15 Feb Scenic Vacation Destinations That Are Truly Picture-Perfect
Top Destinations for Photography
There are a lot of reasons to travel. See a new place, visit a specific attraction, or just get away and enjoy yourself with friends or family. But those with a passion for photography can use travel as a way to capture new works of art. The world is a truly beautiful place and there are so many scenic travel destinations to be explored and captured. Here are some of the most scenic vacation destinations we highly recommend checking out with your camera in tow.
New York City
New York City is known as the city that never sleeps and it also is an incredible destination for art and architecture. The hustle and bustle at all hours is sure to inspire any photographer to capture something interesting. It’s one of the best places in the world for street photography, whether you prefer to capture people, buildings, or graffiti art.
NYC also has a number of famous landmarks that are perfect for photographing including the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, and Times Square. Plus, the New York skyline is truly breathtaking and wonderful to capture at any hour of the day. Try getting a shot from the top of the Empire State Building for a stunning perspective.
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Paris is one of the top destinations for photography because it is a truly beautiful and iconic city with so much history and culture to experience. Food, art, music, and fashion are all huge parts of what makes this city to special, and you can come to experience it all.
The streets are filled with charming cafes, unique bookstores, and quaint boutiques—perfect for some special urban photography. Paris also has plenty of captivating architecture for you to capture. Some of the most photographic attractions include the Eiffel Tower, the Lourve Museum, the Pont des Arts bridge, and the Lourve pyramid.
One of the seven wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is truly awe-inspiring to behold. It is 1 mile deep and 18 miles wide with an extensive gorge carved by the Colorado River. The size is outright stunning, giving you plenty of areas and angles to photograph its beauty. Be sure to capture the layers of colorful rock, including the bottom layer that is suspected to be nearly 2 billion years old.
When you enter the canyon, you can hike and take a closer look at the various trails and all that grows within the canyon. The northern rim has some of the best hiking trails and it also attracts fewer crowds. Be sure to visit top vantage points including Mary Colter’s Lookout Studio, Mather Point, and Yavapai Observation Station to get some exceptional shots of the canyon.
For photographers seeking a tropical escape, Bora Bora is an absolutely stunning destination to experience. Here, you can photograph turquoise lagoons, vibrant coral reefs, lush tropical jungles, and a breathtaking dormant volcano at the center of the island. Bora Bora is also home to many upscale luxury resorts that are perfect for enjoying lavish relaxation in between photography outings.
Visiting this South Pacific island, we highly recommend bringing a waterproof camera and renting snorkeling supplies to get some incredible shots of the reefs and brightly colored fish that reside in the beautiful waters. Underwater photography can be incredible, and Bora Bora is the perfect place to take advantage of that.
Last, but certainly not least, on the list of scenic vacation destinations is the Greek Islands. These colorful and charming islands are exceptional places to travel with endless photography opportunities. First off, the island of Santorini is well-known for its breathtaking sunsets and the colorful cascading houses all across the way. You are sure to get a beautifully colored shot as the sun goes down on this incredible island.
Oia, located on the island of Santorini, is one of the most popular and picturesque villages. Walk through the narrow streets to capture the sun-soaked verandas, the gorgeous stone houses, and the blue-domed churches. Be sure to check out the port of Ammoudi, walking down 300 steps on the side of the cliff to get breathtaking shots of the sea. There are also many shops, cafes, and taverns just waiting to be photographed.