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The 15 Best Places for Stargazing in Philadelphia

In Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac

Can the city of Brotherly Love also be the city for people who love stargazing? Yes, it turns out! Philadelphia might not seem like a stargazing destination, but among the cities we’ve created stargazing guides for, it has some of the best in-city stargazing options we’ve found. There are also great stargazing spots and observatories – operated by many of …

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The 11 Best Places for Stargazing in Washington D.C.

In Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac

Washington D.C. is the nation’s capital, and home to arguably the best space museum in the country. Each day, visitors head to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum to learn about the history of American spaceflight and NASA, or to see the Space Shuttle Discovery in her permanent home in Virginia. That makes D.C. one of those must-visit places at …

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Urban Stargazing: How to See the Night Sky Where You Live

In Featured, Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac

Have you ever gone outside of your house and looked up at a full sky of stars? Probably not. Most of us live in urban areas – cities, suburbs, and neighborhoods – where it’s hard to see the stars. That doesn’t mean you can’t see the stars at all though. You can enjoy the popular activity for space-loving city-dwellers of …

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The 19 Best Places for Stargazing in Atlanta

In Space Tourism, Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac

For some cities, it’s really obvious that it’s hard to go stargazing there. Towering skyscrapers, loads of light pollution, and notoriously cloudy or rainy weather will affect your chances of stargazing in cities like New York City, Los Angeles, and Seattle, for example. Other cities, like Atlanta, are surprisingly good stargazing destinations. While you can’t look straight up from downtown …

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The 10 Best Places for Stargazing in Houston, Texas

In Space Tourism, Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac

Houston is America’s fourth largest city… but it also might be one of the most overlooked major cities in the country. Located in the southeastern part of Texas near the Gulf Coast, Houston has everything you could ever want in a city – just ask the 2.3 million people who live there! Unfortunately, when 2.3 million people live anywhere, there’s probably …

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The 11 Best Places for Stargazing in Tucson, Arizona

In Space Tourism, Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac

Tucson, Arizona is arguably the best city for stargazing in the United States – if not the world. Home to the International Dark-Sky Association (STG founder Valerie is a proud member!), the city of Tucson has taken large and bold steps to reduce light pollution, and it is one of the best mid-sized cities where you can stargaze right within …

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The 12 Best Places for Stargazing in Portland

In Space Tourism, Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac

Portland is know for many things: a respectable soccer team*, funky donuts, and hipsters. But what about stargazing? Can those space enthusiasts among us find fun things to do after dark in the Rose City? As the case for every city we’ve profiled in our series of city stargazing guides, it’s definitely possible to go stargazing in Portland – and …

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The 21 Best Places for Stargazing in Salt Lake City

In Space Tourism, Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac

Utah is, as destinations in the western U.S. go, one of the more underrated. Similarly, Salt Lake City is often overlooked for flashier adventure destinations like Denver or stargazing spots like Phoenix. If you want to base your next stargazing or space-focused trip from somewhere new, consider Salt Lake City. Astronomy clubs are active throughout the city, and there are …

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The 11 Best Places for Stargazing in Honolulu

In Space Tourism, Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac

For most people, a trip to Hawaii means a vacation full of beaches and sunshine. For the space enthusiasts among us, it also means a chance to kick back, relax, and enjoy some leisurely stargazing. But can you go stargazing near the popular Hawaiian destination of Honolulu? Turns out, you can! Many of Oahu’s most popular beaches turn into great …