Grand Canyon Named One of Best Spots to See a Sunrise

Updated Feb 24, 2020

Waking up before dawn can be a treat when you plan to watch the sunrise. After all, watching a sunrise is so alluring; almost magical. It’s the start of a new day, a new beginning, and a new chance to live life to its fullest. According to, the Grand Canyon National Park is one of the best places in the world to see the sunrise. We couldn’t agree more.  Even though this natural wonder is already beautiful, it will look even more stunning during sunrise or sunset. Here is a list of some of world’s most spectacular sunrises.

1. Haleakala National Park, Hawaii, USA
Watch a sunrise on the top of a volcano. Tour buses pick up visitors at 3 am and drop them off at the event.

2. Svalbard, Norway
Situated north of the Arctic Circle, this spot features the midnight sun where it stays up for 24 hours a day.

3. Angkor Wat Siem Reap, Cambodia
The preserved temple offers visitors a great spectacle during sunrise.

4. Fiji
Fiji is situated on the 180-degree longitude line and is one of the first places in the world to see the sun rise.

5. Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
From 19,341 feet above sea level, travelers can see one of the most captivating sunrises in the world.

6. Stonehenge, England
Stonehenge is a spiritual destination for travelers but is also known for its magical sunrise.

8. Tulum, Mexico
At this coastal oasis, visitors gather at the shoreline daily to watch the sunrise.

9. Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
Grand Canyon is the place to catch the most impressive sunrises in the United States. Celestial hues against the inspiring scenery create a stunning Grand Canyon view and provide for an unforgettable Grand Canyon tour.  The Grand Canyon South Rim, along with Mather points, Hopi, and Maricopa, are just some of the recommended Grand Canyon spots to see a sunrise.

10. Mount Sinai, Egypt
An important religious destination, Mount Sinai draws visitors from all over the world to see one of the most inspiring sunrises in the world.

In case you’re ever visiting the Grand Canyon and want to capture a great sunrise, check out a couple of these articles for some guidance.