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8 Gorgeous Summer Sunsets Across the US

Be amazed by nature’s paintings in the sky. 

8. Waikoloa, Hawaii

Flickr/Cord Cardinal
Flickr/Cord Cardinal

This sunset at Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii is simply mind-blowing. With pungent pinks, oranges and purples, Hawaii definitely makes a spot on our list!

7.  Old Fort Marcy Park in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Flickr/Denise Womack-Avila
Flickr/Denise Womack-Avila

New Mexico is known for its jaw-dropping sunsets. Old Fort Marcy Park, which sits at an elevation of 8,000 feet, is the perfect spot to take in the blood orange and pink sunsets.

6. Grand Canyon

Flickr/Joe Jiang
Flickr/Joe Jiang

The Grand Canyon is a natural wonder all in itself; however, the famous sunsets there take it to a whole new level. For the best sunset gazing, head on over to Hopi Point, Yaki or Yavapai.

5. Panama City Beach, Florida

Flickr/capDave
Flickr/kapDave

Panama City, Florida offers views of some of the best sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico on a nightly basis. One great way to experience the stunning sunsets is to take a helicopter ride over the ocean.

4. South Padre Island, Texas

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Flickr/Zach Dischner

While Texas isn’t know for its white sandy beaches, it sure is known for its sunsets. While in South Padre Island, take a dinner cruise and get up-close-and-personal with the colorful Texas sky.

3. Dauphin Island, Alabama

Flickr/Michael McCarthy
Flickr/Michael McCarthy

Dauphin Island, trademarked “the sunset capital of Alabama” by the town council and Alabama Tourism Department, gives viewers unobstructed views of the southern sunset.

2. Miami

Flickr/Iliyan Gochev
Flickr/Iliyan Gochev

Welcome to Miami (Bienvenido a Miami)!  While Miami is known for its gorgeous people, it’s also known for its gorgeous sunsets.  Miami’s tropical sunsets dance over the Atlantic and are truly one-of-a-kind.

1. Santa Monica, California

California is hands-down on of the most beautiful states in the US and it’s of no surprise that the sunsets there are just as breathtaking. This southern California town is the perfect spot to view glorious sunsets over the Pacific ocean. The multi-colored sunsets behind Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica pier create an epic photo-op.

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