Americans are blessed with having a geographical hotspot named "Yuma" within it's borders. Often referred to as the "Winter Lettuce Capital of the World," Yuma is the most "sunshiny" place you can go in the U.S., and the world! Yes, Yuma holds the number one spot for the list of sunniest places in the world. Yuma has 242 days of sunshine, which is two-thirds of the year lookin' at nothing but clear skies.

Places in the U.S. can also get a little hot at times. About 400 miles away from Yuma there is an area just over the California/Arizona State Line called Death Valley, holding the world record temperature of 134 degrees Fahrenheit (56.7 degrees Celsius), which occurred on July 10, 1913 at Greenland Ranch, California.


Top ten U.S. cities with the most sunshine..

City Percentage of Days
Yuma, Arizona66%
Phoenix, Arizona58%
Las Vegas, Nevada58%
Bishop, California55%
Fresno, California53%
Tucson, Arizona53%
El Paso, Texas53%
Bakersfield, Clifornia52%
Sacramento, California52%
Los Angeles, California51%

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