the area, we serve summer hot and the weather is pretty glorious the rest of the year. Come check out Tempe! When you do, I strongly recommend staying at The Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, or a property that is walking distance from Mill Ave.

Tempe Tourism provided me with compensation in exchange for this post. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.