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SanDiego.com Dishes the Best Ways to Watch the Sunset in San Diego

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There is nothing quite like watching the sun sink in the Pacific Ocean from a beautiful beach. To help visitors enjoy this incredible experience, SanDiego.com has divulged the best ways to watch the sunset in San Diego.

San Diego is a beautiful county with 70 miles of coastline making it the perfect place to watch a sunset over the Pacific Ocean. For a little added romance with that special someone or an unforgettable experience with friends, a trip to San Diego isn't complete without catching a glimpse of the beautiful San Diego sunsets.

From taking an evening stroll along the boardwalk in Mission Beach to grabbing a bite while watching the sun fade away, SanDiego.com has determined the best ways to watch the sunset in San Diego.

  1. Tower 23 Hotel: Tower 23, located on the beach of Pacific Beach is the number one hot spot for visitors looking to enjoy the beautiful beaches of San Diego in a fun and vibrant community. It's oceanfront location makes it ideal for catching a sunset from the comfort of a west facing guestroom, but it's also home to a beautiful oceanfront restaurant and lounge. JRDN Surf: Sky: Spirit: is a modern and visually stimulating restaurant serving brunch, lunch and dinner daily. A romantic evening spent dining at this stylish restaurant is a great way to catch a spectacular sunset in San Diego. JRDN is located on the bottom floor of Tower 23 Hotel on the cliffs overlooking Pacific Beach. Guests can see the stunning Crystal Pier and take a post dinner stroll along the oceanfront boardwalk from Pacific down to Mission Beach. It's contemporary appeal and hip floor level restaurant, make Tower 23 the best San Diego hotel destination for watching the sunset.
  2. Sunset Cruise with the Gondola Company: There is no better place to watch the sunset in San Diego than on top of the water. The Gondola Company brings a little bit of Venice to San Diego with beautiful gondola cruises along the Coronado Cays. This private twilight cruise for two includes a complimentary dessert and appetizer, a blanket, ice and wine glasses so guests can bring a bottle of wine along for the trip. The Gondolier will guide you and your guest along the canals and waterways of Coronado for beautiful sunset and twilight views for the ultimate in San Diego romance.
  3. Top of the Hyatt: The Manchester Grand Hyatt has a gorgeous bar on the 40th floor with 360 degree views. It's a quiet establishment perfect for a casual drink and enjoying a San Diego sunset with loved ones or friends. The elegant decor and floor to ceiling windows make it perfect for watching the sun go down over the San Diego Bay, Coronado and the Pacific Ocean. There isn't a better view in town and this stylish destination is in the heart of downtown San Diego making it easy to start the evening at Top of the Hyatt and then continue out for a fun night in the Gaslamp Quarter.

This article was written by Carli Leavitt, the editor of SanDiego.com. Carli is a San Diego native with a wealth of knowledge about local attractions, hotels, beaches and nightlife venues in Southern California.