There’s nothing more beautiful than a Texas sky. And when the day is done, there’s nothing better than watching the sun sink over Texas’ wide open spaces. Here are the 10 best places to see a sunset in Texas.
10. Lake Tawakoni State Park
Lake Tawakoni State Park, located in Wills Point, Texas (just 45 miles east of Dallas), is a 37, 879-acre reservoir. The park is the perfect place to get away, do some fishing and hiking and, most importantly, catch a gorgeous northeast Texas sunset.
9. Mount Bonnell
Austin’s Mount Bonnell is a favorite of Austinites to watch the sunset. Overlooking Lake Travis and the breathtaking homes that line its banks, Mount Bonnell is one of the best places in Texas to end the day.
8. The Oasis on Lake Travis
Austinites appreciate a good sunset. And the Oasis restaurant on Lake Travis is famous for being a stellar spot to gather with friends for dinner and drinks and watch the sunset over the lake.
7. Sunset Bay at White Rock Lake in Dallas
What better place to see a sunset in Texas than at Sunset Bay? The dreamy spot, located at White Rock Lake in Dallas, offers a serene site to kick back and watch the sun sink over the water.
6. Canyon Lake
There’s nothing better than a Texas Hill Country sunset. Canyon Lake, a reservoir on the Guadalupe River just outside New Braunfels, is one of the best places for Hill Country views under a giant Texas sky.
5. Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Guadalupe Peak, located in the Guadalupe Mountains State Park, is the highest natural point in Texas. But you don’t have to venture all the way to the top to see a gorgeous sunset. The entire park offers unobstructed views for one of the most breathtaking evenings of your life.
4. Capano Bay
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Capano Bay, located west of Rockport, is a jewel of the Texas coast. Lying on the banks and watching the sun reflect over the water is something every Texan should experience at least once.
3. Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Palo Duro Canyon State Park is already one of the most stunning locations in Texas. But Palo Duro Canyon at dusk is truly something to behold.
2. Franklin Mountains State Park
Franklin Mountains State Park, located just a few miles from El Paso, is a prime spot for camping and watching a west Texas sunset.
1. Big Bend National Park
Big Bend National Park should be on every Texan’s bucket list. And no trip to Big Bend is complete without watching the sunset illuminate the giant Texas sky and west Texas mountains. Be sure to walk the Window View Trail, a short trail near the Chisos Mountain Lodge that offers a stunning view of the sunset through the famous Big Bend landmark.