As our LA temperatures drop ever so slightly, it may seem like the first and last shows of sunlight are even more striking than usual. Well, as it turns out, they actually are. Scientifically speaking, winter sunsets are more vivid than those in other seasons, making this month among the best times to witness the vivid performances of violet, pink and red hues coloring the horizon. Read on for our favorite nearby places to catch sundown.
Topanga Lookout Trail
For dramatic views in every direction, look no further than Topanga Lookout Trail. This 2-mile hike meanders through scenic mountain landscape, leading you to an old firetower painted in iconic graffiti art. This lookout, set seemingly on the top of the world, offers the picture-perfect setting to take in 360-degree views and sunset sights that will leave you speechless.
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Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica’s iconic city is home to some of L.A.’s most famed destinations, including the Santa Monica Pier. While endlessly charming by day, the Santa Monica Pier takes on a whole new kind of allure come golden hour. And perhaps the best place to view the display of sunset colors over the ocean? Atop Pacific Park’s solar-powered Ferris wheel.
El Matador State Beach
Malibu’s breezy seaside haven stretches for twenty seven miles, presenting some of California’s most beloved and renowned beaches. Among them is El Matador State Beach, which is widely known for its idyllic coves and pristine sands. And while a picturesque setting at any hour, El Matador is pure magic at sunset.
Right at Home
Whether sipping morning coffee from your airy, window-lined kitchen or hosting an elegant soirée on your rooftop deck, every moment at One Coast is complemented by penultimate vistas of the Pacific. And those dreamy hues that sweep the ocean, mountains and sky at sundown? When you live at One Coast, those become the colors of home.