If you’re thinking about exploring Scottsdale this fall, after the weather’s cooled down, you’re in luck – there are plenty of great things to see and do in the area. This guide explains.
7 Fun Things to Do in Scottsdale This Fall
Check out these seven amazing fall activities near DC Ranch:
- Stroll through Old Town
- Hike the McDowell Sonoran Preserve
- Listen in on the Fall Concert Series at the Scottsdale Quarter
- Join a Scottsdale Art Walk
- Book a tour at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
- Pick up some goodies at the Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market
- Head to the Old Adobe Mission for a quick trip into the past
Here’s a closer look at each.
#1. Stroll Through Old Town Scottsdale
One of the best ways to experience Scottsdale is by strolling through its charming Old Town district. This pedestrian-friendly area is full of one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, and art galleries, plus it’s home to some of the city’s most popular events, like the weekly ArtWalk (more on that later).
Old Town Scottsdale is close to DC Ranch, so it won’t take you long to get there and back. While you’re walking around, you can admire the scenery, people-watch or just grab a spot on a bench and soak it all in.
#2. Hike the McDowell Sonoran Preserve
If you love being outdoors, put the McDowell Sonoran Preserve on your list. This desert oasis is a great place to hike, bike, or just enjoy the views. There are more than 200 miles of trails to explore, and if you need a break from all the walking, you can always take a scenic drive.
The McDowell Sonoran Preserve is one of the largest urban preserves in the United States, so there’s plenty to see and do. Whether you’re looking for a challenging hike or a leisurely stroll, you’ll find it here.
#3. Listen in on the Fall Concert Series at the Scottsdale Quarter
The Scottsdale Quarter is a popular shopping and dining destination, and it’s also home to the city’s Fall Concert Series. This free concert series takes place every Saturday from October 5th through November 9th, and it features a different band each week.
If you’re looking for a great way to spend an afternoon, head to the Scottsdale Quarter for some shopping, dining and live music.
#4. Join a Scottsdale Art Walk
Every Thursday evening from October 10th through April 25th, Old Town Scottsdale comes alive for the Scottsdale Art Walk. This weekly event is a great way to check out the work of local artists, and it’s also a great opportunity to do some people-watching and enjoy the nightlife.
During the Scottsdale Art Walk, you’ll have the chance to see paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and more. You can also enjoy live music, street performances, and food from local vendors.
#5. Book a tour at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
The Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center is a great place to learn about the local wildlife. The center offers tours, educational programs, and hands-on activities for kids.
If you’re interested in learning more about the desert ecosystem, book a tour at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center. You’ll get to see some of the area’s native animals up close.
#6. Pick up some goodies at the Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market
The Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market is a great place to find fresh produce, local honey, and handmade crafts. The market is open every Saturday through April; unlike many other cities’ farmers markets, this one closes down during the hot summer months. You’ll find everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to locally made jewelry.
#7. Head to the Old Adobe Mission for a quick trip into the past
The Old Adobe Mission is a great place to learn about the history of Scottsdale. The mission was built in 1933 and it’s one of the oldest buildings in the city.
If you’re interested in learning more about Scottsdale’s history, head to the Old Adobe Mission for a quick trip into the past. You can tour the mission, learn about its history,
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