Phoenix, Arizona is well-known for its casual lifestyle, what’s with its poolside cabana, great booming music, and creative street arts. Needless to say, it’s a place for the creatives and for those who wish to experience a laid back lifestyle while being inspired by the tranquility of the local ambience at the same time. Take your time and bathe in the perpetual sunshine. Enjoy nature to the fullest by taking a hike around the iconic Hole-In-The-Rock in Papago Park. Or get your creative juices boiling at Phoenix Art Museum, the largest art museum in the southwestern United States, and the Musical Instrument Museum, the world’s one and only global instrument museum. Also, don’t forget to check out downtown Phoenix where sports arena, live music, and rooftop lounges become your favorite places to hang out. Of course, the things you can do in Phoenix does not limit to only what you can do in broad daylight. They have some pretty interesting activities on their sleeve for you to explore at night too. Read on to find out what are the things you can do at night in Phoenix, Arizona.
Phoenix’s breathtaking landscape needs no introduction and we feel the need to recommend you this sunset view tour in Phoenix. Rise above the horizon and glide through the Sonora Desert in a breezy hot-air balloon ride. Boarding from Deer Valley Airport, you will get to enjoy the tour with bottles of champagne in the sky. The hot-air balloon will take you 5,000 feet (1,524 meters) into the air, giving you the best view you sought for in Phoenix. The adventure will last around an hour. We highly prompt you to enjoy this activity before you head right into the center of your night activities downtown. It is bound to give your night a great kickstart.
Phoenix Hot-Air Balloon Sunset Ride
Duration 3 hours 30 minutes
Not too much of a hot-air balloon person but still want to enjoy the beautiful sunset in Phoenix? We’ve got you covered. This 45-minute aerial tour is another alternative for those who prefer a ride on an aircraft that brings you around Phoenix’s city light. In this tour, you will get to witness the magnificent desert landscape, the mountain scenery, and catch prominent downtown landmarks such as the Symphony Hall and Phoenix Art Museum. You will also get to enjoy a cardinal view of the University of Phoenix Stadium, home to the Fiesta Bowl and the Arizona Cardinals NFL team, in a window seat throughout the adventure.
Phoenix, Arizona Mountains Sunset and City Lights Aerial Tour
Duration 45 minutes
This goes without saying but the Sonoran Desert is a must-visit when you are in Phoenix and we have just the right idea for how you could enjoy your visit to the best. Experience a night tour in Sonoran Desert in a four-wheel drive vehicle as you learn about the flora and fauna habitats illustrated by an experienced tour guide. This four-hour night tour will guide you into a thrilling adventure where you get to search for hiding creatures and enjoy the night breeze all at the same time. It is safe and definitely an experience that you will only get here in Phoenix so don’t miss out these exclusive night creatures if you are fond of exploring more of Phoenix’s natural habitats!
Sonoran Desert Hummer Night Tour with Local Guide
Duration 3 hours
Be amazed by long-forgotten old-school charm in a 100-minute Phoenix Carnival of Illusion that is sure to leave you gaping in awe and laughing your lungs out. The evening show will be the highlight of your night in Phoenix, what’s with its out-of-the-world magic tricks and good-natured comedy. It will be held in a close-knitted boutique hall so get ready for more laughter and get up and personal with our two very talented magicians, Roland and Susan!
Phoenix Carnival of Illusion Ticket
Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
What’s better than ending your night with a light heart and loud laughter? The talented comedians at National Comedy Theatre are here to give you one of the best nights you will experience in Phoenix. The National Comedy Theatre has a long 16 years of history in providing not only weekend shows but workshops and classes for aspiring comedians. So if you intend to learn a trick or two from them, here’s your chance. Totally family-friendly, the National Comedy Theatre is also a great place to encourage creativity and enable you to be part of the show, turning you from a passive to an active audience which will, in turn, give you some great enlightenment in just one night. Are you ready for a good laugh?
Skip the Line: National Comedy Theatre Ticket in Phoenix
Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
If you’re traveling to Phoenix with your group of friends, this is what you should not miss when you’re here! This two-hour pub-crawl will guide you right into three of the most happening pubs in downtown Phoenix where you will also be entitled with exclusive drinks that you will not get elsewhere! Pedal through the entertainment district, experience the buzz of the local lifestyle, and get ready to get wasted on board! If partying in one location has bored you out, this mobile party will definitely feed you with the fresh partying idea you need. Did we already mention how awesome Phoenix is for parties?
Party Bike Pub Crawl of Downtown Phoenix
Duration 2 hours
Hang out in Phoenix the way you want
Regardless if you are looking for some relaxing night activities or if you are looking for something thrilling and more challenging, Phoenix has it all. Here’s the itinerary we recommend: enjoy the natural landscape as the sun sinks beneath the horizon, get yourself a well-deserved, splendid dinner, then head off for some good laugh at one of the comedy shows. It’s not every day you get to experience a roller-coaster sort of emotions in just a night so you might as well grab the chance when you’re in Phoenix! Now start packing and get ready to enjoy some once-in-a-lifetime experiences here in Phoenix!
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