With the summer season slowly winding down, those warm and sunny days will be soon over. It has been scientifically proven that people tend to be happier and more relaxed in places with more sunshine, so it should come as no surprise that more and more people from countries with cold climates are seeking foreign refuges that offer nice, warm, and sunny weather all year round. Many British and Scandinavian people, for example, rent or even buy houses and apartments in Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, and other Southern European and Mediterranean destinations to escape from the notoriously cold, rainy, and depressive weather they have in their home countries. Similarly, people living in the northern US states buy properties in Florida, California, and the Caribbean to enjoy the sunshine they are deprived of in their cold hometowns. If you are one of those who love the sun but live in a place where it does not shine much, you should check out this post as it features 25 Sunniest Places You Might Want To Visit. From major US cities such Phoenix and Sacramento to Greek islands and African towns hidden in the Sahara Desert, all of these 25 sun spots bask in an extremely high number of sunshine hours.
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Tucson, Arizona, USA
Located 60 mi (97 km) north of the U.S.-Mexico border in southern Arizona, Tucson is home to some 520,000 people who enjoy more than 3,800 hours of sunshine every year. The city has a hot desert climate characterized by clear skies, high temperatures, and relatively low humidity.
Known for its iconic palm-tree promenades and beautiful beaches, Larnaca is the third largest city in Cyprus. A popular tourist destination, Larnaca is one of the sunniest places in the Mediterranean with almost 3,360 sunshine hours annually. In summer, rain is extremely rare here.
A busy market and tourist center located on the east bank of the River Nile in Southern Egypt, Aswan is one of the hottest, sunniest, and driest cities in the world. Local climate is extremely clear, bright, and sunny during all seasons, with almost 4,000 hours of annual sunshine, close to the maximum theoretical sunshine duration.
The fourth largest city in Australia, Perth is known as one of the world’s most livable cities, and its warm and sunny climate is definitely one of the reasons why it is such a great place for life. With 3,230 hours of sunshine annually, Perth is actually the sunniest major city in Australia.
Key West, Florida, USA
Known for its year-round clear skies and warm temperatures, Key West is a city in Monroe County, Florida. It has a tropical savanna climate (similar to the Caribbean) with only a small difference in temperatures between summer and winter. The Florida Keys are the only location on the mainland U.S. known to never have had a frost or freeze.