Sun Devil Stadium -- Tempe, Ariz.

After recovering from your adventure in Las Vegas, another stop in the desert beckons in Tempe. Jeff Gross/Getty Images

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• Stadium name: Sun Devil Stadium
• Address: 500 E. Veterans Way, Tempe, AZ 85281
• Home team: Arizona State Sun Devils
• Capacity: 74,186
• Opened: 1958
• Surface: Grass
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• Driving distance from MAACO Bowl in Las Vegas: 300 miles, 5½ hours
• Driving distance to Holiday Bowl in San Diego: 350 miles, 6 hours
• Distance from downtown Phoenix: Stadium is 11 miles east of downtown.
• Websites: Bowl site | Stadium | Seating chart | Directions/Parking | Twitter
• City Guide: Phoenix


Four Peaks Brewing Company
1340 E. Eighth St.
Tempe, AZ 85281
480-303-9967 | website

Craft ales and top-notch burgers make this brewpub a Valley favorite. You will find more than just college students here. The beer is always changing and the atmosphere is casual.

Hot dogs
Ted's Hot Dogs
1755 E. Broadway Road
Tempe, AZ 85282
480-968-6678 | website
Ted's has been serving quality hot dogs in Western New York since 1927, and you can get them in the Valley of the Sun. Charbroiled dogs in a variety of styles keep this place busy. Don't forget the milkshake.

Cornish Pasty Co.
960 W. University Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281
480-894-6261 | website
Opened in 2005, this establishment serves a variety of handheld turnovers known as pasties (PASS-tees) that originated in Cornwall, England. The Oggie -- filled with steak, potato, rutabaga and onion -- is the traditional favorite. Also on tap are some handcrafted English and Belgian ales. There is a location in Mesa, as well.


Mill Avenue and Lake District

Mill Avenue and Fifth Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
480-921-2300 | website
The Mill Avenue District is Tempe's most popular shopping and entertainment area. From various activities at Arizona State University to Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park, visitors will find plenty to stay busy. In addition to numerous nightclubs and bars, the Mill Avenue District has a variety of eclectic shops and restaurants with everything from Mediterranean to Chinese food.

This stop is included because of the gap between the MAACO Bowl in Las Vegas and the Insight Bowl in Tempe. Sedona is 120 miles north of Phoenix and 30 miles south of Flagstaff. Set in red sandstone cliffs, Sedona is known for its stunning natural beauty and art. Oak Creek Canyon, just north of town, has natural rock slides.