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Where Can You Find the Best Sunset in Your State?

By Neecey

A sunset can be magnificent wherever you are but there are special places where Mother Nature simply weaves her magic to create a sky and panorama that takes your breath away. For a photo opportunity beyond compare or a view to cuddle up to your hunny and just feel the love, here are 50 states and their best sunsets.

1 Alabama

See the sun set over the Tennessee River at Ditto Landing, Huntsville

2 Alaska

Watch the sky from the aptly named Sunset View Resort, Big Lake

3 Arizona

See it at the Airport Mesa at Sedona – Sunset Capital of the USA

4 Arkansas

A great viewpoint is the Arkansas Memphis Bridge in West Memphis

5 California

Enjoy the sky’s colors from the grounds of Sea Ranch Grill, Black Point

6 Colorado

A view from a mountain top at the Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction

7 Connecticut

Enjoy a sunset and a glass of wine at Sunset Meadows Vineyard, Goshen

8 Delaware

Dewey Beach is an east coast town with a westward view.

9 Florida

Join the sunset watching party at Mallory Square in Key West

10 Georgia

Plenty of atmosphere on Tybee Island with creeks, palm trees and a lighthouse.

11 Hawaii

So many places to see a glorious Hawaiian sunset but Waikiki gets the nod.
HawaiiSo many places to see a glorious Hawaiian sunset but Waikiki gets the nod.

12 Idaho

Lake Couer d'Alene perfectly reflects the stunning colors of the sunset

13 Illinois

The sun setting behind the Chicago skyline is a sight to behold

14 Indiana

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan is nature in perfect harmony when the sun sets.

15 Iowa

Backbone State Park offers interesting view points to see the colorful skies.

16 Kansas

In Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge the hills, flora, and fauna are in perfect harmony at sunset.

17 Kentucky

See the sun work magic from the eastern shore of two lakes at the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

18 Louisiana

Any bayou or any part of swamp country will give you a true Louisiana sunset

19 Maine

Blue Hill Overlook is a great spot in Acadia National Park.

20 Maryland

See a sunset just like George Washington would have enjoyed at Mount Vernon.

21 Massachusetts

The westward-facing shore at Marblehead in Chandler Hovey Park has water, sailboats, a lighthouse, and plenty of rocks.

22 Michigan

See copper colored skies over Lake Superior in Ontanogan County.

23 Minnesota

The aerial lift bridge in Canal Park, Duluth is a unique spot for a Minnesota sunset.

24 Mississippi

See the sun go down over the mighty Mississippi from Natchez Bluff.

25 Missouri

There’s always something special about a river sunset. Capture it at the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge in Cape Girardeau.

26 Montana

So many choices in “Big Sky Country” but Gallatin River Valley is a great choice.

27 Nebraska

The unusual rock formations in Toadstool Geologic Park add atmosphere to a sunset scene.

28 Nevada

The sunset really shows why the Valley of Fire is so named.

29 New Hampshire

Take a cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee for a sunset view par excellence.
New Hampshire

30 New Jersey

There are 50 miles of trails in High Point State Park from where you can see a sky wearing a coat of many colors.
New Jersey

31 New Mexico

The Albuquerque Balloon Festival (October) adds a special touch to a sunset.
New Mexico

32 New York

Visit Brooklyn Bridge Park for a sunset view that includes the iconic bridge and NYC skyline.
New York

33 North Carolina

Bogue Inlet Pier on Emerald Isle is a magical place to view an NC sunset.
North Carolina

34 North Dakota

Views of the sunset in Crow Flies High State Recreation Area include the Four Bears Bridge, the Missouri River and the hills beyond.
North Dakota

35 Ohio

The Lorain Lighthouse provides a fabulous focal point for an Ohioan sunset.

36 Oklahoma

In the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge there are rocky outcrops, ponds, and wide open spaces perfect for sunset views.

37 Oregon

The towering rock formations at Cannon Beach make a striking silhouette against the sunset.

38 Pennsylvania

An iconic American scene is Independence Hall in Philadelphia with the US flag flying.

39 Rhode Island

The dunes of Napatree Point Conservation Area provide the foreground for a postcard-worthy sunset.
Rhode Island

40 South Carolina

Whether from on, under, or beside, Charleston’s Mt. Pleasant Pier offers great vantage points for a South Carolina sunset.
South Carolina

41 South Dakota

Sunset suffuses the Badlands National Park with amazing red and golden hues.
South Dakota

42 Tennessee

As the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Clingmans Dome is an amazing place to see a sky painted with sunset colors.

43 Texas

The panoramic sunset in Santa Elena Canyon takes in the magnificence of the Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande.

44 Utah

Arches National Park sunsets are a sight to behold and totally worth the hike.

45 Vermont

Pinnacle Rock in the Green Mountains is a great place to take in a Vermont sunset.

46 Virginia

Visit Huntington Park in Newport News for a sunset view across the James River and its bridge.

47 Washington

The sunsets on the Pacific coast set the ocean and beaches on fire. Can’t go wrong with a visit to Rialto Beach when the sun is going to bed.

48 West Virginia

Magnificent skies and a whole heap of history is what you get at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
West Virginia

49 Wisconsin

Anywhere along the shoreline or marina at Egg Harbor will grant great sunset views across Green Bay.

50 Wyoming

Hayden Valley is just one place in Yellowstone National Park to see the sun throw a coat of many colors on the sky.

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