January 24, 2022


The Trip Encyclopedia

10 Must-Things To Do In Phoenix At Night

Phoenix is a great city with many recreational activities that are usually accompanied by a plethora of several outdoor attractions. Full of natural beauty and a super- friendly climate, Phoenix has hosted both local and non-local tourists in their millions every year in year out. Without a doubt, Phoenix has much more to offer than just a simple resort life. But have you ever thought of what to do in Phoenix at night? The best nightlife spots in Phoenix? Well, though you may not think of Phoenix as a lively nightlife scene, there are lots of things you would love to do in Phoenix after sunset.
After dark, these unique activities will guarantee you a night to remember in Phoenix, Arizona.

1. Stargazing

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Photo by aivas14 on Foter.com

Studying the physical universe beyond Phoenix’s urban atmosphere while exploring the open desert away from the city lights, will be an ultimate adventure that you will definitely enjoy.
Phoenix Mountains Preserve or the South Mountain Park and Preserve are amazing spots to gaze skywards at the beautiful stars on Phoenix’s grand desert sky. Moreover, looking downwards you will be met by a twinkling city that will certainly make you forget all the tussles of life for a while.
On Fridays and Saturdays, you will even have the privilege to have a closer look at the skies via a 16-inch diameter telescope at the Gilbert Rotary Centennial Observatory near the Riparian Preserve Water Ranch.

2. The Arizona Science Center

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You just can’t afford to Visit Arizona and leave without visiting the Arizona Science Center. Sit back and enjoy your favorite music tunes with live bands such as Metallica and Nirvana entertaining you from the museum’s planetarium. Grab a refreshment and pleasure yourself from the amazing and spectacular display of laser lights coupled with the best rock out tunes of all time. Undoubtedly, you can be assured of a psychedelic and relaxing experience throughout the night.

3. Moonlight Kayaking at Tempe Town Lake

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Have you thought of what an adventurous night time is made of? Well, imagine paddling into the moonlight for a night of fun. Book a ticket for nighttime kayaking at Tempe Town Lake and glide yourself into a night of unending adventure.

4. The Newton

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In midtown Phoenix, the Newton provides you with everything you need to make your night complete. Whether it is the latest must-read novel or the classic blockbuster best sellers of all time the Changing Hands Bookstore will have you covered. If it’s just a frosty beer, a red wine or your favorite cup of cappuccino that you need to cheer up your night, you just cannot go wrong with the Newton building.

5. The Listening Room

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Instead of the loud, raucous and lousy concerts or noisy bars, you may opt to have a cool and easy listening night at The Listening room in Phoenix. Here you can listen to great acoustic tunes with your bottle of wine at hand to ensure optimal relaxation as the night fades away in the 50 people capacity venue.

6. Cloth and Flame

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This is a perfect location, especially for two lovebirds. If you are with your spouse or fiancé do not hesitate to book a dinner with Cloth and Flame. Dine under the stars with this great event company that will treat you to a night like never before.
They hold their dinners in the most beautiful and picturesque locations throughout Arizona. From the deserts to the tree-filled forests Cloth and Flame goes the extra mile to ensure a stunning, secure and surprising environ for you and your partner.
Enjoy Arizona’s sparkling beauty with Cloth and Flame Company.

7. Moonlight Hikes

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Experience a nocturnal hiking in Phoenix tonight. Truth be told, we all need a reprieve from the hectic sunny hikes at least once in a while.  In Phoenix, most trailheads open at 11 p.m. and hence a moonlight hike would be a perfect adventure late in the night.
The most popular hiking spots in Arizona include the likes of Piestewa Peak in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve and the South Mountain.

8. Moon Rise Tours

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Photo by j.arsenault on Foter.com

Sunsets in Arizona have always been amazing and quite a sight to see. However, a full moon over the saguaros is a much more stunning sight to watch.

9. Night Lights Tour at Taliesin West

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You cannot afford to miss the fire-breathing dragon sculpture at Frank Wright Lloyd (the famous architect) western home. The place is usually lit at night and you will experience things in a different way compared to the traditional and boring day time tours.

10. Scorpion Scavenger Hunts

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Photo by Robin-Jacob on Foter.com

This is ultimately for the bold and serious adventurers. Essentially, we all hate scorpions and their pincers. But did you know that hunting them is an adventurous activity in Arizona at night? Well, on some nights, with the aid of a ranger; people are usually allowed to hunt scorpions in some of the Maricopa County Regional Parks. All you will need is a flashlight and backlight as you are taken through the educational scorpion hunt.
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