The Sunniest Places In The World

The Sunniest Places in the World

Many of us wait year-round for hotter and sunnier days, as opposed to individuals who live in these places and are fortunate enough to have constant sunshine.

Not only does sunshine light up the world and make it a beautiful place, but it also offers numerous health benefits. (See: 15 Health Benefits of Sunshine)

When natural sunlight hits the skin it triggers the body's production of vitamin D. It is a crucial ingredient for overall health; protects against inflammation, lowers high blood pressure, helps muscles, improves brain function and may even protect against cancer. (See: 5 Reasons Why You Need More Vitamin D in Your Life)

Exposure to sunlight has also shown to positively impact depression, seasonal affective disorder and sleep quality.

If you are looking to reap the benefits of the sun, take your next vacation to one of these places.

Yuma, Arizona

According to IBT Times, Yuma averages 4,015 hours of sunshine per year and about 11 hours a day. Visit the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, walk around the Martha's Gardens Medjool Date Farm and relax in the sun at Gateway Park.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas averages more than 3,800 hours of sunshine yearly ( So get outside and step away from the casino; Las Vegas offers hiking, biking, water skiing, and sightseeing opportunities.

Aswan, Egypt

With sunshine over 3,863 hours per year and 10.6 hours per day (, Aswan, Egypt is definitely one of the sunniest places on earth. Visit the Temple of Philae, Philae Island and enjoy a beautiful day in the Nubian Village.

Marseille, France

June, July and August see the most sunshine per day. However, Marseille experiences sunshine almost all year-round. Enjoy the beautiful weather and visit the Old Port, Calanque de Sormiou and the Panier.

Dongola, Sudan

According to, Dongola averages about 10.4 hours of sunshine every day. Relax under the sun and enjoy spectacular views of the Nile River flowing through the city.

El Paso, Texas

According to, El Paso averages 3,763 hours of sunshine yearly, or 10.4 hours of sunshine per day. Take a scenic drive, ride the Wyler Aerial Tramway and spend a sunny day in Franklin Mountains State Park.

Rhodes Island, Greece

According to Rhodos Travel, "Rhodes is famous as the island of sun, sea and sand, the ideal place for vacations. It is the third largest Greek island and officially, the sunniest place in the Europe."  Enjoy their white sand beaches, tanning by the ocean and opportunities to participate in a variety of watersports.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

This emerging city averages about 3,609 hours of sunshine per year and 9.9 hours a day ( Visit Saadiyat Public Beach, Mushrif Central Park and Corniche Beach for an exciting day in the sun.

Canary Islands, Spain

Visitors say, the Canary Islands get the best weather in the entire world. According to research, "Gran Canaria gets over 7.5 hours of sunshine per day on average. Even in December, the 'cloudiest' month, we get over six hours of sunshine per day. "

Fresno, California

According to, Fresno has a total of 267 sunny days out of the year. It is the fifth largest city in California. Take advantage of the sunny days and visit Sierra Sky Park and Woodward Park.