Fall Travel Tips

Fall Travel Tips

Fall in Tempe is Festive and Fun

As the temperatures go down, the outdoor festival season begins. In Tempe, you can polka dance with a beer in hand, watch triathletes cross the finish line, cheer on the ASU Sun Devils, buy one-of-a-kind crafts on Mill Avenue and celebrate the holiday season with Santa’s arrival and a boat parade. We invite you to visit Tempe this fall.

Things to do in Tempe this Fall

Arizona Mills

Arizona Mills® is the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in Arizona with 175 name-brand outlets and value retailers at knockout prices plus great dining and entertainment options. It is located 10 miles southeast of downtown Phoenix.

5000 S. Arizona Mills Cir.
Tempe, AZ 85282

(480) 491-7300

ASU Art Museum

The ASU Art Museum exhibits national and international contemporary artists, with a focus on Latin American art. The Museum houses the largest collection of Cuban art in the U.S. and an award-winning print collection. Exhibitions change seasonally. Admission is free.

ASU Tempe Campus
51 E. 10th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 965-2787

Desert Botanical Garden

At the Garden, you’ll explore vibrant desert trails with thousands of  beautiful plants that thrive in some of the hottest and driest parts of the world. You’ll also experience world-class art exhibitions, festive events, fascinating classes and so much more.

1201 N. Galvin Pkwy.
Phoenix, AZ 85008

(480) 941-1225

Downtown Tempe

Downtown Tempe offers a hometown feel with urban appeal and epic adventures. From dueling pianos to Broadway plays, public art to hiking “A” Mountain, renting a bike or paddleboarding on Tempe Town Lake and more, Downtown Tempe is like #NowhereElse.

5th St. and Mill Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 355-6060

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center is where families with children aged 3 to 10 can enjoy a world of creativity, color and building fun in the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground complete with the thousands of LEGO® bricks in themed play areas,

5000 S. Arizona Mills Cir. Ste. 135
Tempe, AZ 85282

Main Event Entertainment

Our 58,000 square foot center is home to 26 high quality recreational bowling lanes, laser tag, a gravity high ropes course, billiards and shuffleboard tables, more than 125 interactive games, flexible meeting and event spaces and a tempting array of food and beverages.

8545 S. Emerald Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85284

(480) 753-1200

Papago Golf Course

Papago Golf Course is a championship 18 hole golf course, set in the heart of Phoenix’s Papago Park. Papago has earned Top 100 Public Course honors for decades and was originally designed by William Francis “Billy” Bell.

5595 E. Moreland St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008

(602) 275-8428

SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium

Dive into SEA LIFE Arizona! Discover thousands of amazing creatures and walk through our incredible 360-degree ocean tunnel. SEA LIFE Arizona is built for kids with child-level bubbles and interactive touch pools.  

5000 Arizona Mills Cir.
Tempe, AZ 85282

Singh Meadows

Singh Meadows is a scenic spot sprawled on 75 acres of greenbelts, trees and walking trails. It features a 100% organic café, coffee and juice bar and a farmer’s market. The farmer’s market and cafe are open Fri.-Sun. from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

1490 E. Weber Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 999-3424

Tempe Marketplace

Tempe Marketplace is the ultimate interactive shopping, dining and entertainment experience. Situated in a vibrant, high-energy outdoor environment, it’s a shopper’s paradise and a diner’s dream. More than 100 retailers and restaurants call the 1.3 million-square-foot retail destination home.  

2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy.
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 966-9338

Sep 12

Ballet Under the Stars

Tempe Center for the Arts sponsored by Northern Trust

September 12, 2019

Sep 24 – Sep 29


ASU Gammage

September 24, 2019 – September 29, 2019

Sep 28

Hay Day Music Festival

September 28, 2019

Oct 5

Tour de Fat

Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park

October 5, 2019

Oct 11 – Oct 13

Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake

Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park

October 11, 2019 – October 13, 2019

Oct 12 – May 10

“Wild Rising” by Cracking Art

Desert Botanical Garden

October 12, 2019 – May 10, 2020

Oct 29 – Nov 3


ASU Gammage

October 29, 2019 – November 3, 2019

Nov 3 – Apr 5

6th Street Market

November 3, 2019 – April 5, 2020

Dec 6 – Dec 8

Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts

December 6, 2019 – December 8, 2019

Visit the ASU Tempe Campus

The Arizona State University Tempe Campus is welcoming, easy to navigate and hosts a variety of events.

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