After endless nights of clubbing, partying, booze, alcohol, and fun, there comes a day when you just want to detoxify and enjoy some quiet evening. While my work as a club and party organizer doesn’t allow me to do this on a frequent basis, I do spend some serene nights to regain my sanity. It is during these nights when I recharge myself and see how beautiful the night is sans the revelry of nightclub.
Luckily, there are a lot of great destinations and activities that you can do at night. Here let’s take a look at some top destinations for those who want to detoxify from endless clubbing.
Death Valley National Park, California
This amazing night spot is perfect for watching the heavens in the dark. If you’re lucky, you can catch heavenly phenomena such as lunar eclipses, meteor showers, asteroids and more. With very minimal artificial light, this 3.4 million acre park is indeed the best site for stargazing. Almost 91 percent of the covered area is declared as protected biodiversity without development. The area combines clean air, dry climate, and expansive horizon that you’ll think you’re part of the heavens.
The best time to visit this place is between the months of November to April, when the temperatures are less punishing (around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.) When planning to drive to the park, make sure you use a reliable dirt road vehicle equipped with proper illumination such as those LED light bards you’ll find at http://lightbarreport.com/.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico
Another great destination to spend your night out of the club, the Chaco Culture National Historic Park lets you see what our prehistoric ancestors gazed up in the sky. Protected by the San Juan Basin in northwestern New Mexico, this historical park is a natural dark spot where in you can watch the full splendor of the night sky. Between the months of April and October, a group of stargazing enthusiasts presents solar viewing, stargazing and astronomy programs.
And just like the Death Valley, this area is accessible only via dirt roads so make sure you use an off-road vehicle with adequate illumination. It may be unsafe for ordinary passenger cars.
Acadia National Park, Maine
Get a totally unique kayaking experience at the Acadia National Park. Bioluminescent light-producing microorganisms thrive in the waters of this area. When disturbed, the miniscule microorganisms produce silvery glow that looks otherworldly. There’s a kayak adventure club there where you can rent single or double kayaks on Friday and Saturday nights.
If you are not keen about kayaking, you can spend some quiet nights under the dark sky while stargazing. Aside from the annual Acadia Night Sky Festival held around September, you should also watch out for onetime events like meteor showers, lunar eclipses, and other amazing heavenly bodies.
Planning to spend some nights away from the noise, revelry and fun of nightclubs, then these three destinations would surely give you that well-deserved detoxification. It’s good to have a completely different experience every now and then.