It’s easy to flip on Netflix to disconnect after a long day, but you will be doing yourself a disservice. Nature offers one of the very best methods of disconnection. The sunsets over Miami’s ever-growing skyline are simply unlike anywhere else, turning the sky a medley of orange, pink, yellow and violet. The best part about this amazing light show? It’s free! This evening, close your computer and head to one of these five simple spots on South Beach to enjoy a stunning culmination to your day.

  1. 10th and the Bay
    Across the street from Whole Foods is a very small, very local park. Here, neighbors gather to sit along the bay and watch the sun set over an unobstructed view of Downtown Miami. Best to keep this intimate gem a secret from out-of-towners!
  2. 16th and the Bay
    Similar to 10th and Bay, this area has a walking path that meanders a few blocks along the marina and the shimmering water of Biscayne Bay. Great pictures of anchored boats against the setting sun.
  3. Maurice Gibbs Park in Sunset Harbour
    This little park is somewhat hidden behind a parking lot. Get there early to get a bench or simply bring a blanket to sit on and watch the changing colors against the glittering bay and Edgewater’s skyline. A wonderful spot for families, as there is a playground open for children.
  4. South Side of Venetian Road
    Park in Sunset Harbour and walk about 1 mile West on Venetian until you can see Downtown Miami on your left hand side. Set up your blanket on the grassy knoll along the water. Venetian is a popular road for biking, running and walking at dusk, though few stop to take in the full show. With luck, you will see some wildlife too!
  5. South Pointe Park
    Arguably one of the most beautiful parks in Miami, South Pointe Park is not only spectacular for the sunset, it is also fantastic for people watching. Pack a picnic and head to the point, where you are likely to encounter musicians, acroyogis, slackline performers, salsa dancers and a myriad of other colorful activities taking place. Cruise and cargo ships use this cut to sail in and out of Miami’s port, and seeing one sail by in such close quarters never gets old.