Editor’s Note: Travel might be complicated right now, but use our inspirational trip ideas to plan ahead for your next bucket list adventure. This article originally appeared in Travel+Leisure.
When you look up at the night sky, what do you see? Innumerable stars, a planet or two, even a bright meteor? Depending on where you are in the world, you may see greater or fewer celestial objects in the night sky because light pollution can drown out all but the brightest stars and satellites. To really take in the beauty of our solar system, you’ll want to visit the darkest places in the U.S. for some truly unforgettable stargazing. Of course, you’ll want to plan to go on a clear night, so you have the best chance of seeing the stars.