Due to the onslaught of light pollution in the past century, most Americans aren’t able to experience the true brilliance of a starry night sky just by looking out their window. Urban and suburban lights may be beautiful in their own respect, but they also minimize visibility of countless stars that truly inhabit our nighttime skies.
Thankfully, there are still plenty of sites that allow stargazers to witness the enchanting sight of a star-dotted sky. The following seven destinations are the finest and most remote stargazing locals in the U.S. Each will offer visitors a jaw-dropping natural experience!
1. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Bryce Canyon is one of America’s darkest destinations, making it a top stargazing spot. According to Fodor’s, 7,500 stars can be seen here with the naked eye! Gaze at the silvery ribbon of the Milky Way and try out one of the park’s many guided astronomy programs led by the mysteriously named “Dark Rangers” — a group consisting of park rangers as well as volunteer astronomers. Details can be found on the National Park Service website.