Want a true Phoenix experience? Make sure to catch one of our spectacular sunsets, which paint the desert sky on a nightly basis. We know the best places to watch a sunset in Phoenix and are happy to let you in on our favorite spots:

South Mountain

Head up to Dobbins Lookout on South Mountain to take in sunset views of the downtown Phoenix skyline from the top of the largest municipal park in the U.S.

south mountain

 

Lustre Rooftop Bar at the Hotel Palomar Phoenix

A great place to catch a sunset before a night out downtown, Lustre Bar has a hip and comfortable atmosphere, made even cooler by its poolside lounge seating.

Hotel Palomar Instagram
Photo by @palomarphx/Instagram
 

 

Compass Arizona Grill

When you make a reservation, ask for a table by the window to take full advantage of the 360-degree view at Arizona’s only revolving rooftop restaurant.

Compass Arizona Grill
Compass Arizona Grill

 

 

Desert Botanical Garden 

Arrive early to explore the beautiful Desert Botanical Garden, then top off your visit by watching the sun set against a backdrop of desert flora and red-rock buttes.

Desert Botanical Garden
Desert Botanical Garden. Photo by Adam Rodriguez
 

 

Papago Park

Hike up inside the Hole-in-the-Rock formation to watch the sun set over downtown Phoenix and the desert oasis below. The park gates close promptly at 7 p.m., so plan your hike accordingly.

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Photo by John Fowler/flickr

 

 

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

End your day with a margarita in hand on the large and comfortable patio at Four Seasons Resort. This elevated perch (which is 1,000 feet higher than downtown Phoenix) offers picture-perfect views of sunset-warmed Pinnacle Peak.

TalaveraFour Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

 

elements at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

Stunning views may as well be on the menu at elements, a fine dining experience in sight of Phoenix’s iconic Camelback Mountain landmark.

elements at Sanctuary on Camelback ResortPhoto by Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa via Facebook