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Best Photography Spots in USA. There are endless possibilities for amazing photography in the United States. What’s great about exploring potential locations in this country is that there is a wide range of options from beautiful nature spots to busy cities.

The United States is also a huge place to travel through and there are so many beautiful places that you really can’t go wrong. Here are some of the places that most people can’t miss out on to add to your list.


The gear we recommend is a good camera and the holy trinity.  A wide-angle lens.  14-24mm or something similar.  A 24-70mm or something similar and, of course, a 70-200mm or something similar.

If you do not have these particular lenses, do not worry; something similar will be just fine. It would be best if you also had a tripod.

Best Photography Spots in USA

1. New York City

New York City is usually a bucket list spot for most people. There is no question that one of the best locations to photograph in the States is in the Big Apple. With diverse people and boroughs as well as some of the most well-known skyscrapers in the world, NYC is a can’t miss place.

Best Photography Spots in USA NYC

2. The Grand Canyon

Located in Arizona, the Grand Canyon is usually on every nature lover’s list of places to visit. This is a popular destination because of the amazing views you can get along the rims of the canyon. Its vistas are a sight worth capturing.

3. Niagara Falls

You don’t have to be in Canada to catch these iconic waterfalls. You can see them right from the United States side. These waterfalls are visited year round and are made up of three waterfalls that look absolutely beautiful.

Best Photography Spots in USA Niagara Falls

4. Golden Gate Bridge

This bright red bridge is recognized all over the world and is known for making its home right in the San Francisco Bay area. There are no bad angles when it comes to capturing its majestic beauty. It also looks great at any time of the day so you can practice your sunrise, sunset, and daytime shots.

Best Photography Spots in USA golden Gate bridge

5. Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone has its share of natural wonders to admire. Old Faithful is one of the most popular reasons why people visit. This geyser as well as many other features of the park have the potential for some really cool photography shots.

Best Photography Spots in USA

6. Washington D.C.

The nation’s capital is also a place that you can’t go without seeing. There are several significant and historic monuments in the city that are cool to see in person. In the springtime, the cherry blossoms are also in bloom so that is a great backdrop for the striking white monuments.

7. Kauai, Hawaii

You can get the most beautiful landscape photos anywhere on this island. If you are working on your portfolio or simply collecting images from around the world, Kauai Hawaii is a must.

Best Photography Spots in USA Kauai hawaii

8. Key West, Florida

Key West is a beautiful town to visit. It is a calming and relaxing area by the ocean that has grand mansions and colorful sunsets. These structures date back to the late 1800s and have very ornate railings and trim.

9. Big Bend National Park

This park in Texas is where you will find the Rio Grande cutting through the Chihuahuan Desert. There are landscapes for miles and lots of nature to photograph here. Think canyons, mountains, and desserts galore.

10. Savannah, Georgia

Savannah is the place to be if you’re wanting to experience the South. This city has no shortage of giant mansions, moss-covered trees, and the most elaborate parks. There is a certain charm that comes from exploring this area that will inspire your photography.

Best Photography Spots in USA

11. White Sands National Monument

These sand dunes look like they come out of an imaginary place. These white sand dunes stretch for miles and are a popular place to visit in New Mexico. Admire one of nature’s unique creations right in the U.S.

Best Photography Spots in USA white sands national monument

12. Everglades National Park

The Everglades National Park is a unique ecosystem that is home to plenty of wildlife. If you are looking to capture alligators, turtles, and birds in their natural habitat, you need to make a trip down to Florida.

Best Photography Spots in USA Everglades national park

13. New Orleans

New Orleans is a lively city filled with unique culture that cannot be found anywhere else in the United States. There are lots of historic buildings in the area as well as other points of interest. Visit Mardi Gras to capture some colorful photos of the festivities.

14. Big Sur

Big Sur is the coast along the Pacific Coast Highway and is something worth stopping your car for. This coastline has beaches and mountains and offers some of the most breathtaking views.

Best Photography Spots in USA big sur california

15. Acadia National Park

The best place to take in the park is on the top of Cadillac Mountain in Maine. You can choose to hike or drive up here and the views at sunrise are some of the best.

Best Photography Spots in USA Arcadia National park

Best Photography Spots in USA

16. Crater Lake

Crater Lake in Oregon is one of the deepest lakes in the entire world and is almost 2,000 feet deep. This is a great area to hike around and is known for its sky blue waters. If you visit at night you could potentially see the Northern Lights.

17. Antelope Canyon

Located in Arizona, Antelope Canyon is a magnificent geological formation. It is a sandstone maze that is known for its colorful walls. Long exposure shots work best here and you can capture some really impressive sunspots that peek through the cracks.

Best Photography Spots in USA antelope canyon

18. Kenai Fjords

Located in Alaska, this is one place to go to admire the sea and many of the forest-covered rock formations that sit in the water. This national park is also known for its wildlife like whales that pass through the area.

Best Photography Spots in USA Kenai Fjords

19. Arches National Park

This national park features many of the most striking sandstone formations. Many of these have their specific names and you can go around the park to see how many you can identify. These red desert scenes are beautiful on camera.

20. Chicago

There are many photo opportunities in Chicago from the train to Chinatown to the infamous Bean and Millenium Park. This is a very modern city to walk around and explore. You can also take a walk along the river for some photos of the city beside the water.

21. Griffith Observatory

This planetary sits on top of a hill and overlooks the city of Los Angeles. The exhibits are interesting to walk through but the best pictures are taken of the observatory from a distance, with the city and its skyscrapers in the background.

Best Photography Spots in USA Griffith observatory

22. Yosemite National Park

Yosemite is one of the most well-known parks in the country. There are plenty of waterfalls, redwood trees, and interesting rock formations to admire here. The Sierra Nevada can also be seen from this national park.

23. Apostle Islands

This national lakeshore area is in northern Wisconsin and sits beside Lake Superior. There are over 20 islands that are scattered throughout the area with plenty of sea caves to explore. These look especially stunning in the winter when the icicles adorn the cave walls.

Best Photography Spots in USA Apostle Islands

These are the best photography spots in the USA

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