By Susanna Eckstein
Phoenix has the most beautiful sunsets in the country. But what’s a beautiful sunset without a beautiful place to watch it? We’ve compiled a list of the top places in the Valley to watch the sunset.
Conveniently located between Tempe and Downtown Phoenix, Papago Park is a great place to watch a Phoenix sunset, especially at the iconic Hole-In-The-Rock or the nearby Desert Botanical Garden. Take a short hike or just park and watch. Either way Papago Park is accessible for all with a location that fits every family’s needs. Find more at visit Phoenix.com/PapagoPark
This 1200-acre lake is the best spot on the water to watch a magnificent sunset! You can take an infamous evening river cruise ride on the 10-mile stretch of water for a perfect romantic evening. You could also spend a great day at the beach! The possibilities at Saguaro Lake are endless, and everyone loves the water when it’s hot! Find more information at SaguaroLakeMarina.com!
McDowell Sonoran Preserve is the largest public park in the country. The park features 200 miles of trail so you can be sure to find the perfect spot to watch the sunset. The park is the perfect place to spend the day exploring with your family, or biking through the terrain. You can then end the evening with beautiful sunset views. The Conservancy features lush cactus forest so you will be surround by beautiful terrain all day. Guest recommend Sunrise Peak for a steady hike, and good views! You can find all the information to plan your day at mcdowellsonoran.org!
Dobbins Lookout on South Mountain is a great spot to watch a Phoenix Sunset! With an elevation of 2330 feet the outlook provides beautiful views of the Phoenix area. This is the highest viewpoint accessible to hikers on South Mountain! You can also drive up to the summit to catch the views as well! This aerial view of Phoenix is one that you will definitely not forget. Dobbins lookout is special to Phoenix and on most hiker’s bucket list! Find more information at https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/trails/locations/south-mountain
Wrigley’s Mansion lets you enjoy beautiful sunset views and great food effortlessly. The mansion was built by Gum giant William Wrigley Jr between 1929 and 1931. You enjoy dinner at Geordies Restaurant while having a stunning view of the Greater Phoenix Area. The five-star restaurant with French and American classics will not disappoint. You can also tour the mansion to before dinner to get caught up on all the history. Visit Wrigley’s Mansion for a great sunset dining experience. Find more information at https://wrigleymansion.com/tour-wrigley-mansion/
Phoenix Sunsets are unforgettable. Every destination you visit offers a different experience to enjoy a beautiful view. Hopefully you can find the perfect places to see the beauty Phoenix has to offer!