Fall is a perfect season for a visit to the Valley of the Sun! Warm temperatures and sunshine are still present throughout the season allowing for plenty of outdoor activities. Start planning a stay in one of our Scottsdale vacation rentals to enjoy sunshine, outdoor adventures, and local events!

Enjoy Scottsdale’s Fall Weather

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Warm weather and sunshine can be found in Scottsdale during the fall months. September’s weather is warm enough for days lounging poolside and cooling off with a swim. In October or November, hiking and golfing are ideal ways to spend the day with cooler temperatures that remain pleasant for outdoor activities.

  • September Temperatures High/Low — 99° / 67°
  • October Temperatures High/Low — 86° / 54°
  • November Temperatures High/Low — 75° / 42°

Shop at the Scottsdale Farmers Market

The Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market occurs every Saturday morning between October and May. With plenty of local, farm fresh produce as well as flowers, meats, cheese, artisan breads, and more, the farmers market is where you can grab ingredients for your kitchen. Whip up something delicious with seasonal ingredients in your Scottsdale vacation rental’s gourmet kitchen! The market is also perfect place for a stroll or grabbing a morning snack!

Take a Hike

With the height of the summer heat past, fall is the perfect time to explore the many hiking trails that can be found near Scottsdale! Go for a scenic stroll along the Lost Dog Wash trailhead loop, walk up to the picturesque Hole in the Rock, or challenge yourself to climb to the top of Camelback Mountain. Make sure to bring your hiking boots on your Scottsdale getaway!

Ride in a Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon getting ready for liftoff at dawn in the Sonoran Desert near Phoenix Arizona

Get the best possible views of the Sonoran Desert from a hot air balloon! Be on the lookout close to the ground for gorgeous wildflowers and wildlife and take in the stunning 360 views as the balloon flies to incredible heights. Hot Air Expeditions features both private and shared rides allowing for you to choose the flight experience you desire. You won’t want to miss this unique Scottsdale activity.

Attend Scottsdale Fall Events

Fall is also a season filled with events and festivals that invite you to experience the food and culture of Scottsdale! The Scottsdale Fall Festival is a weekend in September that gets visitors into the fall spirit with a parade, a classic car expo, and activities like a chalk competition and children’s area.

Dig into some delicious cuisine at the Arizona Taco Festival. Taking place October 23rd and 24th, this festival is filled with tasty tacos, a variety of tequilas, and even live music! The Annual Wild Western Festival also takes place in October and brings together a variety of activities such as live music, pony rides, and demonstrations. During the festival, you can also shop at the artisan and western vendors.

Find Your Scottsdale Vacation Rental

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Find the Scottsdale vacation home of your dreams! Browse properties that feature amenities such as private pools, prime locations, and stunning views. Start planning your fall getaway today and spend the season lounging in your own private backyard oasis!

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