When it comes to finding a perfect vacation getaway in the fall that will still remind you of summer, all you need to do is head to Scottsdale. Our Arizona home has everything you need for a warm and perfect fall getaway, especially if you visit around Halloween. Scottsdale is a city that knows how to have fun. Each year Scottsdale features a variety of Halloween events, many of which are all-ages events. You will find something for everyone when you pick Scottsdale for a quick Halloween getaway. Here are some upcoming Halloween events:
Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch
Adventure is waiting for you and your family when you hop on your broomstick and fly off to the Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch in Scottsdale. This annual event in Scottsdale is preparing for an incredible time like no other. Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch features a variety of activities for all ages including rides geared for small children. Have your kids show up with their favorite costumes and get their face painted. A variety of games just like a carnival will be on display. Hay rides will take you around the vicinity that will light up your young child’s face. Of course, the main attraction will be the pumpkin patch itself where you will find the perfect pumpkin for your family; seriously, there are so many different sizes to pick from! Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch will take place across multiple dates starting on October 14th from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Tickets are required for entry.
One of Scottsdale’s most infamous attractions, the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, will be transforming into a spooky attraction with the Halloween Spook-Track-Ula. Expect to find a spooky train ride that is geared for young children, so it won’t be too frightening. Additional activities at the event with include unlimited train and carousel rides, meet and greet with Bones the Conductor, Halloween photo pods, access to the Model Railroad Building, and having food and drinks available for purchase. Admission is $15 per person and takes place daily at 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM for limited capacity blocks. The Halloween Spook-Track-Ula will take place from October 8th through the 31st this year.
Halloween DAY Crawl in Old Town Scottsdale
The first two events have focused on fun and excitement perfect for young children in the family. Adults can have a blast as well with the upcoming Halloween DAY Crawl in Old Town Scottsdale put on by Wasted Grain. This adults-only event is perfect for some fun during the day. The event will be hosting a costume contest with some incredible prizes. Make sure to wear something comfortable as the event will take you all across Old Town Scottsdale. Each venue will have plenty of food and snacks to ensure you have a moderate time with your drinks.
Hike Up Camelback Mountain
Just because you are visiting around Halloween does not mean you have to only partake in Halloween events. Make sure to take advantage of the cooler Arizona temperatures (that are probably still warm for many places back home) and venture up Camelback Mountain. This local peak is found right in the heart of Scottsdale and is extremely easy to find. Camelback Mountain is a popular attraction that is busy on the weekends. Beat the crowds by visiting on a week day or venturing up the mountain during the early morning hours of the day. You will find some incredible views up top that sweep the area. Additional hiking options include South Mountain in Phoenix and Superstition Mountains found out east.
Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride
Another great activity perfect for the cooler fall temperatures is catching a hot air balloon ride. Scottsdale is located right off the Sonoran Desert that has some truly incredible views. The views are even better from high up in the air. Most hot air balloon rides even feature a champagne toast that helps celebrate important occasions or anniversaries.
Hit the Wine Trail
As mentioned, Old Town Scottsdale has plenty of exciting events going on. In between these events hit up the “Wine Trail,” the collection of wineries with tasting rooms found in Old Town. Each tasting room offers tasting flights so you can try a little bit of everything. Arizona features an abundance of wineries that are worthy of checking out during your visit. Don’t forget to purchase a bottle or two to take back to your vacation rental for some Halloween fun.
Halloween Just Got More Fun in Scottsdale
These are just some of the many ways you can celebrate Halloween right here in Scottsdale. Our Scottsdale vacation home rentals will make your stay one you will never forget. Book today and see how much more fun Scottsdale is around the Halloween holiday!