10 Things to Do in Phoenix This Fall

Discover Phoenix's top fall finds, from football-friendly sports bars to harvest hooplas.

Updated: August 13, 2004

The Top 10

Sun Devil Stadium

ASU Campus Fifth St, Tempe, AZ 85281

Pundits predict new coach Dennis Green and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will work miracles; keep your foam fingers crossed.

Phoenix Zoo

455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Have more fall fun than a barrel of monkeys with Zoovies, Boo at the Zoo and the annual Zoofari fund-raiser.

Herberger Theater Ctr

222 E Monroe St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

"The Immigrant," a riveting new musical and Pulitzer-Prize winner, kicks off Arizona Theatre Company's new season, beginning October 7.

Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004

The October 22 preview provides sneak peeks of the 39th Annual Cowboy Artists of America Exhibition's 125 new works.

Tempe Town Lake

Mill Ave and Rio Salado, Tempe, AZ 85289

Sail into the season on Rio Lago's Oktoberfest (includes beer or wine), Halloween costume, Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving cruises ($2-$10).

Phoenix Mountains Park

2701 E Squaw Peak Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85016

When temperatures drop, climb these local-favorite trails; pack a picnic for an "It's finally fall, Phoenix" celebration.

Vincent On Camelback

3930 E Camelback Rd Ste 202, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Buy produce, French sundries and Chef Vincent's restaurant specialties at the Saturday market. New this season: Spanish paella, Corsican honey.

Four Peaks Restaurant

1340 E 8th St, Tempe, AZ 85281

Autumn Ale and Pumpkin Porter are on tap through Thanksgiving. Pick up a limited edition Pumpkin Porter T-shirt, too.

Cerreta Candy Co

5345 W Glendale Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301

Since Halloween 1968, this Glendale confectionary has provided sensational seasonal sweets. Free twice-daily tours include scrumptious samples.

More Fall Favorites

Done all 10? Try these next.

Farm House Restaurant

228 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234

Goldie's Neighborhood Sports

10135 E Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85258