Pier at Beach in Key West, Florida USA – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Ventdusud
Summer is in full swing! In the middle of July, pool parties, beach days, and other daytime activities are the norm, but what truly makes summer so wonderful are the beautiful sunsets that take place around the world.
Well, guess what? One of the most breathtaking sunsets worldwide lies right in the Sunshine State.
According to a study by Bounce, a travel website, travelers from all over the world visit these exact cities to catch a view of a sunset for less than 10 minutes. Using data collected by researching articles, blogs, and Instagram posts with the most often recommended sunset spots, Bounce compiled a list of 46 cities in order of their sunset-worthiness.
The top three spots were given to Santorini in Greece, Bali in Indonesia, and Hawaii, but number seven was given to Key West, Florida.
Santorini, Greece, is the number one place to watch a sunset, according to the study. It is “thought by many to be the most beautiful of the country’s many small islands, known for its towering cliffs and whitewashed houses on the shore of the Aegean Sea.”
Key West is part of the Florida Keys archipelago and is Florida’s southernmost point, only 90 miles north of Cuba. Known for its pastel-colored, conch-style houses, it is a cruise-ship stop that is accessible from the mainland through the 113-mile Overseas Highway. The tropical island city is considered one of the best vacation spots with countless hotels, restaurants, bars, and attractions to offer.
According to Bounce’s findings, Key West sunsets have scored high in over six different articles. It was also found that 46,000 photos on Instagram feature sunsets or sunrises taken in Key West.
To see Bounce’s complete list of best sunsets and their methodology, click here.
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Melissa’s career in writing started more than 20 years ago. Today, she lives in South Florida with her husband and two boys.