10 Great Spots to See the Sunset
For those passionate about it, sunset spotting may as well be a national pastime. In the U.S., we’re lucky to have a wide range of climates, each offering a unique and beautiful sunset. For your next trip, take a detour and visit one of the best sunset spots in the U.S.!
1. Key West, Florida
The Sunshine State lives up to its name. Mallory Square, located at the tip of Key West, is an iconic spot for viewing the sun’s fade into the Gulf of Mexico. The sunset is celebrated every night with street performers, food vendors, and a vibrant party atmosphere!
2. Ensign Peak – Salt Lake City, Utah
Sitting above Salt Lake City, Ensign Peak serves up sunsets with a side of hiking. But don’t worry, it’s easier than you might think. Once you park at the trailhead, it’s only a half-mile hike to the summit. And trust us, the view is worth every step to the top.
3. Grand Canyon – Arizona
You’ll have to trek to get out there (it’s a day trip excursion), but there’s no spot more spectacular than the Grand Canyon. This U.S. landmark is certainly stunning during the day, but as the sun sets, the shifting light, shadows, and sky will take your breath away.
4. Moab, Utah
Situated next to Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park, Moab is a sanctuary for sunsets. After the light fades, you’re in for a second treat because both national parks feature some of the best stargazing spots in the U.S.
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5. New Bedford, Massachusetts
Situated on Massachusetts’ South Coast, the city of New Bedford is nationally renowned for both its sunsets and sunrises. Some of the best spots include Fort Taber and City Pier 3/Ernestina Pier.
6. Santa Barbara, California
Say hello to the Santa Barbara sunset. This historic coastal city boasts infinite colors that reflect and shimmer upon the waters of the Pacific Ocean. This a sight you’ll want to savor for years to come, so make sure to bring your camera.
7. Saguaro National Park – Tucson, Arizona
Situated just outside of Tucson, Saguaro National Park is a fantastic place to view the sunset. The park’s namesake cacti silhouetted against the sky makes for a scene straight out of a magazine. Plus, the heat of the day will fade away as the sun sets!
8. Petoskey State Park – Petoskey, Michigan
Michigan’s northern lower peninsula on western coast offers a myriad of opportunities for seeing sunsets over Lake Michigan. Some of the best are found at Petoskey State Park, where you can set up on the beach and enjoy the reflections over the water.
9. Mount Bonnell – Austin, Texas
The highest point in Austin, Mount Bonnell provides sweeping views over the city and Lake Austin. The sunsets are gorgeous and you can watch the waning light change over the lakeside mansions in the surrounding neighborhoods.
10. Laguna Beach, California
California’s famous sunsets have a rightfully deserved spot in history. Head straight for the coast and hang out at Laguna Beach, SoCal’s premier spot for catching the sunset. Arrive early and you can splash, surf, and explore the California coastline.
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