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Soak Up Some Gorgeous San Diego Sunsets From Beachfront to Bay

San Diego Surf Season

For any and all of you suffering some midwinter doldrums, keep in mind we’re on the back end of the seasonal solstice. That means the days are slowly but surely lengthening, and that spring’s at least on the far horizon.

In celebration of the expanding daylight—and its especially beautiful quality here in America’s Finest City—we thought we’d spotlight a few of the best places (and ways) to take in a Southern Californian sunset during your Sofia Hotel getaway in 2019.

We’re partly inspired by the San Diego Tourism Authority’s list of seven great sunset vantages in San Diego County—part of its “Sunny 7’s” campaign, worth checking out for more trip-planning ahead of a stay at our historic Downtown San Diego hotel.

Topnotch Sunset Stakeouts in San Diego

The Tourism Authority’s list includes two famously fantastic sunset perches in La Jolla. One of them is the celebrated strand of Windansea Beach, popular among surfers for its shore breaks and among sun-worshippers for its all-around beauty. Nothing like seeing the sun slip beneath the wide-open Pacific horizon with some sand between your toes, right?

Then there’s Mount Soledad, an 824-foot La Jolla hill serving up one of the very best views to be had anywhere in greater San Diego. Watch the sunset shimmer over the ocean while flaring up the coastline far to the north and the south. (We’ve profiled Mount Soledad, also host to an important Veterans Memorial, here at the Sofia blog before, in case you’re interested…)

Another reliably fine place to take in the sunset show that’s incredibly convenient to your Sofia Hotel guest room or suite is the Embarcadero, where you can savor the day’s-end spectacle over Coronado Island while strolling among public art or sipping a cocktail.

Sunset Cruises on San Diego Bay

There’s no shortage of companies offering sightseeing boat tours on San Diego Bay, one of the great urban waterways in the country. Those include special sunset cruises serving up some unforgettable scenery: crimson rays painting a mighty pretty picture upon the skyline of Downtown San Diego.

Take in the Beauty of San Diego Sunsets on a Sofia Hotel Getaway

Whether an Embarcadero or Mount Soledad sunset is the rich cap on a day filled with San Diego sightseeing or conference-going, or it’s merely the prelude to an evening out on the town in the Gaslamp Quarter or elsewhere, you’ll have the perfect accommodations to enjoy nearby at the Sofia Hotel here on West Broadway.