In 2016, the summer solstice falls on June 20th, marking the longest period of daylight we’ll see all year. In honor of summer’s long, languid days, we thought we’d compile a list of the best sunsets in the United States. Although a sunset can be beautiful almost anywhere, some places offer a particularly spectacular view.
Laguna Beach, CA
This seaside town in Orange County, California is home to breathtaking, panoramic sunsets, and its unbroken horizon draws spectators each night.
Tybee Island, GA
Located just 18 miles east of Savannah, Tybee Island is rich in natural beauty. It’s home to three miles of uninterrupted public beach, which just so happen to be a great place to watch the sun go down. You can also embark on a sunset cruise with Captain Mike’s Dolphin Tours for an even more immersive experience.
Grand Canyon, AZ
Perhaps this is a no-brainer: if you’re looking for the most spectacular sunset in the United States, start in a place that’s spectacular to begin with. The views of the Grand Canyon are magnificent all throughout the day, but the sunsets are life-changing. Hopi Point is a good place to take in the view.
Key West, FL
Key West is home to beautiful sunsets, and that’s part of the reason for the island’s Sunset Celebration, a nightly arts festival held at Mallory Square Dock featuring a range of arts and crafts, street performers, and attractions.
Mount Haleakala, HI
Located on the island of Maui, Mount Haleakala is Hawaii’s highest peak—the name actually means “house of the sun” in Hawaiian. It stands 10,000 feet high among the clouds, and the sunsets are unforgettable. You’ll watch the sun’s rays through the clouds, turning them crimson, before finally disappearing into the ocean.