10 Must-Do Sunset Experiences
What's better than an Instagram-worthy sunset? Doing something over-the-top cool while watching an Instagram-worthy sunset. From hikes and tours to foodie workshops, these activities are a great way to celebrate an incredible view.
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If whitewater rafting isn't your speed, try a peaceful float down Oregon's famed Rogue River with rafting company Orange Torpedo. The sunset tour includes a beach picnic and incredible views of the sun setting over Hellgate Canyon.
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Sunset Off the Grid
Arches National Park is one of the most photogenic parks in the country and for the best photos, you have to see the sandstone structures during the golden hour. The Sunset Discovery tour with Moab Adventure Center features four hours of monoliths, mountains, dunes and rocks all set against vibrant pinks, purples and reds in the sky. The tour also includes short hikes to bucket list spots such as Delicate Arch Overlook, Turret Arch and the North and South Window Arches.
Sunset Guacamole Workshop
For an authentic taste of Mexico, head to the Marriott Puerto Vallarta for a tequila tasting, dinner with courses inspired by every state in the country and a sunset guacamole workshop. This foodie session teaches you the perfect recipe plus you’ll learn all about the molcajete, a traditional mortar and pestle made from volcanic rock. Wash it all down with margaritas and pink and peach sunset over the bay.
Washington’s San Juan Islands have some of the best whale watching spots on the planet. If orcas are on your bucket list, check out the Sunset Sea Kayaking Tour with Crystal Seas Kayaking. The trip features the west side of San Juan Island with kayaking through a federally-designated whale habitat. In addition to the beautiful sunset on the water, you might also see seals and Dall’s porpoise.
Enjoy an incredible sunset and connect to the Hawaiian spiritual force of mana with Sunset Yoga Hawaii’s beach classes. You can join a group class or book a private yoga class right on Oahu’s famous Waikiki Beach. On vacation? Don’t worry about a yoga mat. All you need is a towel "to feel the soft earth beneath."
Sunset Wildlife Trek
If you're planning on visiting Grand Teton National Park in the summer, book the sunset wildlife tour with Eco Tour Adventures. The four-hour journey features a 4x4 safari-style ride and provides professional binoculars and spotting scopes for wildlife viewing. You might see moose, pronghorn antelope, trumpeter swans, bald eagles or even adorable babies such as this elk calf.
Miami Beach is a photographer’s playground, from historic Art Deco buildings to the gorgeous teal waters. Explore the famous Ocean Drive while improving your own photography skills with a professional photographer and tour guide. Viator’s Miami Sunset and Night Photography Workshop features a one-hour session on composition, camera settings and chasing the light.