- The list below includes 192 free or cheap things to do in or near Tempe, Arizona, including 71 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Aquariums, Parks and Malls.
- From Arizona State University to Tempe Beach Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Tempe and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale and Scottsdale.
Surprise Community Park is a public park that provides many amenities and hosts community events regularly. Amenities include a fishing lake, a beach volleyball court, a playground, tennis and basketball courts, as well as an enclosed dog park.
83% 6 votes
Community Park in Surprise, 15930 N Bullard Avenue, Surprise, AZ 85374 MoreLess Info
Located alongside Surprise Lake in Surprise Community Park, Dog Park consists of two open fields split between large and small dogs. The park offers water fountains, shade trees and picnic tables.
Ideal for those looking for a more challenging hike, Black Mountain Summit Trail is open year-round. Within close proximity of Phoenix, the hike is steep but short. It further offers great views of the mountain and its surroundings.
92% 12 votes
14469 W. Paradise Lane, Surprise, AZ 85374 MoreLess Info
With 24 courts to choose from, Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex offers a recreational tennis experience to its guests. In addition to a pro shop, the courts host adult and youth lessons for tennis.
100% 1 votes
18461 W Piedmont Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338 MoreLess Info
Celestial Nights Family Entertainment specializes in outdoor movies and video gaming events by providing rentals of inflatable screens of various sizes. The larger screens can accommodate crowds of several thousands and DJ services can also be rented.
A dog park with separate areas for passive and active dogs, Roscoe Park offers a variety of amenities for dogs and their owners. It has large open areas and tracks for running, drinking fountains, and bags for clean-up.
63% 257 votes
3901 West Pioneer Road, Phoenix, AZ 85086 MoreLess Info
Found within northern Phoenix, the Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum puts a historical 1800s village on display in the height of its time period. Guides dressed in period costume help guests by leading them through the site and telling them about the history and personal stories of the living museum.