4 Best Phoenix Sunset Locations

When it comes to beautiful cities, Phoenix is definitely one of the top. Even though it’s a busy city, I love how even when you’re driving on the freeway, you can see large mountains, lakes and beauty all around.

The Phoenix valley includes cities like Scottsdale, Mesa, Avondale, Tempe and Peoria. If you’re wanting to catch a beautiful sunset with an easy hike or even a picnic dinner, here are my 4 favorite Phoenix sunset locations for you to check out.

Gorgeous Riverside Sunset Views at the Salt River in Mesa

Located in Mesa, the Salt River offers a serene and picturesque setting for enjoying sunsets on your own or with your family. As the sun starts its descent, find a cozy spot along the riverbanks and let the soothing sound of flowing water create a relaxing atmosphere. Watch as the vibrant hues of orange and pink paint the sky, reflecting their beauty on the calm waters of the Salt River. This is the perfect time to savor a picnic with your loved ones or take a leisurely stroll, immersing yourselves in the tranquil surroundings. You may even be lucky and get to spot some wild horses while you’re there.



The Gilbert Riparian Preserve

For families who appreciate the wonders of the natural world, the Gilbert Riparian Preserve is an ideal destination for sunset-watching. This expansive preserve showcases a diverse ecosystem, with serene lakes, lush vegetation, and a rich variety of wildlife. I love how the Preserve is both full of nature but easy to navigate with their walking paths and easy trails. There are also plenty of benches and spots to sit and picnic as a family.



Papago Park in Tempe is beautiful at sunset

In the heart of Phoenix lies Papago Park just near Tempe and the Phoenix Zoo, a unique location where you can find multiple spots for walking, picnicking and exploring while surrounded by picturesque palm trees, lakes and large red rocks. It’s quite a combination! There are really endless possibilities for quality time and exploration while the light warms and softens during sunset.

North Mountain Park: Panoramic Views and Easy Trails

Another remarkable spot to watch the sunset with your family in Phoenix is North Mountain Park. This hidden gem offers breathtaking panoramic views and easy trails, making it accessible for everyone in the family. Their is ample parking, too which makes it convenient for families, ensuring a stress-free experience.



As a reminder, these beautiful locations are more than just picture perfect, they are also a perfect backdrop to spend quality time with your family while enjoying the beauty of the city you live in.

If you’re wanting to capture memories of your family’s time spent together at one of these (or other) beautiful locations in Phoenix, be sure to reach out to me directly so I can get you on my calendar and we can choose one of these gorgeous locations to document your family and the way you love on each other.

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