Arizona is the Grand Canyon state
Tempe is part of the metropolitan Phoenix which includes other destination cities such as Scottsdale.
The Phoenix metropolitan area and especially Scottsdale is famous for its resorts and golf courses. It is among the top destinations in the US.
The Grand Canyon national park is about a 4 hour drive to the north of Phoenix. Sedona, famous for its red rocks and spas, is about a 2 hour drive from Phoenix. Tucson and the Saguaro national park is about 1.5 hours south of Phoenix.
May is the end of basketball season and the second month of the baseball season. The Phoenix Suns basketball team has been to the western conference finals in 2005 and 2006 and is expected to do as well or better in 2007. The Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team is a good one. Both teams play in downtown Phoenix.