For most of the year, 1,532-foot Cadillac Mountain reigns as site of the first sunrise in the continental United States. It's also easily scaled by car.
After the show:
At 110 feet, nearby Otter Cliff is among the highest Atlantic oceanside cliffs north of Rio de Janeiro. — Stephen Alvarez/National Geographic
En español | You've got a free ticket to the longest-running show on earth: the spectacle of a fiery sunset or blazing sunrise.
It’s a show that offers endless variety, whether you watch that sun emerge from behind a mountain range or sink into the sea. You might choose to share it with a cheering crowd or stand in a solitary spot all by your lonesome.
Whatever your pleasure, from Atlantic to Pacific, these solar showplaces offer an unforgettable front-row seat.
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