Things to be and Places to see
Weather in late October is just about perfect. Although there is always a chance of rain (a rare and welcome occurrence for those of us who live here), plan to spend as much time as possible outdoors.
Fall is patio time in Tempe. Enjoy dining al fresco in the evening. There's also horseback riding and hiking in South Mountain Park, visiting museums of native culture and the Southwest, touring our arboretums and botanical gardens, getting in a game of golf, fishing at Tempe Town Lake or one of the many canyon lakes on the Salt River.
The following links provide information about various events and activities going on in and around ASU, Tempe, and the greater Phoenix area. While you are in town to attend the conference, we hope you will also enjoy your stay here and take sometime to explore the Valley of the Sun.
Special WSRL Event: Writing Programs Lunch Oct 21 noon-1:30 at MU Engrained cafe: How 'Place' Affects the Ways We Talk About, Teach, and Situate Writing
ASU graduate students in Rhetoric and Composition put toghether this extensive list of suggestions - with links - for their favorite places to eat, drink, shop, excercise, and socialize near the university. Enjoy! TEMPE ATTRACTIONS
Here area few more resources:
http://www.tempe.gov/ Events, activities, museums, libraries, around ASU and downtown Tempe
http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/get_out/ Things to to do in Phoenix and the East Valley
http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/ Extensive listings of events. Forward to the October calendar and click on to the dates you will be in town.
www.asu.edu Provides information about the campus and university events and activities.
www.phoenixnewtimes.com Provides reviews of local restaurants, clubs, pubs and most other forms of nightlife you might be interested in.