America’s photogenic level is off the charts. It’s colourful, it’s vast, it’s diverse and it’s all round amazing.

Take a look at our top 10 places where it’s pretty much impossible to take a bad photo.

1. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

You’ll find that plenty of Topdeck trips travel through the Grand Canyon. And for good reason.

Want a great way to experience the epic Grand Canyon? Find a quiet place to sit, breathe and just marvel at the beauty in front of you.

Once you’ve had the chance to take it all in, get that camera out. Every photo taken here is a great photo. But, if we’re honest, photos will never do this place justice. Best come see it for yourself then, huh? 😉

2. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Don’t be confused by the colour of this famous bridge because it’s definitely not red. It’s orange, ‘International Orange’ to be exact 😉

Its colour and angles against the beautiful blue California sky creates some pretty amazing photos.

Bonus points if Karl the Fog photobombs your snap. He’s pretty famous for it.

3. Savannah, Georgia

This lovely southern town was actually saved from being completely destroyed because of how pretty it was.

Don’t believe us? Listen up. After the Civil War, Union General Sherman conducted his ‘March to the Sea’ and was burning everything in his path. Except Savannah.

He wrote to President Abraham Lincoln presenting Savannah as a Christmas present because of its beauty.

Towering oak trees and swaying spanish moss flooding the town in beautiful shades of green make Savannah like something out of a dream. Wander around the squares and discover its hidden gems.

4. Route 66

Is there anything more iconically American than Route 66? It’s one of America’s original highways and has nostalgic feels written all over it.

Imagine a highway filled with promises of a better life, with a dose of adventure along the way, and you’ll get the idea.

So, make sure the road is clear, strike your best pose and tick this one off the bucket list.

5. Yosemite National Park, California

There have been lots of attempts at putting Yosemite’s beauty into words. A favourite has to be Ansel Adams who once said, ‘Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.’

True, any time of day is bound to be amazing in Yosemite. But, if you get there at just the right time when the light opens up from the sky and El Capitan and Half Dome look like giant rock cathedrals, you’ve really hit the jackpot.

Ready to have your heart stolen? You’ve come to the right place.

6. Forrest Gump Point, Monument Valley, Utah

If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll remember seeing the place where Forrest Gump stopped running.

Did you convince yourself that it couldn’t be real because it was just so pretty? Well, think again.

The sky, the clouds, the colours, the loooong road leading to Monument Valley. Better believe it, this place exists alright!

No bad photos can be taken here. Fact. But, don’t forget that running shot 😉

7. Statue of Liberty, New York

She’s the most beautiful lady around.

Lady Liberty meant so much to those travelling to America in search of a better life.

She was, and still is, the symbol of hope, life and happiness for so many in New York.

Get yourself on a boat to visit her or simply hop on any boat that passes her. She’s a pretty photogenic gal 😍

8. Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, Nevada

Ok, so there are loads of iconic photo ops in Vegas: fountains, volcanoes, gondolas, street performers, viewpoints, the choices are pretty much endless.

But, there’s probably nothing more iconic in Vegas than the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign.

Day or night, it’s a photo stop must. Just be prepared to wait in line for your turn with the famous sign!

9. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

This place is full of magic: wizards, witches, warlocks and all sorts of other wonderful things.

The Universal Studios, Florida, architects must be magic themselves because everything looks exactly how you’ve always imagined it would in real life. And then some.

Tick off the HP-themed rides, then grab a butterbeer, sit back, relax and wait for your Hogwarts acceptance letter to arrive by owl.

10. Cowboy Boots, the southern states

Cowboy boots are a southern staple.

You can find boot shops in Nashville, Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth just to name a few.

Yes, they’re colorful and iconic but over in the American South, they’re also your everyday shoe choice.

Take a photo, get yourself a pair, then grab your friends because line dancing and two stepping is on the cards.

Wanna hit the sights in the USA?

Check out our trips to America and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. 

Brittni Phillips
Brittni is a New York City girl and Trip Leader with Topdeck North America. She loves being on the go, visiting bookshops, hidden gems and cat cafés around the world. When she isn’t travelling, you can usually find her binging on all things Harry Potter and planning her next big adventure.