Turn your back to the sunset from the Tunnel View parking area as the shadows creep up Half Dome and El Capitan.
After the show:
Double back for dinner at The Dining Room in The Ahwahnee Hotel (209-372-1489; yosemitepark.com/Ahwahnee) and ask to sit where Queen Elizabeth did in 1983. — Photo by Matthew Kazmierski/Getty Images
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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