What better way to end your day than watching the sunset?
You’ll only need your phone and a map to make the end of your day a little bit more magical. Take advantage of the beautiful colors that fill the Arizona sky and watch the sun go down at any of the places on this list. There are options for nature lovers, hiking fans and foodies. Don’t forget that the sun is setting at approximately 19:30 each day, so plan accordingly!
These are 7 epic sunset spots in Phoenix you need to visit:
1. South Mountain
Where: 📍10919 S Central Ave
Take a little hike through South Mountain and reach the highest spot possible before the sunset. Watch the sun come down behind the downtown skyline.
2. Papago Park
Where:📍 625 N Galvin Pkwy
Watching the sunset on any spot of Papago Park is a true spectacle. However, many people prefer to hike up to the inside of the hole-in-the-rock formation to watch the sun set over downtown Phoenix and don’t forget to take some pictures!
3. Desert Botanical Garden
Where: 📍1201 N Galvin Pkwy
The Desert Botanical Garden has five thematic trails that are equally beautiful. Choose one and enjoy the red colors in the sky.
4. Floor 13 Rooftop Bar
Where: 📍15 E Monroe St
Watch the sunset while sipping on a drink at the rooftop terrace of the Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Phoenix. There is no better experience than watching the show from the top of the city’s skyline.
5. Hayden Butte
Where: 📍E. Rio Salado Pkwy. And S. Mill Ave
Hayden Butte is a 1.2-mile hiking trail located near the Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. The view from the top will make the sweaty walk worth it.
6. Wrigley’s Mansion
Where: 📍2501 E Telawa Trail
Wrigley Mansion is a historic landmark built in 1932 and is now a primer fine dining and special event venue. Take in the majestic views while having a romantic dinner with your partner.
7. Tempe Town Lake
Where: 📍72 W Rio Salado Pkwy
Experience the sunsets in the water or out of it. You can rent a boat, a kayak, or a paddleboard or simply plan a little picnic and sit at the lakeside.
Featured image by Taylor Braun @taylornotveryswift.