Explore the Valley of the Sun
Arizona’s 300+ days of sunshine per year and outstanding scenery make it the perfect playground for our graduate students who need a break from academia. From hiking beautiful peaks and biking mountain trails to watching professional sporting events and performing arts, there’s so much to see, do, explore and discover. Plus, with two light rail stops on campus, you’re just a short ride away from all the activities, hobbies and events that await you.
A paradise for outdoor enthusiasts
If you’re a fan of nature, you’ll find a bunch of opportunities for outdoor recreation like fishing, boating and camping in some of the most gorgeous locations in the country. On campus, you can take a brief hike to the top of “A” Mountain or stroll through our Desert Arboretum Park. You’re also just minutes from Tempe Town Lake. But, if you want to see the true beauties of Arizona, we recommend these great spots for exploration.