Phoenix feels different in the fall, with a refreshing air that replaces the hot summer weather. From pumpkin patches to scenic hikes, the Valley of the Sun comes alive with a plethora of fall-inspired activities. Our guide will show you the best things to do in Phoenix during fall. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a foodie, or a family seeking adventure, there’s something for everyone to savor this autumn.
Embrace Nature’s Palette–Fall Foliage and Outdoor Adventures
Fall brings an exquisite transformation to Phoenix’s landscapes, which are known for their unique beauty. Immerse yourself in breathtaking fall foliage at popular outdoor spots like South Mountain Park and Papago Park. These locations offer stunning vistas of the city amidst a canvas of vibrant oranges, reds, and yellows. Engage in invigorating hikes and biking trails to truly appreciate the changing colors of the Sonoran Desert.
Be sure and check out Flagstaff Moms facebook page for information on the fall colors up north!
Pumpkin Patches and Harvest Festivals
Get into the autumn spirit by visiting some of Phoenix’s finest pumpkin patches and harvest festivals. Tolmachoff Farms and MacDonald’s Ranch offer a blend of traditional pumpkin picking, corn mazes, hayrides, and more. Bring the family and make cherished memories as you partake in these classic fall activities.
From haunted houses to spooky-themed parties, Phoenix knows how to celebrate Halloween. Delve into the eerie atmosphere at attractions like Fear Farm or 13th Floor Haunted House for heart-pounding scares.
Culinary Delights–Fall Flavors and Local Cuisine
Indulge in the tastes of the season by exploring Phoenix’s vibrant culinary scene. From pumpkin spice-infused delights to hearty soups, local eateries celebrate the flavors of fall. Don’t miss out on farmers’ markets and food festivals that showcase the region’s bountiful harvest. Savor the experience of farm-to-table dining at restaurants like FnB and The Farm at South Mountain.
Streets of New York, local, family-owned and operated Italian restaurant and pizzeria, has launched its new ‘Fall Features’ menu incorporating comfort food and seasonal flavors! Featured on the fall menu is their new Pumpkin Mousse Cheesecake made with homemade graham cracker crust with layers of pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin mousse and whipped cream, finished with a dusting of cinnamon. The fall menu will be available November and is available at all locations for dine-in, carry out and delivery.
Over Easy – Featured on their seasonal menu, local breakfast spot Over Easy is embracing pumpkin spice season with two featured dishes! Pumpkin Spice dishes include Pumpkin Bread French Toast made with house made spiced pumpkin bread, house caramel sauce, gingersnap streusel, powdered sugar and an Iced Pumpkin Chai stirred up with Chai Tea, Pumpkin Spice, Cinnamon and Whipped Cream. The seasonal menu i available now through December.
Wine Girl – The ‘not your average wine bar’ in Scottsdale is pouring fall into a glass with three seasonal specials! Guests can sip on the flavors of the season with a Fall Sangria made with Angeline Cabernet Sauvignon, cinnamon, a splash of bourbon & sugar-soaked pear, apple, orange and a cinnamon stick and Apple Cider Mimosas made with prosecco, a splash of apple cider and a caramel dipped rim.
Phoenix in the fall is a haven for families seeking memorable experiences. Take a ride on the Arizona State Fair’s iconic Ferris wheel, indulge in cotton candy, and enjoy thrilling rides and live entertainment. For an educational twist, visit the Desert Botanical Garden’s Fall Butterfly Exhibit, where you can learn about the delicate creatures that call the desert home.
Phoenix Fall Specials
Arizona Facial Plastics, known for their award-winning plastic surgery and facial aesthetics, is offering two NEW fall-inspired facial treatments that incorporate the scents of the season and result-delivering benefits our skin needs this time of year. Below are the details on the facials.
· Seasonal Spice Facials – Get pampered with this warm and cozy facial. The Pumpkin Orange enzyme will exfoliate, reduce oil and nourish your skin while the Autumn spice mask reduces inflammation, hydrates skin and provides anti-aging benefits.
· Autumn Facial – Comfort your senses with this fan-favorite facial using a rich and warm blend of ginger, vanilla and clove. The Autumn Facial refines pores, brightens, exfoliates and hydrates your skin like no other!These limited-edition facials include a high frequency massage and ultra-sonic facial exfoliation for only $129 per treatment. Appointments can be booked through the end of October online at www.arizonafacialplastics.com or by calling 480-296-0488.
Celebrate the Magic of Phoenix Fall
As the temperature cools and the leaves change, Phoenix transforms into a captivating autumn destination. This city has plenty of fall experiences to offer, from nature’s colors to Halloween festivities and seasonal treats. Embrace the magic of Phoenix in autumn and create lasting memories against the backdrop of its fall charm.